MODEL DESCRIPTION: The Victorinox Artisan Swiss Army Knife is a long retired model in the 84mm (3 1/4) series. It has tools that are similar to the Fieldmaster, but slightler smaller and lighter. Back in its day, the 84mm models were just as popupar as the 91mm ones. Today the series has shrunk to just one- and two-layer models. AGE: The scissors are the older squared-leg style, but they do not have the original single-curved spring (probably a replacement).
The clip blade ended around 1973, and the can opener often was marked with Pat, up until 1971-ish. That would suggest this knife was produced between those years. The Phillips screwdriver probably lost its file in the late 1960s but we do not have solid info on that, and this knife still has a file on the one surface.
Bottle openers often had a cutting edge before 1980, but this one does not. In general, tool changes on the 84mm Victorinox knives seem to lag behind the similar changes on 91mm models, so it may be a few years younger than the tools suggest.
We welcome corrections from any serious collectors! This knife weighs in at 89.1 grams (3.1 oz), and it's about 18mm thick (3/4). Artisan knives are pocket sized Swiss Army knives (3 1/4 / 84mm).
They contain the following tools. Bottle Opener with Screwdriver Tip. Can Opener with Screwdriver Tip.Phillips Screwdriver (this one has a file on one side). This link has more about our used knife grades. The item "Victorinox Artisan Swiss Army knife- used, vintage, rare, excellent 1970s #4972" is in sale since Tuesday, November 29, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "smartknives" and is located in Ithaca, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.