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

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

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Red Nylon - contains grey slider lock-release button


  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 model had green Nylon scales with a special emblem.
  2. The GSG9 model 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 ¾ 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
    Variations of Rucksacks
    Variations of Rucksacks


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

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 111mm
  • Width: 17.8mm
  • Weight: 101g


  • 0.8863: standard configuration (53661: US model no.)
  • 0.8863.MIG: Red Nylon with lots of white crosses (special edition produced for a department store in Switzerland)
  • 0.8863.W: ¾ serrated (a.k.a wavy) blade.

Related Models

  • Forester - Same toolset but with a liner-locking main blade - Successor to the Rucksack
  • Adventurer - No wood saw; a Phillips screwdriver replaces the corkscrew
  • Outrider - Adds scissors and a Phillips driver
  • Fireman - Adds an emergency/belt-cutter blade
  • Picnicker - No wood saw, the original version's main blade was ¾ serrated or plain-edged

Victorinox 111mm Slide Lock Model Comparison

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