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Photos Beijing Opera Mask Climber

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by Piso Mojado, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    SAK Guy posted a good photograph here

    What SAK are ya totin' today?

    but I thought this SAK deserved a thread of its own.


    Three of these were issued in China six or seven years ago: a Classic, a SwissCard Classic, and a Climber. Beautiful packaging. A set of three with the packaging would be a nice expensive collector's item. I bought this Climber second hand but apparently unused for $15. Taking a wild guess, I'd call it a Bayer advertising knife.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2018
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  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    That's a pretty cool design.
  3. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Anybody here know what ever happened to Robert? I know he was battling some health issues. I miss him.
  4. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Soo.. My wife works for Bayer and I showed this to her.. Can you give me any more info on this knife??? Thank You!! John
  5. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    There is an old thread in the SwissBianco forum.


    Quoting someone who knows a lot about Victorinox,

    I have also read that authorized Victorinox dealers in China sold them to walk-in customers only and not online. So all the authentic knives you see here were bought in China and brought back. The packaging was as striking as the knives, and there was a second production run of the packaging with a different opera mask. There were counterfeits too and I've seen one photographed on a European forum. A Beijing Opera Mask Spartan is counterfeit: Victorinox made a Classic, a SwissCard Classic, and a Climber.

    As Oregon noted, "You can see the vic collection by googling images using the key words: Victorinox Opera Mask Collection." No one before me has posted a photograph of the Vic logo scale. It has Bayer's corporate logo, followed by two Chinese characters and a copyright symbol. It may be an advertising knife for Bayer China Limited, but that graphic is not their logo (they use Bayer's). Too bad I can't read Chinese.
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  6. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Thank You PM!!! :D John
  7. Etna


    Jun 17, 2015
    The two words are dá xǐ: looked it up and it seems to be related to Talcid. Probably a knife specially made to promote the opening of Bayer's Talcid production in China.

    Source: I am Chinese (sort of).
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  8. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Thanks for the translation, Etna! I was going obsessive-compulsive!!

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