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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #91 on: July 25, 2018, 10:20:20 AM
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #93 on: July 31, 2018, 02:29:18 PM
I don't know if this is of any help with the list but many years ago I was issued some sort of Alox when I was in the New Zealand Army Territorial Force (reserves).


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #94 on: August 02, 2018, 08:41:34 PM
UPDATE

Current issue;
1. Switzerland - OHT (old models - 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961) + Swisstool Spirit
2. Germany - OHT (old - 108mm)
3. Netherlands - Dual Pro (old - alox Pioneer and Centurion) + Swisstool Spirit
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Denmark - Swisstool (old - Adventurer with HMAK print)
6. Luxembourg - Forester (Tamoprint badge)
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool (Fenin)
9. Qatar - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT or Bantam (private purchase both with black scales)
12. Malaysia - Army = Outrider camo with Philips (Tamoprint badge) and Police
13. Swiss Joint Staff - Outrider
14. Kampfschwimmer (German Navy SEALs) - Rucksack
15. British RAF - Hunter (aircraft survival kits)(there's a similar knife for the Canadian Air Force)
16. Dutch Air force and Navy Masteer - Craftsman
17. United Arab Emirates - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
18. Hungary  - Forester (Tamoprint badge)
 
And in the past:
Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)
Ireland - OHT black scales  with Tampoprint cap badge (2000 made)
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 10:12:12 PM by Guardian »
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #95 on: August 04, 2018, 01:45:46 PM

UPDATE

Current issue;
1. Switzerland - OHT (old models - 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961) + Swisstool Spirit
2. Germany - OHT (old - 108mm)
3. Netherlands - Dual Pro (old - alox Pioneer and Centurion) + Swisstool Spirit
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Denmark - Swisstool (old - Adventurer with HMAK print)
6. Luxembourg - Forester (Tamoprint badge)
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool (Fenin)
9. Qatar - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT or Bantam (private purchase both with black scales)
12. Malaysia - Army = Outrider camo with Philips (Tamoprint badge) and Police
13. Swiss Joint Staff - Outrider
14. Kampfschwimmer (German Navy SEALs) - Rucksack
15. British RAF - Hunter (aircraft survival kits)(there's a similar knife for the Canadian Air Force)
16. Dutch Air force and Navy Masteer - Craftsman
17. United Arab Emirates - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
18. Hungary  - Forester (Tamoprint badge)
19. Indonesia - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
 
And in the past:
Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)
Ireland - OHT black scales  with Tampoprint cap badge (2000 made)
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #96 on: August 04, 2018, 07:47:26 PM
Guardian, thanks for the update!

BTW: The French Army calls it Felin...

Do the Norwegian Defence Forces have government issue pocket knives, or is everybody issued a SwissTool? Or maybe do soldiers have to buy their own pocket knives?
« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 07:58:19 PM by EMZ »


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #97 on: August 04, 2018, 07:58:04 PM
Whith this topic in mind I stumbled across a evilbay listing...used OHTs, from the german army.

Well treated as you see:  :whistle:
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https://www.ebay.de/itm/Original-Victorinox-BW-Taschenmesser-Einhandoffnung-Bundeswehr-Messer-gebr/282969690728?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52950%26meid%3Dbb842b8d50da4bb3acdf78d53023a8d4%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D132721490027%26itm%3D282969690728&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Very well used, I would say.
The seller is asking € 18,99. If double that you can almost buy a new one.

BTW: Shuya, maybe you can help me. I am looking for a (near) mint GAK, the old 108 mm "Trooper" model. Do you have any idea what the price range for these knives is? Or where to buy them?


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops..
Reply #98 on: August 05, 2018, 02:10:12 PM
UPDATE (with correct spelling  :whistle:)

Current issue;
1. Switzerland - OHT (old models - 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961) + Swisstool Spirit
2. Germany - OHT (old - 108mm)
3. Netherlands - Dual Pro (old - alox Pioneer and Centurion) + Swisstool Spirit
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Denmark - Swisstool (old - Adventurer with red scales and HMAK print)
6. Luxembourg - Forester (Tamoprint badge)
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool (Felin project)
9. Qatar - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - OHT or Bantam (private purchase both with black scales)
12. Malaysia - Army = Outrider camo with Philips (Tamoprint badge) and Police = ?
13. Swiss Joint Staff - Outrider
14. Kampfschwimmer (German Navy SEALs) - Rucksack
15. British RAF - Hunter (used in aircraft survival kits. Similar knife for the Canadian Air Force)
16. Dutch Air force and Navy Masteer - Craftsman
17. United Arab Emirates - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
18. Hungary  - Forester (Tamoprint badge)
19. Indonesia - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
 
And in the past:
Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue scale versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)
Ireland - OHT (black scales with Tampoprint cap badge; 2000 made)
New Zealand - alox pioneer/soldier?
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #99 on: January 13, 2019, 05:31:55 AM


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #100 on: January 13, 2019, 10:24:54 AM
Sharing this one here... I have no info whether it is current issue or not...

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,49775.msg1838347.html#msg1838347


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #101 on: January 17, 2019, 10:59:13 PM
Thanks Jaya man :hatsoff:

Hi Reinier :salute:

EVERYONE- please feel free to add to list.

UPDATE

Current issue;
1. Switzerland - OHT (old models - 1890, 1908, 1951, 1961) + Swisstool Spirit
2. Germany - OHT (old - 108mm)
3. Netherlands - Dual Pro (old - alox Pioneer and Centurion) + Swisstool Spirit
4. Australia - Swisstool
5. Denmark - Swisstool (old - Adventurer with red scales and HMAK print)
6. Luxembourg - Green Forester (Tamoprint badge)
7. Norway - Swisstool
8. France - Swisstool (Felin project)
9. Qatar - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
10. Brunei - Centurion
11. Singapore - Black OHT or Bantam (private purchase both with black scales)
12. Malaysia - Army = Outrider camo with Philips (Tamoprint badge) and Police = ?
13. Swiss Joint Staff - Outrider
14. Kampfschwimmer (German Navy SEALs) - Rucksack
15. British RAF - Hunter (used in aircraft survival kits. Similar knife for the Canadian Air Force)
16. Dutch Air force and Navy Masteer - Craftsman
17. United Arab Emirates - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
18. Hungary  - Black Forester (Tamoprint badge)
19. Indonesia - OHT (Tamoprint badge)
20. Austrian - Dual density OHT (Tamoprint badge)
21. Royal Thai - Dual density OHT (Tamoprint badge)
22. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Green OHT (Tamoprint badge)
23. Italian police (Polizia di Stato) - Black Rescue Tool (Tamoprint badge)
 
And in the past:
Cyprus - Nomad
Nigeria - Champion (red and blue scale versions with pruner blade)
South Africa - alox soldier/pioneer (nato stock number on scale)
Ireland - OHT (black scales with Tampoprint cap badge; 2000 made)
New Zealand - alox pioneer/soldier?
« Last Edit: January 17, 2019, 11:06:19 PM by Guardian »
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #102 on: January 17, 2019, 11:30:54 PM
That is an impressive list there!  :like: :tu:


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #103 on: January 18, 2019, 12:06:49 PM
AFAIK Australia now supplies the (crappy) Taylor (made in China) Schrade BO Tough Tool (copy of the original ST1) to Oz troops (obviously a decision made by an office-bound penny-pinching accountant).  So no more SwissTools for our grunts :(
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #104 on: January 18, 2019, 01:04:56 PM
You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #105 on: June 20, 2019, 06:09:38 PM
Help you update your profile :climber:
Two versions of Malaysian police swisstool
Thailand royal police knife
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #106 on: June 20, 2019, 06:13:35 PM
100 anniversary of Mexican air force
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #107 on: June 20, 2019, 06:28:15 PM
Finnish Defence Force swisstool
By the way generally they issued a commercial black oxide version without the army logo NSN 5110095109218(Not the Finland“s nation number?)
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Reply #108 on: June 20, 2019, 06:36:36 PM
Some versions of Emirates army knife
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Reply #109 on: June 20, 2019, 06:42:58 PM
Slovenia army knife

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Reply #110 on: June 20, 2019, 06:44:04 PM
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #111 on: June 20, 2019, 06:44:58 PM
Canada army knife
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #112 on: June 20, 2019, 06:47:47 PM
Prototypes(Personally thinking) of Australian navy knife and Malaysian army knife
You can see there is XXXXXXX on the scale rather than the NSN
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #113 on: June 20, 2019, 06:50:56 PM
By the way i am the one have sold the Hungary army knife on ebay but seems like nobody like it
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #114 on: June 21, 2019, 05:54:52 AM
Some versions of Emirates army knife

That German Naval serrated Skipper or Helmsman is a beaut..
I knew my wife was a keeper when she transitioned from calling it a knife thingy to a multi-tool.

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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #116 on: June 22, 2019, 08:48:31 PM
 :ahhh :ahhh
What a bunch of marvelous Vic knives!! EXCELLENT.
Many, many thanks for sharing.


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #117 on: February 22, 2020, 03:36:26 PM
Fascinating thread.


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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #118 on: February 23, 2020, 05:53:05 AM
Couldn't give exact time frame for beginning of issue but the New Zealand Army was issuing soldiers to troops from 1973 on( a friend had one from basic back then ) . From approx 2003 on  , the Victorinox centurion is the issue knife (handed back as I left the army regrettably 🙁) Ive since got my hands on a replacement which ill get a pic of up when i remember . As far as i know , none of these  had national flags etc or other markings
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Re: Armies who issue SAK's/Swiss Tools to their troops...
Reply #119 on: February 23, 2020, 03:56:35 PM
Great thread!  :like: :cheers:


 

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