Battle of Laupen

Image courtesy of Chako from Multitool.org The Victorinox Battle of Laupen is a special collector's 91mm Swiss Army Knife released in 1984, with a tool configuration very close to the Camper model.

This model was the second member of the Swiss Battle Series, all of which featured a large intricate silver battle scene inlay on the top scale, and a detailed laser engraving on the main blade.
The series was released to commemorate the battles and alliances that gave birth to the nation of Switzerland.

Layer Tools

The main blade is etched with Laupen 1339,  and the crest of the canton of Berne.

Back Layer Tools

  • Reamer/Awl - Note: No sewing-eye - Model released prior to the eye
  • Corkscrew - Four loops, grooved

The keyring was omitted on all of the Battle Series models.

Scale Tools

The tweezers were omitted on all of the Battle Series models to allow the entire scale to be used for the battle inlay.


Black Cellidor scales with a battle scene silver inlay.


Released in 1984 to commemorate the Battle of Laupen in 1339, and to honour the canton of Berne. The scene inlaid on the top scale shows the Swiss, on the right, outside the town of Laupen. They were carrying the Bernese banner, since the attack on its territory ignited the war, and the Bernese troops made up the main Swiss force at the battle.

The Swiss Battle Series knives were each limited to a production of 9999 pieces and are individually serialised. Each knife is inscribed 'nnnn yyyy 9999 ' on the liner behind the corkscrew: nnnn represents the individual number of the particular knife and yyyy was the year the knife was issued.

This model came in a black wooden presentation box, which contained a serialised certificate of authenticity, with the serial number matching the liner inscription. There was also a booklet containing a brief description of Battle of Laupen, and also a history of Victorinox in German, English, and French, however this was only present in the Battle Series Collection presentation case.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 91mm
  • Width:
  • Weight:

Related Models

Battle Series Models

This model and the all the others in the Battle Series were also released in a 1991 collector's set - The Battle Series Collection.

Standard Models

  • Camper - Similar tools: Adds the tweezers and keyring, has regular scales and blade
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