Standard Issue 100mm

The Wenger 1893 Heritage Knife posing, and looking sharp. This was the first Wenger Swiss Army Knife.
The Standard Issue Soldier's Knife was first manufactured, and issued under contract to the Swiss Army, in 1893 by a predecessor to the company that would become Wenger. (The Wenger Company came into being in 1908).
The knife was based on the military specifications for the Model 1890 which was the military issue tool at that time, and previously manufactured by Victorinox.
Wenger 1893 Heritage Knife - Limited Edition
1893 Heritage Edition

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The official issue Swiss Army Knife was redesigned in 1961, resulting in a 93mm Alox scaled knife which was issued to troops through the year 2008.

In 2008, to commemorate their 100th Anniversary, Wenger build a Limited Edition replica of the original 1893 Soldier's Knife, named the 1893 Heritage Swiss Army Knife. This knife was limited to a collection of only 1,893 pieces. The replica has wood colored Fibrox scales, and was sold with a special box that included a copy of the original technical drawings, as they were found in the Wenger archives, in French and German. The presentation box uses a magnetic closure system that allow the box to be tilted vertical for display while keeping the cover open. The knife is also held in place magnetically, so when the box is vertical it does not fall out. Two rear holes are provided for mounting the box in the vertical position.

Physical Specifications

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  • 16995 - 1893 Heritage Knife

Related Knives


  • Soldier 1890 - The Victorinox Soldier's Knife from the same time-period, built to the same military specifications

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