The Wenger Swiss Army Knife dates back to 1886, when the Swiss Army decided to equip every soldier with a folding knife. In 1889 a new rifle was introduced...and to take apart the rifle a screwdriver was needed. The rest is history.
Wenger have been making genuine Swiss Army Knives ever since, and through continuous development have brought some new life to the original army knife with features like the Wenger EVO ergonomic handle for extra grip and safety.
The decision to create a multi-purpose tool incorporating a knife, screwdriver, reamer and can-opener saw the birth of the very first Swiss Army knife.
The firm from which Wenger emerged had been a supplier to the Swiss Army during the 19th century, along with a sister company known as Victorinox.
Wenger is in the French-speaking Jura region of Switzerland, and its competitor in the German-speaking canton of Schwyz. To avoid friction between the two areas, the Swiss Government decided in 1908 to use each supplier for half of its requirements. So Victorinox can lay claim to being the “original”, while Wenger can state its Swiss army knives are “genuine”.
In any case, both have been manufacturing these classic tools for over 100 years, and both must meet identical specifications defined by the Swiss Army.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE OVER 18 YEARS OLD TO PURCHASE ANY SWISS ARMY KNIFE