22 Jul 2022

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Damasteel® meets pear wood

Victorinox launches an exclusive Swiss Army Knife with a Damasteel® blade and scales made of European pear wood. It is exclusive not only in terms of looks but also availability. With only 6000 pieces worldwide, afficionados need to get their hands on the new Special Picknicker Damast Limited Edition 2022 as fast as they can.

Each year, collectors, fans, and friends of the brand eagerly await the launch of the latest Damast Limited Edition of the Swiss Army Knives. The 13th Damast Limited Edition is special in several ways. On the one hand, the blade is made from Damasteel®, produced in layers for incredible toughness and finished with a lively pattern called Baldur. The Damasteel® used for this knife cleverly combines corrosion resistance and superior strength. On the other hand, the scales are made from the finest European pear wood exclu-sively used for this 2022 limited edition. Its soft brown tone perfectly completes the elegant character of the Damast Limited Edition 2022.

As its name implies, this pocket knife is a useful and functional eye-catcher not only for everyday use, but also for picnics. The Special Picknicker conceals 10 functions that prepare the owner for just about any situation. Opening a bottle of wine or a beer during an outdoor picnic or arranging a bread and cheese platter are only a few of the many possibilities. What’s more, to make one’s adventure with the Special Picknicker Damast Limited Edition 2022 even more unique, the limited knife is sequentially numbered.


Damascus steel has enjoyed a very popular role in the history of Victorinox. For many years, limited editions of the Swiss Army Knife and several Victorinox household knives have been produced using different kinds of this fine material.

Damasteel® takes the traditional forging process of Damascus steel to the next level by using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing. This is a modern way to improve and refine the old tradition with the benefit of less impurities and far less inclusions compared to traditional Damascus steel. Damasteel® also provides increased toughness and edge retention compared to conventionally made steels. Then as now, the crowning highlight in the production of a Damascus steel blade is the finish. With careful grinding, pol-ishing and etching, the unique and characteristic patterns are revealed, thereby providing a glimpse into the soul of the steel.

The Special Picknicker Damast Limited Edition 2022 can be purchased in specialty shops, Victorinox stores and online. Victorinox guarantees all knives and tools to be of first-class stainless steel. Since environmental protection and sustainability are part of the Victorinox DNA, their products are made for life. Each item has a lifetime guarantee against any defects in material and workmanship. Victorinox prides itself on more than 135 years of experience in the manufacturing of high-quality knives in Switzerland.

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