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Wenger vs Victorinox

Swiss products are known around the world for being expensive, high-quality, and the best craftsmanship around. Every affluent person in the world wants a piece of a product or brand from Switzerland. This small country is also one of the best places to live and one of the wealthiest as well.

One of the famous products of Switzerland is the Swiss knife. Watches are also very popular as well as the chocolates. Speaking of Swiss knives and watches, brands such as Wenger and Victorinox ring a bell among consumers who want to buy these kinds of products.

Wenger was founded during 1893 while Victorinox was founded during 1897. The Wenger Company markets its product as the Genuine Swiss Army Knife while Victorinox markets its product as the Original Swiss Army Knife.

But to further understand the history of both products, Victorinox was really the original maker of the Swiss knife. The owner of the company was Elsener, but during the second industrial era of Switzerland, Paul Boechat & Cie started making the same product. It was then acquired by the general manager,
Mr. Wenger, who then changed its name to the Wenger Company.

In 1908, the government of Switzerland split the contract of selling Swiss knives between both companies to prevent favoritism and to prevent a higher price for the products which prevented a monopoly in the long run. Fast forward to 2005, Victorinox Company acquired Wenger. Victorinox didn’t destroy the brand Wenger but kept the brand.

In short, whatever we buy, whether Wenger or Victorinox, the makers are still the best.

Summary:

1. Wenger was founded during 1893 while Victorinox was founded during
1897.
2. The Wenger Company markets its product as the Genuine Swiss Army Knife
while Victorinox markets its product as the Original Swiss Army Knife.
3. In 2005, Wenger was acquired by Victorinox.


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