Karl Elsener (inventor)
|Died||December 26, 1918(aged 58)|
|Occupation||Knife cutler and entrepreneur|
Karl Elsener (9 October 1860 - 26 December 1918) was a Swiss cutler, inventor and entrepreneur.
Karl Elsener completed an apprenticeship as a knife maker in Zug. After some journeyman years he opened a factory in Ibach, Switzerland in 1884 for the manufacture of knives and surgical instruments. He invented the Swiss army knife in 1891 and developed his knife manufacturing company into what has become Victorinox.
From 1912 to 1918 Elsener was a member of the cantonal parliament of the Canton of Schwyz. He was married three times.
- 19th-Century Alpine Origins Encyclopedia.com
- "Carl Elsener". The Telegraph. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- "The Swiss Army Knife is Headed For the U.S. Army". Warfare History. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- Prestes a fazer 130 anos, canivete suíço abre vinhos, salva vidas e ajuda no parto de jumentas Jornal Folha de SP
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