Explorer The Victorinox Explorer is a standard 91mm in size with 4 tool-layers, and is one of the few smaller knives to contain the Magnifying Glass tool. The inline-Phillips screwdriver is also a very popular feature of this model. The Explorer has changed somewhat over the years, but always being a very popular model, it continues to be produced in 2 variations(2008).

The second variation is named the Explorer Plus, and it adds a few additional removable tools.

Layer Tools

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools


Available with Red or Black Cellidor scales.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 91mm
  • Width: 20.7mm, 20.9mm (plus model)
  • Weight: 101.1g (regular model + Jewelers Screwdriver), 106g (plus model)


  1. The BSA (Boy Scouts of America) branded version has been available for many years; early version feature the BSA logo in a metal inlay, while newer models are a hot-stamped logo. The BSA Explorer is available with red or black Cellidor scales.  See also: Yeoman
  2. The Explorer Plus has Plus-Scales, which contain the additional tools; a Removable Pen and a Straight Pin. The Plus model also adds the Mini/Jewelers-Screwdriver to the Corkscrew. This Explorer Plus is also available in a Boy Scouts of America edition, with the BSA logo on the scales.
  3. The Carl Elsener Sr. Explorer is the 2013 Damascus Limited Edition knife. Released in December of 2013 in some countries, and 1st Qtr. 2014 in North America. This model features a Damasteel Stainless Steel Damascus main-blade, and natural Oak handles with Carl Elsener’s signature engraved. This edition was limited to 7000 knives, 520 knives available to North America, and stamped with a serial number on the liner behind the corkscrew. This is the forth issue, second 91mm knife, to be offered in the limited Damascus series.


Earlier models contained the original version of the Magnifying Glass, and prior to 1991 there was no Multipurpose Hook. Other smaller changes in the tools have occurred over the years.


  • 53791 US Model: Explorer w/ red scales
  • 53792 US Model: Explorer Plus, includes Straight Pin, Pen, and Mini Screwdriver
  • 53793 US Model: Explorer w/ black scales
  • 55781 / BSA#01252 US Model: ‘Explorer Plus; Boy Scouts of America Edition
  • 1.6703 Victorinox AN: Red Cellidor scales
  • 1.6705 Victorinox AN: Red Cellidor plus scales
  • 1.6705.3 Victorinox AN: Black Cellidor plus scales

Related Knives 

  • Yeoman - one layer thinner, small blade replaced by combo-tool, standard openers layer removed
  • Climber - one-layer thinner, no Magnifying Glass or ))Inline-Phillips((.
  • Passenger - no scissors
  • Woodsman - adds a Woodsaw.

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