To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the original Swiss Army Knife, Victorinox has produced an exact replica of that original multi-tool. The Swiss Army Knife was one of the few singular pieces of gear that managed to revolutionize the world by offering useful tools in a portable, compact design. The crafters at Victorinox dove into old documents and photographs to carefully reconstruct an accurate replica. They kept the same original six tools (rather than the 12 used in modern Swiss Army Knives) and updated some of the materials. While the original used carbon steel, Victorinox opted for stainless steel for the blade. Also the liner uses aluminum rather than the brass of the original. But, Victorinox used nickel silver for the rivets which would have been consistent with the original construction. Additionally the safety features, springs, and opening/closing mechanisms have been updated but, because the iconic cross and shield logo wasn’t introduced until 1909, the case itself is bare.
The Replica 1897 edition of the Swiss Army Knife has been limited to 9,999 pieces in total. Find out more info at the link below.