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Victorinox Kantonsmesser Series


The Kantonsmesser Series was started by Victorinox in 1998 and is dedicated to the Swiss Cantons, member states of the federal state of Switzerland. It consists of 26 knives, one for each of the 26 Swiss Cantons.

Each knife comes in a nice rosewood box. A certificate, which is signed by Carl Elsener and the designer of each of the knives, guarantees the limited quantity of each edition.


All of the knives so far have been of the Climber model and bear rosewood scales. However they don't include the tweezers nor toothpick and also no keyring attachment option which are standard on the current Climber.

Front Scale
Front Scale
Back Scale
Back Scale


Each edition is limited to 100 pieces and each knife bears a serial number on the liner behind the corkscrew in the n/100 format.

Serial Number
Serial Number
Tang Stamp
Tang Stamp


Editions 1998 – 2003

All these editions carry an etching on the blade’s front. The etching consists of an entwined pattern with the canton’s coat of arms in the middle. The blade’s back side is not etched.

Etching on the front of the blade
Etching on the front of the blade
Clear back of the blade
Clear back of the blade


The rosewood front scales bear a colored wood marquetry. On some of the editions the back side scales also carry the same wood marquetry. Editions without the back side wood marquetry have the Victorinox logo printed on it.

Kantonsmesser Zürich front scale
Kantonsmesser Zürich front scale
Kantonsmesser Zürich back scale
Kantonsmesser Zürich back scale


Editions 2006 – 2014

Post 2006 carved blade
Post 2006 carved blade
Back side of the blade
Back side of the blade
In 2006 Victorinox replaced the blade etching with blade carving. The entwined pattern is laser cut through the blade and therefore the same pattern is also visible on blade’s back side. On the front the canton’s coat of arms is still etched and on the back side an etched Victorinox logo is shown.


The rosewood scales no longer bear a wood marquetry but a colored print. On most editions the print is only on the front scale.

Kantonsmesser Schaffhausen front scale
Kantonsmesser Schaffhausen front scale
Kantonsmesser Basel Stadt front scale
Kantonsmesser Basel Stadt front scale



Exception: 2006 Schaffhausen edition

The Victorinox logo is missing on the blade’s back side and the space is left blank.

Kantonsmesser Schaffhausen blade backside
Kantonsmesser Schaffhausen blade backside
Kantonsmesser new style blade backside
Kantonsmesser new style blade backside



Exception: 2014 Waadt and later editions.

On the back side of the blade the same canton’s coat of arms as on the front is etched.
The laser cutting of the rounded lines is a tiny bit wider, while the cutting of the cross and “arrow” parts are a tiny bit narrower. This results in a more balanced overall look.

Kantonsmesser Waadt blade backside
Kantonsmesser Waadt blade backside
Kantonsmesser Waadt blade cutting comparison
Kantonsmesser Waadt blade cutting comparison


List with all Canton knife editions

The edition order is the same order in which the Swiss Cantons joined the Swiss Confederation. Joining year is written in ( ).
The pictures from edition 1, 2 and 5 are not shown here, IF YOU HAVE THEM PLEASE LET US KNOW HERE. Editions 23 till 26 will be released in the next few years.

NumberYearArt.numberKanton
119981.1998.SZSchwyz (1291)
Kantonsmesser Schwyz
Kantonsmesser Schwyz
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219991.1998.URUri (1291)
Kantonsmesser Uri
Kantonsmesser Uri
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319991.1998.OWObwalden (1291)
Kantonsmesser Obwalden
Kantonsmesser Obwalden
3-OW_ka-1024x768.jpg 3-OW_gb-1024x768.jpg 3-OW_kb-1024x768.jpg
420001.1998.NWNidwalden (1291)
Kantonsmesser Nidwalden
Kantonsmesser Nidwalden
4-NW_ka-1024x768.jpg 4-NW_gb-1024x768.jpg 3-OW_kb-1024x768.jpg
520001.1998.LULuzern (1332)
Kantonsmesser Luzern
Kantonsmesser Luzern
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620001.1998.ZHZürich (1351)
Kantonsmesser Zürich
Kantonsmesser Zürich
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720001.1998.ZGZug (1352)
Kantonsmesser Zug
Kantonsmesser Zug
7-ZG_ka-1024x768.jpg 7-ZG_gb-1024x768.jpg 3-OW_kb-1024x768.jpg
820011.1998.GLGlarus (1352)
Kantonsmesser Glarus
Kantonsmesser Glarus
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920011.1998.BEBern (1353)
Kantonsmesser Bern
Kantonsmesser Bern
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1020021.1998.SOSolothurn (1481)
Kantonsmesser Solothurn
Kantonsmesser Solothurn
10-SO_ka-1024x768.jpg 10-SO_gb-1024x768.jpg 3-OW_kb-1024x768.jpg
1120031.1998.FRFribourg (1481)
Kantonsmesser Fribourg
Kantonsmesser Fribourg
11-FR_ka-1024x768.jpg 11-FR_gb-1024x768.jpg 3-OW_kb-1024x768.jpg
1220061.1998.SHSchaffhausen(1501)
Kantonsmesser Schaffhausen
Kantonsmesser Schaffhausen
12-SH_ka-1024x768.jpg 12-SH_gb-1024x768.jpg 12-SH_kb-1024x768.jpg
1320071.1998.BSBasel Stadt (1501)
Kantonsmesser Basel Stadt
Kantonsmesser Basel Stadt
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1420071.1998.BLBasel Land (1501)
Kantonsmesser Basel Land
Kantonsmesser Basel Land
14-BL_ka-1024x768.jpg 14-BL_gb-1024x768.jpg 13-BS_kb-1024x768.jpg
1520091.1998.AIAppenzell Innerrhoden (1513)
Kantonsmesser Appenzell Innerrhoden
Kantonsmesser Appenzell Innerrhoden
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1620101.1998.ARAppenzell Ausserrhoden (1513)
Kantonsmesser Appenzell Ausserrhoden
Kantonsmesser Appenzell Ausserrhoden
16-AR_ka-1024x768.jpg 16-AR_gb-1024x768.jpg 13-BS_kb-1024x768.jpg
1720111.1998.TITessin (1803)
Kantonsmesser Tessin
Kantonsmesser Tessin
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1820111.1998.GRGraubuenden (1803)
Kantonsmesser Graubuenden
Kantonsmesser Graubuenden
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1920131.1998.SGSt. Gallen (1803)
Kantonsmesser St. Gallen
Kantonsmesser St. Gallen
19-SG_ka-1024x768.jpg 19-SG_gb-1024x768.jpg 13-BS_kb-1024x768.jpg
2020131.1998.AGAargau (1803)
Kantonsmesser Aargau
Kantonsmesser Aargau
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2120141.1998.TGThurgau (1803)
Kantonsmesser Thurgau
Kantonsmesser Thurgau
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2220141.1998.VDWaadt (Vaud) (1803)
Kantonsmesser Waadt
Kantonsmesser Waadt
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2320151.1998.VSWallis (1815)
Kantonsmesser Wallis
Kantonsmesser Wallis
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24?1.1998.NENeuenburg (1815)
Kantonsmesser Neuenburg
Kantonsmesser Neuenburg
Victorinox Icon for frontpage v2.0 by Micah Johnson Victorinox Icon for frontpage v2.0 by Micah Johnson Victorinox Icon for frontpage v2.0 by Micah Johnson
25?1.1998.GEGenf (1815)
Kantonsmesser Genf
Kantonsmesser Genf
Victorinox Icon for frontpage v2.0 by Micah Johnson Victorinox Icon for frontpage v2.0 by Micah Johnson Victorinox Icon for frontpage v2.0 by Micah Johnson
26?1.1998.JUJura (1979)
Kantonsmesser Jura
Kantonsmesser Jura
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