The company which eventually became known as Victorinox was started by a man named Karl Elsener, and the knives were originally sold through his mother's hat shop in the German speaking town of Ibach. His mother, Victoria was where half the company's eventual name came from, the other half being INOX, which is French for Inoxydable┬Ł or stainless, in reference to the type of steel that was eventually used.

After decades of producing their staple Swiss Army Knives, in hundreds of variations, Victorinox jumped into the plier-type multitool market in the late 1990's with their state-of-the-art SwissTool. Other models have since followed, keeping Victorinox firmly established as the multi-purpose knife and tool leader.
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Victorinox facility in Ibach Switzerland

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