This is going to be a mixed text of a few factors I discovered researching Victorinox SAKs. It is always difficult to keep the words and text on a minimum level
when talking about the knives. It is a lot of fun and it is interesting so therefore the number of letters rise. I would prefer just showing pictures of knives with just the name for it. Many like some information and text too so here we go.
First I know that many people across this planet like the Victorinox knives because you get much value for the money. It is high quality for a reasonable amount
of money. This they mentioned to me back in 2008. “Our effort to provide consumers around the world with functional and practical high-quality products at affordable prices gives our lives deeper meaning and adds joy
and satisfaction to our work” This is very true and since 2008 it is only natural that prices go up a bit. I fully agree with their philosophy. Victorinox knives are high-quality for a reasonable cost.
Since 2008 the world of steel has jumped a lot and some would prefer a higher quality steel. What I can say is that the Victorinox steel is satisfactory and it is a type
of steel we know work.
Since I have shown the Forester model with wood handles and mentioned across my page about the
111mm services range and tools it can be interesting to once again mention what Victorinox said about the development of this category compared to the slide lock models and category.
During the last years we see what many say is the end of the slide-lock models and the stop for them. We see many of the well-known models transformed into the liner-locking sphere:
We found them to be
insufficiently robust and sturdy for the fire brigades, the rescue services, the police and armed forces. For this reason we developed a knife (0.83-0.84) of the same shape and size but much stronger, with thicker rivets and blades, linerlock for the blade
and powerful screwdriver. In this range you will find the Victorinox lock blade for one hand opening (e.g. rescue Tool). Since 2008 the number of models with this construction developed further and today used for models in all ranges or purposes.
It is a superb knife!
I also exchanged emails about “new tools” that could be interesting to develop
for their catalogue of new ideas. In 2008 it was mentioned to develop new tools and functions can be very expensive. This includes the machines and tools for making it. Estimated 20-30000CHF in 2008 for one tool.
The slide-lock was developed from request for a larger tool with lock on it. So just worth having in mind or knowing about.
today produce the larger 130mm category in Delemont and in many ways when Wenger developed this they had the idea of size matters. It resembles in many ways how Victorinox developed the services range. Victorinox re-designed it some for their philosophy.
The services range dates back to
the early 1990s, until today the number of models increased very much. Wenger develped their Ranger 120mm around 1990-1991. This again develped to the New Ranger 130mm design. Which Victorinox re-designed some later.