Victorinox, creators of the original and iconic Swiss army knife and recognised by everyone whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or not. Karl Elsener opened a cutlery workshop to deliver a soldiers knife to the Swiss army in 1884 and he had a revolutionary idea in mind. He was looking for a compact and sturdy knife that offered many functions yet combined in a single tool. What he invented has long become a legend - the original Swiss army knife. Over the years Victorinox have been aware that both customer needs and technology have changed. And so they have responded to those needs and the Swiss army knife has evolved whilst remaining an essential tool that you can rely on.