Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Beijing Opera Mask Classic SD

Victorinox released 3 different types of "knives" with this beautiful Beijing Opera Mask, the Swisscard classic, Classic SD and Climber. They all come in a nice cardboard box with a mask print and pouch. These knives are only available in Chinese stores and some offer international shipment. That's how I got mine. I love to find the Climber, but these are more difficult to find... In China, this Opera Mask edition is often copied, especially the Swisscard. You can easily spot a fake one if you look at the tweezers and toothpick. The plastic has a different color and the nail file has a different "pattern". Please, don't be fooled by the low prices! If it looks to good to be true, it usually is!!!

Below : This imitation has a toothpick made from grey plastic instead of ivory (B) and the nail file has another grind-pattern as the real one (A). These cost around 3 to 4 $ and are often found on Chinese online-shops, so don't be fooled...


Below : Here's my Classic that I've ordered on Deal Extreme, so not every Chinese shop sells imitations...






3 comments:

  1. I had the opposite problem, I got the climber and the classic but couldn't get the swisscard! I also managed to pick up the climber and classic Pannda knives as well.

    I can ask my sister in law to look for another climber for you if you would like?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would love to add the Climber to my collection, so yes, please keep me informed... Thanks in advance! ;)

      Delete
  2. Hi,
    Could you help me?
    Do you know when these Beijing Mask Classic SD came out?
    Tks
    Marc

    ReplyDelete