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Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops... 13725

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2011, 02:53:06 PM »
1. Switzerland - OHT, Swisstool, Spirit (old models 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961)
2. Germany - OHT (old 108mm GAK)
3. The Netherlands - Dual Pro X, Swisstool, Spirit (old alox DAK and Centurion)
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Danmark - Adventurer red
6. Luxembourg - Forester black with print
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool
9. Ireland - OHT black with print
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT, Bantam both black standard scales
12. Malaysia - Outrider camo with Philips and print
 
And in the past:

Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)

Are the Swisstool /Spirit a general issue, or only to specialist staff EOD's etc?

Cheers :multi:

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2011, 03:42:51 PM »
IIRC they made some of the older German GAK. Germany has more than one supplier, almost the same knife was made by Victorinox, Wenger, Klaas, Miltec and others.

Really? A Wenger produced GAK? I've never seen mention of that anywhere else  :think:
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2011, 07:51:20 PM »
I got one of the Mil-Tec GAKs from Tony and I have to admit it's a better knife than I thought it might be, not a Vic by any stretch of the imagination but not bad at all. :)

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2012, 05:20:55 PM »
I'm from Singapore.
We can get the OH TrailMaster at about $27 and the Batam at $6 from the Military supply call e-mart.
Pretty Sweet :)

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2012, 10:31:07 PM »
Wow that's cheap :tu:
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2012, 02:52:29 AM »
Yes it is, so regardless of whatever reason I got to buy them right? :)

Many years ago, I have a small classic chain to a little maglite solitaire with keys and I did not care much about the classic. It was beat up but useful. I could use the scissor, the knife, toothpick and even trip my nail during when I'm outside.

During a return trip from Thailand, I forgot to put my keys in the luggage and the classic was confiscated by the airport security. Sad but not too much since it's an old and inexpensive knife. Soon without the classic, I  am starting to miss it and it's usefulness. The maglite seems to be less important and took up space as part of the keychain so I have it removed too.

I was in the Army for 2.5yr full time (compulsory for every Singaporean Man) and 10yrs annual 2 weeks reservist as a Military Police so jungle/knife is in bond with me. We were issued with a cheap jack knife during my time but it was upgraded to SAK many years back that's why we could buy them cheap and Victorinox supply it as a Military contract. Because every man is liable for Military Service, the supply e-mart is open to public.

I remembered I bought 1 Red Batam few years back in the e-mart, I couldn't find it anymore. I cannot remember where I place it. It is still in box, unused and most likely still in my SBO inside my fullpack in the old house.

Last year I purchase a Huntsman, it is always in my laptop carrying case. I will get a Alox classic soon, maybe a Alox Former and a silver maglite solitaire as it's companion. My current black beat up maglite is at least 15 years old maybe even 20 years and still working very well.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/w...s_Military_Police_Command
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2013, 10:00:55 AM »
I found an old file on my computer, interesting if you read german:  ;)
 

Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 13:54:13 +0100
From: Elsener, Robert
Subject: Taschentools Armeen




Sehr geehrter Herr


Vielen Dank für Ihr Mail vom 18. August 05 und Interesse an den Produkten
von Victorinox. Leider kann ich nicht alle Ihre Fragen beantworten, da die
Informationen nicht in geeigneter Form vorhanden sind. Die
Informationsthematik ist aber auch für Victorinox aktuell und wichtig,
weshalb wir wissenswerte Daten (historische und produkttechnische Angaben)
zusammenstellen wollen.



Taschentools für Armeen

Aktuell gehören Taschentools von Victorinox in folgenden Armeen zur
Ausrüstung:



Schweiz

0.8610.26

Soldatenmesser

3.0323.N

mit fortlaufender Numnmer für Festungswachtkorps


Deutschland

seit 1976

0.8770.04

olivgrün mit Schild, Nagelfeile auf Holzsäge seit 1985

seit 2003

0.8461.M04DE

mit Relief-Logo Bundesadler, Klinge für Einhandbedienung (ohne Pinzette und
Zahnstocher)



Holland

seit 1983

0.8201.27

mit der Aufschrift KL (königliche Landmacht)

seit 1993

0.8451.04R

mit Relief-Logo Holländische Landmacht


Dänemark

seit 1992

0.8953.01R3

mit Heissprägung


Luxemburg

seit 1996

0.8363.3

mit Tampoprint Hoheitszeichen


Norwegen

seit 1998

3.0323.3N


Australien

seit 2001

3.0323.3N

mit Diamantgravur Nato Stock-Nummer


Singapur

seit 1999

0.2303.3

Upgrading wird evaluiert


Brunei

seit 1999

0.8453.3R2

mit Camouflage-Schalen


Malaysia

seit 2003

0.9123.03R2

mit Camouflage-Schalen und Hoheitszeichen


Keine Lieferungen mehr an:

Cypern

1999

0.8353.03R2

mit Tampoprint Hoheitszeichen


Südafrika

0.8610.26

Mit Nato Stock-Nummer


In Indien stehen wir noch in der Anfangsphase: Wir haben spezielle Muster
für die Indische Armee angefertigt und an die entsprechenden Stellen
geliefert. Die ersten Reaktionen sind sehr positiv aber wie so oft im
Militärgeschäft, dürfte es bis zur definitiven Bestellung noch einiges
dauern.


Holland
Wir stehen vor der ersten Auslieferung von brünierten SwissTool Spirit
3.0223.3N mit normaler Messerklinge anstelle der Schere. Die holländische
Armee zieht sogar in Betracht, ein solches Gerät als Standardausrüstung an
jeden Wehrmann abzugeben.


Singapur
Das Upgrading läuft voran. Es wurden bereits die ersten Einhandmesser
0.8463.M3 mit dem Hoheitszeichen von Singapur ausgeliefert.


Österreich
Evaluierung betreffend Einhandmesser und SwissTool schreitet voran.


Den grössten Umsatz erzielen wir jedoch immer noch über die PX-Shops mit der
Amerikanischen Armee, nur dass dort der Wehrmann die Messer zu einem
speziellen Preis selber kaufen muss.



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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2013, 10:03:25 AM »
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 10:21:14 AM by Wootz »
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2013, 10:19:52 AM »
I found an old file on my computer, interesting if you read german:  ;)

And two old copies:
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2013, 04:49:10 PM »
I'm from Singapore.
We can get the OH TrailMaster at about $27 and the Batam at $6 from the Military supply call e-mart.
Pretty Sweet :)

Woow excellent price....buy it right away
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2014, 12:01:46 AM »
Some Malaysian and Indonesia soldier... unfortunately not mine...


The link to the picture is from here:
https://www.facebook.com/...oxLockbladeSeriesOfKnives
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 12:05:13 AM by victor7000 »
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2014, 12:13:51 AM »
Nice to see Melvin's collection is growing. :D Too bad he doesn't post more here. I've seen him posting pics on a few SAK themed FB pages already.
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2014, 02:50:41 AM »
Some Malaysian and Indonesia soldier... unfortunately not mine...
(Image removed from quote.)

The link to the picture is from here:
https://www.facebook.com/...oxLockbladeSeriesOfKnives

Unfortunately not mine either.  :drool:
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2014, 04:51:36 AM »
Ugh, camo scales, but those do look nice...........I have a GAK, looking for a new DAK....didn't realize other countries used these as well......Must resist.

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2014, 05:49:45 AM »
I'm here Bro
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2014, 02:57:21 PM »
1. Switzerland - OHT, Swisstool, Spirit (old models 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961)
2. Germany - OHT (old 108mm GAK)
3. The Netherlands - Dual Pro X, Swisstool, Spirit (old alox DAK and Centurion)
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Danmark - Adventurer red
6. Luxembourg - Forester black with print
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool
9. Ireland - OHT black with print
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT, Bantam both black standard scales
12. Malaysia - Outrider camo with Philips and print
 
And in the past:

Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)

Not just black, OD too. Example below:

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2014, 09:30:35 PM »
Black or OD scales, I would just love to have one  :drool:

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2014, 11:16:31 PM »
Military issued SAKs are such a drool fest!! :tu: :SAKnight:

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 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2014, 01:37:51 AM »
Some Malaysian and Indonesia soldier... unfortunately not mine...
(Image removed from quote.)

The link to the picture is from here:
https://www.facebook.com/...oxLockbladeSeriesOfKnives

Unfortunately not mine either.  :drool:
Military issued SAKs took me in to collect knives, them came one alox, a second and.... :facepalm: :facepalm: now I have more than 100 :whistle:
Those Indonesian are a headache for me, very hard to find around here!
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2014, 02:38:34 PM »
Some Malaysian and Indonesia soldier... unfortunately not mine...
(Image removed from quote.)

The link to the picture is from here:
https://www.facebook.com/...oxLockbladeSeriesOfKnives

Unfortunately not mine either.  :drool:
Military issued SAKs took me in to collect knives, them came one alox, a second and.... :facepalm: :facepalm: now I have more than 100 :whistle:
Those Indonesian are a headache for me, very hard to find around here!
Ever since that Facebook page was created.  I've been perversely drawn to military lockblades,,,ESPECIALLY the camo ones!!!! :viking: :SAKnight:

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2017, 02:00:00 PM »
1. Switzerland - OHT, Swisstool, Spirit (old models 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961)
2. Germany - OHT (old 108mm GAK)
3. The Netherlands - Dual Pro X, Swisstool, Spirit (old alox DAK and Centurion)
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Danmark - Adventurer red
6. Luxembourg - Forester black with print
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool
9. Ireland - OHT black with print
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT, Bantam both black standard scales
12. Malaysia - Outrider camo with Philips and print
 
And in the past:

Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)


And since I am currently enthused about army issue knives, there must be some new ones to add to this list..... :pok:

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2017, 02:27:30 PM »

1. Switzerland - OHT, Swisstool, Spirit (old models 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961)
2. Germany - OHT (old 108mm GAK)
3. The Netherlands - Dual Pro X, Swisstool, Spirit (old alox DAK and Centurion)
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Danmark - Adventurer red
6. Luxembourg - Forester black with print
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool
9. Ireland - OHT black with print
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT, Bantam both black standard scales
12. Malaysia - Outrider camo with Philips and print
 
And in the past:

Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)

And since I am currently enthused about army issue knives, there must be some new ones to add to this list..... :pok:




Oh and obviously  :worthless:

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2017, 07:41:11 PM »
Here are some more military Vics:

- Outrider Swiss Joint Staff
- Rucksack Kampfschwimmer (German Navy SEALs)
- British RAF Hunter (aircraft survival kits)(there's a similar knife for the Canadian Air Force)
- Master Craftsmans for Dutch Air force and Navy

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2017, 10:33:39 PM »
Great thread!!! :like:

Barry
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2017, 08:07:40 PM »


1. Switzerland - OHT, Swisstool, Spirit (old models 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961)
2. Germany - OHT (old 108mm GAK)
3. The Netherlands - Dual Pro X, Swisstool, Spirit (old alox DAK and Centurion)
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Danmark - Adventurer red
6. Luxembourg - Forester black with print
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool
9. Ireland - OHT black with Tampoprint cap badge
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT, Bantam both black standard scales
12. Malaysia - Outrider camo with Philips and print
13. Outrider Swiss Joint Staff
14. Rucksack Kampfschwimmer (German Navy SEALs)
15. British RAF Hunter (aircraft survival kits)(there's a similar knife for the Canadian Air Force)
16. Master Craftsmans for Dutch Air force and Navy
 
And in the past:

Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #55 on: June 30, 2017, 04:45:23 PM »
This is a great thread!  I've only two military Vics, both German.  I've had my 111 for a little while and just recently picked up a Vic 108 at a WWII reenactment. 

Barry
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2017, 06:35:13 PM »
This is a great thread!  I've only two military Vics, both German.  I've had my 111 for a little while and just recently picked up a Vic 108 at a WWII reenactment.

Thanks Barry :salute:

Just looking through this list has anyone seen/have the Cypriot army issue knife?


Keine Lieferungen mehr an:

Cypern

1999

0.8353.03R2

mit Tampoprint Hoheitszeichen


"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2017, 08:16:50 PM »
Anyone got any information about these? The crest is of Indian Navy. Can't find any other information anywhere. Got the picture from one of the collectors groups.

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« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 08:18:25 PM by abhiram »
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2017, 08:35:24 PM »
I don't recognize the big spiky thing.  :think: :oops:



1. Switzerland - OHT, Swisstool, Spirit (old models 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961)
2. Germany - OHT (old 108mm GAK)
3. The Netherlands - Dual Pro X, Swisstool, Spirit (old alox DAK and Centurion)
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Danmark - Adventurer red
6. Luxembourg - Forester black with print
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool
9. Ireland - OHT black with Tampoprint cap badge
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT, Bantam both black standard scales
12. Malaysia - Outrider camo with Philips and print
13. Outrider Swiss Joint Staff
14. Rucksack Kampfschwimmer (German Navy SEALs)
15. British RAF Hunter (aircraft survival kits)(there's a similar knife for the Canadian Air Force)
16. Master Craftsmans for Dutch Air force and Navy
 
And in the past:

Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)
Ireland - OHT black with Tampoprint cap badge

Maybe Ireland should be on the "in the past" list as it doesn't issue any knife currently?


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2017, 08:37:35 PM »
That´s one helluva marlin spike!

 

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