09 June 2016 12:00:00
Guide: Victorinox accessories
We continue our guide: this time we take a closer look at the entire line of folding knives and accessories of a Swiss brand, as well as talk about their differences
In our weekly “Guide” heading we continue sorting out some curious items that we have in our store. This week we are taking a closer look at aide range of Victorinox accessories. All the Victorinox blades are made from stainless steel with rated addition of carbon, chromium, molybdenum, manganese and silicon. The company takes pride in being the first in Switzerland to starting the production of stainless steel. It happened in 1923. The manufacturer is based in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland.
Swiss Army Knife
In January 1891, the first Swiss Army Knife was created. The knife had a blade, reamer, can-opener, screwdriver, and grips made out of dark oak wood that some say was later partly replaced with ebony wood. Karl Elsener, then owner of a company that made surgical equipment, set out to manufacture the knives in Switzerland itself. At the end of 1891 Elsener began production of the Modell 1890 knives. Elsener then wanted to make a pocketknife more suitable to an Officer. He succeeded in attaching tools on both sides of the handle using a special spring mechanism: this allowed him to use the same spring to hold them in place, an innovation at the time. This allowed Elsener to put twice as many features on the knife. NASA astronauts have a Victorinox knife as standard equipment. What’s interesting is that Victorinox uses different steel types providing various mechanical properties.
VictorinoxPocket knife Huntsman 1.3713.T7 Silver
VictorinoxPocket knife Evolution S14 Red
Large pocket knife for hunting
Large pocket hunting knife was developed especially in cooperation with hunters in the United States, who demanded a pared-down knife of a higher caliber. The large blade is incredibly strong and easily accessible with one hand; and the ergonomic shape makes for a very stable grip. It looks great in its matching pouch; but it looks even better when it's in your hand getting the job done. The blade is made form 1.4419-type steel which makes the knife extra durable.
VictorinoxPocket knife Hunter Pro 0.9410.63 Wood
VictorinoxPocket knife Hunter Pro 0.9419.3
Small pocket knife
These knives are only 58 millimeters at length. Victorinox took the original Swiss Army Knife and made it even smaller, so it's easier to take with you everywhere. This knife includes blade, scissors, toothpick or tweezers, pen, nail file, screwdriver and a keyring. Each one disappears easily onto a keychain or into the pocket. And each one makes a grand entrance every time you run into a problem that needs solving. Never before has something so small saved the day so often.
VictorinoxPocket knife Classic 0.6223.94 Camo
VictorinoxPocket knife Classic LE2015 Nature Adventure
For the first time SwissCard was made by Victorinox in 1997 as a response to a business cards popularity. It was created in order to be able to pack in all the functionality you need for your everyday adventures and carry them in your wallet as you move through life. The SwissCard is roughly the size of a business card, typically with a small pair of scissors, a short non-folding knife, a small file with a screwdriver point, a plastic toothpick, tweezers, a slim ballpoint pen, and a straight pin, housed in a hard plastic case with an inch ruler on one side and metric measurements on the other. The item is now a part of Museum of Applied Arts in Munich.
We hope our guide helped you to know more about Victorinox’s assortment. You can find all the products in our store or on our website.
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