Victorinox Soldier Knife 1938

1938 Wenger Soldier Swiss Army knife
1938 Wenger Soldier
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The 1938 Soldier Swiss Army knife produced by Victorinox and Wenger was similar to the 1937 Soldier from the previous year. The same design continued on the 1939 Soldier. We have found more '38 dated knives than prior years, which may have been a response to the German occupation of neighboring Austria in March of that year.

Size & Weight: The 1938 Soldier knife is 100mm (3 1/2") long, 25mm (1") wide, and 18mm (0.72") thick. It weighs about 121.7 grams (4.3 oz).
Colors: The Soldier comes in red fiber.
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Tools:
The Victorinox Soldier knife contains the following tools:
Other Soldier Knives:
Vintage Features:
  • Date on Blade Tang
  • Tapered Awl
  • Thicker Screwdriver
  • Old Style Can Opener
  • Elsener Schwyz on blade tang (Victorinox only)
  • Waffenkontrolle Stamp (usually stamped by inspector)
  • Carbon Steel Tools (except on private-issue stainless steel knives)