Hello to all,
I started a small comparison of two Spartans that I find (found?) magnificent!
On one side, the Spartan PS (which has been around for some time and is available with the scales in black or white.): réf: 1.3603.3P https://www.victorinox.com/fr/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Medium-Pocket-Knives/Spartan-PS/p/1.3603.3P
And on the other side, The Spartan Onyx black which is part of a limited series of 3 knives: réf: 1.3603.31P https://www.victorinox.com/fr/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Medium-Pocket-Knives/Spartan-Onyx-Black/p/1.3603.31P
We clearly have two styles: For the collector and for the rest of the people...
2) Open up
Small reassuring message for those who prepare their food with their knife
3) Round one, fight!
Not much difference, on the different websites you can see that toothpicks and tweezers are black, but is there a little something extra?
The polywtfisitspectral finishing of the tools is the same. So that's not it.
Nothing spectacular on the Spartan PS at the level of the logo...
"AH!" That's it. That's it. We have a white logo, that is just "painted" on the Spartan Onyx Black. Personally, that's where Victorinox lost me. It's a cheap move...
Last but not least, the small accessories are black...
A small zoom, as much to take advantage of it given the "job" that has been done
Well, I think it's not so great for a "special" series... Take back the PS, change the accessories and shoot the level of finish with a painted logo in place of a logo embedded in the mass , we see that of the 3 knives of the Onyx Black series, the Spartan is undoubtedly the one on which Victorinox has been able to save money.
I don't have the other knives of the limited series to realize the coherence between the models, but to choose, I might as well go for the "classic" PS.
I'm not convinced by the finishing of the aluminium layer separators either, the edge is already scratched when it comes out of the box, it's a very very light surface treatment.
Concerning the polyspectral surface treatment, I would like to see the wear and tear...
See you next time!
(The quality of the photos is not great, because I think I'm going to repack the Onyx Black so I didn't take too long!)