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Tool Talk => Swiss Army Knights Forum => Topic started by: Ninjaz on December 16, 2008, 10:15:50 AM

Title: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Ninjaz on December 16, 2008, 10:15:50 AM
I was wonder when the first version of the SwissCard has been release.
I read the article on SOSAK about the SwissCard (it is great by the way) and it says
Quote
Initially introduced in 1997
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Later on I check my SwissCard box and it says:
Code: [Select]
Victorinox 1996
Registered, IR Model
Pat. pend

So I was wonder why it says 1996 on the box ?

Btw anyone have SwissCard Quattro Ruby he like to sell/trade ? (prefer one with no advertisement on it).
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Neil on December 16, 2008, 10:55:33 AM
Any reason you're after a Quattro rather than a Lite?  Just curious :)

Neil
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Ninjaz on December 16, 2008, 01:32:32 PM
Any reason you're after a Quattro rather than a Lite?  Just curious :)

Neil

It is the one I am missing in Ruby :)
I got:
2xClassic (the one with the protractor and the new one with out the protractor) in Ruby
1xLite in Ruby.
So now I need ruby Quattro.
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Neil on December 16, 2008, 02:29:08 PM
Fair enough.  I can't help though, sorry  :-\

Neil
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: american lockpicker on December 16, 2008, 06:04:11 PM
Any reason you're after a Quattro rather than a Lite?  Just curious :)

Neil

It is the one I am missing in Ruby :)
I got:
2xClassic (the one with the protractor and the new one with out the protractor) in Ruby
1xLite in Ruby.
So now I need ruby Quattro.

I have one for sale but its missing the scissors.
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Ninjaz on December 16, 2008, 06:13:56 PM
Any reason you're after a Quattro rather than a Lite?  Just curious :)

Neil

It is the one I am missing in Ruby :)
I got:
2xClassic (the one with the protractor and the new one with out the protractor) in Ruby
1xLite in Ruby.
So now I need ruby Quattro.

I have one for sale but its missing the scissors.
:think: The swisscard quattro don't got scissors...
(http://www.wa-shop.de/de/_image/artikel/12710/500/CA207858_01-original-victorinox-swisscard-quattro-transparent-rot.jpg)
(I took the picture from here: http://www.wa-shop.de/de/artikel/110/CA207858.html - if I find another 74 people who want one we can buy stock :D )
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on December 16, 2008, 06:34:59 PM
The SwissCards first appeared in 1997, which means that they were in production in '96... or at least the packaging would have been, which would explain the date discrepancy.

Def
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: american lockpicker on December 17, 2008, 02:03:39 AM
Any reason you're after a Quattro rather than a Lite?  Just curious :)

Neil

It is the one I am missing in Ruby :)
I got:
2xClassic (the one with the protractor and the new one with out the protractor) in Ruby
1xLite in Ruby.
So now I need ruby Quattro.

I have one for sale but its missing the scissors.
:think: The swisscard quattro don't got scissors...
(http://www.wa-shop.de/de/_image/artikel/12710/500/CA207858_01-original-victorinox-swisscard-quattro-transparent-rot.jpg)
(I took the picture from here: http://www.wa-shop.de/de/artikel/110/CA207858.html - if I find another 74 people who want one we can buy stock :D )

I've never seen one of those before.
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: DaveK on December 17, 2008, 02:06:41 AM
I bought a Swisscard in around about 1998 on a British Airways flight. I distinctly remember the duty free in-flight catalogue said "Exclusive to British Airways". What a fib that turned out to be  :-\
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on December 17, 2008, 02:54:03 AM
Exploded Quattro:

(http://www.sosakonline.com/images/stories/June08/SwissCardII/Quattro.JPG)

More info:

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=332&Itemid=35

Def
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: american lockpicker on December 17, 2008, 05:55:08 AM
I heard a rumor that the pen in the Swiss card is made by Fisher the maker of the space pen. Does anyone know if its true?
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on December 17, 2008, 09:15:00 AM
I heard a rumor that the pen in the Swiss card is made by Fisher the maker of the space pen. Does anyone know if its true?
I believe it is yes :)
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Rodion on December 17, 2008, 05:45:49 PM
Is it the same pen as in the Plus models? If so, it is awesome.  :multi:

Thinking about ordering a stock of these from Tim.
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: Zack on December 18, 2008, 05:53:50 PM
Swisscards are what I am giving away as Secret Santa gifts this year.  Everyone I have showed one to, has to have one, which usually means I give them mine and go buy one.  You never know they may need that tool 5 mins later and not have it.
Title: Re: When the first SwissCard has been release ?
Post by: american lockpicker on December 18, 2008, 07:19:42 PM
Next year I'm giving my sister one of the Pink ones that Cabelas carries.