MODEL DESCRIPTION: The Victorinox Craftsman Long File Swiss Army Knife is a long retired model in the 91mm (3 1/2) series. It was top-of-the-line up until the magnifier was introduced circa 1973. AGE: The scissors are the older squared-leg style, with the original single-curved spring. The clip blade ended around 1973, and Pat was removed from the can opener circa 1971.
It also has a cutting edge on the bottle opener , and the extremely cool long nail file on the reverse. The Phillips screwdriver probably lost its file in the late 1960s but we do not have solid info on that. This knife still has a file on the one surface, so we would guess it is from the late 1960s.We welcome corrections from any serious collectors! TANG MARK: The front tang has Hoffritz instead of Victorinox. As chain stores gradually took over most knife sales, Hoffritz gradually reduced their mark on the Victorinox knives-- first to a metal inlay on the scales, then a raised/printed mark, and finally a laser-etched name on the blade. This knife weighs in at 143.5 grams (5.1 oz), and it's about 24mm thick (1).
Craftsman Long File knives are standard sized Swiss Army knives (3 1/2 / 91mm). 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 Craftsman Long File Swiss Army knife- very good Hoffritz 1960s #4985" is in sale since Wednesday, December 07, 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.