Which Swiss Army Knife Should I Get?

Whether you’re an avid camper, hunter, or hiker or just need a blade handy for basic everyday tasks, there’s a good chance that the one you’re using (or will eventually purchase) is a Swiss Army Knife. These utility knives are among the most popular in the world, preferred for a variety of reasons. For starters, there’s the quality that’s packed into every blade. All Victorinox knives are manufactured in Switzerland, where the brand was founded in the late 1800s.

In fact, about 45,000 knives are made daily at the manufacturing facility in the city of Ibach, and more than 400 Swiss Army Knife models are available for purchase. Plus, there’s the functionality that comes with every tool. Victorinox knives are small, compact utility knives that offer so much more than just a blade into their makeup.

Yet, with 400 models to choose from at All Things Swiss, you might ask yourself just what Swiss Army Knife is right for you. Here’s a closer look at some of our favorite knives available for purchase today:

Classic SD Swiss Army Knives

Unique and incredibly versatile, the Swiss Army Knife Classic SD makes for a great starter knife and can help you complete various everyday tasks. What’s more is they’re compact and fit into the keychain knife category, as they can easily fasten to your key ring for carrying purposes and enhanced accessibility. Select from various designs like rainbow tye-dye to the American flag and enjoy all the functionality that these knives have to offer. The Classic SD knives make for a great starter blade and are priced accordingly at under $30 each. All are also backed by a lifetime warranty!

Keychain Swiss Army Knives

Just because a knife has a small footprint does not mean that it doesn’t have big potential. And while most Victorinox Swiss Army Knives can easily tuck away into your pocket, what’s nice about keychain knives is they can fasten to your key ring for quick, convenient access when you need it. What’s also great about these more compact knives is that they can be brought into public places where a larger, more obvious knife may raise some concerns or even be restricted.

So, just what types of features are included in a keychain Swiss Army Knife? Of course, there’s the blade, but then other value-added accessories such as scissors, screwdrivers, tweezers, can openers, and more. When you combine this functionality with a compact footprint, you get a go-to knife that you’ll want to take with you everywhere you go. Similar to the Classic SD models, keychain models are also affordable in price and make for a great starter blade.

Large Function Swiss Army Knives

While the other two Swiss Army Knives are on a smaller scale, note that larger knives are available for purchase. The good news about Large Function Swiss Army Knives is that while their footprint may be a bit larger, they’re still small enough to serve as the ideal companion to wherever the day takes you. And a larger footprint also often means enhanced functionality.

As such, larger Victorinox knives pack more tools into their makeup and may include a magnifying glass, ballpoint pen, hook, and more beyond just the cutting blade. A bigger knife comes with bigger potential, but Large Function knives won’t outgrow the side pocket on your backpack or a place on your belt loop. These kinds range in price from about $50 to more than $100 per model.

For more information on Swiss Army Knives and which of the 400 available models on the market today might be best for you, contact All Things Swiss today!