New collection of Swiss Army Knives highlights 130-year heritage of the finest in Swiss design and functionality; More than 50 new knives introduced
MONROE, Conn., and SALT LAKE CITY – (August 6, 2014) – Victorinox Swiss Army, with a 130-year heritage of quality and innovation in blade design, introduces the Delémont Collection, a complete new line of Swiss Army Knives offering a variety of unique features, tools and styles across 52 knives. The Delémont Collection, which is being introduced at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City this week (Booth # 16044), marks the first collaboration between Victorinox Swiss Army and Wenger, which joined forces last year.
“We’ve taken the very best attributes of Victorinox and Wenger and incorporated them into the Delémont Collection,” said René Stutz, President of Victorinox Swiss Army North America. “These knives are unlike any other in the industry with innovative, unique tools and features specifically designed for the needs of outdoor enthusiasts. Each knife is purposefully designed for specific outdoor activities. Whether you’re hiking, climbing, fishing or hunting, there is a knife designed for the unique situations and conditions you may encounter while enjoying the outdoors.”
The Delémont Collection is comprised of four separate handle designs, including the Evolution, EvoGrip, EvoWood and RangerGrip across a range of three different sizes. The collection includes a 65 MM knife featuring a deployable nail clipper, as well as a variety of 85 MM knives with the EvoWood, EvoGrip and Evolution handles. The line concludes with a series of large, 130 MM knives featuring the RangerGrip and RangerWood handles. The knives in the collection offer a wide variety of special features and tools; however, the signature feature is a contoured, ergonomic handle, which makes the knives easier to grip. The contoured handle design offers a more comfortable, non-slip grip even when wearing gloves or in wet conditions.
In addition to the contoured, ergonomic handles, the Delémont Collection includes a variety of unique features and tools. Highlights include: a deployable needle nose pliers; a heavy-duty nail clipper; a universal wrench for M3-M5 nuts; an integrated rotating compass; a shackle opener with marlin spike and ruler; a knife body with an integrated bit holder; and a lever designed serrated-edge scissors. Some of the noteworthy new knives in the collection include:
• Nail Clip 580 – This 65 MM knife comes with all the essentials, including a 1.75” blade, nail file, scissors, tweezers and toothpick. It also incorporates a retractable, heavy-duty nail clipper and cleaner. It is the perfect tool to tackle everyday needs and is small enough to fit in a pocket, backpack or glove box.
• EvoWood 14 – The 85 MM handle on this EvoWood 14 is constructed from sustainable walnut wood, which is repurposed from excess production materials. The walnut is finished with a rich, dark stain giving each knife unique shades and grain patterns. The knife features a 2.5” blade along with a variety of other functional tools.
• EvoGrip S18 – At 85 MM, the EvoGrip S18 is an ideal mid-sized knife and fits perfectly in-hand thanks to the ergonomic, contoured handle with non-slip inserts. A veritable tool chest for the outdoor enthusiast, the 2.75″ double-cut wood saw can tackle much larger jobs than its size would indicate. Along with 14 other useful functions, the EvoGrip S18 is a stand-out in its striking, bright yellow finish.
•RangerGrip 74 – The 130 MM RangerGrip 74 is designed for serious outdoor adventures and includes a variety of heavy-duty tools, including a 3.9” locking blade and a deployable needle nose pliers equipped with a wire cutter and nut wrench. The knife features an ergonomic handle with non-slip inserts to help improve grip even in wet conditions.
Victorinox Swiss Army is launching the Delémont Collection at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, August 6 – 9 in Salt Lake City, booth #16044. In honor of its 130th anniversary and the new Delémont Collection, Victorinox Swiss Army is hosting an event Thursday, August 7th emceed by Outdoor Retailer Event Director, Kenji Haroutunian. The event includes multiple prize giveaways, including a trip for two to Switzerland. Participants may enter to win at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on August 6th and 7th at the Victorinox Swiss Army booth. For more information about Victorinox Swiss Army and the Delémont Collection, visit www.swissarmy.com.
About Victorinox Swiss Army
Victorinox Swiss Army’s portfolio of products represent a proud 130-year, family-owned heritage of commitment to quality and innovation in both multifunctional and iconic design that withstands the test of time. Today Victorinox Swiss Army knives are indispensable to millions of ordinary people, as well as NASA astronauts and even the militaries of more than a dozen armies around the world. The Swiss Army Knife has been recognized with ‘cult’ status among knife enthusiasts, and is featured in prestigious collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. To learn more, visit www.swissarmy.com