Swiss Bianco Newsletter
Issue 2009, vol. 5
Hello from Switzerland!
I am back in my country to work on more knives and tools in preparation for the
SHOT show. While here, I decided to address some of the many requests coming from
Swissbianco friends around the world, which resulted in the three models of sought-after
SAKs offered to you in this newsletter.
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Swiss Cross Scaled Rucksack SAK
First, we have the Swiss-only version of the Rucksack, a 111mm SAK with main blade,
saw, can and bottle openers, corkscrew and awl. The blade locks with the side lock.
This limited-run version has Swiss cross pattern on the scales (front and back!),
it was made for a Swiss-based company, and has not been available for sale outside
of Switzerland, until now.
They are brand new in original package. The price is $45 each.
Wenger Standard Issue '08
Second, we have the last batch of the Wenger 08-stamped Standard Issue SAK.
These mark the end of the era of 1961-model alox Sodier's Knife. In addition, since
Swiss army contract is now filled only by Victorinox, the 08 model SI marks the
end of a 100-year plus history of Wenger's military contract.
While similar to Victorinox Soldier model, the Wenger's SIs have bail, which is
preferred by many users. These are offered for $30 each.
Camo Armee OHT SAK
Lastly, being back in Switzerland, I want to again offer you the 90 camo OHT Armee
This is a rare transition model between the alox Soldier and the new army issue
111mm Soldier. This model was introduced to satisfy the demand from Swiss soldiers
for a SAK similar to the German Army knife, and it is still carried by some Swiss
soldiers. This is, in a way, a historic piece, as it lead the way within the Swiss
army to adopt the 111mm OHT-based model as the new official SAK.
The tools on this SAK are identical to the OHT (except the corkscrew instead of
the Phillips). Both front and back scales have the swiss army 1990 camo pattern.
The price is $60 each.
Relatively soon we will have a run of orange alox Lumberjacks, the digital
camo 111mm SAK is almost ready, and the fileworked sak parts are about to be tested,
so things are really moving on the SAK front!
We are also making another attempt to build 111mm alox SAK, and more of the alox
Bushcrafter is coming too.
In January we will exhibit at the SHOT sow in Las Vegas, and I hope until then the
problems we were having as a result of burgulary will be finally gone.
Stay tuned for more exciting stuff from Swissbianco!
Best regards (and Happy Thanksgiving to our USA friends),
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Dealers Carrying +BIANCO Products
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is available through the following dealers:
YouWantIt2.com ( http://youwantit2.com/SWISSBIANCO.html)
fehlschaerfe.de ( http://fehlschaerfe.de)
Viennacutlery ( http://www.viennacutlery.com/)
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- You ask me first if the limited goods are still available.
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do not include shipping, unless noted otherwise.
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