Looking through eBay sales of Victorinox Swiss Army knives, I found a couple of strange ones: the Victorinox Golf Tool and the Victorinox Cybertool. I clicked through to find out what was special about those models. The Golf Tool has a retractable gadget that is used to repair divots in the grass somehow. The CyberTool has miniature screwdrivers and other things needed for electronics, glasses, watches, etc.
I also ran across a Vintage Victorinox Swiss Army Knife for which the listing said, “pre 1961 NIB.” The selling price was $510! I had to know what made this knife so valuable and what distinguishes a pre 1961 knife. The listing said that the visible rivets marked the knife as a pre 1961 Huntsman model and it had never been carried, scratched or sharpened, presenting as new. The box had a few nicks in it and did not say Victorinox, but rather Victoria. Victoria was the name of Karl Elsener’s mother and he combined her name with the Swiss word for stainless steel, inox, to create the name Victorinox. I’m not sure why it did not make it onto the box.