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Please help me to ID this SAK: 2297

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Please help me to ID this SAK:
« on: July 14, 2009, 11:26:38 AM »
Folks, this is a SAK I got in 1996 up in Alaska.  I have told ya'll about it, and myself and Felinevet discussed it over the phone tonight (I am on leave in Alabama, and it is SOO nice not have to deal with a 17-hour time zone difference!!).

I sent a description of it to Victorinox 3 years ago, and they said it was infact a Craftsman model not sold in the USA.  I will post their reply letter after I find it.  Tools include: small blade, large blade with pre-2005 markings (of course), file and metal saw blade, woodsaw blade, fish scaler with rulers (in-metric), scissors with flat-head screwdriver rivet, can opener, bottle opener that can lock 1/2 way open, awl/punch with sewing eye, fine screwdriver post 1987 (not like the earlier one say on a Champion), Phillips screwdriver (round) with can key, toothpick, tweezers, key ring mounted on the Phillips screwdriver side.  Typical red scales, no hole for straight pin (of course).

Box is marked CRAFTSMAN on one end of the sliding insert.  Box cover is crimson red with Victorinox markings from the 1980's, pre Swiss Army Brands.  Insert includes, however, description of tools on Swiss Army Brands copyright 1995 insert printed on white paper; and it also has the printed in Swiss. in green ink how to use can opener, etc.  Similar to insert that came with my first Champion I bought in late December 1986.

FYI: like the Deluxe Angler I bought in Korea a few months back, this is the ONLY one I have seen before and I bought it to replace my first Champion stolen earlier, and because it seems to be rare.

Pics (I am sorry, but the last two are blurry, I was using my mom's digital Kodak camera, a FAR cry from the Nikon digital SLR I did not want to drag out late at night):
















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Re: Please help me to ID this SAK:
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 04:23:25 PM »
That's an interesting SAK mate.  When I was looking at it I first thought of the Master Craftsman but that isn't quite right either as yours has the scaler/ruler.  :think:  The shape of the screwdriver (as you point out) and the lack of chisel and hook means it dates from the late '80s.  Thanks for sharing.  :salute:

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Re: Please help me to ID this SAK:
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 05:20:29 PM »
I must say that is a nice find. o.o  A bit of an odd request, but would you mind taking a picture of the phillips' can key slot-thingy?  I'm still utterly confused as to what it looks like. ^^;
No Life Club Posts: 1,548
Re: Please help me to ID this SAK:
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 06:40:22 PM »
Yes, it is a nice find.  :cheers:

It looks like some kind of Master "Angler" Craftsmen variant to me too.  :think:

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: Please help me to ID this SAK:
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 02:03:40 AM »
That is unusual. I've seen a slightly older one (square phillips) in a catalogue marked as model no. 5020

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Re: Please help me to ID this SAK:
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 04:34:40 AM »
That is unusual. I've seen a slightly older one (square phillips) in a catalogue marked as model no. 5020

That is what Victorinox told me the model number was on it.

If you look in the 1985 catalog, this one should be a Craftsman.  However it has later, post 1986-1987 features on it.

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