Re: Interesting Forester
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 04:01:09 PM »
If memory serves me correctly, the Forester w/Swiss shield & camo was a transitional, unofficial Swiss army knife between 2003 & 2008. During this period Swiss soldiers were officially still issued the old 93mm silver alox knives. Many of them noted that in the German army soldiers were being armed w/the new 111mm SAK Trekker that would ultimately w/some modifications become the new Swiss Army Knife in 2008. Consequently, the Swiss military allowed em's to purchase the Forester in place of the alox soldier. Vic cooperated by producing the Forester w/camo & red Swiss cross. There are 2 versions: some w/square cross, others shield shaped.
Since I served only in the US military, I may be somewhat mistaken in the details, but someone who was in the Swiss Army told me the above.