Vintage Swiss Army Knives

Vintage Swiss army knives from Victorinox and Wenger.  See also Victorinox Historical Photos and Information.


VICTORINOX

Victorinox Soldiers' Knife c 1891
 
Photos from Victorinox Photopress


Victorinox Officer's Knife c1897
Photo from Victorinox Photopress


Victoria (Victorinox) c1902-1913

Victoria, the Christian name of Karl Elsener's mother, is an early trademark of Victorinox (Victoria + Inox).  This example of an early Swiss army knife has mother of pearl handles and contains two blades, a file, scissors, and a cork screw.  No toothpick and tweezer.  A 1903 catalog (see photos below) shows a similar style 2-blade knife (Nr. 241).  


Victorinox Swiss Army Knives c1903
    
Photos from Victorinox Photopress and Everything you need to know


Victorinox Armée Suisse


Armée Suisse (Victorinox


Hoffritz branded Victorinox Swiss Army Knives
  
The magazine scan from LIFE March 22, 1954 was digitized by Google Books.


Abercrombie & Fitch branded Victorinox Swiss Army Knife
Ad from Popular Science Jan 1965 digitized by Google Books.


Hoffritz branded Victorinox Swiss Army Knife
Ad scanned from a 1960s Hoffritz catalog.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife


Elinox (Victorinox)
Elinox (Elsener + Inox) was a trademark used by Victorinox beginning in 1957.  Victorinox Switzerland Stainless Rostfrei was used beginning in 1952.

References: The Knife and Its History: Written on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Victorinox.


Wenger

Wenger Tahara


Wenger Tahara


Wengerinox (Wenger) Allsport Knife


Wenger Master Sportsman's Knife


Neiman Marcus branded Wengerinox (Wenger) Swiss army knife


Wengerinox (Wenger)


Wenger Swiss Army Knife
Ad from Boys' Life Jan 1964 digitized by Google Books.

Wenger c1960s-1970s

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