The blade etching is worth the price of the knife alone. The part that gets me is how I missed them when they came out in '89..
The seller at $200 BIN sold all 3 of his today. At least prices are calming down a bit. It'll be interesting to watch the next couple of auctions.14 hours to go on this one...and 'only' bidding at $415 now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Victorinox-Swiss-Army-Knife-Master-Craftsman-Apollo-11-20th-Anniversary-RARE-/254306623961(Image removed from quote.)
Interesting...I'm guessing that it was just high up on the list for those two bidders. Real commitment on the bids.I don't mind used copies, but not that and not in that price range.
Hi, I am the one who purchased the used knife for 455 USD I just registered on that forum to explain why I bought this knife in bad shape at such a high price after reading your comments.It actually breaks my heart to see such nice collectibles in bad shape like this one. I'm lucky enough to live in Switzerland so I figured I would buy it - almost regardless of the price - and send it back to Victorinox workshop for a full restoration. I already contacted them and sent pictures of the knife, they told me they can probably do something to remove the smaller "scars" and perform a full cleaning of the blades. They also mentioned that after the restoration we would still probably see some of the bigger "scars" and they warned me that if they break the knife during the process they cannot replace the sides as they are not being produced anymore...But I'm willing to take the risk just to save that small little guy from its condition. I'm not sure if I will decide to keep it after the restoration process of sell it again, knowing that the idea is not to make any profit but get at least of portion of the cost back.I apologize for any mistake in writing, english being not my native language Thank you!
Nice username, Vicfan. Have you ever visited vicfan.com?
At least prices are calming down a bit. It'll be interesting to watch the next couple of auctions.
As always, your best bet is here on MTo. I sold mine to a fellow forum member for exactly what it cost me, plus shipping to his country of course.
Seems like many sold in the US are still around #1,200. I'm surprised there isn't anything outside of this number range coming out of the US.There are #1,206 and #1,244 for sale, seller is letting buyer choose one.
If it helps, mine is in the high 1300s.
It's absolutely true. He did. Cheers again, Myron
Hi all,I just purchased this one (see attachment) on ebay - how can I know if it's one of the rarest edition or not ? I have good hope it's a pre-1991 model as it doesn't seem to have a hook or chisel. What do you think ? Thanks!
It certainly looks like it's pre-'91...But not sure if it should have a can key in the phillips? I was looking at it too.EDIT: Maybe it's a 'rare' early version? Doesn't have the 90º stop opener.
Mine has the can key slotted Philip's driver and no 90º stop on the cap lifter.(Image removed from quote.)