Shields on the backside are quite common on advertising knifes, on which the advertisement is on the front. But this one doesn't have any advertising?
And I expect that a reverse shield/part variant like that would have a different part number. 5-digit codes are US models, BTW.
I vaguely recall reading somewhere that the WOH might stand for without hook...
No idea, sorry.
Maybe it means "Woh, that's a nice SAK!"I couldn't find any reference to that 73540 number. Maybe it as the store's internal model no.?This guy has the same SAK, also with the shield on the back: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/vic-deluxe-tinker.337145/#post-2987664
Cool find!Perhaps it's for in-store engraving. A blank front scale would have more available area.
By the way, my first SAK was a Super Tinker (1988-89). I almost destroyed that one. Got a Deluxe Tinker as a gift/ replacement in 2012. Its in my pocket now, and my original Super Tinker is now on my nightstand in semi-retirement.A great line of knives.
My '88 is a 4 lines, big V. The last line is Rostfrei.Does the other side of the main blade tang have a crossbow or not? They dropped 4 lines to 3, changed Rostfrei to Stainless, and got rid of the crossbow on the newer versionsDoes the keyring anchor appear to be placed WITHIN a layer (between two liners) in the awl layer, or is it a thinner shim to the liner closest to the scissors, but near the Philips? If it is a thin shim near the Philip's, it is pre '91.And by the way, is the head of the Philip's slotted?It may be older than you realizeEdit: they DROPPED the word Rostfrei. Changed "Switzerland" to "Swiss Made"
Oh, buddy, I'll give you the details in a few days, because it's still on its way to my house. :