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Story of Swiss Army Knife

09-02-2010 16:46 BJT

During the late 1880s, the Swiss Army decided to purchase a new folding pocket knife for their soldiers. This knife was to be suitable to help the army in opening canned food and disassembling the Schmidt-Rubin model 1889 service rifle. In January 1891 the knife received the official designation Modell 1890. It were made initially in Germany. Karl Elsener set out to manufacture the knives in Switzerland itself. At the end of 1891,his company delivered the first model 1890 knives produced in Switzerland.

Today, Swiss Army Knife is well known for its exquisite design and excellent workmanship.

Since its launch in 1891 the Swiss military knife has been revised several times. Generally speaking, a Swiss Army knife has a blade as well as various tools, such as screwdrivers and can openers. These attachments are stowed inside the handle of the knife through a pivot point mechanism.

Today, Swiss Army Knife is well known for its exquisite design and excellent workmanship.


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