This beautiful knife is made by Victorinox. The handles are made of Stainless Steel.
One side is carved decoratively. The other side is ornated with scene showing William Tell and his son t in relief. This knife is a master piece and is hard to find.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Several accounts of the Tell legend exist. The earliest sources give an account of the apple shot, Tell's escape, and the ensuing rebellion. The assassination of Gessler is not mentioned in the Tellenlied but is already present in the White Book of Sarnen account.
The legend as told by Tschudi essentially follows the account in the White Book , but adds further detail, such as Tell's given name Wilhelm, his being from Bürglen, and the precise date of the apple-shot of 18 November 1307. William Tell was known as a strong man, a mountain climber, and an expert shot with thecrossbow. In his time, the Habsburg emperors of Austria were seeking to dominate Uri, and Tell became one of the conspirators of Werner Stauffacher, vowing to resist Habsburg rule. Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Altdorf, raised a pole under the village lindentree, hung his hat on top of it, and demanded that all the townsfolk bow before the hat.On 18 November 1307, Tell visited Altdorf with his young son and passed by the hat, publicly refusing to bow to it, and was arrested. Gesslerintrigued by Tell's famed marksmanship but resentful of his defiancedevised a cruel punishment. Tell and his son were to be executed. However, he could redeem his life by shooting an apple off of his son, Robert's head in a single attempt. Tell split the apple with a bolt t.
Gessler then noticed that Tell had removed two crossbow bolts from his quiver. Before releasing him, he asked why. Tell was reluctant to answer, but after Gessler promised he would not kill him, he replied that if he had killed his son, he would have killed Gessler with the second bolt. Gessler was furious and ordered Tell to be bound, saying that he had promised to spare his life, but instead would imprison him for the remainder of his life.Tell was brought to Gessler's boat to be taken to the dungeon in the castle at Küssnacht. A storm broke on Lake Lucerne, and the guards were afraid that their boat would sink. They begged Gessler to remove Tell's shackles so he could take the helm and save them. Gessler gave in and Tell leapt from the boat at the rocky site, already known in the "White Book" as the "Tellsplatte" ("Tell's slab"). Since the 16th century the site has been marked by a memorial chapel. Tell ran cross-country to Küssnacht. As Gessler arrived, Tell assassinated him with the second crossbow bolt along a stretch of the road cut through the rock between Immensee and Küssnacht, now known as the Hohle Gasse.
Tell's blow for liberty sparked a rebellion in which he played a leading part, leading to the formation fo the Old Swiss Confederacy. The knife is the Spartan model. It is 3 & 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inch wide, when closed or 91mm by 20mm.It has a master blade, small blade, can opener with small screwdriver, bottle opener with large screwdriver and wire stripper and keyring. It is very beautiful and shiny. No import charges at checkout. If you wish to have the parcel tracked, please contact me for a quote.
The item "Victorinox Carved Stainless Steel Spartan Swiss Army Knife- William Tell -New" is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "airbagnards" and is located in Gatineau, Quebec. This item can be shipped worldwide.