Swiss Army knives

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2016 – Violet for your eyes

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2016 – Violet for your eyes

Last year, Victorinox started a series of limited editions on the Alox range. Each year a new color will mark the passing years with a memory of their own. This year the Alox scales dresses up with a crispy Violet Orchid color. Every year, 3 pocket knives receive new colored scales: The Classic Alox 58mm The Cadet 84mm The Pioneer 94mn Each pocket knife will have the year engraved in the back, so you know which year belong each limited edition. While the traditional Swiss Army Knife has the Cellidor scales, the Alox family is about another story. The scales are made in aluminum oxide, generally called Alox. The alox scales are thinner and more resistant to chemicals and daily usage, than the cellidor scales.  However, the Alox forgoes the tweezers and toothpick that the traditional cellidor version includes. What Alox fans like as well on these scales is the work done…

Victorinox 2016 Damast Limited Edition – Alox Pioneer X

Victorinox 2016 Damast Limited Edition – Alox Pioneer X

Victorinox has been manufacturing amazing products since 1884. Every year, Victorinox surprises us with its endless universe of creativity and Swiss ingenuity. In 2016, one of the new masterpieces is the 2016 Damast Limited Edition. For several years Victorinox has explored the Damast steel in several limited editions. This year it is the time of the Pioneer X Alox to get a magnificent Damast blade. Here is our unboxing where you can see all the facets of this amazing product. Its strength remains its big precious steel blade of Damascus, the manufacture refers to ancient crafts. The different types of steel assembled by hot welding and bending thus possible to obtain a particularly resistant and unbreakable steel. The apotheosis of making a Damascus steel blade rests, then as now, on its finish – because it is only thanks to the sanding, polishing and engraving appears a unique pattern of its…

Victorinox Christmas selection by LuxuryActivist.com. Black is the new black.

Victorinox Christmas selection by LuxuryActivist.com. Black is the new black.

Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife, became a global brand. In the past 130 years, the family owned company from Ibach in Switzerland, developed the best goods in different product categories: Swiss Army Knives Cutlery Timepieces Travel Gear Fashion Fragrances Victorinox stands for Quality, Innovation, Functionality and Iconic Design. These values are completely in line with the Swiss heritage of the company. Therefore, Victorinox is the perfect ambassador for Switzerland in the world. At LuxuryActivist.com, we have put together an exclusive selection for the Holiday season and our angle was: Black is the new black. Victorinox Swiss Army Knife – Nail Clip 580, iconic Victorinox produces probably the best knives in the world. More than knives, the pocket tools gather several functionalities in the smallest space possible. This nail clip is the perfect translation of this philosophy. Several colors are available and we chose the black one….

Victorinox Delemont collection, a Swiss Army knife story.

Victorinox Delemont collection, a Swiss Army knife story.

When Victorinox bought Wenger in 2005, the main goal was to protect and to guarantee the Swiss Army knife heritage in Switzerland. Since the 19th century, Switzerland developed an amazing know-how in the production of Swiss Army knives and 2 main companies were proudly representing what Switzerland had to offer at its best: Victorinox and Wenger. Two parallel stories, two companies family owned, Victorinox established in Schwyz since 1884 and Wenger in Delemont since 1893. After some unfortunate business developments, Wenger sales drastically dropped in the beginning of the years 2000. In 4 years it went from CHF 40M to CHF 23M. This leaded to 29 jobs suppression. Victorinox decided then to buy Wenger and the deal was concluded in 2005. The communication and how Victorinox would handle the deal were crucial as the Swiss Army knife business is a very passionate one. The aim for Victorinox and the Elsener…

Victorinox Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013

Victorinox Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013

Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife, is launching a new Limited Edition. It is called the Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013. It is a beautiful tribute to Mr. Carl Elsener Sr. who left us last summer. Carl Elsener Sr. – A Swiss visionary leader The Victorinox family lost its Patriarch. He was an inventor, a visionary leader and a great entrepreneur. His son, current CEO of the company, said about him: “He always used to think with his heart and act with his smile“. He had a strong personality and a big charisma. Carl Elsener Sr. took over his father in the 50’s and since then, he made the Swiss company from Ibach to become the multi-national company that it is today.  He helped to bring the little red wonder to all the people around the world. He had a vision that became reality. Today Victorinox sells…