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1998 first release swisstool 2399

Newbie Posts: 8
1998 first release swisstool
« on: April 30, 2015, 12:23:34 PM »
I have found on " le bon coin " ( a french online secondhand shop ) a 1998 swisstool which
are hard to find because of their limited numbers ( only one year of production).
I have made a pretty good deal because I have buyed it 55 euros !!
As you see on the second picture, you have the 1997 prototype after the 1998 official release.
you can use this picture to estimate approximativly the age of your swisstool.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 12:27:10 PM by gunnar »

A french man without his knife is like a cheese which don't stink : there is a counterfeiting right here !!
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,107 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: 1998 first release swisstool
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2015, 12:33:15 PM »
Congrats on a nice find. :cheers:

Yes, we know about the different versions. The second picture came from this forum.

You can find more info here. --> http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,2463.msg30579.html#msg30579
No Life Club Posts: 1,029
Re: 1998 first release swisstool
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2015, 06:05:42 PM »
Welcome and nice find!
I had been using that picture myself as reference, along with some topics on the top of the swiss army knife section.
To be honest I don't think that 1998 plier head model is rare at all.
I have seen many, many models for sale with that configuration, and you can still find them new in box.
On the other hand, the 1997 was a difficult one to locate, and only fond one after long search and was able to get it with the help by an US forum member.
Newbie Posts: 8
Re: 1998 first release swisstool
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 06:40:22 PM »
I'll try to find a 1997 swisstool but it will be more difficult

A french man without his knife is like a cheese which don't stink : there is a counterfeiting right here !!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,341 Little to the right...
Re: 1998 first release swisstool
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2015, 08:04:33 PM »
Nice find!  I'm carrying my 98 SwissTool today. :tu:

Full Member Posts: 179
Re: 1998 first release swisstool
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 01:17:48 PM »
Really awesome swiss army knife perfect for everyday carry to outdoors

If I need to pick some good EDC tools.
Then I would take my love leatherman multi tool wave and a flash light. Other are just a waste !!!
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: 1998 first release swisstool
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 02:05:27 AM »
Yes, the 1997 version can be very difficult to find indeed.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Jr. Member Posts: 78
Re: 1998 first release swisstool
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 03:45:43 AM »
I´ve got also a ´98 version for 16,50€ from Ebay. I have to admit, this was really a low price and i was surprised to get it that cheap. It is pretty worn but nothing is broken, and it´s still usable.

I don´t think they´re rare. I t was a completly new tool from a well known manufacturer. I´m sure they sold them like hot cakes in the first year.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2015, 03:46:58 AM by Mr. Blonde »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,497 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: 1998 first release swisstool
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2015, 02:09:08 PM »
From the vault, '97 introductory SwissTool, no corkscrew hole, old style file, Vic stamp and shield centered (both sides). A favorite of mine!  :)

 

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