On Mountain Time: A Swiss Company Lays Down Roots In Colorado

A painted mural by Stargazer Creations covers the wall dividing the front and back rooms at Wenger, maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife and related accessories. Photo by: Blake Mourer

To conceal rear stairs to the basement, sculptor Patrick Marold built a partition by wrapping hemp twine around waxed logs of beetle-kill lodge pole pine. Photo by: Blake Mourer.

Flooring is sealed concrete. Photo by: Blake Mourer

Up front, a century-old limestone wall supports new shelving for shoes. Photo by: Blake Mourer.

LED fixtures light the front windows. Photo by: Blake Mourer.

This 2009 pocket watch has a leather strap. Photo by: Blake Mourer.

Velcro attaches knives to panels of back-painted glass. Photo by: Blake Mourer.

Recycled-rubber floor tile defines the cash-wrap area. Photo by: Blake Mourer.

Behind the desk is a topographic map of Boulder, the knotty beetle-kill pine milled as smooth as possible. Photo by: Blake Mourer.

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