127 YEARS – YOUR COMPANION FOR LIFE
In the anniversary year of 2011, there are now 127 years of tradition and experience behind Victorinox products. Everything began in 1884 with the founding of the company by Karl and Victoria Elsener. The first delivery to the Swiss Army was made in 1891. When Karl Elsener created the legendary Swiss Army Knife in 1897, he could not have known that this would become a symbol for Swiss quality and multi-functionality around the world.
The exceptional functional efficiency and reliability of Victorinox pocket tools has been demonstrated during numerous expeditions; whether during a NASA space shuttle flight into outer space or around the world in everyday practical use. – "A friend, not just a knife," is what one journalist wrote.
An inspiring video of how a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife is produced: