"R.H. Forscher by Victorinox" Has a New Name - "Victorinox Swiss Army"
Victorinox Swiss Army is known the world over as the creator of the Original Swiss Army Knife. What many people don’t know is that the company started out in 1884 as a kitchen cutlery workshop. By the time this fourth generation family-owned business delivered the first pocket knife to the Swiss Army, they’d been selling fine cutlery to professionals for years.
The name “Victorinox” had been a staple in European commercial cutlery for over 50 years at the time they were approached by New York’s R.H. Forschner – known since 1855 as a builder of scales for butchers – to be their sole cutlery supplier. The two companies joined forces in 1937. The seven decades since have seen R.H. Forschner become North America’s dominant professional brand.
In 2011, Victorinox Swiss Army decided to make the name on the doors of the factory in Switzerland – from which beautifully balanced, perfectly weighted, razor sharp tools began their journey to North America many years ago – the name that R.H. Forschner by Victorinox Cutlery is marketed under: Victorinox Swiss Army.
Despite the name change, knives manufactured by Victorinox remain the same award-winning kitchen tools they have always been under the Forschner name.