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VSAKCS - Anniversary Knife Series

Picture by ColoSwiss These models are issued annually by the officially recognized Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Collector's Society (VSAKCS). The society was more active historically*, however it still issues its annual knife and occasional newsletters. More details below.

A different model is chosen each year, or sometimes, in more recent years, custom models have been created. They are only available in limited quantities, so are prized by some SAK collectors. This external site lists images of some of the annual VSAKCS models.


Note: The VSACKS series should not be confused with the SOSAK Annual Knife Series which is another series of annually released knives issued by a different group.

* For current, active discussions regarding Swiss Army Knives visit the Swiss Army Knights board at MultiTool.org

Models in the Series

Images follow below - Full Vsakcs gallery here

  • 2000 - Red scaled Compact, in a tin presentation box
  • 2001 - Blue scaled Tinker 84mm, without a box
  • 2002 - Black scaled Yeoman, in a tin presentation box
  • 2003 - Green scaled Fieldmaster, in a tin presentation box
  • 2004 - Silver ALOX Soldier 1961, in a tin presentation box*
  • 2005 - Bronze ALOX Victorinox Farmer, in a tin presentation box
  • 2006 - Red scaled 'Astronaut', in a tin presentation box
  • 2007 - USA Flag scaled Super Tinker, in a tin presentation box
  • 2008 - Blue Alox Electrician, in a tin presentation box
  • 2009 - 10 Year Anniversary - Wood scaled Compact, (no ballpoint-pen or straight-pin), in a tin presentation box
  • 2010 - SilverTech scaled Huntsman, with blade etching, in a tin presentation box
  • 2011 - Workman: A custom 91mm model based on the Waiter but replacing the corkscrew with a Phillips screwdriver
  • 2012 - Doctor's Knife: A custom 91mm model featuring a small and big knife blade, spatula, saw and back layered Phillips screwdriver
  • 2013 - Explorer: A standard 91mm Explorer with an inlay in honour of Carl Elsener Sr., Leader of Victorinox AG, with his birth and death years
  • 2014 - Pioneer 2223: A rare 93mm model with red scales
  • 2015 - Evolution Wood 10: An 85mm model from the Delémont collection (ex-Wenger)
  • 2016 - Special Pioneer X: An exclusive 93mm model, based on Pioneer X, but without the opener layer
  • 2017 - Special 'Spartan': An exclusive 91mm model, based on the Spartan, with an additional layer including the inline Phillips screwdriver and the Delémont wrench
  • 2018 - Mechanic: A 91mm Mechanic (regular model is withdrawn) - featuring navy camouflage scales


* 2004 Model Muddle !
There were two versions of the VSAKCS 2004 Soldier. The original shipment, bearing the 04 date stamp and the 'new cross', somehow became lost in transit. The re-issue of the knife came with the 'old cross' design and a date stamp of 05. The original shipment was found many months later, and ended up in a Victorinox warehouse sale at their Shelton distribution centre in Connecticut!

Images

2000 - Compact

Picture by ColoSwiss.
2002 - Yeoman

Picture by ColoSwiss.
2003 - Fieldmaster

Picture by ColoSwiss.
2005 - Farmer

Picture by ColoSwiss.
2006 - 'Astronaut'

This is the Victorinox Swiss Army Knives Collectors Society(VSAKCS) 2006 special club knife issued. It is a special model called an "Astronaut" and has an inlaid metal Space Shuttle on the front scale and an engraving plate with the VSAKCS engraved into it. This model is not to be confused with the older 1980's "Space Shuttle" or "Astronaut" knives as they are completely different models and were normal Victorinox releases while this knife is a special order for a club.
2008 - Electrician

Picture by ColoSwiss.
2009 - Compact

The VSAKCS 2009 annual club knife, with the wooden scales this knife does not contain the ballpoint-pen or straight-pin.
2010 - Huntsman

Victorinox Huntsman VSAKCS 2010 knife of the year. Picture by victor7000.
2011 - Workman

Victorinox Workman VSAKCS 2011 knife of the year. Picture by jazzbass.
2012 – Doctor’s Knife

Victorinox Doctor's Knife VSAKCS 2012 knife of the year. Picture by jazzbass.
2013 - Explorer

VSAKCS 2013 Explorer for Carl Elsener. Picture by ColoSwiss.
2016 – Special Pioneer X

VSAKCS 2016 - Special Pioneer X
Front
2017 – Special 'Spartan'

VSAKCS 2017 - Special Spartan
Front
2018 - Mechanic

With navy camouflage scales 
Image courtesy of Cristian Antipa from 'Swiss Army Knife Collectors' on FB

VSAKCS Contact Details

  • President: Douglas Dillman - Former Victorinox VP of Sales
  • Treasurer: Jason Dillman - Also sales coordination
  • Emails: sales@freeportknife.com   or   jasonsfreeportkitchen@gmail.com
  • Some information/posts also on Facebook

To join the club please send your name, email and mailing addresses to the email address above.
Annual club knives are limited to one per member per address.
The club aims to release an electronic general information newsletter at least once a year. Prior to 2016 newsletters were hard-copy. Hard-copy may be available on request.
The club welcomes newsletter contributions and pictures from club members on anything Victorinox related.





Created by Huntsman. Last Modification: Thursday 01 of August, 2019 04:13:00 CEST by Huntsman.

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