Though Victorinox is now a registered trademark in more than 120 countries worldwide, the Swiss Army Knife as we know it was born of humble beginnings in a Switzerland ink cutter’s workshop in 1884. Swiss Army Knives gained popularity as a souvenir during World War II and then exploded onto the world stage shortly after. Today, all blades sold globally are still produced in a Victorinox facility in Ibach, Switzerland. About 45,000 knives are made daily here, and there are more than 400 models to choose from.
Noting this, you might be asking yourself: What Swiss Army Knife is best? Whether you’re looking for versatility, a large blade, or a small, compact one, there’s a Swiss Army Knife for you.
Here’s a look at some of our favorites and most popular:
Victorinox Handyman: Incredibly Versatile
Two blades. Can opener. Chisel. Bottle opener. Scissors. Toothpick. Filer.
Those are just a few of the 24 functions packed into the Victorinox Handyman utility knife, making this one of the most versatile knives that you can own. At 3.5 inches when closed, it’s small enough to fit into your pocket, toolbox, or backpack easily. Still, when it’s open, there are 24 functions to choose from, making this knife a go-to accessory for everything from basic repairs and everyday cutting tasks to a utility tool to bring along on camping trips. The knife also comes with a lifetime warranty. Another great thing about this style of knife? It comes with a key ring attached, making it easy to attach to your house or car keys so it can go with you wherever you do.
Victorinox MiniChamp: Small but Packed With Potential
Don’t let the small size of the Victorinox MiniChamp fool you. Though it’s only 2.28 inches long when closed and features a maximum blade length of 1.5 inches, it’s full of potential. It features 16 functions, including a letter opener, nail file, tweezers, scissors, and a wire stripper. Yet, it easily tucks away into your pocket for convenient storage when not in use. With a stable grip and stainless steel blades, it’s made with the same quality that all Victorinox knives are known for, and the handle’s cellidor polish helps make it both comfortable and sleek. The MiniChamp is small but mighty. Sometimes it’s not so much the size of the knife but the functionality that’s packed into it!
Victorinox Ranger Grip: Your Ideal Outdoor Blade
We love the Victorinox Ranger Grip as an accessory for camping, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor adventures. It’s larger than the other two Swiss Army Knives on this list, weighing over 8 ounces with a closed size of just over 5 inches. However, it’s an ideal companion for more rugged adventures, featuring 14 functions and an ergonomic grip for you to put any one of the tools packed into it to good use.
Some of the gadgets included in its footprint are a screwdriver, corkscrew, large blade, can opener, nut wrench, and bottle opener. The knife also locks, making it stable enough to use for more rigorous cutting purposes. The bottom line is that you shouldn’t be entering the great outdoors unprepared, and the Ranger Grip can undoubtedly check off a few boxes when it comes to essential items that you may want to bring.
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For more information on Victorinox Swiss Army Knives and learn more about the Handyman, MiniChamp, and Ranger Grip knife models, contact All Things Swiss today! Offering only the finest Swiss-made gifts and accessories, we’ll pair you with the right Swiss Army Knife for your lifestyle.