Jan
23
2009
By
Cory Ohlendorf
of Valet.
 
The
Evolution
2009
1961
1891
A
Sharp
Update

My first Swiss Army knife came by way of my father, after I joined the Boy Scouts. I carried it around with hope that I would yield it with the same skills I saw on MacGyver, but I never much used it for anything other than whittling sticks. But since then, I've always had an appreciation for its design. Especially for the paired-down soldier's knife, standard issue for the actual Swiss army. The company just redesigned the pocket knife—only the fourth evolution in its 120-year history—and will distribute the blades to more than 75,000 of Switzerland's soldiers this spring. The new version features several screwdrivers, a seatbelt cutter and a locking blade for one-handed opening. Not to mention it's pretty damn good looking too. $37, available this spring at Victorinox

  • The classic red Swiss Army pocket knife was added to MoMa's permanent collection.
 

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