In 1897 the Original Swiss Army Knife was created in the small village of Ibach, Switzerland. Since that time, Victorinox has become well-known in more than 100 countries for precision, quality, functionality and versatility. Uncompromising craftsmanship makes these knives worthy to carry the "cross and shield" emblem that symbolizes the legend of Victorinox and the Swiss Army Brand. The VICTORINOX "Swiss Army Knife" is over 100 Years Old. This useful pocket Multi-Tool was legally registered on June 12, 1897. Over 34,000 of these pocket tools with the distinctive Swiss cross leave the factory in central Switzerland each day. Ninety percent are for export to over 100 different countries and serve as ambassadors for Switzerland.