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The Country Flag Classics Club! 12146

Full Member Posts: 154 Meet The Youngster: 13 Years Old and SAK Collector
The Country Flag Classics Club!
« on: March 30, 2013, 11:57:22 PM »
As some of you may know, Victorinox has a series of Classics with a country flag on the front side instead of the shield.
If you have one, post a photo of it!

I will start by the Turkey flag one: this might be the only photo of this knife you'll ever see!

By the way, could someone post this photo on SAK Wiki on the respective page, crediting me as "TurkTeen"?

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 12:19:48 AM »
Good idea for the Thread here.

Would be happy to add it to the wiki, but can you try to get a better photo, maybe just take it outside or in better light from a window?
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 12:27:10 AM »
I can sure take another photo tomorrow morning!

This photo is a few weeks old but the knife is pretty much in the same condition, I will upload it tomorrow morning.

Thanks for your interest! :tu:

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 03:09:14 AM »
Hi TurkTeen,

Welcome aboard. Nice to see someone else with an interest in the Classic Flag series. Victorinox did them for over 50 countries, with some countries having multiple versions. In addition to the older Flag series, Victorinox is doing an updated version of some flags, typically for 84mm or 91mm knives, but occasionally for the Classics (see Spain and the US). I've been collecting them for years, but they are difficult to come by. Many dealers refuse to sell them outside their country. Your Turkish one is definitely rare.  :tu:

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 04:35:48 AM »
Interesting thread!  :tu:

By the way Karl, going off topic a little bit, have you ever posted pictures of your whole collection? If not could you do it? I think will be really cool!! Is amazing the diversity that you have.

Back to topic, unfortunately I dont have any country flag SAKs, but they are really cool!
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 04:55:16 AM »
Interesting thread!  :tu:

By the way Karl, going off topic a little bit, have you ever posted pictures of your whole collection? If not could you do it? I think will be really cool!! Is amazing the diversity that you have.

Back to topic, unfortunately I dont have any country flag SAKs, but they are really cool!

Hi rmagralha,

Thanks for the kind words. I have a grade-A collection, but there are others here that equal it. I'm working on sharing my info with everyone here. ICFT and Jazzbass also provide a lot of information; and ICFT and Stressmaster do a great job of populating SAKwiki.  Would encourage others to get more involved. Thanks also to Def, Dunc, and nuphoria for keeping this zoo sort of focused and moving forward.  :tu: :salute: to everyone.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 06:06:13 AM by ColoSwiss »
Full Member Posts: 154 Meet The Youngster: 13 Years Old and SAK Collector
Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 07:58:41 AM »
Hi TurkTeen,

Welcome aboard. Nice to see someone else with an interest in the Classic Flag series. Victorinox did them for over 50 countries, with some countries having multiple versions. In addition to the older Flag series, Victorinox is doing an updated version of some flags, typically for 84mm or 91mm knives, but occasionally for the Classics (see Spain and the US). I've been collecting them for years, but they are difficult to come by. Many dealers refuse to sell them outside their country. Your Turkish one is definitely rare.  :tu:
My Classic looks like that USA-flag translucent Classics:Flag in the middle and no shield. However, I have not seen a translucent scale variation of mine.


Also I am aware that 84mm and 91mm options are made for some countries.
Turkey has one actually :D There is a Recruit version. I will buy it sometime.

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 01:01:01 PM »
Three more pictures of the Turkish Classic are attached. Sorry for the bad quality-took them by the horrid camera of my blackberry...  :facepalm:


I also attached the picture of the Turkish Flag Recruit to give you an idea.

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 01:29:08 PM »
I like those Turkish ones. I sort of collect the flag series Classics but I only buy them in the actual country (as a souvenir). I have been in Turkey a couple of times but could never find a Turkish flag SAK :(

Nice pics Karl! Nice to see all those variations.

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 01:33:08 PM »
I like those Turkish ones. I sort of collect the flag series Classics but I only buy them in the actual country (as a souvenir). I have been in Turkey a couple of times but could never find a Turkish flag SAK :(

Nice pics Karl! Nice to see all those variations.

I suggest you look at these two stores called D&R and Notebook in case you come to Turkey again. They sell Victorinox, and I am pretty sure you will find one somewhere!

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 01:36:08 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion :salute:

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2013, 11:19:38 PM »
I like those Turkish ones. I sort of collect the flag series Classics but I only buy them in the actual country (as a souvenir). I have been in Turkey a couple of times but could never find a Turkish flag SAK :(

Nice pics Karl! Nice to see all those variations.

I've been to about half those countries, but outside the US the only ones I bought in the actual country were the Liechtenstein ones. Also picked up the translucent Swiss ones at the same gift shop.
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 06:12:10 PM »
Just found a source for Classics with Greek flags (four different colors), and they ship to the US.

http://www.voyager-shop.gr/en-gb/Products.aspx?Brands=607300ff-db9a-4bf2-9b70-8f6351002152&ElementID=4bd40685-2865-461a-9338-46b7a5026aa4
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 08:43:45 PM »
Nice find. One of my Greek ones is different (inlaid shield and cross):


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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 10:23:12 PM »
Nice find. One of my Greek ones is different (inlaid shield and cross):

(Image removed from quote.)

Interesting variation. None of mine have an inlaid shield. Very nice!  :tu:
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 12:04:27 AM »
There are supposedly 55 different countries from the original first Flag knife orders. Some countries have more than one color variation. You can certainly see that in Karl's collection! I have some here;
http://sakfan.blogspot.com/search/label/flag

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2013, 12:27:46 AM »
Wayne,

Nice selection!  :tu:

There's a batch more from Europe and the Mid East that haven't appeared yet. Come on people, let's see some colors!



Argentina   Great Britain   Malaysia   Spain
Austria   Greece   Mexico   South Africa
Australia   Greenland  Netherlands   South Korea
Belgium   Hong Kong   New Zealand   Sweden
Brazil   Hungary   Nigeria   Switzerland
Canada   Iceland   Norway   Taiwan
Chile   Indonesia   Peru   Thailand
China   Ireland   Philippines   Tunisia
Columbia   Israel   Poland   Turkey
Czech Republic   Iran   Portugal   Ukraine
Egypt   Italy   Russia   United Arab Emirates
Finland   Japan   Saudi Arabia   United States
France   Kuwait   Singapore   Venezuela
Germany   Liechtenstein   Slovenia   Vietnam
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 02:32:40 AM by ColoSwiss »
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 09:45:11 AM »
I also have the 5 nations collection and have a few photos I have saved from auctions I did not win or found on the webs. I will have to find the hard drive that they reside in though.



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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 07:55:31 PM »
I really like that "neighboring countries" Collection. Never seen it for sale anywhere.

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 09:01:46 PM »
I can not add to this thread other than to say that i have a used pair of "Ireland" scales that are free if anyone is interested.
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 11:58:59 PM »
Hello i am from belgium

and i have these knives to Exchange , to other victorinox classic countrie knives
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 09:11:47 AM »
Does the Turkish SAK have a Victorinox shield on the other side Turkteen?
Since MT forum is multinational you could organize yourselves. A person could buy SAKs with his country's flag and exchange them with others that will do the same. It might be hard to find someone in Malaysia or UAE still.

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2013, 09:20:56 AM »
Does the Turkish SAK have a Victorinox shield on the other side Turkteen?
Since MT forum is multinational you could organize yourselves. A person could buy SAKs with his country's flag and exchange them with others that will do the same. It might be hard to find someone in Malaysia or UAE still.

No it does not have a shield on the other side. Aside from my own knife, I only saw the same formation in one of ColoSwiss' photos. They had the USA flag and they were transparent unlike mine(one blue, one red).

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2013, 07:58:28 PM »
Thanks to donated images from a couple of collectors here and abroad there are many new National Flag images for several new countries and in different colors as well! Check out the image gallery and the National Flags collection webpage over at the SAKWicki.

http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Victorinox+National+Flag+Classic+Series
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-browse_gallery.php?galleryId=32

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2014, 04:24:51 AM »
sorry to resurrect a year old thread... just want to help others who are looking for some country flags...
new:

Portugal: http://www.commerciol.com/epages/ea1248.sf/pt_PT/?ObjectPath=/Shops/ea1248/Products/vict0.6223.PT

Israel: http://www.zahal.org/products/swiss-army-knife-israeli-flag

Spain: (just 1) http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151419047490



If you have any other sources... please share to us fellow collectors. thanks
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2014, 05:29:44 AM »
Some additions to this thread.

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2014, 09:40:57 AM »
I don't like the oblique way they put the flag on these.

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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2014, 10:23:18 AM »
My current collection. Always looking for more
message me if you have something for sale or for trade.




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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2014, 12:51:05 AM »
I found another one!

New Zealand: http://www.qualityknives.co.nz/shop/Victorinox/Swiss+Army+KnivesPocket+KnivesMulti+tools/Classic+NZ+Flag+0.6203.NZO.html

they ship internationally but you need to contact them through email to arrange shipping cost. Shipping cost is very reasonable though.
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Re: The Country Flag Classics Club!
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2014, 01:40:10 AM »
I have some Great Britain in blue also.


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