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 Issue 2009, vol. 2 

We have some exciting news here but first, lets begin with the long overdue update of our www.swissbianco.com website. We have uploaded pictures, product descriptions, and linked them to videos for more detailed information. We will be adding a shopping cart as soon as we have the inventory database updated.
New Swiss Army Issue SAK, Special Plain Edge Edition
This knife run is limited to only 100 pieces. It is a product of yet another collaboration between Mr. Elsener and SwissBianco, and it is almost identical to the new Swiss army issue SAK, with the exception of the user-friendly plain edge blade and corkscrew (instead of the standard Phillips screwdriver).

A mini-screwdriver, which fits into the corkscrew, is optional.

We feel this is the best version of the 111mm theme to date. See more pictures and a video our website.
The price of this limited edition SAK is $60.00 each (mini-screwdriver is $1.50 extra).
Wenger First Splash
At the IWA 08 Mr. Hug and SwissBianco agreed to collaborate on some projects, and the first was a small run of splash anodized Wenger Standard Issue SAK with bail.

The scales are hard anodized using the same process as previously done with Victorinox. A number of patterns are available (please ask for availability). Price is $50.00 each.
Firesteel Farmer SAK
Made popular by the late Mr. Brunner, a great Eidgenosse (old school Swiss citizen doing things the right way), our version of the theme is based on an Victorinox farmer SAK with fire steel and splash anodized scales. It comes with a piece of special European fire fungus to catch the spark, as well as a piece of flint.

Here is that SAK in action, Damon Eggert shows how to start a fire.

Available in orange (shown above) and green camo. Price is $80.00 each.
Victorinox Original Tool Opener
This rare item you may have seen in the Victorinox video, by the final knife check, skilled gloved hands open each tool to see how it works before it leaving the factory in Ibach.

We are happy to have a small number of these tools in stock, wood handle, no markings, since it was never made for resale. Price is $25.00 each.
Swissbianco Firearms Recoil Buffers are in stock
Announced in the last newsletter, the recoil buffers for a number of handgun models are now in stock.

Please check out Firearm Recoil Buffer pictures and a video on our web site.

We are continuously adding buffers for various firearms, please contact us for availability and pricing.
Swissbianco M-Sharp© is in stock
This rugged, Molle®-compatible sharpener, announced in the previous newsletter, is now in stock!

Please check out M-Sharp pictures and video on our web site.

The price is $20.00 each.
Victorinox 84mm Golfer with Long File is in stock
Our recent great find, the 84mm Golfer, also announced in the last newsletter, is now in stock!

Similar to the 91mm Compact, it packs a set of most useful tool in only 2 layers on the pocket-friendly 84mm frame.

Please contact us for pricing.
Victorinox Camo and Orange Farmers and Lumberjacks
We have a limited number of camo and orange splash Victorinox alox Farmers (some with pocket clips) and Lumberjacks.

please contact us via email to check availability and pricing.

Prices start at $45.00.
Victorinox "The Knife and its History" book
We found a few copies of this book, written on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Victorinox, and printed 25 years ago. You can see some pictures of the book Swissbianco Photobucket.

We have these both in English and German.

Please ask for price and availability (the quantity is limited).
New Swiss Army Issue Black Spirit Tool
This is the first pliers-tool the Swiss Army officially adopted. It is a special model of Swistool Spirit, with black oxide finish, pointed blade, scissors, and pliers with blasting cap crimper! It comes with the original green army sheath.

For more pictures of this official Swiss Army multitool, please check our Phototbucket album.

We are working on getting some pictures that show how the Swiss Army uses blasting cap crimper feature.

Please contact us for pricing.
SwissBianco Tactical Pen - New Colors!
We have some new colors of the tactical pen in stock: red, orange, blue, and more!

For more pictured please check our Photobucket album.

Price is $100 for the pen alone, and $130 for the set, including lockable watertight Otter box and 2 ink refills.
Current Projects
As always, we have a number of projects on the go, including digital camo SAK (111mm version, digital camo pattern both on the blade and on the scales), new splash flashlights (the Quark, in collaboration with 4sevens), and a new fixed knife version of the SAK!

The inch/mm-marked tweezers are currently at the engraver's, and will soon be ready.

To celebrate the Swiss Independence Day, August 1st, we will start a new SAK forum in Germany, on www.messerforum.net. I hope you will check it out from time to time!
On another, and very imortant note, your assistance is needed, since as many of you have already heard, the Obama administration is attempting to do some slickery politics by taking a very old Customs law that defined a switchblade and re-interpret it, and re-define it, so that, essentially, no knife can be imported into the US, if it can be opened with one hand.

This change in interpretatin will affect the majority of knifes coming into the States, and will equate to lost jobs, lost revenue and the loss of the right to have a knife you can open with one hand.

You can view the video from ACTI and read more about the issue at acti.org.

We ask you to join SwissBianco and other knife makers and knife users by going to this link and letting your congressperson know that what they are doing is wrong.
Swissbianco Forums and Photos
For up to date information on Swissbinco projects, please check out our forums: Swissbianco on KnifeForums.com, Swissbianco on Messerforum.net (in German), and Swissbianco on Knives.pl (in Polish).

You can find the latest Swissbianco photos in Swissbianco Photobucket.
Dealers Carrying +BIANCO Products
While I continue to sell most of my work direct, a limited selection of +B products is available through the following dealers:

    YouWantIt2.com ( http://youwantit2.com/SWISSBIANCO.html)

In Germany:
    fehlschaerfe.de ( http://fehlschaerfe.de)

In Austria:
    Viennacutlery ( http://www.viennacutlery.com/)

Ordering Information
For general equiries about Swiss Bianco and for US orders, please click here.
For Canadian orders, please click here.

Before paying, please make sure that:
  • You ask me first if the limited goods are still available.
  • You confirm with me the shipping price for your order. All prices in the newsletter do not include shipping, unless noted otherwise.

I accept payments through my PayPal account: paypal at swissbianco.com

When paying, please include the following information in PayPal message:
  • Your correct shipping address.
  • The list of goods you are ordering.
Many thanks and Swiss Independence Day!
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