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Counterfeit Victorinox? 947

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Counterfeit Victorinox?
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:27:58 PM »
Hey guys! New to the forum.

So a few weeks ago I bought a Victorinox Tinker knife from Target, which came with a little black keychain sharpener.

Then I decided later on to buy 2 knives from Amazon. Specifically the Sportsman II, and the Waiter.

I noticed that the Sportsman II and the Waiter were actually slightly smaller than the one I got from Target, with a slightly smaller blade. Each of the little tools is slightly different in dimensions, too. Is this normal? Is the Target one counterfeit?

Here's all 3 of them together. (I took the keyring off the amazon knives.) The target one is on the left, followed by the Sportsman II and the Waiter. Notice the scales on the target knife are slightly bigger, and the knife is a bit longer. The scales and knife are identical on the two amazon knives, despite the different texture on the Sportsman II scales.


Here's the screwdriver/bottlecap opener for the models, excluding the Waiter since it uses a more wenger-style opener. Note that the Sportsman II model from Amazon (The smaller knife) is actually a bit wider.


What do you guys think?

Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,712
Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 11:55:05 PM »
Those are all genuine... Tinker is one of many 91mm models... Sportsman and Waiter are part of Victorinox's 84mm lineup... :cheers:


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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,683 SAK Surgeon
Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 11:55:24 PM »
All looks proper to me.  You just have knives of different sizes.  The first one you bought is a 91mm, the other two are 84mm. 

Have a look through sakwiki that's how I learned about all the sizes long ago.  :D

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Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 11:59:41 PM »
Look real to me :) nice collection btw  :cheers:
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Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 02:14:32 AM »
Late to this party, but you have a nice collection of original Victorinox knives there.

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Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 38,126
Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 06:07:39 AM »
Welcome to the boards Harkwit.   :cheers:
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Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 05:36:07 PM »
 :rofl:  Welcome,  Harkwit!  :salute:

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Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 06:27:33 PM »
Oh! I was actually not aware that there were different sizes of the regular red-scale models. :P Thanks for clearing that up. lol
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Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 07:08:55 PM »
Welcome to the forum! :cheers:


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Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2017, 07:33:18 PM »
Adorable ignorance :D

Welcome to the forums. It's the perfect place to learn EVERYTHING you'd want about SAKs! :tu:

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Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 07:52:34 PM »
Welcome aboard Harkwit! :cheers:

Definitely check up SAKWiki, there's tons of invaluable SAK information in there :tu:

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Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 10:58:32 PM »
Welcome to the forum  :cheers:

I recommend trying one with scissors for your next purchase - maybe a Compact as you seem to like the slimmer models. The Victorinox scissors are excellent, and I never carry a Swiss knife without them...

... unless of course I'm carrying a Wenger with scissors  :D



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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,788
Re: Counterfeit Victorinox?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 12:10:38 AM »
Glad the members got things cleared up for you.  Great knives especially the 84mm ones.  You may find those are terrific in pocket and no less capable than their 91mm brothers.

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