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Wenger Soldat 1951

A 3D Wenger logo I made Soldat is the name used to refer to the Wenger Soldier Knife. This is a ‘True’ Swiss Army Knife having been the official issue to the Swiss Army since 1891 (Wenger first produced the Soldier Knife in 1903).  For a decade from 1951 through 1961 the 93mm fiber handled design was the official issue for the Swiss army. Prior to 1951, the 1891 Original Soldier’s Knife was issued to troops. In 1961 Victorinox introduced a new design, the Alox scaled Soldier Knife in 93mm size and the 1951 design was officially retired, with Wenger producing the last models of the 1951 design in 1961. The Soldier Knife is the only Swiss Army Knife that has the year of production stamped on the tang of the main blade.

Layer Tools

Back-Layer Tools

None.

Scale Tools

None. The military knives have tended not to include the common toothpick and tweezers of the civilian knives, presumably because they are too easily lost in the field or deemed non-essential.

Scales

Fiber

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 93mm
  • Width: 14mm
  • Weight: 93g

Variations

  1. Grilon Handles
  2. 1954 Variation:

History

The original Soldier Knife was issued to Swiss troops beginning in 1891, and has continued every year to the present day.

The Soldier Knife was redesigned in 1951 resulting in this lighter weight and smaller 93mm Soldier Knife with fiber scales (handles).

In 1961 the Soldier Knife was redesigned again resulting in a 93mm Alox scaled Soldier Knife which was issued to troops through the year 2008.

In 2008 the Soldier was again redesigned, this time creating a larger 111mm
Soldier Knife
with a locking blade, locking screwdriver/pry-bar, and wood saw. This version was never manufactured by Wenger, and is only manufactured by Victorinox.

Identifiers

Related Knives

  • Soldat 1961 - 93mm 1961 redesign of the Soldier Knife with Alox handles.

Image

  • Soldier 1951 - Victorinox version of the 1951 Soldiers Knife


Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Monday 30 of May, 2016 11:17:04 CEST by Huntsman.

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