Monday, December 23, 2013

1970's Victorinox Executive

The 74mm line isn't the most appreciated one, but offers a great size to weight ratio. Often the 58mm blade is just too small for the task at hand, but the 84/91mm knives are just too bulky or heavy, so the 74mm offers a great compromise. With only  a maximum of two layers, the 74mm line is also the one with the least models available. This one was bought as a "damaged" item, but after some repair it came out pretty good. Since the few models out there, it wasn't hard to find out which one it is... There isn't much known of the tool changes within these knives, but some of the tools changed around the same period as the 91mm knives, like the scissors... These changed from single spring with screw joint to double spring around 1975. If you look at the 1970's catalogs, you can see that this particular model first showed up early 1970 and since after 1975 the scissors changed, this one wasn't too difficult to figure out... This Victorinox Executive must've been made around the early 70's. A nice find for a few Euros...




Below you can clearly see the single spring in the scissors and the keychain-ring. This piece comes out of an early 1970's catalog...


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