From high up in the Swiss Alps comes a tradition of high quality knives for which Victornox is famous. Designed as an army knife by Karl Elsener in 1891 and named after his mother Victoria, it was popularized throughout the world through its use by the American GI's in WWII due to it's reliability. Thanks to its compact design, which could hold up to 100 tools, and unbelievable durability, it has become the ultimate survival tool for over a century. Today Victornox can be found anywhere from the NYC Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection to the pockets of Astronauts on NASA space explorations.