Victorinox Hunter Pro
Victorinox, the brand behind the iconic Swiss Army Knife, has launched a new exclusive knife named the Hunter Pro. The knife has been developed from scratch and a major focus has been to re-visit the material used in the handle, to bring the knife up-to-date with current technologies.
Polykemi AB has announced that its POLYfill PP Touch grade has been selected for the project.
Mr Mattias Persson, Sales Manager of Polykemi AB (apparently a passionate huntsman himself) stated: “The knife feels very solid and sturdy with a good weight and a comfortable grip. Our POLYfill PP Touch-material gives the sensation that the handle is both soft and hard at the same time. In addition the good grip remains – even when the handle being moist or even wet.”
Henrik Eriksson, Development Manager at Polykemi AB said of the PP grade: “Initially the material was developed with interior automotive parts in mind. The idea was to combine mechanical properties with a surface that both visually and when touching it gives you the luxurious feeling associated with soft lacquered – or over-moulded materials.
“A target application was for instance is door panels for mid-price class cars and trucks. Many trials involving POLYfill PP Touch were carried out over a four year period and during this development – the concept found usages in many different projects.”
The high scratch and wear resistance properties have also come to find homes on the surface of cutting boards. Polykemi says its grade was chosen in this instance as a result of its “self-healing” attributes.