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Vagabond

Victorinox Vagabond The Victorinox Vagabond is a 58mm Victorinox that falls between the Rambler and the MiniChamp in terms of tool selection. It is one spring layer (thin tool) thicker than the Rambler, and one layer thinner than the MiniChamp. This model evolved from the earlier Mate.

Discontinued

The Vagabond Alox edition, with copper or silver scales, was introduced in 2012 as an exclusive for the dealer Swiss Bianco, who commissioned a special run of this model.

Name Disambiguation: The Vagabond tool configuration was known as the Manager at one time - See History below.

Layer Tools

Limited Edition Copper Alox Vagabond
Limited Edition Copper Alox Vagabond

Scale Tools

Scales

Red and ruby (translucent red) Cellidor - Possibly others.

Variations

  1. The L.L. Bean edition was produced with olive green scales - one of L.L. Bean's corporate colours.
  2. The Vagabond was reintroduced in December 2012, in a limited quantity Alox edition, exclusively for the dealer Swiss Bianco. This variation was produced with copper anodized handles, as well as the standard silver anodizing. The tools in this version are the same as the regular version, however the tool arrangement differs from the Cellidor version - which, according to SAKWiki 'rules', makes it a three-layer model! - See notes on the two-layer page. It does not include the toothpick and tweezers, in common with Alox scaled models.

History

This model (toolset) has had three evolutionary changes based around changes to the combination/opener tool.

  • Flat screwdriver with no wire stripper notch
  • Flat screwdriver with wire stripper notch
  • Phillips screwdriver with wire stripper notch with a corresponding switch in the nail-file from nail-cleaner to flat screwdriver tip

The first version was also known as the Mate and became available in 1995.
The wirestriper notch was added in 1997, and this could  have been when the Vagabond  name was first introduced. The Phillips screwdriver was introduced at a later stage.

The Phillips version, surprisingly, was also (initially and in some markets?)  known as the Manager - see this tool guide. This was probably before the current two-layer Manager was available.

The Vagabond is currently discontinued.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 58mm
  • Width: 11.7mm
  • Weight: 34.9g

Identifiers

  • 0.6373: Manager / Vagabond - with Phillips (see tool guide in History above)

US Model Numbers:

  • 54071: Red scales, combi with flat screwdriver - aka Mate
  • 54081: Manager, combi with Phillips
  • 56071: Vagbond, red scales, combi with Phillips screwdriver

Related Models

  • Mate - No wire-stripper notch; the combi tool has a flat screwdriver tip rather than the Philips tip; nail-cleaner tip on the nail-file
  • Drifter - Removes the cut-and-picker blade; adds a ruler with nail-cleaner or screwdriver tip - depending on vintage
  • Rambler - Removes the cut-and-picker and emergency blades
  • MiniChamp - Adds the cuticle-pusher and ruler tools; replaces the toothpick with a retractable pen
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