Best Swiss Army Knife Reviews: 5 Victorinox Knives for Your Pockets

Best Swiss Army Knife Reviews 5 Victorinox Knives for Your Pockets In these best Swiss Army knife reviews, we list 5 of the best multi-tools from Victorinox for under $100. In these reviews we place an emphasis on items that will please the average outdoorsman (or woman) while also being portable enough for everyday use. All of these products are manufactured to high standards with Victorinox quality which has seen the company grow from a mom and pop outfit started in 1884 to a global brand that it is today. All products carry the lifetime warranty and the companies unique sense of pride and manufacturing history.

It’s worth pointing out that all of these knives, with the main blade being under 3″, fall into the Everyday Carry (EDC) classification. It’s worth checking though on the current law within your state if you plan to carry one of these Victorinox knives around everyday and furthermore if you plan to travel across states.

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Name Price Color Weight Tools  
Champion Plus Pocket Knife From $49.99 Red 5.6oz 30
Swiss Champ Pocket Knife From $67.95 Red 7oz 32
Fieldmaster Pocket Knife (Editors Choice) From $29.99 Red 3.5oz 16
American Flag SuperTinker (Editors Choice) From $29.06 USA Flag 2.9oz 14
Classic SD Pocket Knife From $14.51 Sapphire 0.8oz 7

 


1. Victorinox Champion Plus Knife – For Those That Want Lots Of Tools

    
 
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There are 30 stainless steel tools in this 0.1lb knife. These include a main blade, a metal saw, scissors, a wood saw, a magnifier, 3 differently sized screwdrivers, a parcel hook and a corkscrew. It comes with a lifetime warranty, of course, and also has a ballpoint pen.

Pros

Cons

  • Manages to pack a lot of tools into a package still (just) light enough to carry in your pants
  • Versatile tool selection
  • Even comes with a fish scaler (excellent if you’re an angler!)
  • No one-handed deployment
  • No locks for the blades

This is one of the brand’s best products on a value-to-price basis. It has some of the most important tools possible on it, from Phillips and mini screwdrivers to wood saws and chisels. It doesn’t have pliers, of course—that’s the compromise when you’re getting something this light—but they’re not really necessary here, especially given how small they would be to have to fit into the Champion Plus’s length. On the whole, it’s an amazing value for about $75, especially given Victorinox’s usual lifetime warranty.

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2. Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp Pocket Knife – For Those Involved In Lots Of Different Activities

      
 

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The SwissChamp is a 3.5in multi-tool knife with a whopping 33 functions packed into its 6.56oz frame. Stowed away within the polished Cellidor handle is a medley of tools that include the following: a large blade, a small blade, a corkscrew, a can opener, a bottle opener, a wood saw, a reamer, a fish scaler, a hook disgorger, wire cutters, a wire crimper and a pressurized ballpoint pen. It also has a hooked 7cm ruler, a magnifier, a mini-screwdriver and pliers.

Pros

Cons

  • Boasts pliers despite its frame that still fits in a pocket
  • Amazingly sharp scissors
  • All blades (including the saw) have great edges
  • Fish scales sometimes get into the knife when using the scaler

The SwissChamp is a superb multi-tool knife from Victorinox with some great tools packed into it. Where it really wins is in the fact that it has pliers with wire cutters. They’re not terribly large, of course, but they’ll still do the job for a lot of things, and you’ll be glad to have them in a pinch. Again, there’s no option for one-handed deployment of the blades and there’s no locking system for them either, but that doesn’t take away enough from this $75 multi-tool to knock it off this list.

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3. Victorinox Swiss Army Fieldmaster Pocket Knife – Has All The Essential Tools For A Camper Or Fisherman


 
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The Fieldmaster is a 3.5in, 3.5oz multi-tool with 15 tools stowed away inside it. There are 2 blades (a large one and a small one), a Phillips screwdriver, a can opener with a small screwdriver, a bottle opener with a large screwdriver, a wire stripper, a reamer, a key ring, scissors, a toothpick, tweezers, a parcel hook and a wood saw.

Pros

Cons

  • Has just about all the key tools for most hikers and campers
  • Great price point for the package
  • Excellent and unique saw tool
  • Not always easy to deploy tools but a little oil and use should help

A few of these have been reported to stick a little when you deploy the blades, but ours worked fine—even if it still didn’t support one-handed deployment/locking. It’s still an amazing Swiss Army knife, though, especially given its $32 cost and lightness. This is one you really can carry in most trousers, yet it still has enough of the truly “core” tools for everyday use and outdoor excursions. On the whole, it’s a great compromise if you want something in the light multi-tool category but don’t want to give up too many functions in exchange.

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4. Victorinox Swiss Army Super Tinker Pocket Knife American Flag Design – An Essential Tool For The Patriotic Outdoorsman

      
 
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This 3.5in knife is the “super” version of the original Tinker Swiss Army knife and adds more tools to the original while retaining the same dimensions. It contains 14 tools in its 2.98oz frame: 2 blades (large and small), a can opener, a small screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a bottle opener, a large screwdriver, a reamer, a wire stripper, a key ring, scissors, tweezers, a toothpick and a parcel carrier. This Super Tinker is available in a patriotic American flag design or Victorinox red.

Pros

Cons

  • Very light despite having 14 tools
  • Flat blade screwdriver is tough enough to serve as a pry-bar for a lot of jobs
  • Durability is on par with the larger SAKs despite its size
  • The spring on the scissors can break

Tools & Functions

  • 1 Large Blade
  • 2 Small Blade
  • 3 Phillips Screwdriver
  • 4 Can Opener with
  • 5 - Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips Screws)
  • 6 Bottle Opener with
  • 7 - Large Screwdriver
  • 8 - Wire Stripper
  • 9 Reamer
  • 10 Key Ring
  • 11 Tweezers
  • 12 Toothpick
  • 13 Scissors
  • 14 Multi-purpose Hook (Parcel Carrier)

This is another great light multi-tool and is perhaps the best suited for EDC of all the models we’ve discussed thus far. It has some great tools bundled into it, including a Phillips screwdriver and scissors. Probably the only real shortcoming most people will complain of it having is in its lack of a wood saw. That particular tool can really come in handy for a lot of camping jobs, so those who’ve used Swiss Army Knives with one may miss it. Still, this costs only about $30, so it’s far from a bad buy given what it does pack into its slim size.

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5. Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife – Essential Tools At A Bargain Price

 

 

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The Classic is a 2.3in multi-tool with scissors, a blade, a nail file/screwdriver, tweezers, a toothpick and a key ring. Its size makes it capable of serving as a keychain attachment, and it still comes with the Victorinox lifetime warranty.

Pros

Cons

  • Extremely portable & can be hooked onto a keychain
  • Great as an always available backup multi-tool
  • Affordable Victorinox Classic
  • Too small to serve as your main camping multi-tool

This is one small Swiss Army Knife but that doesn’t make it weak in terms of a utility tool. The tools in it may be small, but they still perform sufficiently well to make them genuine aids in a lot of situations. That said, this Swiss Army knife at about $15, has such small utilities that you may well find yourself wishing you had opted for something larger in order to do the job faster in a lot of camping and outdoor situations.

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Verdict

For most people, the best Swiss Army Knife here will undoubtedly be either the Super Tinker or the Fieldmaster given that both still fall very comfortably into the EDC weight and blade length range for a majority of users, yet deliver a great mix of utilities despite that. For us, the Fieldmaster wins simply because it has Victorinox’s great wood saw on it, this also makes it one of the best EDC pocket knives out there and potentially a great Christmas present for a loved one. That said, the Super Tinker in iconic US flag livery is slightly slimmer and lighter, so you may well feel otherwise.

Maintaining & Protecting Your Swiss Army Knife

Your new Swiss Army Knife does come with a lifetime warranty but for superior cutting reliability while camping, fishing or hiking it will need to be well maintained. Maintenance will include regular oiling and sharpening of the blades. Victorinox have developed their own accessories to make this job as easy as possible and it is worthwhile spending the extra few Dollars to prolong the life of the product.

Victorinox Shapener

Victorinox Pocket Knife Sharpener

Keep the blades in your Victorinox pocket knife sharp and ready for action. Also useful for sharpening any knife. See the video below.


5ml Of Victorinox Multi-tool Oil

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Multitool Lubrication Oil

To fight corrosion and maintain the mechanics of your Swiss Army Knife we highly reccomend 5ml of Victorinox Multi-tool oil.


Black Swiss Army Belt Pouch

Victorinox Cordura Swiss Army Knife Belt Pouch

This simple pouch from Victorinox fits through your belt loop and stores and protects the majority of Swiss Army Knives.

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