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Victorinox, the makers of the Swiss Army knife, always explore the endless universe of the small pocket tool. Every year the Swiss company based in Ibach Schwyz launches amazing limited editions, each one based on a clever, original and edgy idea. In 2016, Victorinox celebrates the Summer Olympic games and the athletes quest for a GOLD medal. To translate this homage into the product universe, Victorinox is launching a precious limited edition called Victorinox Climber Gold. Here is our Swiss Blog of the month celebrating Swiss ingenuity and the world-class event happening this summer in Rio de Janeiro. Here is our unboxing of the new Victorinox limited edition and down below more photographs and details.

The Victorinox Climber Gold 2016, the ultimate dream in pure gold.

The iconic Climber Pocket Knife has had a seasonal upgrade. To celebrate the Rio Olympics 2016, Victorinox has launched a perfectly formed collector’s exclusive. And it’s a real winner. Plated in sumptuous 24-carat gold, it’s a multitasking powerhouse that’s leagues ahead of the pack. This compact traveling companion is ready for any adventure thanks to its 14 built-in functions.







This Limited Edition is celebrating all the world-class athletes that will compete within 28 different sport disciplines with only one goal: to get a gold medal. The bright and precious metal will be on top of mind this summer. The two scales of the Climer Gold are coated with 24 carat gold, with a fineness of 99.9 percent purity. The scales are transparent and show off the precious metal beautifully. With the matching neck strap, the Climber Gold can either be worn around the neck or added to an existing collection. Whether investing in an asset or using as an everyday compagnion – with this limited edition you will be ready for any adventure that might come your way. The outer-packaging is elegant and practical. It is delivered with a special message from the brand. This new Climber is over 100gr whereas the regular Climber is only 82gr. In terms of construction, the new Climber has liners made of Nickel Silver, also usually called new Silver. These new liners are heavier than the usual aluminium counterparts. Nevertheless they are more refined so when you get a close-up you can enjoy the perfect details. You can read more about it here with great pictures as well:



A final note on the Victorinox Climber. This iconic pocket knife is a true welcome to the world of the Officer’s knife. Its 14 functions are as sharp, strong and intuitive as you need them to be. So no matter if you’re climbing up the corporate ladder or a class 5 crag, the Climber is with you all the way to the top.

The world of Victorinox dates right back to the year 1884, when Karl Elsener opened a cutler’s workshop in Ibach-Schwyz. His revolutionary idea of manufacturing a compact knife with an array of practical functions was a success: the Swiss Army Knife was born. As customer needs and technologies have changed over the years, the legendary Swiss Army Knife has also evolved and is now available in a range of variants worldwide. Quality, functionality, innovation and iconic design have the highest priority at Victorinox, and this also applies to their other product categories: Household and Professional Knives, Watches, Travel Gear, Apparel and Fragrances. You can visit the official brand website here:

This Victorinox limited edition was produced at 20’000 units worldwide. So you better hurry to call your favorite store to order one. This summer the right color is gold.

José Amorim


Info sourced at Victorinox official communication and unboxing testing by All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available. Images are for illustration purposes only.