Spotlight: Victorinox Huntsman
When you think of a Swiss pocket knife, you think of the Victorinox Huntsman. The Huntsman is the iconic pocket knife that started it all for Victorinox. Today, this pocket knife is still the most popular model sold by the brand. And with good reason! Where does this model come from and what was the original concept behind this collection? In this spotlight we will discuss the Victorinox Huntsman!
History of Victorinox
Victorinox is rooted in Switzerland where it started a knife forgery in 1884. They started supplying knives to the Swiss army, which led to the iconic collaboration between the company and the Swiss army. The result was the recognizable and praised Victorinox Huntsman.
The Huntsman model
The Victorinox Huntsman is an iconic pocket knife. It is still so popular today because of its proven reliability and versatility. Throughout the years the pocket knife evolved in cooperation with the Swiss army. It also adheres to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, campers and adventurers. It contains most essential tools which are common for a Swiss pocket knife, all made from stainless steel, stored in a compact casing. You can get through almost anything. When it's time to get off the beaten track you will want to keep your Victorinox Huntsman close.
With its 15 tools, the Victorinox Huntsman is there to help you with any task.
A sharp and large blade to peel and cut an apple.
A smaller blade to carry out precise and delicate cutting tasks, for which you would prefer a slimmer blade.
A corkscrew to open a nice bottle of wine.
To open that can of beans for breakfast.
To tighten small screws with a philips or flat head.
To open a nice cold drink on a warm day.
To tighten larger screws.
A specific tool to strip wires.
Great when piercing through, or making holes in different materials.
Great when sawing branches for a number of bushcraft tasks.
To cut many different things.
Functions like a hook to hang something from, or pull something with.
A small and practical integrated tooth pick.
Tweezers for tasks where you need to be very careful.
A keychain to secure things and for ease of carry.
Don't need so many tools and are you looking for a more compact, lightweight Swiss pocket knife? Why not check out the Victorinox Spartan.
Types and collectors
Collectors can focus on specific models, like the classic Swiss army knife, or more specialized versions such as the Huntsman Lite model. They can also collect limited editions, colours, special editions or knives with unique handle designs. Some collectors also appreciate older models, which are possibly no longer be produced, and they hunt for antique pieces to enrich their collection.