Tuesday, April 28, 2015

PRINTS: Victorinox Classic TCA

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is the international nonprofit trade association for the global tilt-up concrete construction industry and was founded in 1986 by a dedicated group of contractors, professionals, and manufacturers with the interest of improving the quality and acceptance of tilt-up construction.  

Tilt-up concrete is a type of prefabricated section of a building and lifted/tilted and assembled on site to complete the building exterior.


Friday, April 24, 2015

COLLECTION: Victorinox Classic Ireland National Flag 58mm (1990s)

Republic of Ireland (or Ireland) is a sovereign state in western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, located in the eastern part of the island, whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's 4.6 million inhabitants.

The national flag of Ireland is also known as the Irish tricolour.  It is a rectangular flag with an aspect ratio of 1:2 (width-to-length) and has equal areas of three colors - green, white and orange.

The colors symbolizes aspects of Irish traditions.  The green represents the Gaelic tradition of Ireland (the Nationalists), the orange represents the followers of William of Orange in Ireland (the Unionist) and the white represents the aspiration for peace between them.

The flag was first used in 1916 during the Easter Rising when it was raised above the General Post Office building in Dublin.  It was subsequently adopted by the Irish Republic during the Irish War of Independence from 1919-1921.  It was later given constitutional status under the 1937 Constitution of Ireland.

Reference: all accessed 5 January 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

COLLECTION: Victorinox Pink Alox Cadet 84mm (2010s)

This is a new limited edition (initially 100 pcs only) Alox Pink Cadet (Item Code: Vic0260125R) from German e-commerce company Seitz-Kreuznach.  Seitz-Kreuznach E. K. is based in Bad Kreuznach primarily deals with writing and cutlery related products.

I was lucky to be awake in the wee hours of the morning (~2AM) of 31st March 2015 when this "sale event" was posted in the Swiss Army Knives Collectors and Victorinox Alox facebook groups.  I was able to buy for myself and two other friends (I just assumed they wanted it during that moment as they were sleeping by then hahaha).

Update: SK released a pre-order for additional Pink Cadets on their website last 17/4/2015.

Friday, April 17, 2015

PRINTS: Victorinox Classic SD HP (Hewlett-Packard)

Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States.


Monday, April 13, 2015

COLLECTION: Victorinox DofE Pocket Tool 91mm (2000s)

Victorinox has partnered with The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award, to release a Pocket Tool specifically designed for use during adventure activities of the group. The DofE is a leading youth charity gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.  The group runs the DofE programme which provides personal programme activities in five areas - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential and they give out awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold) after completing the activities.

The Victorinox DofE Pocket Tool is the recommended tool to use during these adventure programmes.  It is the only 91mm tool released by Victorinox with a main blade tip rounded (mostly for safety - use by teenagers in adventure activity tasks).  It is very similar to the tool layout of a Compact which has the corkscrew instead of the Philips screwdriver found in the DofE Pocket Tool. It has the logo of the DofE Award in the front scale.


Thursday, April 09, 2015

PRINTS: Victorinox Classic SD Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrop's 1994 purchase of Grumman. The company was the fifth-largest defense contractor in the world as of 2015.


Friday, April 03, 2015

COLLECTION: Victorinox Lumberjack 84mm (1980s)

This is a new addition to my 84mm collection - the Victorinox Lumberjack with an old shield - Economy version.  All tools are the same as my other Lumberjack, except this one doesn't have any scale tools - toothpick and tweezers as all other Economy versions.  This one has the combo tool with the wood saw and main blade.  Older ones (1970s) still had the small blade instead of the combo tool.