Victorinox Recruit. Pictures by ColoSwiss. The Victorinox Recruit is an 84mm model with no back-side tools.
A tool configuration with no back-side tools is not typical for a Cellidor scaled knife.
The Recruit is also constructed with only 3 rivets, where as most knives have 4. This is actually a characteristic that's related to the fact that there are no backside tools, making the extra rivet not required.
Recruit with small clip-point blade.
Early Economy Version with Small Clip-Point Blade

Layer Tools

Recruit, Ecoline or Economy Recruit (also sold as Picnic), white nylon Recruit
Recruit, Ecoline or Economy Recruit (also sold as Picnic), white nylon Recruit

Scale Tools


Cellidor scales are standard, a model with nylon scratch resistant scales is available, but not as easy to find.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 84mm
  • Width: 13.9mm
  • Weight: 48.4g (Nylon scaled model 47.8g)


  1. This knife has been available with Nylon and different color Cellidor scales.
  2. The Recruit II (in North America) or Eco Recruit (outside of North America) has nylon scales. In Canada the Nylon scaled version is known as the Driver.
  3. An interesting variation is a model with a fully serrated main blade.
  4. A Scouter version was a member of the Economy Series and features a large "Scouter" metal inlay on the top scale. No Toothpick, tweezers, or keyring, and "Economy" is often, if not always, stamped on the reverse tang of the main blade.
Serrated blade close up
Serrated Blade Example



  • 53241 US Model: Red Cellidor Scales
  • 53243 US Model: Black Cellidor Scales
  • 2.2503 Victorinox Model: Recruit II / Eco Recruit, has nylon scales
  • 2.1012 Victorinox Inline-Skater ToolSet

Related Knives

  • Tourist - adds reamer and corkscrew.
  • Tinker 84mm - adds reamer and Phillips.
  • Cadet II - Alox handles replace the Cellidor scales, no toothpick or tweezers.
  • Cadet - replaces small blade with nail-file, Alox scales replace Cellidor, no toothpick or tweezers.
  • Spartan - larger 91mm, adds reamer and corkscrew.
Created by stressmaster5000. Last Modification: Saturday 23 of September, 2017 20:18:06 CEST by m47mu74nt.

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