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While at SHOT this year we got to have a good look inside and around a Victorinox Edition Airstream and I have to say I was blown away. As a child we used to go camping a lot, and while we may not have had piles of money laying around, we did have a small camping trailer- a Prowler, for those who are familiar with such things. I remember just about everyone in the campground would stare wide eyed at and Airstreams that cruised by on their way to the "good" campsites, with the sewage and electrical hookups, while we were all left to run off our batteries or generators.
I was pleasantly surprised to find the dagger you are looking at was made in 1954. Or at least, that is when the number was issued to ELSENER SCHWYZ VICTORIA.
While I'm sure everyone reading this is wondering why a knife made by a traditional American manufacturer from Alabama is doing on a site dedicated to Swiss Army Knives, I felt it was important to have here, and I have been wanting to put an article about Bear together for some time.
At the Victorinox booth we learned that making a Swiss Army Knife is not nearly as difficult as it may seem- Of course it helps when you have access to a several-thousand-dollar SAK making machine and the associated tooling!
When westopped at the Victorinox Both, we spent most of the morning there. It was a great time and we got to look at all kinds of new items- some we knew about, and one new series was completely new to us! It's hard to pull a new item out without SOSAK members knowing about it, but they did it this year!
Wenger's plan last year is continuing this year- some new stuff, but more about rounding out the foundation of the existing line than coming out with some earth shattering new products. They had so many new models so fast that it's really good to see them putting some substance behind all the flash.
One of the most recurring questions to come up on the forum is about how the Wenger screwdriver locks work. We are all so indoctrinated when it comes to locking mechanisms that when a completely seamless, automatic system like this comes out, no one knows it's there!