Each scale is sanded down by hand and offers varying color and unique grain patterns, which means no two knives are exactly the same. This knife is perfect for the avid knife collector or as an executive gift. Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips Screws). In 1884, Master Cutler Karl Elsener opened a cutlery shop in Ibach, Switzerland.
There, he and the cutlers union he formed produced the finest steel cutlery, finished with the now-famous proprietary edge preferred globally by professional and home cooks. In 1891, Karl supplied the Swiss Army with its standard issue Soldiers Knife and in 1897 with the Officers Knife. In 1921, after the death of his mother, Victoria, and with the advent of stainless steel, then known as inoxydable and used in the production of his cutlery, Karl changed the name of the company to Victorinox.It is from those humble beginnings that a worldwide icon was born. Today, Victorinox is still owned and operated by the Elsener family, and both the company and family still resides in the small village of Ibach, Switzerland. Care Tips for Swiss Army Knives. The various tools are manufactured from high-quality steel with precisely tuned features that are essential for the particular application. The steel is tempered, annealed and polished to achieve the necessary hardness and provide optimum resistance to corrosion. To re-sharpen your knife, use a whetstone at an angle of 15° 20°. This will result in a cutting angle of 30° 40°. If sharpening on a grinding wheel, always cool with plenty of water to avoid excessive temperatures and the resulting damages that may occur. After youve used your Swiss Army Knife for all of its various applications, such as cutting open numerous boxes, you may notice that the blades begin to stick together.
Opening and closing the blades in warm water several times will allow the tools to easily move again. Once they have dried, it is recommended, to apply a small drop of oil between the blade or tool shank and the spring.To optimally maintain the locking mechanism, periodically apply a drop of our recommended Swiss Army Knife Oil. Never put Swiss Army Knives in the dishwasher. The item "Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, Swisschamp XAVT, Ruby Red, 1.6795. XAVT, New In Box" is in sale since Saturday, September 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Camping Knives & Tools\Pocket, Multi Tools". The seller is "jere1" and is located in Petaluma, California. This item can be shipped to United States.