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111mm White scales 556

Hero Member Posts: 833 There's a SAK for that!
111mm White scales
« on: December 31, 2018, 09:25:23 AM »
Did anyone notice this?

https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Swiss-Army-Knives/cms/swissarmyknives-main

Under the top banner "Explore our Swiss Army Knives" is a photo where a white scaled 111mm SAK is partially visible.
Yet in their catalog I can't find any white scales options.
Was this ever a thing? Or is it something we can expect in the future?

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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 09:47:25 AM »
Yep  - That is definitely a white scaled 111mm SAK - Great spot
I have never heard of one either - But if one has ever been available someone here will know about it !!
And also if there is one to come !!
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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 12:03:39 PM »
I've seen them but those were all advertizing SAKs with a company logo.
Strange that they would use one on their promotional images.
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,117
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 12:23:15 PM »
Well that definitely looks like a white 111mm... Did anyone else notice the old (oval) thumb hole?
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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 12:54:59 PM »
Well that definitely looks like a white 111mm... Did anyone else notice the old (oval) thumb hole?

At first I thought you were looking at a different image, but my picture got larger when I full-screened the page  :facepalm:

This is the image I referred too:


I don't see a thumbhole. Isn't that the linerlock you see?

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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 01:27:39 PM »
Hero Member Posts: 833 There's a SAK for that!
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 01:33:18 PM »
Oh, those are wonderful!

White really suites the 111mm.
Those white/black dual density scales are something else!

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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,117
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 01:42:01 PM »
Well that definitely looks like a white 111mm... Did anyone else notice the old (oval) thumb hole?

At first I thought you were looking at a different image, but my picture got larger when I full-screened the page  :facepalm:

This is the image I referred too:
(Image removed from quote.)

I don't see a thumbhole. Isn't that the linerlock you see?
You’re right... :facepalm:
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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 01:42:11 PM »
Oh, those are wonderful!

White really suites the 111mm.
Those white/black dual density scales are something else!

The Siemens ones that Karl posted? Those are cool. Must have been made specifically for Siemens.
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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 01:54:27 PM »
Yes, the Siemens ones. Really cool!

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Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 2,375
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2018, 03:17:57 PM »
Well that definitely looks like a white 111mm... Did anyone else notice the old (oval) thumb hole?
At first I thought you were looking at a different image, but my picture got larger when I full-screened the page
This is the image I referred too:
I don't see a thumbhole. Isn't that the linerlock you see?
You’re right...

Fooled me too
 - Had to get out one of my 111mm to understand the pic
- It's a nick-opening blade and the 'hole' is the shadow of the top scale on the liner-lock !!!   :think:
« Last Edit: January 01, 2019, 12:26:14 AM by Huntsman »
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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2018, 04:13:01 PM »
Or a very desaturated Rescuetool? Minus the window breaker :)
Probably not.
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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 01:11:17 PM »
In 2018, at least 3 111-mm models (Forester, Outrider, Picknicker) were released for Russian market with 'unusual' color of scales, - green, blue and white.
Example of knife with white scales: https://www.citilink.ru/catalog/furniture/business_gifts/nozhi_perochinnye/1050337/
Hero Member Posts: 833 There's a SAK for that!
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 02:11:16 PM »
In 2018, at least 3 111-mm models (Forester, Outrider, Picknicker) were released for Russian market with 'unusual' color of scales, - green, blue and white.
Example of knife with white scales: https://www.citilink.ru/catalog/furniture/business_gifts/nozhi_perochinnye/1050337/

Oh wow, that's amazing.
I'm going to see what it'll cost to import one. White scales really are nice!

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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2019, 05:53:37 PM »
In 2018, at least 3 111-mm models (Forester, Outrider, Picknicker) were released for Russian market with 'unusual' color of scales, - green, blue and white.
Example of knife with white scales: https://www.citilink.ru/catalog/furniture/business_gifts/nozhi_perochinnye/1050337/

LeaF,
Maybe this is a stupid question, but is the Russian Vic market the same as the Ukrainian Vic market? There are some tensions between the two countries (understatement of the year), so I can imagine that these are separate markets.
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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2019, 07:13:12 PM »
In 2018, at least 3 111-mm models (Forester, Outrider, Picknicker) were released for Russian market with 'unusual' color of scales, - green, blue and white.
Example of knife with white scales: https://www.citilink.ru/catalog/furniture/business_gifts/nozhi_perochinnye/1050337/

LeaF,
Maybe this is a stupid question, but is the Russian Vic market the same as the Ukrainian Vic market? There are some tensions between the two countries (understatement of the year), so I can imagine that these are separate markets.
Unfortunately, they are not the same. In the past we were a part of one big country, but now - we're living in different ones with different markets.
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Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2019, 07:27:00 PM »
In 2018, at least 3 111-mm models (Forester, Outrider, Picknicker) were released for Russian market with 'unusual' color of scales, - green, blue and white.
Example of knife with white scales: https://www.citilink.ru/catalog/furniture/business_gifts/nozhi_perochinnye/1050337/

Oh wow, that's amazing.
I'm going to see what it'll cost to import one. White scales really are nice!
Hi there - I do have a pair of side-lock white 111 scales, carefully pulled off an advertising Rucksack, with a discrete SILTEC logo, il anyone is interested. no pic at this time

Montblancs and Maglites are black, swiss army knives are red.
Hero Member Posts: 833 There's a SAK for that!
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2019, 03:05:13 PM »
In 2018, at least 3 111-mm models (Forester, Outrider, Picknicker) were released for Russian market with 'unusual' color of scales, - green, blue and white.
Example of knife with white scales: https://www.citilink.ru/catalog/furniture/business_gifts/nozhi_perochinnye/1050337/

Oh wow, that's amazing.
I'm going to see what it'll cost to import one. White scales really are nice!
Hi there - I do have a pair of side-lock white 111 scales, carefully pulled off an advertising Rucksack, with a discrete SILTEC logo, il anyone is interested. no pic at this time



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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,328 \o/
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2019, 03:40:39 PM »
In 2018, at least 3 111-mm models (Forester, Outrider, Picknicker) were released for Russian market with 'unusual' color of scales, - green, blue and white.
Example of knife with white scales: https://www.citilink.ru/catalog/furniture/business_gifts/nozhi_perochinnye/1050337/

Oh wow, that's amazing.
I'm going to see what it'll cost to import one. White scales really are nice!
Hi there - I do have a pair of side-lock white 111 scales, carefully pulled off an advertising Rucksack, with a discrete SILTEC logo, il anyone is interested. no pic at this time

(Image removed from quote.)

Like this?

I can't see the pic...
No Life Club Posts: 2,936
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2019, 04:27:04 PM »
Only two I've seen was on a (slide-lock) Hercules for Leica and a (linerlock) Dual-Grip Nomad for Siemens. Guessing both were more or less exclusive.
No Life Club Posts: 1,227
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 03:05:50 AM »
White is part of the choice of color for 111mm advertising knives, not for the bi-material scales though so that Siemens example is probably a rare thing. https://victorinox.myassets.ch/fb/en/wa/index.html#56

I have a blue Nomad (or a Sentinel? I can't recall) which was an advertising knife which I sent to Vic for repair (the blade was a shadow of its former self). They replaced the front scale with ad by another blue one without the ad (both original scales were mildly damaged btw). So this may be a trick to use if one wants a fully white and non-advertising 111mm knife. Probably wouldn't work with the bi-material scales though.

Also with contacts at official Vic retailers, one might be able to just order the scales. I have heard that the headquarters have tightened the rules and will only sell you "special-colored" scales (as in, not in the store lineup/only on ad knives) to replace scales of a same color on a knife you own. How the stores apply this rule may vary... and you could walk in with a scale-less knife and say both white scales were broken and you want new white scales...
« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 03:06:58 AM by Syem »
Sr. Member Posts: 265
Re: 111mm White scales
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2019, 02:19:09 PM »
In 2018, at least 3 111-mm models (Forester, Outrider, Picknicker) were released for Russian market with 'unusual' color of scales, - green, blue and white.
Example of knife with white scales: https://www.citilink.ru/catalog/furniture/business_gifts/nozhi_perochinnye/1050337/

Oh wow, that's amazing.
I'm going to see what it'll cost to import one. White scales really are nice!
Hi there - I do have a pair of side-lock white 111 scales, carefully pulled off an advertising Rucksack, with a discrete SILTEC logo, il anyone is interested. no pic at this time
Hello !   
Back to Base, just made two pics. Siltec logo not as small as I remembered it.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 02:20:11 PM by Ptisuisse »

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