Swiss Army Knives
Since the late 1800's, every Swiss soldier has been issued a Swiss Army knife. They have become world-famous, of course, for their functionality, ingenuity and durability. Every Swiss Army knife is made in Switzerland and guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Why buy a Swiss Army knife?
Sleek and stylish Swiss Army knives are a must have for men (and women)! Imagine having nearly every tool you need at the palm of your hand. Some people use them every day. Small and compact, they fit in your pocket or in a belt pouch. SwissCards with 13 tools even fit in a wallet.
Swiss Army knives also make excellent, useful and inexpensive gifts for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and weddings. For a personal touch that will be appreciated even more, give an engraved Swiss Army knife.
How to choose?
Instead of the one knife originally used by Swiss soldiers - the "Schweizer Offiziersmesser" - there are now hundreds to choose from. They range in size and price from the Classic, the best-selling Swiss Army knife in the world, with 5 tools, to the "Champ", the SwissChamp with 30, 50 and even 80 tools. We suggest starting by size: small (58 mm or 2.3 inches); medium sized knives that fit in your pocket or in a pouch (78, 84 and 91 mm or 3, 3.3 and 3.6 inches); or large knives with the most tools and functions (100 and 111 mm or 3.9 to 4.4 inches) like the SwissTool. When you shop by size, you also shop by price.
Once you get your results, you can filter by popularity, collection, material (e.g., aluminum or wood handles), color, number of tools, price, discount, specific tools - anyway you want! Or use the Knife Finder
, where as you add tools they appear on the knife.
The main component of the Swiss Army knife is of course the blade. The blades are all made of high quality stainless steel alloy that retains its strength and sharpness. Some blades are serrated, which makes cutting even easier. We also like lockblades, which are safer even for adults. You can also open some blades with one hand, which is useful for camping or if your main parachute gets tangled up.
Most Swiss Army knives come with a can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew, screwdriver, tweezers, a toothpick and a key ring. Scissors often come in handy too. We also like knives with LED lights for opening locks and seeing in the dark.
After that, the sky is the limit! With a wood saw, you can cut down even mid-sized trees. With the Rescue Tool
, you can cut a seatbelt and break a windshield.
Don't forget the pouch
You won't need a pouch for small Swiss Army knives, but they are really useful for the medium sized pocket knives, and essential for large knives. They range from economical nylon pouches to beautiful embossed leather pouches with a steel sharpener.
Be sure to browse our abundant selection of Victorinox, Wenger and Leatherman Swiss Army knives on SwissOutpost.com. You won't be lacking for choices for yourself or your friends.