Victorinox Soldier Knife 1942

1942 Wenger Soldier Swiss Army knife
1942 Wenger Soldier
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The 1942 Soldier Swiss Army knife produced by Victorinox and Wenger was similar to the 1943 Soldier from the previous year. The same design continued on the 1945 Soldier. Some knives are marked with a P, indicating they were a private-issue knife purchased by a soldier as a replacement or additional knife. A few private-issue knives are in stainless steel.

Size & Weight: The 1942 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)