THE CLASSY CLASSIC
THE VICTORINOX LIMITED EDITION DAMAST SWISS ARMY KNIFE IS A HEAD TURNER
The Victorinox Limited Edition Damast Swiss Army Knife redefines what it means to be prepared and look good doing it. BY JOSHUA SWANAGON
Although the details may be a little fuzzy from the years that separate then and now, I remember my first Swiss Army Knife. I was young and it was the thing that told me that I had arrived. I was now responsible enough to be trusted with my own knife. I remember being intrigued by all the different tools and feeling like I could now fix the world.
Having grown up a little, I now see the Swiss Army Knife for what it really is, one of the most useful tools in my pocket for urban or wilderness use, and I never leave home without mine anymore. My late friend, Ron Hood of Hoods Woods and Survival.com, used to swear by the Swiss Army Knife and even included a discussion on them in his video “Woodsmaster 4 Making and Using your Outdoor Survival Kit,” because it is one of “the most useful tools you can have on you.” It’s hard to argue with one of the world’s foremost leaders in wilderness survival.
Due to my personal love for and history with Swiss Army Knives it should come as no surprise that I was
quite thrilled to be able to be one of the first people in the United States to see, hold, photograph and write-up the 2017 Limited Edition Damast Swiss Army Knife from Victorinox.
Limited Edition runs are nothing new to Victorinox, and if you have the opportunity to be the proud owner of one, it may be the centerpiece of your collection. With such a rich history and recognizable style, Victorinox holds a place in the hearts of most knife users today.
The 2017 Victorinox Limited Edition Damast Swiss Army Knife is limited to 5,000 pieces, with only 360 to be available in North America, and the rest being spread out amongst the rest of the world, having been released April 10th. Each knife is numbered on the handle and comes in its own gorgeous display box, ready to be placed with prominence within your collection or anyplace in your house that needs a décor upgrade.
“LIMITED EDITION RUNS ARE NOTHING NEW TO VICTORINOX, AND IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE PROUD OWNER OF ONE, IT MAY BE THE CENTERPIECE OF YOUR COLLECTION.”
As you would expect, the Victorinox Limited Edition Damast Swiss Army Knife is a fully functional knife with some of the tools you would come to expect from any Swiss Army Knife. As I’m sure you can understand, with the model that was sent to me being number 0000/5,000 I was not able to put it through the series of tests that you have come to expect from me. However, it is easy to tell just from the feel of it alone, this is as stout and trustworthy as any knife you put your faith in from the Victorinox line.
01: Both the blade and the screwdriver/bottle opener/wire stripper utilize a liner style lock.
02: Each knife is numbered, up to 5,000.
03: The Victorinox Limited Edition Damast Swiss Army Knife has a full complement of tools. 01
04: The blade is stamped with “Victorinox Swiss Made Stainless”
05: It includes a standard screwdriver/bottle opener/wire stripper.
06: The “Odin’s Eye” Damascus blade is truly captivating. 06