Now that's an interesting one!
Quote from: Reinier on March 11, 2015, 09:01:57 PMNow that's an interesting one!You can say that again.
I think you put the bar a little to high with that Fishermesser Jr...
This will be an epic thread.
it's an Elinox line knife that I picked up in Italy.
Nice knife.I remember an auction on ebay.it for a smiliar knife.It ended around December 2013 and was ended earlier by the seller.I don't collect Victorinox, but I was planning to bid for a forum member.Was it the same knife?
Another unusual one - the Spartan Pruner. I've seen this knife show up in a couple other member's collections, but this one I have is the only one I've seen sell on eBay in 5 years. I got it off of a seller in Switzerland. It's pretty rare, if not terribly exciting - it's simply a mid-1990s Spartan with a pruning blade instead of pen blade. The custom scales are inlaid with the word "Zürihegel" and the coat of arms of the canton of Zurich. What "Zürihegel" means exactly, I'm not really sure. A quick internet search shows it to be some sort of school sports competition for kids in the Canton of Zurich. However more Googling found this article here (in German) that implies that the term "Zürihegel" has a broader meaning beyond the sports competition. I only read German courtesy of Google Translate, which unfortunately doesn't do the best job here so I do quite follow the article 100%. Maybe one of our Swiss or German members know more and can explain. Anyway, here it is in all it's glory - the Zürihegel Spartan Pruner:(Image removed from quote.)
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Das Zürichdeutsche Wörterbuch von Albert Weber und Jacques M. Bächtold, Ausgabe 1968, schreibt dazu kurz und bündig:"In Zürich beliebtes Taschenmesser, Übername der Zürcher mit dem Nebensinn des Groben, Derben."
«De schnällscht Zürihegel» ist ein Laufwettbewerb für Stadtzürcher Schülerinnen und Schüler. Der Zürihegel wird seit 1951 ununterbrochen ausgetragen und zieht jährlich mehr als 3’000 Zürcher Mädchen und Knaben in seinen sportlichen Bann. Gelaufen wird auf der Wiese und zumeist Barfuss. Im Einzellauf geht es über 80 Meter an den Start. Und bei der Pendelstafette über 60 Meter bilden jeweils 6 Kinder aus einer Klasse ein Team.
jazzbass, could you please tell how rare Spartan Golfer (Spartan + divot tool instead of small blade)?I couldn't find enough information this knife. Can we also clarify it as "unusual"?
Spartan Golfers show up, on average, once every 60 days. So I would call it "unusual" (I was going to include it in this thread) but I wouldn't really say it's "rare". You can buy one NIB on eBay right now for $37.
Like this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/331387839642