Rucksack The Rucksack is a 111mm Victorinox knife 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 slider lock-release


  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 knife had green Nylon scales with a special emblem.
  2. The GSG9 knife 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 3/4 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
    Variations of Rucksacks
    Variations of Rucksacks


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.

Physical Specifications

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


  • 53661 US: standard configuration
  • 0.8863 Victorinox AN: standard configuration
  • 0.8863.MIG Swiss Model: Red Nylon with lots of white crosses (produced for a department store in Switzerland)
  • 0.8863.W Victorinox AN: Has a 3/4 serrated (a.k.a wavy) blade.

Related Knives

  • Forester - Same tools but with a liner-locking main blade - Successor to the Rucksack
  • Adventurer - No wood saw, and Phillips screwdriver replaces corkscrew
  • Outrider - Adds scissors and Phillips driver
  • Fireman - Adds emergency/belt-cutter blade
  • Picnicker - No wood saw, the original version's main blade was 3/4 serrated or plain-edged

Victorinox 111mm Slide Lock Model Comparison

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