Unusual for a Swiss Army Knife, but common to all the 108mm series, all the tools open in the same direction. The main layer tools pivot at the same end of the knife (top) making them very intuitive, and quick to get accustomed to.
This knife is discontinued, and highly collectible.
The saw has a reputation as one of the best saws, although tests conducted by MTo members have questioned this.
The Mauser and other 108mm knives do not have any non-blade tools such as the toothpick and tweezers.
This is normal for military knives, but unusual for civilian knives.
Olive drab-green Nylon, with the Mauser logo.
- The Mauser with file/match-striker (revision two of the saw/opener tool) was also produced, but in significantly lower numbers than the original.
- The rare black Nylon scaled Walther, manufactured between 1996 and 1997, is the same as the Mauser except for the unique scales, and the exclusion of the etching on the main blade. Only 4972 units are estimated to have been produced, and it is the only 108mm knife known to have black Nylon scales.
- The Brookstone company commissioned a promotional variation of the Mauser with the name Brookstone printed in white on the scales. This variation is probably very rare.
This model was marketed by Mauser of Germany and came with unique packaging that included booklet identifying the tools in several languages. The knife was based on the original GAK, and was produced between roughly 1984 to 2001. Victorinox estimates production at 1/4 million units.
- Length: 108mm
- SAAM'S: Victorinox 108mm Series Overview