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Old 11-21-2017, 12:53 PM
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Please help identify this logo / symbol

Hello everyone, Iíve never posted on the message board previously but this is driving me insane. This logo or symbol is on a swiss army knife that I inherited from my father.


https://imgur.com/gallery/73xB6


Any have a clue? Thank you in advance!
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:33 PM
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Probably a symbol denoting a military unit or other organization.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:40 PM
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Probably a symbol denoting a military unit or other organization.
Or it could be a company logo ... I did a quick image search and Swiss army knives come with quite the variety of company logos ...
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:02 PM
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Both good guesses. I even found a few symbol/logo identification websites but came up with nothing so far.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:13 PM
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Did it by any chance take a trip through Asia before coming to it's final resting place? You often see logos with "three things" on them in East Asian countries (I think originally from China). Mitsubishi, Samsung... as that number is considered lucky.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:16 PM
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It's a stylized triskelion of some kind. Unfortunately, it isn't a version I recognize as belonging to any particular organization.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:50 AM
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Wow youre right. I did notice right away the center is an upside down inonizing radiation symbol but i had never heard of a triskelion and your onservation is the best info ive received thus far. Theres appears to be hundreds or thousands of different variations online. Its a step in the right direction, thank you!
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:59 AM
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I remembered seeing something that this reminded me of recently. I finally realized that it was the symbol on the soul van (doo-deet-doo, doo-deet-doo) in Preacher (season 2, episode 6). FWIW, there is some possibility of a common inspiration, I suppose.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:50 AM
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What is the object on which the logo appears? Electronic notebook? Phone? Cigarette case?
Knowing where it was displayed might help identify it.
What does the rest of the truncated chevron at the top of the photo look like?
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:53 AM
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This logo or symbol is on a swiss army knife that I inherited from my father.
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What is the object on which the logo appears? Electronic notebook? Phone? Cigarette case?
Knowing where it was displayed might help identify it.
Swiss army knife.
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:22 PM
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Victorinox has a program in which corporations or others can have their logos placed on the Victorinox tools. I realize that this does not get you closer, (I tried looking up corporate logos with triskelions and did not find it), but it might give you an avenue to pursue. (Call Victorinox and ask if they can identify it?)

NeoCortex, what companies did your dad (or his family) work for?
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:42 PM
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I did a reverse image search and found this: "Please help identify this logo / symbol" at StraightDope.com ... aren't I helpful today !!!
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:45 PM
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Thanks TomnDebb. I’ve already been in touch with Victorinox and have gone back and forth over email with them over the last several days. The commercial side didn’t uncover anything so they elevated it to a director level person at Victorinox yesterday afternoon. My father was independently employed for nearly 45 years so Im fairly certain it wouldnt be an employer logo related to his career. He was a Freemason for a short time, however I don’t think the knife dates back that far. I’ll let everyone know if the folks at Victorinox discover anything. Thank you for the ideas everyone. Cheers!
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:47 PM
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Hahaha funny Wolf!
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:49 PM
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Looks like a cross between TDK
http://mms.businesswire.com/bwapps/m...d=288851&vid=4
and wool symbol.
https://www.logodesignlove.com/image...mark-logos.jpg
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:29 AM
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It looks like some variant of the mitsudomoe style of kamon (Japanese crest), very popular for corporate logos. So maybe search for that.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:04 AM
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No answer (sorry) but to me it looks more like three boxes rushing at each other. More three-dimensional than a flat looking triskelion.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:19 AM
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It looks like the sort of logo a chemical company would have. (And I say that as someone who has more than a couple of chemical-company-branded Swiss army knives.)

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Old 11-24-2017, 08:52 AM
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Saying that it's a triskelion doesn't really help much, beyond giving you a Google search term, because all that "triskelion" means is "symbol with threefold rotational symmetry". And no part of it resembles the ionizing radiation symbol, beyond the fact that both are triskelions (as are the biohazard symbol, the Civic Defense symbol, and the recycling symbol).
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:05 AM
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Certainly a custom corporate badged knife. I think Victorinox did these in quite short runs if needed. More the sort of thing that would be used as a gift item than much else. Maybe a presentation item. Depends upon how insane a knife it is attached to. I have a feeling there were third party vendros that would also badge knives, so it might not have been Victorinox themselves that made it.

It took a while but I'm pretty sure the logo is based upon three intertwined square section rods. Much more of a western design if so. My first thought was some form of rolled steel or similar industrial product logo. Cable would be round or hexagonal rather than square section. But it has the look of a logo for a company that either manufactures or fabricates using a rolled or extruded section.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:27 AM
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NeoCortex, where did your dad live and work, and what type of work did he do (at least approximately, if you don't want to give out identifying information.)
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:32 AM
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Yeah, a clue to background might help.

I also think the logo would suit a parcel freight company. Three boxes zipping around.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:39 AM
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Medical Doctor in a couple states over the years; all in the Western U.S.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:00 AM
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It could be something picked up at a trade show (or pharmaceutical conference). Perhaps a medical office supplies distributor.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:08 AM
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It could be something picked up at a trade show (or pharmaceutical conference). Perhaps a medical office supplies distributor.
Yeah, I was thinking along those lines. I initially thought pharmaceutical promotion, but maybe medical device manufacturer. "Our Machine That Goes Bing is the Swiss army knife of phrenology!" or something.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:12 AM
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Those could be three cubes rotating around a central axis as they approach the viewer.

Here's the logo of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. Maybe the logo on your dad's knife is a legacy from which the current AFPE evolved.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:27 AM
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There's a medical research firm called Triskelion. It might be a previous logo for them.

http://www.triskelion.nl
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:46 PM
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I tried a slightly different approach that almost always works for me.
I redrew the logo and reverse searched it on Google Images. It worked!
Unless the logo is stolen it belongs to a Turkish company called "AG Grup «evre Danışmanlık" which translates as "AG Group Environmental Consulting".
Here is a link to the English version of their website.

http://www.agcevre.com.tr/en/hakkimizda

Hope it helps.
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:48 PM
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Holy crap! Well done, and welcome to the board! Please stick around.

BTW: what did you use to redraw it? Just curious. That's a very clever approach.

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Old 11-24-2017, 01:54 PM
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BTW: what did you use to redraw it? Just curious. That's a very clever approach.
Simple, I'm a graphic designer and use Adobe Illustrator daily.
Also, I like solving mysteries
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:10 PM
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I tried a slightly different approach that almost always works for me.
I redrew the logo and reverse searched it on Google Images. It worked!
Unless the logo is stolen it belongs to a Turkish company called "AG Grup «evre Danışmanlık" which translates as "AG Group Environmental Consulting".
Here is a link to the English version of their website.

http://www.agcevre.com.tr/en/hakkimizda

Hope it helps.
Nice work. I thought about doing that, but am not that proficient in Illustrator that it'd be a quick job for me.

I've noticed this logo, though, appears on another Turkish websites. Maybe they're all related, though.

Here's a LinkedIn page for some sort of computer consultant. Oh, and there's the Facebook page here.
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:10 PM
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Thats awesome Gorangoran! Thank you! Lol the result means nothing to me but thats the logo alright! That company was founded in 2011 which doesnt fit but that doesnt mean he company wasnt purchased along with the Logo and restructured over the years. I’ll ask around with family and friends and see what I can Discover! I’ll let you know and thank you again!
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:35 PM
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Did he ever serve in the military? The Army, Navy, and Air Force all have bases in Turkey. If he was stationed there, it could have been a gift from someone.
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