- Location: New York, New York and online
- Website: swissarmy.com
- Founded: 1897
- Founded by: Carl Elsener
- Headquarters: Ibach, Switzerland
Their forged, carbon steel knives can run upwards of $100, but their stainless steel, plastic or fibrox-handled versions clock in around $30 for a chef's knife.
Victorinox is best known as the creator of the original Swiss Army knife. Designed in Ibach, Switzerland in 1897, it's a lightweight pocket knife meant to be used by soldiers and outdoorsmen. Today, Victornix produces over 100 versions of the Swiss Army knife, and they've expanded into kitchen cutlery, timepieces, and travel gear.
In 2001, Victorinox launched its first flagship store in Soho, New York, followed by a European flagship in New Bond Street, London. While the flagship shops carry the entire brand range, most retail dealers carry a specific part of the line. For knives, you can order online from SwissArmy.com or Amazon.com, or shop in person at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and Sur La Table.
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