Swiss Army Knife
A Swiss Army Knife is multipurpose or pocket knife; the name was developed after World War II by US soldiers. The original Swiss Army Knife, was developed in 1891. Victorinox is the original developers and top of the line manufacturers in Swiss Army Knives.
Usually this type of knife has a very sharp blade plus, a number of multipurpose tools. This article will review the top three Swiss Army Knives available today.
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp Pocket Knife
This Victorinox knife weighs 3.6 by 1.1 by 1.3 inches, and weighs 6.6 ounces. There are 32 tools that can be used for camping, fishing, hiking and many other activities.
The SwissChamp is small enough to fit into your purse or pocket. It is available in a number of different colors including; black, red, hardwood, ruby and sapphire. Prices vary depending on color.
Features include; an assortment of blades, bottle and can openers, corkscrew and screwdrivers. Other great features include; a wood saw, magnifying glass, hook disgorger, fish scale remover, a wire cutter, tweezers, scissors, a toothpick and more.
All tools are made of stainless steel and resistant from rust. Unfortunately, the main blade does not have a locking feature. Despite this, it is still a very firm and secure knife.
The pros of this knife include the; range of tools, number of blades, durability and flexibility for both indoor and outdoor use. On the negative side this blade is somewhat clunky, expensive, and the handle is made of plastic.
Included with your purchase is a cellidor case, which has been polished. Plus, a lifetime warranty. Overall, most consumers are satisfied with this Swiss Army Knife. The biggest complaints are in regards to the packaging and shipping from Amazon.
Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman Pocket Knife
The Huntsman Swiss Army Pocket Knife measures 3.7 by 1 by 0.6 inches, and only weighs only 3.5 ounces. It is a multipurpose knife that is good for outdoor as well as indoor use.
For an affordable price, this knife comes in multiple colors that include; red, hardwood, camo, sapphire, silver and black. This compact knife has everything the outdoorsman could need.
There are also 13 tools provided; scissors, screwdrivers, multiple blades (small, medium and large), a corkscrew, hook, can opener, key ring and tweezers. Also included are a toothpick, bottle opener and wire stripper.
The Huntsman Swiss Army Pocket Knife
The three different blades, give users multiple functioning options. The largest knife is a total of 89 mm, with a metallic sheen and a thin sloped edge. For small projects there is a second blade, it is very sharp but doesn’t have as sleek an edge as the longer knife. The third knife is a saw with a serrated edge.
Pros include the attractive colors, affordable price, Swiss Army certification and 13 different tools. The cons include; no carry case and some of the tools are hard to pull from the knife.
All tools are high quality and made with stainless steel. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife
The Classic SD is the most affordable and compact knife on this list. For under $20, users can own this toned down, simpler model of the SwissChamp.
This knife measures only 0.4 by 5 by 7 inches. It is very small, so do not be deceived by the product photos. Most of the negative reviews of this knife are due to the small size, so be sure to pay close attention to the measurements, especially if you are looking for a large knife.
All tools are stainless steel and there are six different multipurpose tools available including; a blade, nail file/screwdriver, scissors, tweezers and a toothpick. Also included is a key ring, it is the perfect size knife to carry on your key chain.
This knife is great for a number of different activities. If you are a camper, Boy Scout or Hiker this is a great knife to own. It is built durable to last long. Plus, it is lightweight and great for everyday use.
Users felt that the pros of this device include; its price, compactness, sharpness and flexibility. The cons are its size and flimsy screwdriver.
Included with your purchase is a solid colored casing to store your knife while not in use. This knife comes in twenty different colors, to suit any personality and style. Plus, it contains a lifetime warranty.