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Date of publication Summer 2021

A one-of-a-kind collector’s item: The first 30 knives from the “Swiss Champ Damast” limited edition of 6,000 pieces were assembled by hand by Victorinox CEO Carl Elsener. One of these sought-after Swiss Army Knives, Number 30, will be auctioned on “eBay for Charity” starting from August 27, 2021. The proceeds of the auction will be donated to the charity organization “Ein Herz für Kinder.”

For a traditional family-owned business like Victorinox, social responsibility and the welfare of children are important priorities. That is the reason why Victorinox, in cooperation with “eBay for Charity”, supports the internationally active aid organization "Ein Herz für Kinder", whose focus is on supporting children and families in need. As head of the family business, Carl Elsener also has a personal interest in this promotional event and is giving it his wholehearted support. “I had fun assembling with my own hands the 60 individual parts that make up each of the first 30 Swiss Champs. And it means a lot to me that one of these special knives, a collector’s item, will be auctioned, with the proceeds going to support a worthy cause,” explains the CEO of Victorinox AG.

The item donated for auction, the Multitool Swiss Champ Damast Limited Edition 2021, has Carl Elsener’s signature engraved on the small blade. This exclusive collector’s item would not be complete without a made-to-order presentation box, handcrafted from local cherry wood in Muotathal (Canton Schwyz), Switzerland.

We cordially invite Victorinox fans from around the world to submit their bids for the “eBay for Charity” of the unique Swiss Champ Damast Limited Edition 2021, which begins on August 27 and runs until September 7, 2021. Link to auction (activated from August 24):

In terms of looks and expectations, it takes exclusive to a new level: damast steel blades and scales made from black forged carbon give this latest Victorinox pocket knife a truly innovative character. As a limited edition with only 6,000 sequentially numbered pieces available worldwide, the new Swiss Champs model has already achieved legendary status. In addition to the color and design, this knife is equipped with unique, exceptional characteristics: “Björkman’s Twist” is the name of this damast steel, forged with more than 100 layers to give it its unmistakable pattern, together with extreme durability. This is the high-quality steel Champions are made of, and the reason why Victorinox chose this material. And, a closer look inside the Swiss Champ Damast will reveal a grand total of 29 functions.

Swiss Champ Damast Limited Edition 2021

• large blade
• small blade
• corkscrew
• can opener
• small screwdriver
• bottle opener
• screwdriver
• wire stripper
• reamer, punch and sewing awl
• key ring
• scissors
• multipurpose hook
• wood saw
• fish scaler
• hook disgorger
• ruler (cm)
• ruler (inches)
• nail file
• nail cleaner
• metal saw
• metal file
• fine screwdriver
• chisel
• combination pliers
• wire cutter
• wire crimping tool
• Phillips screwdriver
• magnifying glass
• mini screwdriver
• height: 33 mm
• length: 91 mm
• net weight: 185 g