Victorinox Moves into New Genre with Two Outdoor Fixed Blades

Victorinox is breaking new ground with back-to-back fixed blade releases, the Outdoor Master Mic L and Mic S. The company has an extensive line of fixed blade kitchen blades and other specialized cutlery, but these full tang knives are the first fixed blades from the Swiss Army Knife manufacturer to target the outdoors category.

Outdoor Master Mic L

The Outdoor Master Mic L is the larger of the two releases. It has a 3.94 inch blade drawn up in a recognizable puukko-esque drop point shape, complete with a Scandi grind. Victorinox kept the spine sharp to help with sparking the included ferro rod, too. The blade steel on the full tang Mic L is 1.4116, Victorinox’s omnipresent stainless of choice.

A classic handle shape compliments the Mic L’s classic blade: a slightly undulating shape with a swell in the middle and mild flares at front and back end to bracket the hand. The Micarta scales also swell to fill the palm and feature a blue-black grain. The Mic L weighs 7.8 oz. and comes with a Kydex sheath that accommodates the ferro rod too.

Outdoor Master Mic S

A smaller counterpoint to its stablemate in multiple respects, the Mic S’s blade is a fair bit shorter, measuring 2.76 inches long. This blade is also a drop point, but somewhat broader relative to its length and with a slight swedge giving it perhaps a more modern look. The full tang construction, 1.4116 steel, and Scandi grind are all present and accounted for.

The Mic S’s handle is a bow arch, with a pronounced forward finger guard and contoured Micarta scales It also comes with a Kydex sheath, but no ferro rod. The Mic S weighs markedly less than its burlier companion, coming in at just 2.8 oz.

Both the Mic L and Mic S are available now from Victorinox. The MSRP for the Mic L is $199, while the Mic S’s is set at $119.

Knife in Featured Image: Victorinox Outdoor Master Mic S