Rucksack The Rucksack is a three-layer 111mm Victorinox model with a side-locking plain-edge blade.

Discontinued Model (2016) - Being replaced by the Forester.

Layer Tools

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools


Red Nylon - contains grey sliding lock-release button


From 2017 Victorinox ceased production of side-locking 111mm models, so this model was retired, and was replaced by the Forester liner-lock model, which has an equivalent toolset - and had already been available for some time.


  1. In 1988 Victorinox offered a special edition Rucksack in the German market recognizing the GSG9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9), a special German Border Police Group. This model had green Nylon scales with a special emblem.
  2. The GSG9 model was not the official issue knife for the German Border Police. The official knife was the BGS, a variation which replaced the corkscrew with a Phillips screwdriver, had green nylon scales with a different emblem, and 'BUND' laser etched on the main blade.
  3. In some markets the Rucksack was available with a ¾ serrated blade.
  4. There is a Swiss market model with special scales having several white crosses.
    Rucksacks with plain and serrated blades
    Rucksacks with plain and serrated blades
    Rucksack Variations
    Rucksack Variations

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 111mm
  • Width: 17.8mm
  • Weight: 101g


  • 0.8863: Standard configuration (US model number: 53661)
  • 0.8863.MIG: Red Nylon with lots of white crosses
    • A special edition produced for a department store in Switzerland
  • 0.8863.W: ¾ serrated (a.k.a wavy) blade.

Related Models

  • Forester - Same toolset but with a liner-locking main blade - Successor to the Rucksack
  • Adventurer - No wood saw; a Phillips screwdriver replaces the corkscrew
  • Outrider - Adds scissors and a Phillips driver
  • Fireman - Adds an emergency/belt-cutter blade
  • Picnicker - No wood saw, the original version's main blade was ¾ serrated or plain-edged

Victorinox 111mm Slide-Lock Model Comparison

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