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Swiss Army knives with Government or Military markings

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by stressmaster5000, May 3, 2013.

  1. stressmaster5000

    stressmaster5000 Loaded Pockets

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    I recently completed(at least I thought so) my collection of US Presidential Swiss Army Bijou that were ordered by US Presidents or Vice Presidents. There were not very many but they were all similar in design with the official seal inlay in metal. Here are some of them.
    4 US President and Vice-President Bijou models - showing the inlaid metal signatures. Top-Lyndon B. Johnson, Left, George Bush SR., Right, Dan Quayle, Bottom, Dick(OK his full name is Richard then) Cheney, and the metal inlay seal sides.
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    Recent acquisition is the Ronald Regan model.
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    Turns out Bill Clinton ordered one but it was only a printed on design with no metal inlay like these others.

    Also the various branches of the US Military have had Swiss Army Classic knives with metal inlay seals. Here are some of those.
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    There are many other branches of the US Government services like the Department of State, FBI, DOJ, DEA, CIA, etc. Click the following link to the online photo album for larger photos of all the above as well as the rest of this collection.
    Military and Government marked Swiss army knives
     
  2. stressmaster5000

    stressmaster5000 Loaded Pockets

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    Some Spartan models for the US Navy and US Marine Corps were made as well.
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  3. stressmaster5000

    stressmaster5000 Loaded Pockets

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    Here are some more of the seals on some of my collection.

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  4. mole

    mole EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    very nice!!!!
     
  5. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    :eek: *Epic Jaw Drop* :eek:

    Wow... Sweeeet collection!

    G.
     
  6. Slipjoint

    Slipjoint Loaded Pockets

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    Does the Clinton model have a cigar cutter? :bounce:
     
  7. Stonerman33
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    Stonerman33 Loaded Pockets

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    I think the Clinton model was updated post-Lewinski to include a tide-to-go pen insert in lieu of the awl.

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  8. ameeks

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    Those are terrific Wayne. I had never saw the Presidential series before. Thanks for sharing and educating us a bit more.
     
  9. stressmaster5000

    stressmaster5000 Loaded Pockets

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    from a SAK collector himself... WOW.. this is simply amazing.
     
  11. catfishdan
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    Man, I'd like to see a picture of your whole collection. Not sure it would fit in one shot, though.
     
  12. stressmaster5000

    stressmaster5000 Loaded Pockets

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    Well, the only way I could do it in one shot would be to go outside and take a photo of my house. :D

    Go here to see individual photos of various pieces I have. This is by no means ALL of my collection just what I have photographed over the years. There are more waiting for their chance to shine. Some need polishing or repairs before I decide to photograph them.
     
  13. microbe

    microbe EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Awesome collection!
     
  14. catfishdan
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    WOW! Nice job.
     
  15. Lee Bradbury

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    Never seen any SAKs like these, lovely! Just hope our politicians get the same idea though!
     
  16. Drachen

    Drachen Loaded Pockets

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    My Victorinox, from the German-Army! I still have it today! (About 20 years) Great knife and saw!


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    Love the different branches of the gov't!
     
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    Amazing collection !!!