Victorinox is a brand/company that doesn't really need an introduction: it is world famous, not in the least because of the most iconic of Swiss creations: the Swiss Army Knife. Founded in 1884 by Mr Karl Elsener, the company has delivered knifes to the Swiss Army since 1891. Based in Ibach in the Canton of Schwyz, it was named in honour of the mother (Victoria) of Mr Elsener as of her death in 1909, and with the introduction of stainless steel (''inox'' in French), in 1921, it was renamed into its present name, Victorinox.
In 2005, Victorinox acquired competitor Wenger, the other producer of Swiss Army knives since 1908, and as such, Victorinox became the sole supplier to the Swiss Army once again. No doubt we will showcase many products of Victorinox and Wenger in this blog. We start however with a very recent product of Victorinox, available since August of this year: the Damascus Limited Edition 2012, an elegant but sophisticated collector's knife with a Swiss walnut handle and ultra strong Damascus steel blade, of which only 5,000 will be available world wide, and with its serial number engraved.
For full details and specifications, we refer to the product's page on Victorinox.com. At the time of writing, Damascus Limited Edition 2012 sells for around 400 USD. Victorinox is a member of the Swiss Label association.
Featured photo: credit to Photopress.
Written by William Tell