If you’ve never seen Smokey Bear, you’ve probably been living in extreme isolation your entire life. He’s way more famous than Honey Badger and this year he turns 75 (that’s 150 in bear years, if you’re counting – which we aren’t.) We first saw the Victorinox Smokey Bear 75th Birthday Tinker on Guys Talk Knives (Live). SMKW celebrated the iconic septuagenarian bear’s birthday with cupcakes (probably sans the candles) and this SFO Tinker. Although we desperately wanted one, these fantastic limited editions sold out too fast for us to snag one. Now they’re back and we snatched it as fast as our greedy hands could grab it.
What makes this SAK so special? Well, this is a limited edition Swiss Army Knife and those are always collectible. Add in the special theme of this Tinker and that, of course, increases its value because it spreads the appeal across many markets. But all that is boring stock and finance stuff. What we absolutely loved about this knife is the artwork. The front ABS handle scale is clean, classic, and simple with the Victorinox logo along with the Official Licensee Smokey seal and a 75th Birthday logo.
The back scale has full-color artwork of Smokey himself preventing forest fires while the baby bears smack a pinata in the background as a whole family of raccoons bring in a 75th Birthday cake…sans candles, just as we expected. As always, this knife is a high quality, multi-function tool with all stainless steel blades and tools. Just like all Swiss Army Tinkers, it’s 3.5″ closed and weighs a mere 2.2 ounces.
- Stainless Steel Blade and Tools
- ABS Handles
- Large and Small Blades
- Can Opener
- 3mm, 6mm, and Phillips Screwdrivers
- Bottle Opener
- Wire Stripper
- Reamer, Punch, Sewing Awl
- Key Ring
- 2.2 oz.
- 3.5” Closed
- Made in Switzerland
The Victorinox Smokey Bear 75th Birthday Tinker is back in stock and available from Smoky Mountain Knife Works right now. Whether you’re a knife collector or a raccoons carrying birthday cake enthusiast, you’ll want to make sure you get yours before they’re gone. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.