Knowing All the Tools of Your Swiss Army Knife

The Swiss Army knife is perhaps the most iconic and well-known pocket knife of all time. It’s also one of the most handy and versatile tools that you can have on you during a fishing or hunting trip on Kaby Lake. Let’s take a closer look at the history and features of this ubiquitous knife.

Despite what the name may suggest, the civilian versions of the Swiss Army knife are actually different from the knife that is supplied to Swiss Army personnel. The popular name for this pocket knife was introduced following World War II, and is now a trademark of Victorinox of Switzerland. The company purchased rival Wenger in 2005, meaning that all modern Swiss Army knives are made and branded by Victorinox.

Swiss Army knifeThe Swiss Army knife was an early multi-tool that has been produced with a staggering array of different tool options throughout the years. While you know one of these knives when you see it – the famous red handle emblazoned with the Swiss cross is a dead giveaway – you may not know the full scope of all the different features that each knife can offer.

There are many variations of tools included on Swiss Army knives today. The simplest Swiss Army knives may include only a knife blade, toothpick, tweezers and nail file. Larger models of the knives may include more features, like a regular screwdriver, bottle opener, can opener, awl and corkscrew. Still larger knives often include tools like both regular and Phillips screwdrivers, hoof cleaner, rulers, hook remover, fish scaler, file, saw, pliers and scissors. Different configurations can include a bottle opener built into the screwdriver tool or a can opener tool that is designed to catch on the rim of a can, allowing the blade to be punched through the can lid in a series of cuts that eventually open the can, says SAKWiki.com.

In addition to the more common configurations, these pocket multi-tools are also sometimes available with a variety of other convenient features for use in the modern era. Some of these tools include a digital clock with thermometer and altimeter, laser pointer, removable flash drive, magnifying glass and LED flashlight. There are also specialized Swiss Army knives available for people with specific hobbies or interests, including models with a choke tube tool, cigar cutter, butane lighter, carabiner clip, chain rivet tool, fingernail clipper, orienteering tool, orange peeler, ski wax scraper, tread depth gauge, watch case opener, whistle or glass breaker.

With so many options, it’s easy to see why being equipped with a Swiss Army knife can be a great benefit while you’re out in the wilderness. Watson’s Kaby Lodge gives you a chance to enjoy that wilderness up close with our fishing and hunting packages in beautiful Northern Ontario. Make your reservations today, pack your Swiss Army knife, and get ready for the wilderness adventure of a lifetime with us.

To learn more about planning your trip, give Tom and Michel a call today at 877-484-1672.