Rucksack The Rucksack is a 111mm Victorinox knife with a side locking plain edge blade.

Discontinued Model (2016) - Being replaced by the Forester.

Layer Tools

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools


Red Nylon - contains grey slider lock-release


  1. In 1988 Victorinox offered a special edition Rucksack in the German market recognizing the GSG9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9), a special German Border Police Group. This knife had green Nylon scales with a special emblem.
  2. The GSG9 knife was not the official issue knife for the German Border Police. The official knife was the BGS, a variation which replaced the corkscrew with a Phillips screwdriver, had green nylon scales with a different emblem, and ‘BUND‘ laser etched on the main blade.
  3. In some markets the Rucksack was available with a 3/4 serrated blade.
  4. There is a Swiss market model with special scales having several white crosses.
Rucksacks with plain and serrated blades
Rucksacks with plain and serrated blades


From 2017 Victorinox ceased production of side-locking 111mm models, so this model was retired, and replaced by the Forester liner-lock model (which had already been available for some time), and has an equivalent toolset.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 111mm
  • Width: 17.8mm
  • Weight: 101g
Variations of Rucksacks
Variations of Rucksacks


  • 53661 US: standard configuration
  • 0.8863 Victorinox AN: standard configuration
  • 0.8863.MIG Swiss Model: Red Nylon with lots of white crosses (produced for a department store in Switzerland)
  • 0.8863.W Victorinox AN: Has a 3/4 serrated (a.k.a wavy) blade.

Related Knives

  • Forester - Same tools but with a liner-locking main blade - Successor to the Rucksack
  • Adventurer - No wood saw, and Phillips screwdriver replaces corkscrew
  • Outrider - Adds scissors and Phillips driver
  • Fireman - Adds emergency/belt-cutter blade
  • Picnicker - No wood saw, can have 3/4 serrated or plain main blade

Victorinox 111mm Slide Lock Model Comparison

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