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hello . im looking to find one of these. Michel Jordi with 18K gold plated corkscrew. I had one given to me as a gift 20 yrs ago and it was stolen from me 6 yrs ago. I have searched ebay and cant find any available. Any help in sourcing one would be much appreciated. :) ( this photo is from IKC site)
Thanks Ron! Al it is a good looking knife!
Thanks Ron. If anyone's interested in this knife, make me an offer, I need a camera.
This is the pic Al posted of his knife...
I hope you don't mind that I took the liberty of sizing it and re-posting it? This way it's easier for the viewer to actually see it.
BTW, It's in really nice shape for a knife that's almost 60 years old. And, like I've already stated, to a collector of Wenger Soldier Knives it would probably bring you a very nice return for your initial $2.00 investment. You got a good one, my friend!
P7290804.JPGThis is the only half decent photo I can share. The markings on my knife are identical to your photos with one exception. The handles on mine are a darker shade of red than yours. There's minor scratching on the handles and someone did a half assed job of sharpening the blade but it can be saved. Maybe I will sell it, I really need a good camera more. Thanks, Ron and Andreas.
Hey Al, sell the knife and get a camera!!!
From your description I suspect that you have a 1957 Wenger Soldiers Knife, as Andreas has already informed you. The circled "W-K" stands for Waffen Kontrolle:
Originally it was a small stamp in the form of the Swiss Cross (top left), and later - two letters W-K - "Waffen Kontrolle" e.g., "Arms Control"
Depending upon the condition of your knife it could be quite valuable to a collector. These older Wenger and Victorinox knives are becoming scarcer. Especially the ones in decent condition. Does your knife's markings look like this:
From 1957 until 1961 Wenger makes a soldier knife with red plastic plates of Grilon (Grilonschalen - Swiss Nylon Quality).
Soldier's knife manufacturing Wenger, restyled 1957 model 1951 1957 release
Parameters soldier's knife restaylinga 1957: Length: 93 mm Weight: 90 g Blade length: 65 mm
I hope this helps? It sounds like you got a fantastic deal for only $2.00. Congratulations! And, btw, a bad picture is better than no picture. So, please, post a pic from your "crummy little camera." I would love to see it!
Thanks Andreas, a photo won't help much from my crummy little camera, always blurry. Time to invest in a better one I guess. The knife is in very good condition, some minor scratches. Not bad for a $2.00 investment. I love auctions!
Put a picture to have a look.
Its a swiss army knife made for the army by wenger in 57.
Depending on its condition it may worth from nothing to 80-100 bucks
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