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. From then on, his spirit of solidarity, deep roots in the region and strong commitment to solid values shaped the Victorinox company philosophy. Victorinox guarantees that its products meet the highest standards in all areas and quality is never compromised.