A Victorinox Adventurer 111mm Model no: 0.8953 The Adventurer is a slim 2-layer Victorinox 111mm knife with a liner-locking plain edge blade.

The original version (prior to 2017) of this model was slide-locking (-see History).

Name Disambiguation: The 108mm Solo was initially named the Adventurer.

Layer Tools

Adventurer - BSA variation
Adventurer - BSA variation

The blade in the original version was slide-locking

Back Layer Tools

Awl has sewing-eye in the original version

Scale Tools


Red Nylon


All variations are of the slide-lock version

  1. Boy Scouts of America version with BSA logo screen printed on the scales.
  2. Boy Scouts of America version with BSA logo and serrated blade.
  3. BGS (Bundesgrenzschutz - German Border Police) version with a white German Eagle on olive drab scales and BUND etched on blade.
    This was the official knife of the German Border Police until they adopted the Trekker (Trailmaster).


From 2017 Victorinox only produced liner-locking 111mm models, however the liner-locking Centurion, which had an equivalent toolset to the Adventurer was removed from the catalogue, and the Adventurer remained, but as a liner-locking model. So, in practice the Centurion was renamed to become the Adventurer, and the original version of the Adventurer was retired!
Prior to 2017 both models had been available for several years.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 111mm
  • Height: 30.5mm (max)
  • Width: Liner-lock:- 16mm Slide-lock:- 15.5mm
  • Weight: Liner-lock:- 107g; Slide-lock:- 81.9g


  • 0.8453 Victorinox AN: Liner-lock version
  • 0.8953 Victorinox AN: Slide-lock version
  • 53601 US Model: plain-edge blade.
  • 55602 US Model: BSA logo, and serrated blade.
  • 1256 SABI US Model: early BSA model number
  • 1001 SABI US Model: early BSA model number w/serrated blade

Related Knives

  • Picnicker - Replaces the Phillips with a corkscrew, with a serrated or regular plain main blade
  • Rucksack - Adds wood saw, and corkscrew replaces Phillips screwdriver
  • Alpineer - Removes opener layer, and reamer
  • Centurion - Almost the same knife, with the new liner-lock system

Victorinox 111mm slide-lock model comparison – original versions
Victorinox 111mm liner-lock model comparison – original versions

  • Tinker - The 91mm version of this knife
Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Wednesday 02 of May, 2018 15:38:46 CEST by Huntsman.

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