Victorinox Swiss Army
When Karl Elsener opened a cutlery workshop to deliver a soldier knife to the Swiss army in 1884, he had a revolutionary idea in mind. He was looking for a compact and sturdy knife, which offered many functions combined in a single tool. What he invented has long become a legend: the Original Swiss Army Knife
Following World War II, American GI's brought home the thousands of Swiss Army knives they had captured. They loved the utility and dependability of the knife and it quickly became popular in the United States.
Over the years, both customer needs and technology have changed. The Swiss Army Knife has evolved by responding to these needs, while remaining an essential tool millions rely on.