This special series of seven different knives started in 1983 and ended in 1991, with the issue of the final knife, and a special Battle Series Collection set of all the knives.
Sometimes known as the 'Battle Knives', this series commemorates seven famous battles and alliances from the Middle Ages that established the modern country of Switzerland. The knives have intricate inlaid scale art of each event, and the main blades are engraved with the name and date of the event, as well as a special crest.
The knives were packaged in wooden presentation boxes (see below) containing a serialised certificate of authenticity. There was also a booklet containing a brief description of the event and also a history of Victorinox in German, English, and French, this was only present in the Battle Series Collection presentation case.
Each knife was limited to 9999 pieces and has an individual serial number stamped on the liner behind the corkscrew.
- Battle of Morgarten 1315
- Released in 1983
- Black inlaid scales, tools similar to the Spartan
- Battle of Morgarten Information sheet here
- Battle of Laupen 1339
- Released in 1984
- Black inlaid scales, tools similar to the Camper
- Battle of Laupen Information sheet here
- Battle of Sempach 1386
- Released in 1985
- Grey inlaid scales, tools similar to the Climber
- Battle of Sempach Information sheet here
- Battle of Nafels 1388
- Released in 1986
- Grey inlaid scales, tools similar to the Huntsman
- Battle of Nafels Information sheet here
- Battle of St. Jakob 1444
- Released in 1987
- Black inlaid scales, tools similar to the Passenger
- Battle of St. Jakob Information sheet here
- Battle of Murten 1476
- Released in 1989
- Black inlaid scales, tools similar to the Angler, but with no pliers
- Battle of Murten Information sheet here
- Oath of Rutli 1291
- Released in 1991
- Red inlaid scales, tools similar to the Mechanic
- Oath of Rutli Information sheet here