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):