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Ambassador

A 74mm gold plated Victorinox Ambassador with satin finish and no key-ring (0.6500.80). The Victorinox Ambassador is a 74mm Swiss Army knife. It is a slightly larger version of the well-known 58mm Classic, although normally does not include a keyring.

Early North American brochures list an Alox scaled version, without a keyring, as the Lady Victoria.
Victorinox-Victoria 14kt Ambassador
Victorinox-Victoria 14kt Ambassador

Layer Tools

Rocket Ship Ambassador
Rocket Ship Ambassador

Scale Tools

Scales 

Normally available with the standard red Cellidor scales. It is also available with camouflage scales.
Natural horn, mother of pearl and other special materials were used for luxury models (see variations below).

Variations

  1. Manufactured with, and without, the keyring.
  2. The Lady Victoria model with smooth Alox scales, and no keyring appears to be the first version of this knife available in North America. Smooth Alox scales were popular as advertising/promotion knives.  This black Alox version is an example of a promotional model sold into the Premiums market.
  3. The Alox-handled Lady Victoria was also sold as the Ambassdor 2 in North America. See the 1980 SMICO catalog for an example.
  4. Two sets of five special scale designs were used in the Victorinox Collections No. 1 and No. 2 series
  5. Satin gold-plated handles - No toothpick, tweezers, or keyring, packaged in a hard case jewelry box.
  6. Diamond-cut gold handles - Features an embossed Swiss shield on the top scale, no toothpick or tweezers, packaged in a hard case jewelry box.
  7. Mother of pearl handles - No keyring, toothpick or tweezers.
  8. Imitation mother of pearl handles - Packaged in a luxury box. Named the Consol (0.6502.08) in this 1980 Canadian catalog.
  9. The 1988/89 RocKnives Series included six stone scaled Ambassador models without toothpick or tweezers.
  10. Early Victoria 14kt gold version (6g gold content) - see image above

History 

In North America the 'Lady Victoria' name appears to predate the Ambassador name. The Lady Victoria had smooth Alox handles and no keyring. Many smooth alox scaled versions were also used in advertising and had company names on them. The Alox scaled knives don't include the toothpick or tweezers.

Identifiers 

Ambassador with different scales
Ambassador with different scales
  • 0.6503: Standard model: Red Cellidor scales, includes keyring (US model number: 53681)
  • 0.6502: Red Cellidor scales, no keyring
  • 0.6500.61: Natural horn scales; no keyring (kr), toothpick (tp) or tweezers (tw)
  • 0.6500.68: Mother of pearl scales; no kr, tp or tw
  • 0.6500.80: Satin gold scales,; no kr, tp or tw
  • 0.6500.88: Diamond-cut gold scales with embossed Swiss shield; no kr, tp or tw
  • 0.6502.08: Imitation mother of pearl, no keyring
  • 0.6502.61: Natural horn scales, no keyring, metal head tweezers
  • 0.6502.68: Mother of pearl scales, no keyring, metal head tweezers

Related Models

  • Windsor - Has the same layer tools; but no toothpick or tweezers; stainless steel scales
  • Director - Adds an orange-peeler and small blade; has a different nail-file/cleaner; stainless steel scales
  • Executive - Adds an orange-peeler and small blade; has a different nail-file/cleaner; Cellidor scales with toothpick and tweezers
  • Money Clip - Has the same layer tools; adds a money clip
  • Prince - No scissors; adds small blade; different nail-file/cleaner; Cellidor scales with the toothpick and tweezers
Created by stressmaster5000. Last Modification: Wednesday 17 of June, 2020 01:56:15 CEST by Huntsman.

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