Victorinox, the company that invented Swiss Army Knives, started making knifes intended for Swiss soldiers. His “Schweizer Offiziersmesser” or “Officer” knife included a screwdriver and a can opener. These tools allowed soldiers to dissemble their rifles and open cans of food with one pocket-sized tool. The knife proved to be an indispensable, all-in-one tool for the soldiers. The Swiss army purchased 15,000 Victorinox knives in 1891.

As needs changed, so have the tools in Swiss Army knives. Victorinox continues to renovate their Swiss Army knives to maintain status as an essential tool for present day men and women. From a USB memory drive to keep your computer files handy, to a cheese knife, to a tool that you can bring on an airplane, Victorinox has a knife for you.

Here are just a few of the models and features that show Victorinox’s growth and innovation:

Swiss Army Slim Signature 8 GB:It has an 8GB USB memory drive for the modern day tech savvy professional. Have you ever needed to download your digital presentation and bring it with you to the meeting? Or do you like to have certain files, like pictures of your family, on you at all times? The USB memory drive included in this tool can be essential to survival in the digital age!

The tools include:

  • Removable 8 GB USB Flash Drive
  • Blade
  • Scissors
  • Nail File with Screwdriver
  • Key Ring
  • Retractable Pen

Cheese Knife or model # 80833: This new Swiss Army Knife has a cheese knife and cork screw. Impress your partner with a spur-of-the-moment wine and cheese picnic! With this newly created tool, you know you’ll always be ready for the impromptu cheese and wine.

The tools include:

  • Serrated blade
  • Toothpick
  • Corkscrew
  • Perforated Blade with Fork Tip
  • Key ring

Swiss Army Classic SD Edelweiss: This is the “classic” knife with a modern, individual look. These fashionable knives were created by designers around the world. One of the designer knives features a sneaker, another, the American flag. This knife in particular has a floral design to honor the national flower of Switzerland, the Edelweiss.

The classic knife (with a fashionable flair) has these tools:

  • blade
  • nail file with
  • nail cleaner
  • scissors
  • toothpick
  • tweezers
  • key ring

Swiss Army Swiss Champ:This knife has almost every tool you could need! It’s hard to find a situation that this knife couldn’t get you out of, except maybe, the airport security check. This Swiss Army knife is ideal for camping or even just to keep in the kitchen drawer.

Count these tools! There are 33:

  • large blade
  • small blade
  • corkscrew
  • can opener
  • screwdriver
  • cap lifter with screwdriver
  • wire stripper
  • reamer
  • key ring 
  • tweezers
  • toothpick
  • scissors
  • multi-purpose hook (parcel carrier)
  • wood saw
  • fish scaler
  • hook disgorger
  • ruler (cm + inches)
  • nail file with
  • nail cleaner
  • metal file
  • metal saw
  • fine screwdriver
  • chisel
  • pliers with
  • wire crimping tool
  • wire cutters
  • Phillips screwdriver 
  • magnifying glass
  • Pressurized ballpoint pen
  • stainless pin
  • mini-screwdriver
  • sewing eye

Victorinox will continue to adapt their product to fit the needs of a changing population. Swiss Army Knives are versatile tools that may never go out of style. And just think, if your ever stranded in the wild with no service on your smart phone, how you going to survive without a Swiss Army Knife? Buy yours from AllThingsSwiss.com today!