Ultimate Factories also known as Megafactories is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2006 on the National Geographic Channel. The program explores the inner workings of factories worldwide. Each episode profiles the machinery and manpower behind each factory's main product, featuring close-ups, breakdowns, interviews, and side stories to show the sequence of events to produce the product in the factory. Hoff Productions was one of the principal producers of this highly successful series.
Runtime: 50 minutes
Ultimate Factories - Victorinox - Netflix
Victorinox () is a knife manufacturer based in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. It is well known for its Swiss Army knives. The Swiss Army knives made by Victorinox are made of Swedish steel from Sandvik. Since its acquisition of rival Wenger in 2005, it has become the sole supplier of multi-purpose knives to the Swiss army. It is the biggest manufacturer of pocket knives in the world; in addition, the company licenses its logo for watches, apparel, and travel gear.
Ultimate Factories - Professional knives - Netflix
Victorinox make an extensive range of chef's knives. They have been manufacturing them for many years and have made significant advancements in their design over the years. Their standard cook's knife uses a soft metal which may go blunt quicker, but allows easy and quick sharpening of the knife. They are also made very thin, allowing a better cut through many large food items, and minimises food splitting before it is cut. They also have no ricasso – the flat section of the blade located at the junction of the blade and the heel. Currently they have been making more ergonomic style design knives, thus changing the way the user handles the knife and for comfort, minimizing stress on the body. They are also using ceramic material as a blade on a range of their knives. Victorinox also allow for a choice of handles on their knives, you can choose between a plastic or wooden handle.
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