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Grand Prix

Victorinox Grand Prix The Victorinox Grand Prix is a four layer model with scissors and a metal file, which is quite popular due to the beautiful inlayed vintage motor car. The photo shows a later version with the multi-purpose hook and keyring, which did not feature on the more common earlier models.
This knife is a predecessor of the modern Mountaineer.


Discontinued.

Layer Tools

Antique Automobile Inlay
Antique automobile inlay

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools

Scales 

Standard red Cellidor scales with a metal inlay of an antique automobile.

Variations

  1. Typically does not include the keyring, but there are versions that do.
  2. The 'VSAKCS '  - Annual Club Knife 2006 was a custom version with the same toolset, but was labeled an Astronaut! (Note: Not to be confused with the Master Craftsman or Craftsman versions of the Astronaut!). It featured: a space shuttle inlay on the top scale; a metal panel on the bottom scale engraved with Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Collectors Society; and the newer stainless steel metal-saw/file, which did not exist when the original Grand Prix models were manufactured. This version also included a keyring.

History

According to Victorinox this model was manufactured between 1980 and 1995. Many different tool configurations of the Grand Prix are around, as it was current when the Victorinox tools were evolving and changing. Older models have the original version of the fine-screwdriver on the back of the metal saw/file layer, and do not include the hook on the back of the scissors layer. Versions are available with the square and round shank Phillips, both usually with the can-key. The awl gained its eye, and the hook arrived during the lifetime of the Grand Prix, and possibly other tool changes. The version with the fine screwdriver on the reverse has been reported as US Model 54040.

Note: Two boxed Grand Prix models mint from Victorinox labeled model 54040, did not have the fine-screwdriver, or the hook, they did have the round Phillips with can-key. These were NOS and could have been mislabeled as it appears they were not in their correct original boxes, or this item number may not be a precise indication of the tool configuration that has changed over time. Interesting also is that they did not include a keyring.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 91mm
  • Width: 19.7mm
  • Weight:
    101.5g - Vintage model: no-keyring, no hook, no fine-screwdriver
    104g - Vintage model: no-keyring, no hook, with fine-screwdriver
    105.5g - Later model: with keyring and hook

Identifiers

  • 1.4752.73: - Earlier version with no hook; original backside fine-screwdriver; can-key tool in square Phillips (US Model Number: 54040 - See - History)
  • 1.4743.73: - Later model with hook; keyring; no fine-screwdriver

Related Knives

  • Mountaineer - Replaces the Phillips screwdriver with a corkscrew
  • Automobile Special - No scissors, includes the antique auto inlay
  • Clipper - No scissors; a corkscrew replaces the Phillips
  • Automobile - No scissors; inline fine technician's screwdriver replaces the small blade
  • Fieldmaster - Replaces the metal saw with a wood saw
  • Master Craftsman - Adds the wood saw
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