“The Victorinox 108mm knives essentially started with the German Army Knife, or GAK, in 19yy. The design is quite different from the other Victorinox models probably because the knife was build to supplied German Military specification. These models feature some unique tools and operational characteristics. All the layer tools pivot open on the same rivet at the top end of the knife which is very intuitive as all the tools, including those on the back, open in the same direction. This is the only series that offers a corkscrew on the back, but no models with a Phillips screwdriver. These knifes are not often recognized as Swiss Army Knives, and in fact the GAK was manufactured by several different manufacturers. The 108mm Series were the first Victorinox knives to use Nylon scales, and the red colored civilian models really stand out. The olive green Mauser branded model has been quite popular with collector  http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php

Victorinox German Army Knife

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Mauser

Mauser

Mauser

OD Trooper

OD Trooper

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NATO

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Solo

Trooper

Pathfinder

Trooper

Trooper

Hunter

Hunter

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