The most widely recognised Swiss-made tool is the world-renown Swiss Army Knife made by Victorinox. The company also makes a series of high-quality horticulture cutting tools. Felco is a Swiss company that manufactures a full line of pruning shears, cutting tools and other gardening tools. Glaser Engineering, located in Reinach, Switzerland, produces a suite of garden tools for soil cultivation, planting, sowing, weeding and harvesting your plants. All three companies offer a lifetime of online, phone and e-mail customer support and have been in business for at least 50 years.
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Karl Elsener founded Victorinox as a cutler business in Ibach-Schwyz, Switzerland in 1884. The company began supplying the Swiss army with soldier's knives in 1891. The name of the company is a combination of Elsener's mother's name, Victoria, and "inox," which is another early name for stainless steel. Victorinox offers a line of gardening knives for pruning, grafting, budding and cutting flowers. All of the gardening tools are folding knives that close for safety and protection of the extremely sharp blades. The grafting and pruning knives have wide blades with a strong curve and come in a range of sizes and colours. The budding knives come with bark lifters for producing buds on trees, roses, ornamental plants and shrubs. The floral knives come in an array of sizes and pastel colours. Victorinox offers a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and manufacture on all blades.
Felix Flisch founded Felco in 1945 with the goal of innovating the production and quality of pruning shears and selling them to professional gardeners and horticulturists around the world. Felco Swiss-made garden tools are now available in over 120 countries. The company makes a full range of one-hand and two-hand pruning shears in a wide range of shapes and sizes, including a line of ergonomic models with handles designed for comfort during long periods of use. Felco also sells pruning saws, handheld picking and trimming snips, grafting and pruning knives and power-assisted pruning tools.
Glaser Engineering in Reinach, Switzerland, produces a full line of stainless steel gardening tools. The company employs ergonomically correct designs in its products for greater efficiency and comfort during use. Glaser's right angle trowel allows you to dig with a straight wrist instead of the bending and twisting required by most standard trowel designs. Biofork soil aeration tool help gardeners to break up soil with less effort than using a pick or shovel. Glaser also offers a line of wheel hoes for cultivation and weeding with less effort than standard hoes and more efficiency than motor-driven models. In addition to hand tools, Glaser makes torches and burners for thermal weed control. The company backs all of its tools with a two-year warranty.
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