The Victorinox 234 is a vintage knife produced sometime between 1943 and 1951 that has essentially the same tools as the modern camper. These knives are true quality and feature several old style implements including the grooved corkscrew, rounded edge awl, and old style can opener. Also featured on this knife is a name engraved blade as well as the "Inoxyd" and "Armee Suisse" tang stamps. This is a great collectors piece!Victorinox is the leading name in quality Swiss Army Knives. They've been around for over a century and have proven their knives can and will stand the test of time. Modern models boast a set of all stainless steel implements protected by a wide range of handle materials, from durable & replaceable plastic scales to sterling silver! In the length of time Victorinox has been in production, they have pushed out an extremely wide range of implement combinations, knife sizes & shapes, and special editions. One, a few, or all of which will be sure to meet your needs. Bottle Opener w/ Screwdriver Tip. Item shows wear/age to include some chipping at the top edge of the scales and what appears to be a heat spot on the back scale. Implements show only minor wear with some surface scratching to the wood saw and minor age discoloration to the knife spacers/springs and bottle opener. The scales are strong and show non signs of looseness or warping and all implements have good snap. Please see photos for the exact item you will receive. All Knives are cleaned, reviewed, and graded based on the combination of a few criteria.
All observed flaws will be posted in the item "Condition" section. Functionality - This is the most significant criteria when grading these knives. Any knives that have damaged or overused implements, but still function, will carry a much lower value than those lightly used. This includes but is not limited to bent or broken blades, twists in the screwdriver tip tools, loose implements, excessive sharpening, implement alterations, stuck implements, and a complete lack of snap.On the other hand, knives that have been only lightly used showing minimal to no wear on implements and still maintaining proper opening lock, will be valued much higher. Appearance - Many used knives have been carried around for years and have accumulated a few rub marks, minor scratches, etc.
These knives will not be penalized much for this type of cosmetic wear. However, some knives may show significant abuse to the exterior to include warping, cracks, chips, breaks, gouges, dents, heat damage, etc. These types of cosmetic deficiencies will carry some weight when assessing a knife's grade.
The appearance of implements, aside from major damage, falls into this category as well. A set of implements with a lot of shine and minimal to no sharpening will hold a higher value than those showing discoloration and heavy sharpening. Photos are almost always your best description for the appearance of the knife you will receive! Age - Knives produced decades ago are bound to show some sort of age.
Fading colors, tarnish, discoloration, and things of this nature are normal and usually do not affect functionality. Collectible and rare knives will not be significantly downgraded for these cosmetic signs of age. However, any other issues under the categories of functionality and appearance will weigh the same for vintage knives as they do modern knives. The item "Victorinox 234 Swiss Army Knife Vintage 1943-1951 Collectible GC" is in sale since Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Camping Knives & Tools\Pocket, Multi Tools". The seller is "baconandeggs87" and is located in Rollinsville, Colorado.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras.