Though Virgil Abloh is perhaps best known for his work in the fashion world, his influence is evident in the Off-White x Victorinox Limited Edition Swiss Army Knife. Indeed, Victorinox said the piece’s unexpected design initially shocked their decades-long manufacturing partners in Swiss factories (not to worry: they’ve long since come around).
And while we hesitate to call anything affiliated with Abloh “every day,” this knife is part of Off-White’s broader “Equipment” collaboration with Korean brand Post Archive Fashion. As such, the best way to honor Abloh’s vision is to treat this Victorinox like an EDC and use the thing.
Doing so should be a joy: the knife’s ultra-luxe, scratch-resistant Corian body (the first time Victorinox has used the material) recalls tools carved from stone by early humans. A black graphic printed on one side details its various accouterments, including its two blades, wood saw, and bottle opener. Owners will also find a corkscrew, two screwdrivers, a wire stripper, and other goodies – this is still a Swiss Army Knife at heart, after all. With only 3,000 units available, interested knife collectors will need to hustle to snag one of the $500 pieces.
For more about Virgil Abloh, see Assouline’s Ultimate Collection ‘Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh’ by Anders Christian Madsen.