I really hope to win it).
You have one less competitor as I'm not bidding on any Fisherman at this time and I wholeheartedly hope you win it!
Ok, I won it.....Let me see if I can resize the picture. Probably it is as you say, and it is an early model Angler.So, can somebody update the WIKI page to talk about it? I don't think I saw it mentioned there in this configuration.
Before I get asked what needs fixin...(Image removed from quote.)^This version of the Angler late ‘60s - early ‘70s predates the “original” Angler from the ‘80s:
Thanks---Wait---It had a metal file, too??? And what's that President thing, and how does it differ from a Spartan?
And what's that President thing, and how does it differ from a Spartan?
Anyhow, I sent him some SAK's (broken ones) a month or so ago and he's hooked. These 7 additional broken ones will keep him busy. Unlike me, he's an avid tinkerer (you might even call him a deluxe tinkerer) and although he always liked Camillus knives, he had never gotten into SAK's before. As a machinist, he definitely knows how to take them apart and put them back together again. I knew it would be better to send him broken ones than good ones, because he gets more enjoyment out of taking apart and fixing things that are not supposed to be taken apart and fixed, than by using something that isn't broken in the first place.
It has scissors. Thus it's what we'd now call a Climber. To expand on kamakiri's post:Victorinox only standardized model names during the 70s. Some were dropped; others were recycled for later or different models. E.g. what Vic now calls the Spartan was once called the Camper (in the US anyway, as far as I know). Names, I believe (would love to be corrected if I'm wrong!), were first used in the US or North America in general by the Vic distributor. A great marketing move! Imagine this forum with only model names numbers/codes mentioned. Before names came along, each model was known only by its number. Model numbers are still used today, of course. They're more precise when it comes to variations within models. Model numbers are like Latin names in biology.Here's the Wiki page on the Champion. It kept its name over many years but went through several model numbers as the toolset changed.https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Champion
No worries about the pictures. Maybe your Dad will have it apart before he has a chance to take pics.
That's a great story! If my attempts at modding don't work, can I give him a call?
Yup, the President became a Climber and the Companion became an Executive.
It has scissors. Thus it's what we'd now call a Climber.
That's quite a story, if they were people, not knives!
And if anybody was looking for another the other one I saw was Herehttps://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Vintage-Victorinox-Swiss-Army-Knives-Used-need-a-cleaning-Fishing-knives-/373458510483Might have a tweaked small blade.