In 1884, Karl Elsener opened his cutler’s workshop in Ibach-Schwyz.
In 1891 he supplied the soldier’s knife to the Swiss Army for the first time. He went on to develop the Swiss Officer’s and Sports Knife – now the iconic Swiss Army Knife – in 1897, creating the foundation for a flourishing company that would be able to hold its own on the world stage.
Today, Victorinox is a global company with six product categories: Swiss Army Knives, Household and Professional Knives, Watches, Travel Gear, Apparel and Fragrances. The Swiss Army Knife is the core product and has a pioneering role in the development of all product categories.
The Victorinox Travel Gear collections include a large range of luggage, business cases, life style bags, backpacks, travel accessories and personal leather goods. Each piece is designed to handle the heavy demands of intensive travel and stands out for its highly developed technology, functionality and durability.