ARMY KNIFE. VICTORINOX POCKET KNIVES.
The Victorinox swiss army knife can be difficult to define, although there
is no doubt that they is recognized anywhere in the world like a symbol of
talent, reliability and quality and they are known like Swiss army knives.
The Museum of Modern Art of New York has designated the multi-tool knife
of the Swiss army as an example of elegant design and adaptation to its
Victorinox pocket knife
with 9 tools.
This multi-tool pocket knives are made by the manufacture Victorinox
located in Ibach (Swiss) for but of a century.
The success of these knives must to that the workers of Victorinox pay
attention to each detail, making every day:
- 34.000 Swiss army knives with 100 differents models
- 43.000 Pocket knives with 300 differents models.
- 43.000 Kitchen knives and professional knives.
one of the simple swiss army knife made by Victorinox.
In order to do an idea to us of the complexity of manufacture of each one
of the Swiss knives we know that the manufacture of the model of knife for
the Swiss army knife "Swiss Champ" of 33 functions, requires a
total of 450 processes.
Victorinox is the company of Swiss knife of greater number of employees of
Schwyz. It exports 90% of its production of multi tool knives
everywhere, which provides to Victorinox one double position as it bases of
the local community and like ambassador nonofficial of Switzerland. Widely
recognized inside and outside Switzerland, this company of knives and pocket
knives have a solid commitment with the nature and look for of systematic
way the technical innovation with the purpose of permanently guaranteeing
the quality and attractive of the its pocket knives and knives
Swiss army knife
"Swiss Champ" with 33 functions and luxe case.
The history of Victorinox knife began in 1891. The cutler
Karl Elsener founded the Swiss Association of cutlers with the purpose of
creating jobs and to make the knife for soldiers destined the Swiss Army,
after he himself, introduced new foods tinned for cases of emergency and
adopted rifle that required a screwdriver to mount and to dismount, a basic
task that they have to do all soldiers.
Therefore the first activity of the Victorinox Swiss factory was the
manufacture of the "Knife of the Soldier", who incorporated a
blade, a screwdriver for rifle, a can opener for the food and punches for
the chairs and leather harnesses.
Swiss knife as well as the
first knives made by Victorinox "The knife of the soldier".
In the beginning, Karl had to fight to maintain his small
business of Swiss knives and lost money in his first contract with the swiss
army and after the first year their colleagues cutlers resigned because an
industrial company of Solingen, Germany, could make this knife most cheap.
Only Karl Elsener continued, but he lost all its savings. Although
with the help of its relatives and friends it followed ahead with the
The "Knife of the Soldier" was very robust but relatively heavy,
for that reason it developed and it made the "Knife of the Official",
lighter, more elegant and than in addition it included more functions
legally, registering it the 12 of June of 1897. Although this Swiss army
knife was not gotten up to the official equipment of the Swiss army, was an
immediate successful and was acquired of particular form by the officials in
Victorinox Climber pocket
knife. This swiss army knife can appear with the red handle, blue
handle or transparent handle.
In 1909 and after the death of its mother, call Victory,
Karl Elsener chose its name as trade name. When the stainless steel,
invented in 1921, began to be used, to the primitive mark of knives and
pocket knives "Victory" added "Inox", international
designation of the stainless steel, being from the union of both words the
designation of the company of Swiss knives "Victorinox"
The descendants of Karl have been adding functions and improving the system
of manufacture of the knives since then, with a gladly innovating spirit.
They exist more than one hundred different models, so loaded of intelligent
devices that the people of "Victorinox" are lost the track of whom
invented each thing.
Victorinox Cibertool knife.
One of the knives with but tools of the market.
The second use that usually occurs to the swiss army knife
is the medical urgencies, like accomplishments of drainages, etc.
There is even one who, in the War of the Falklands saved his life thanks to
that its Victorinox knife stopped a bullet, as Diego F. Garcia Quiroga is
the case of the commander of the Argentine Navy. Its knife is exposed in a
plate in Naval Base of Sea of the Silver.
Functions in these very peculiar and perhaps not so habitual knives exist
in which we have views in our day to day. There are Victorinox knives that
incorporate altimeter, chronometer with incorporated awakener, ball-point
pen, lantern and the "Tool Cybernetics", that makes possible the
connection to a computer, because with the miniaturization of the
electronics new, new possibilities exist to add functions.
Swiss Memory knife.
One of the last new features of Victorinox swiss army knives that includes a
memory with USB connection for the computer.
This incredible world of the Victorinox swiss army knife seems not to
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