Red Claw
Swiss knife is a crab – that's obvious.


First of all, crabs are obviously awesome. But why swiss knife is a crab? Well, that's because swiss knife is red and does have many retractable tools hidden in it. Some of them look like legs. Some look like claws. It also does have a shell – that's what we're drawing on. The only flaw here is it has no weak points, so no MASSIVE damage is possible.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

A crab. Red rock crab to be more precise. Of course, claw size was a deciding factor.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

International waters.

What story does your design tell?

Well, it tells that crabs can make this cute looking smile while holding claws if front of their... face.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

Digitally processed hand drawing.

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.

Czech Republic

Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)


To be featured on facebook as the Victorinox "Pick of the Day" please write a short statement about you (see more details in the brief).

I'm Igor Dubinin, professional architect/artist and i live in Kromeriz, Czech Republic. I created this design because i wanted to draw something edgy. And crabs are edgy by definition. They also do break the "no bones" rule, although indirectly (yes, exoskeleton:), for more edginess points. The idea of this design is based on similarities between a crab's anatomy and traditional swiss knife design. It's red and it has a shell that hides retractable leg-like parts.

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