Type Swiss Soldier's Knife with grilon scales, Type 1951, Year 1957 Rarity Scales of red grilon Only Wenger produced the Variant 3, from 1957 until 1964. The scales were made from grilon, a resistant plastic, and were fixed by holders on the liners, so two rivets were hidden. It was the last development of the Type 1890, in 1962 came the Type 1961 with Alox scales.
The Swiss Soldier's Knife Given to every soldier of the Swiss Army since 1890 until now, was produced nearly in same version until 1964, first with scales of ebony in black colour, later (1901) with such from fibre, a synthetic material also containing wood. Beginning with 1962, the type 1961 with aluminium scales began to write it's successful story.
What we know today as "Swiss Army Knife" is the version for officers and civil persons. This knife here is a genuine Swiss Solider's Knife, used in the Swiss Army, and a beautiful piece of history.
Used soon the brand Coutellerie Suisse and began around 1900 to produce Soldier's Knives for the Swiss Army. For many years, until 2008, Wenger was at eye level with Victorinox as supplier for the army. In 2005, due to sales decrease because of the laws in air traffic after 9/11, the company came in economic troubles and was bought by Victorinox. The factory is working still today, but Victorinox decided not to use the brand anymore after 2013.If you would like to see more photos or have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks for looking and happy. The item "Wengerinox Delemont First Swiss Army Knife with Rare Red Grillon Scales 1957" is in sale since Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured".
The seller is "swisshh1123" and is located in Horgen 1. This item can be shipped worldwide.