Product Comparison: Victorinox Rucksack vs Victorinox Forester

General Specifications
About the Product
For over 100 years, Swiss soldiers have carried Victorinox pocket knives. And the latest iteration is even stronger, lighter and more functional than before. With its 12 functions and grippy two-component scales, this 111 millimeter pocket knife can easily stand up to whatever you throw at it. Here's to the next 100 years!
Just like you, the Forester is always ready to leave the city and head toward the heart of nature. Go back to the roots with 12 essential functions including a screwdriver and a large lock blade. No doubt that the forest is its preferred playground, but you can also keep it with you while exploring the urban jungle.
Key Specs
Number Of Functions
Large blade, Corkscrew, Reamer, Punch, Can opener, Screwdriver 3 mm, Bottle opener, Wire stripper, Tweezers, Toothpick, Key ring, Wood saw, screwdriver 5 mm
Large blade, Bottle opener, screwdriver 5 mm, Wire stripper, Wood saw, Can opener, Screwdriver 3 mm, Reamer, Punch, Corkscrew, Tweezers, Toothpick, Key ring
Scale Material
ABS / Cellidor
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Victorinox Rucksack Matt Red - Swiss Army Pocket Knife
  • I love this knife and carry it every day. I lost it a couple of months ago and was without it long enough that I was considering buying another one, but couldn't find it anywhere for as little as I paid for it the first time.
  • During my downtime without my Rucksack, I carried one of my expensive "tactical" knives, and missed my Rucksack the whole time.
  • You can always use a flat-head screwdriver, and the mini-flat-head works okay on Phillips head screws.
  • I love this knife! I use it everyday, and I work in an office. I also own a little land, and it comes in handy both places.
  • Use the saw a lot when I don't cut all the way through a log and don't want to fire my chainsaw back up. It has a lot of uses in my leather work as well.
Victorinox Forester Swiss Army Knife (Black)
  • The saw is very useful for cleaning deck board gaps and will cut thru small PVC or ABS pipes in seconds.
  • This has the perfect combination of utilities for camping, the wine opener, screw drivers, and the saw.
  • This model has the tweezers - handy for slivers, a bottle opener and screwdrivers.
  • Excellent product. Everything you need without too many bells and whistles.
Size & Weight
0.88 in.
0.7 in.
4.37 in.
4.37 in.
0.73 in.
0.55 in.
3.7 oz.
4.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Victorinox Rucksack Matt Red - Swiss Army Pocket Knife
  • Functionally, I love this knife. I just bought and am clearing land, and the little saw comes in handy for small, manageable chores that I may otherwise have to start my saw back up for.
  • Both the Wenger and Victorinox models are the same size & weight and have the same tool set, but I like this Victorinox better.
  • Size- just a bit bigger than the deluxe tinker, still fit in my watch pocket on my jeans
  • I purchased this knife after weighing in the factors of price, tools included, name brand reputation, and size.
  • This knife has nearly every blade I wanted, and the convenient size for an every day pocket tool.
Victorinox Forester Swiss Army Knife (Black)
  • I always have it in my pocket as a general tool and use it every day.
  • This one is slightly larger, so might not work for you as a “pocket knife “. But I am farm raised and a pocket knife, first and foremost is a tool.
  • It's Swiss Army quality with the basics of everyday life without excessive size and weight. The perfect EDC pocket knife.
  • I like the larger size; it feels more secure in my hand, and I particularly like the locking main blade - it's not going to close until I want it to.
Scale Color
Main Blade Type
Non Serrated
Non Serrated
One Hand Blade
Blade lockable
Pocket Clip
Pounch Included
Lifetime Warranty, Ergonomic handle
Lifetime Warranty, Ergonomic handle
What customers say about "Features"
Victorinox Rucksack Matt Red - Swiss Army Pocket Knife
  • The knife takes a great edge, and it good for everything from food prep to cutting leather for a leather project (in a pinch).
  • If you're looking for a good knife, this one definitely suits my needs and quality requirements.
  • The locking feature is nice and I wish this was on more regular Victorinox knives.
  • The knife blade locks open, which is a feature that is a matter of opinion.
  • Great tool. I looked for a long time at a lot of places and this had exactly the features I wanted.
Victorinox Forester Swiss Army Knife (Black)
  • This is a wonderful knife. The locked blade is very secure and easily retracted.
  • This is one Amazing pocket tool. Love it. Smooth blade for easy sharpening. Perfect.
  • The black handle has recently been hard to find. I enjoy the straight edge of the blade as opposed to the knifes with serrated edges.
  • A beautifully crafted knife with all the essentials I'm every likely to need, has a reassuring weight in the hand, the main blade takes and holds a keen edge when carefully honed on a wet stone . With its black handle, an iconic male possession.
Other Information
52.00 $

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