This is the holy grail under the pocket knife collectors. This Swiss Army Pocket Knife Model 1890 was made by the Elsener Company, based in Ibach, Canton Schwyz, which become later the Victorinox Company. Knife has spear point blade rather than the later clip point blade, still with the black oak wood scales.
The knife is 100 mm (3.9 in) long, 16.5 mm (0.65 in) thick and weights 125 g (4.4 oz). Knife is in used but good condition.
The surface rust can be removed without problems. The knife needs a good cleaning. Since the knives were issued to soldiers, in part to maintain their firearms, they were under the supervision of the Swiss war Department's. This organisation carried out a quality check on military equipment, and put their.Stamp on the scales of a Swiss Army Knife. Initially this stamp was a small. From 1915 onwards the stamp had the letters. Inside a cross, inside a small circle. The pocket knife comes along with its original carry bag which has some damage as shown on the pictures. All of my Militaria, Antiquities and Coins are unconditionally guaranteed for authenticity. I work full time and during my spare time I try to sell some stuff. So please be aware that if will not respond within 10 seconds to your questions. The item "Swiss Army Pocket Knife Model 1890 made by Elsener" is in sale since Monday, October 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured".
The seller is "80thdivcollector" and is located in Buchs AG. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.