Congrats, Craftsman! Looks like a really nice copy!
A copy? Not the real deal? ah man... I hope I wasn't schnookered on this one!
Don't know if you're being serious or just kidding, but I'm going to answer anyway... That Soldier looks like the real deal to me .And I agree that it's a great feeling to own your Birth Year SAK, holding my '77 Soldier in my hands for the first time was a very memorable moment .
Nice looking soldier! [It's not failure if you learn something from it]
Thanks! I read into that too much I guess. I saw the word 'copy' and thought "oh man, I bought a knockoff?! What am I missing here?" LOL
Congratulations on finding your Birthyear SAK CraftsmanSAK Very nice and clean specimen there It must be one of the very first with the VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREI tang stamp. Cool From here I get that in...1976 Victorinox changed the tang stamp from ELSENER SCHWYZ VICTORIA to VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREIhttps://swissknives.info/soldier-model-1961/
Didn’t mean to scare you with the ambiguity there!It’s the real deal.
Badge awarded, congrats !