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In 1884, Master Cutler Karl Elsener started his cutlery factory in the small village of Ibach, Switzerland. In 1897, he crafted the Victorinox Original Swiss Army Knife. Since that time, the Elsener Family has continued to craft tools in the Victorinox tradition of precision, durability and quality.

Forschner by Victorinox is one of the largest producers of cutlery in the world today. You may already be familiar with Victorinox Cutlery, it was distributed exclusively in the United States to butchers and culinary professionals since 1884 under the brand name R.H. Forschner. In recent years it goes under its formally known European name of Victorinox Swiss Army. Either Rosewood handle or its patented Victorinox Fibrox handle, this is a world class brand of knives.









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What is NSF? A Stampled Knife is cut into a shape from a cold rolled piece of steel and then ground, tempered, and sharpened. It requires many less steps than forging and results in a lighter, narrower blade. Stamped knives are easier to produce and therefore less expensive. They perform very well and can approach the quality of a forged blade (but not the weight or feel). A stamped knife can usually be identified by the absence of a bolster. Victorinox manufactures a complete range of stamped blades with our unique Fibrox handle and are considered the greatest “value” knife range in the industry. This range is marketed to the professional trade under the RH Forschner Brand.

Where are Victorinox knives made? Victorinox is the largest knife manufacturer in Europe and is located in Ibach, Switzerland. All Victorinox stamped Blades are manufactured in Switzerland. The exclusive forged range offers a unique partnership, whereby the knife is forged in Solingen, Germany (the heartland of hot drop forged cutlery) and is finished in Switzerland, including all quality control, polishing, and the famous Victorinox factory edge. This delivers the utmost quality product possible.
What is NSF? It stands for the National Sanitary Foundation and is a seal of quality assurance. It is used primarily in the commercial environment and is on all stamped blades made by Victorinox. All fibrox handles of Victorinox are NSF approved.
What are the different edges and what do they do? The Victorinox Chef knives come with a straight or fine edge. This means it has a perfect taper along the blade and no serrations. It will cut perfectly and without tearing or shredding. Chef Knife The most important tool and is essential to every cook. Used in a rocking method to mince, dice, chop vegetables, herbs, and is the chefs best friend Stamped Knives are cut into a shape from a cold rolled piece of steel and then ground, tempered, and sharpened. It requires many less steps than forging and results in a lighter, narrower blade. Stamped knives are easier to produce and therefore less expensive and can be resharpended over and over again.. They perform very well and can approach the quality of a forged blade (but not the weight or feel). A stamped knife can usually be identified by the absence of a bolster. Our patented Fibrox handles are hygienic, dishwasher safe and slip-resistant. Victorinox manufactures a complete range of stamped blades with our unique Fibrox handle and are considered the greatest value knife range in the industry. This range is marketed to the professional trade under the RH Forschner Brand