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Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger 4365

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Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« on: August 05, 2011, 07:10:22 PM »
Very interesting knives from Switzerland... somebody met with them already?
Looks like they used some Vic tools 93mm - pruner & elecrician blades, saw and give nice clip-point blade, sacking needle & awsome wood & horn handles with brass bolster & liners :tu:
The prices is really high...

http://www.messer-knife.ch/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=8
http://www.messer-knife.ch/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16&Itemid=9

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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 08:26:25 PM »
They look nice. I've not seen them before.  Good spot :tu:

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
Sr. Member Posts: 412
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 08:46:14 PM »
My friend bought one of these in auction...
At the top old Victorinox, below buyed Roethlisberger with both standart Vic's openers & saw, clip-point blade & sacking needle...
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 12:39:02 AM »
He is a frendly man and he makes nice knives. I bought a knife from him last year in his little shop.
His father has made 1956 + 1957 soldiers model 51 for the Swiss Army.
These knives are pretty rare and they have a tangstamp similar to his new knives like the one on the picture.

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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011, 12:56:11 AM »
Thanks for info ;)
Rothlisberger is in "must-have" folder now :tu:
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 06:33:36 PM »
Very Nice!!

Interesting knives and history; I could see these living in my collection next to my Vics, and that's not true for almost any others.
Hero Member Posts: 768
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 01:00:28 AM »
He is a frendly man and he makes nice knives. I bought a knife from him last year in his little shop.
His father has made 1956 + 1957 soldiers model 51 for the Swiss Army.
These knives are pretty rare and they have a tangstamp similar to his new knives like the one on the picture.

(Image removed from quote.)

Picked up a lovely 56 soldier today with what I thought a very rare tang stamp I was looking forward to a few days of investigations but ..... got to love this site :)







I had never seen a non vic /  wenger  in the 51 model anyone know if there are more to look for ?
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 01:30:43 AM »
Wow! Congrats!  :tu: This is a very nice and rare find. Röthlisberger was the only company beside Elsener and Wenger who produced the Model 51 and he did it only 1956 and 1957.
Now you need also a 57  :D
Hero Member Posts: 768
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 10:59:11 AM »
Wow! Congrats!  :tu: This is a very nice and rare find. Röthlisberger was the only company beside Elsener and Wenger who produced the Model 51 and he did it only 1956 and 1957.
Now you need also a 57  :D

I would guess he took over some of the Elsener contract as they were most likely pretty busy getting ready for the Alox revolution :)

As a very late and most likely pointless review .... he does very nice work this is my 'snappyest' 1951 and a very good level of fit and finish.

The seller thought it was not original as it was not a vic or an wenger so had quite a modest price on it :)
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 11:40:40 AM »
I didn't know about these. Those look like very nice knives. Is there any other way of getting one of the current knives without visiting the shop in Switzerland?
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 04:49:34 PM »
I didn't know about these. Those look like very nice knives. Is there any other way of getting one of the current knives without visiting the shop in Switzerland?

You should ask him...
http://messer-knife.ch/
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 07:46:44 PM »
Ah, thanks!  :tu:
Newbie Posts: 49
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2018, 11:27:56 PM »
they also made officer knives, I have this one...notice the tang stamp "ERINOX"
« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 11:29:29 PM by sakwakky »
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2018, 11:40:08 PM »

Buy now or regret later
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,810 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2018, 12:02:03 AM »

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Newbie Posts: 49
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2019, 01:33:25 AM »
now there are two!

Sr. Member Posts: 356
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2019, 01:44:25 AM »
they also made officer knives, I have this one...notice the tang stamp "ERINOX"

Was this an original design, or licensed from Victorinox?

Rambler
Newbie Posts: 49
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2019, 02:35:59 AM »
Rothlisberger of Barau, was an official maker of the Swiss Soldier knife in two years, 1956 and 1957.  they also made red officer knives like the two in my photograph.

here are two videos about Rothlisberger knives featuring knives from my collection





Sr. Member Posts: 356
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2019, 08:36:09 AM »
Thanks for the videos. Very interesting pieces of history.  :cheers:

Did you know about Rothlisberger before you found the knives?

Rambler
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2019, 12:52:28 PM »
now there are two!

Beautiful SAKs sakwakky! :like: :tu: :tu:
Newbie Posts: 49
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2019, 01:57:43 PM »
thanks.  I had been aware of them because I had seen them shown on several lists of official makers of the soldier knife, but I did not know about their "ERINOX" officer knife until a collector and a friend in Switzerland told me about them.  I have since upgraded my example of the soldier knife to a nearly perfect specimen, I will attach a photo....but the red officer knives are even MORE rare.  I dont know of anyone else who has one, but I have seen one or two in various photographs.  I think that since they look so much like a Victorinox, there are probably a bunch of them stashed away in someones closet...hopefully nobody will discard one without realizing what they have!

thanks guys

Dave Arnold
Toronto
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2019, 02:23:00 PM »
Those in red are BEAUTIFUL!
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Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2019, 04:19:41 PM »
Dave,

Thanks for contributing your knowledge about these rare Rothlisberger pieces.  I really enjoyed watching Hobie's videos on them.

Myron
Full Member Posts: 243
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2019, 12:33:51 PM »
Rothlisberger of Barau, was an official maker of the Swiss Soldier knife in two years, 1956 and 1957.  they also made red officer knives like the two in my photograph.
Very interesting information, thank you very much for sharing!
Newbie Posts: 49
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2019, 12:12:46 AM »
happy to have added another Erinox and also a SAPHIR which was also made by Rothlisberger

Full Member Posts: 243
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2019, 07:38:24 AM »
happy to have added another Erinox and also a SAPHIR which was also made by Rothlisberger

 :like: Great SAK!

P.S. I just read that the owners have sold their business and retired. :(
Newbie Posts: 49
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2019, 01:18:35 PM »
Yes Walter has retired after four generations, but I was told that someone else is taking over his workshop?
Newbie Posts: 49
Re: Swiss Messerschmiede Röthlisberger
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2019, 10:19:34 PM »
the SAPHIR by Rothlisberger arrived today, here it is reunited with its ERINOX cousins


 

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