Victorinox celebrates its 125th anniversary with the release of The Replica 1897 limited edition Swiss Army knife.
Chances are, at some stage of your life, you’ve owned a Swiss Army knife. The iconic multi-blade knife, made famous by buccaneers like McGyver, was first issued to Swiss soldiers in 1886 and many versions followed over the years, with both military and civilian versions available, with special models created for everything from camping, fishing and mountain biking to golf.
Now Victorinox celebrates 125 years in the Swiss Army knife trade with an anniversary edition, The Replica 1897 Limited Edition knife. The new release marks 125 years since Victorinox founder Mr Karl Elsener patented the original Officer’s and Sports Knife.
Recreated out of 18 separate pieces, the new knife – limited to 9,999 pieces – pays homage to the original with the same details and style, but has been masterfully enhanced by today’s state-of-the-art technology. The red vulcanized fibre scale material offers a warm and comfortable grip, while the iconic embossing of “Elsener Schwyz” on the large blade and the proof of the patent “Gesetzlich Geschützt” (protected by law) on the screwdriver take uses back in time.
Distinctive features of the Replica 1897 include the style of the pointy small blade, the original shape of the corkscrew, an awl perfectly integrated in the body of the pocketknife, and a can opener with a unique technique.
Each blade comes with a certificate, is individually numbered, and is packaged in an attractive time capsule box.
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