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Victorinox Spartan: 120 years of the ultimate icon of design.

Victorinox Spartan: 120 years of the ultimate icon of design.

There are icons of design that crosses decades without really getting old They are timeless. Here is the story of probably one of the most well known iconic objects, translating the very best of design, innovation, functionality and quality: The Victorinox Spartan. LuxuryActivist asked one of the most passionate people about Victorinox, Trond Ole Mojlanen, to write the following success story. June 12th 1897 – The birth of a legend The year 1897, June 12 official registration for the elegant “Officer’s knife”. It is the start of the phenomenon. The Founder Karl Elsener was a master with knives and the development of this registration opened up a complete new era of pocket knives. Without any doubt the special spring system made it possible for this new development. The Spartan 91mm today with red iconic handle scales and Victorinox emblem is the descendant of the 1897 knife. With Victorinox we have a very…

Victorinox Damascus 2011 – Intelligent luxury

Victorinox Damascus 2011 – Intelligent luxury

Victorinox is launching a beautiful pocket knife called the Victorinox Damascus Limited Edition 2011. It is based on the Victorinox Climber, their Alpinist and trekking tool. The creator of the Swiss army knife reinvents itself each year by bringing to the market surprising products generated on the trail of its heritage. Before summer, they launched a very original product called the Victorinox Tomo in partnership with Abitax Tokyo. Now they tell a new story thanks to the exploration of a special stainless steel technique: the Damascus steel. According to history, Damascus steel was a term used by several cultures from the Medieval period onward to describe a type of steel used in swordmaking from about 300 BC to 1700 AD. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be not only tough and resistant to shattering, but capable of being honed to a sharp and resilient edge. Today, the term…