Monday, May 27, 2013

Victorinox LUZERN Spartan

This is one beautiful knife! The scales are made of two types of metal. The back contains a small plate which is made for engravings. What makes this knife even nicer is the legend behind the lion of Luzern. 760 Swiss guards died by defending the French royal family during the French Revolution.  The family of Louis the 16th escaped from the Castle of Versailles and went to the Tuilleries Castle in paris. In 1792 the revolutionaries attacked the palace and overwhelmed the outnumbered and outgunned Swiss guards. About 300 guards survived... In 1820, after one of the officers,Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen collected enough money, a Danish sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen designed the Lion monument... The inscription on top "Helvetiorum Fidei ac Virtuti " stands for "To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss"...

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