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Helmsman

Victorinox Helmsman Blue Item no:0.8993.2W The Victorinox Helmsman is a 111mm knife with a locking, partially-serrated blade (other blade styles were also available), and a shackle opener/marlin spike. The handles were an atypical royal blue colour with a ‘nautical’ imprint of a compass rose. This model was specifically designed to help with marine related tasks.

There was a variation with a corkscrew instead of the backspring Phillips.
An earlier version of this model was known as the Mariner.

Discontinued models

Layer Tools

Mariner with corkscrew
Mariner with corkscrew

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools

Scales

Blue Nylon with compass rose print, contains a grey slider lock release button for the main blade.
Red handles variations also available.

Variations

  1. The Helmsman was available, as standard, with a partially serrated blade, which Victorinox refers to as wavy. The partially serrated blade is serrated approximately ¾ of the length starting at the tip, giving a 60mm serrated edge, and a 19.5mm straight edge.
  2. The Helmsman CS had a 100% serrated blade.
  3. The Mariner was the original name for this model, it had the same tools but red nylon scales without any screen printing. This name was in use alongside the Helmsman, especially outside of North America.
  4. A Mariner with a corkscrew on the back, rather than the Phillips screwdriver, was also available. Model number appears to be 53662 (boxed packaging), unknown yet if other variations used the same model number. Some were boxed with model number 50662.

The variations with red handles are reasonably uncommon and prized by collectors.

History

The Helmsman has been discontinued for several years (since late 200x? – tbc). Presumably due to overlap in functionality with the Skipper.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 111mm
  • Width: 17.8mm
  • Weight: 104.7g

Identifiers

  • 0.8993.2W - Victorinox AN: Standard Helmsman - ¾ wavy blade, blue scales
  • 53664 US Model No: Helmsman - Partially serrated, blue scales
  • 50662 US Model No: Helmsman CS fully serrated wavy main blade.
  • 53662 US Model No: Mariner - Red scales, fully serrated, with corkscrew instead of Phillips.

Related Knives

  • Skipper - Adds pliers layer with in-line Phillips screwdriver, replaces the backspring Phillips with a corkscrew

Victorinox 111mm Slide Lock Model Comparison

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