The Victorinox One Hand Trekker–German Army is the official knife of the German Army. This knife combines the many functions expected of a Swiss Army Knife with the convenience of a locking blade.
This knife has all the features of the One Hand Trekker plus the olive drab nylon handles with the official German Insignia on the handles.
A half-moon shaped cut out makes opening the serrated blade with one hand easy, but since there is some backspring resistance, you can’t flick it open.
The body is made entirely of polished stainless steel. It will never rust.
Made in Switzerland; Victorinox provides the One Hand Trekker Camo Swiss Army Knife a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship. Making a lifetime commitment has never been so easy.
The 108mm GERMAN ARMY KNIFE was most likely a German Military design/specification, to which Victorinox may not have had a lot of input, just receiving a manufacturing contract, along with other military suppliers
It was first issued in 1976 as the 108mm version, and continued to be used until 2003, with the introduction of the new 111mm design. The 108mm knives did not have any non-blade tools such as the typical toothpick and tweezers. This is typical of the military knives, but rare for the civilian knives. The 108mm knives are admired by many, with all models now being collectible.