Hm, interesting! I don't know anything about Swissbucks but that one looks awesome!If the price isn't insane I'd definitely buy this one if I were you! (but then, I am a complete idiot with money.)
SakWiki lists the series as made by Wenger from 1991 to 1998 in Europe for exclusive sales in USA by Buck. That model shown is a collector/survivor. The prime feature is the clip point blade. How much? And where found?Yes,I found information about it on SakWiki,But the number of the knife is87552C，Does this C represent card packaging?This picture was sent by a friend.I don't know the collector's information, but he's not going to sell the knife.
Using a generic card is reallly odd. 425M was the steel the Bucks of the 1980s and early 1990s used. And the SwissBuck was obviously not made in the USA. I'm guessing though, the sheath might have been made in the US (though I suspect China) and packed in the USA; but still not enough to mark it "MADE IN USA". That's a great find! I'm still trying to find a user that doesn't cost $100.
What a fascinating and puzzling piece !! As soon as I saw the post/pic the blade jumped out at me as all wrong!I cant see Buck putting a Buck blade in a half assembled Wenger knife or building from the parts.And as we know, and per the Wiki - SB packaged the Wengers themselves.So my theory is 100% Wenger made Swiss Buck model in the 'wrong' packaging.I guess your collector friend will not open the clamshell - I hate clamshells and always want to open - But deffo not in this case - As I think it is a packaging/manufacturing error!A good check would be to inspect the blade in the package - He should be able to tell if it is the Wenger clip-point stle with a straight top or Buck style with the concave top!
Just noticed - The product code on the label matches the SB Swiss Mate II code in the WikiI think we have our answer!!(Or should I say SB Swiss Mate 11 - As per the label !! )Also why is it in French? ..... I am assuming export to the Canadian marketMaybe that's why the packaging is all screwed up!Eg They did not want to make new packaging for Canada?
What an interesting piece of puzzle, I sure hope whom ever has one would not open the package and keep it as is.