There is a flat area in the shape of a Swiss cross. There is a circle within the cross with the letters "W - K" etched in the cross on one of the scales. This is the Swiss military control mark (indicating acceptance of the knife).
Three pins (one is hollow as designed). Soldat is the name used to refer to the Wenger Soldier Knife.Having been the official issue to the Swiss Army since 1891 (Wenger first produced the Soldier Knife in 1903). For a decade from 1951 through 1961 the 93mm fiber handled design was the official issue for the Swiss army.
Prior to 1951, the 1891 original Soldier's Knife was issued to troops. In 1961 Victorinox introduced a new design, the Alox scaled Soldier Knife. In 93mm size and the 1951 design was officially retired, with Wenger producing the last models of the 1951 design in 1961. Is the only Swiss Army Knife that has the year of production stamped on the tang of the main blade. Large blade is just under 3 of stainless steel in a clip point profile.Tang is stamped Wengerinox with crossbow logo on one side and "55" on the other side. Bottle Opener - Large Screw Driver. An Opener - Small Slotted Screw Driver. The knife is complete, used and in overall excellent condition. Edges look to be factory original. The tools are all in excellent working condition with minor to moderate wear including spots, blemishes and scratches. Edge and tip of blade have tiny curves/bends as does tip of awl.
The scales have minor to moderate pocket/use wear with scuffs, scratches and scrapes. The control mark area and W-K etching is rather worn, but still visible. Owned by an adult collector in a smoke free home.
Please check out my other auctions for a selection of comics, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, books, toys, video games, CDs, comic book, comic strip and illustration art, knives, and other collectibles. The item "WENGER SOLDAT 1955 SOLDIER STANDARD Swiss Army Knife SAK Model 1951 Wengerinox" is in sale since Tuesday, August 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured".
The seller is "rfcarlinii" and is located in Kings Park, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.