HUBERTUS Universal-Pocket Knife Series "73" (Multi-Bladed Pocket Knife)

Our pocket knife series „73“ is a variation of the classic Swiss army style multi-bladed pocket knife produced by the company Wester & Co from Solingen. This company doesn't exist nowadays.

At first Wester & Co delivered the Swiss army with these knives. Later the Swiss department on war ordered these knives under the term "Soldatenmesser Modell 1890" ("soldier's knife model 1890") from different companies in Solingen.

73.116.xx.00 - Tourist's Knife

Toolkit in the Style of a "Swiss Knife" with 6 Functional Devices

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"Soldier's knives", "maneuver knives", "army knives" or "tourist's knives" are common terms for multi-bladed universal pocket knives manufactured in Solingen since the 1890s. They all originate in the pocket knife which later became known world-wide under the term "Swiss Soldier's Knife"

From summer 1890 on different pocket knives of the company Wester & Co from Solingen were field-tested in military training schools of the Swiss army.

At the end of the year 1890 the Swiss military department decided to order one of the tested knives of Wester & Co with four functional devices: blade, screwdriver, can opener and awl.

The first 15 000 soldier's knives with handle slabs of black colored oak wood were ordered in 1891 at Wester & Co.

In Germany the personal equipment of soldiers with a pocket knife didn't take place until the 1960s when the German Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (Federal Office for Military Engineering and Procurement) made the decision in favour of the Swiss company Victorinox.

73.116.AH.00 - Tourist's Knife

Handle Slabs of African Big Horn

Blade length: 8 cm / 3.15"

Blade material: 1.4034 stainless

Handle slabs: African big horn

Weight: 130 g / 4.59 oz

Functional devices:

  • large blade

  • small pen blade 4.5 cm / 1.77"

  • can opener

  • bottle opener/ screwdriver

  • corkscrew

  • awl

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73.116.BH.00 - Tourist's Knife

Handle Slabs of Buffalo Horn

Blade length: 8 cm / 3.15"

Blade material: 1.4034 stainless

Handle slabs: buffalo horn

Weight: 130 g / 4.59 oz

Functional devices:

  • large blade

  • small pen blade 4.5 cm / 1.77"

  • can opener

  • bottle opener/ screwdriver

  • corkscrew

  • awl

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73.116.HH.00 - Tourist's Knife

Handle Slabs of Stag Horn

Blade length: 8 cm / 3.15"

Blade material: 1.4034 stainless

Handle slabs: stag horn

Weight: 130 g / 4.59 oz

Functional devices:

  • large blade

  • small pen blade 4.5 cm / 1.77"

  • can opener

  • bottle opener/ screwdriver

  • corkscrew

  • awl

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73.000.xx.00 - Gentleman's Knife

One-or multipart Pocket Knife in S-Shape

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