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Swiss Army Soldier’s Knives




This site was constructed using information from :

  • The book titled « Le couteau et son histoire » written for the 100th anniversary of Victorinox

  • The book " Deux millénaires de couteaux pliants " by Horst A. Brunner

  • The book "Le couteau du soldat suisse" by Thierry Deladoey

  • The free encyclopédia WIKIPEDIA

  • Documents on the internet mainly from the site Les couteaux de l'armée suisse

  • Documents supplied by M. Pierre Mérinat, Cutlery, 1969 St-Martin VS

  • Documents supplied by M. René Schläpfer from Gebertingen

  • Documents supplied by M. Stefan Schober from Hünenberg

  • Documents supplied by M. Christoph Gobetti from Hirschthal

  • Documents supplied by M. Pierre-Henri Marin from Vernier

  • Documents supplied by M. Gérard Borgognon

  • Discussions with other collectors


The photographs are of knives from my collection unless the source is indicated.



A big thank you to everybody who supplied the documentation for this site.

Thanks to Alan Etherington, from Pully, for the English translation.



Site updates


Add copies of plans for Models 1890, 1908, 1951 & 1961


Add English translation


"Les couteaux du soldat de l'armée suisse" is on Facebook


Add article "Before Soldier Knives..." in topic "History".

Add photo in the gallery (1890).

Add article "Civilian productions of Victorinox "200 R" (stainless steel) et "200 S" (carbon steel), repliquas of 1908 Model in topic "Other knives">"Civilian knives"

add warnings in topics "Soldier's knives">"1908 Models" & "Soldier's knives">"1951 Models"

Add information in topic "Soldier's knives">"Special Stamps"


Add information about date & blade markings of "1951 Models" by our readers.

Correction of spelling on the word "Waffenkontrolle"




Redesign of the site :

- Implementation of the CMS Joomla

- new ergonomics

- new design

- etc.

- Add informations

- Add photos

- Add topics

- Corrections of errors


New topic :

- Ranking


New topics :

- Markings

- Maintenance

- Gallery of photos

- Add new information on Mod. 61 - Var. 2

- Add brand C. Vermuth

- Add photos


 Site implementation