Whenever somebody mentions SWISS, what comes to your mind? Don’t you love them for the absolutely scrumptious swiss chocolates, hot chocolate, the pristine Swiss Alps, and the picturesque towns? Besides delectable chocolates, cheese, classic watches, and exquisite-smelling perfumes, the other classic is the Swiss knife. Originally the Germans named the knives as offiziersmessers.
The knife has an array of well-fit components in a gadget (tool-kit) such as blade, opener, and screwdriver. These are placed on the sides of the knife’s body. This works on a pivot-point mechanism. The knife comes handy with a number of purposes. From functioning as a toothpick, can & bottle opener, tweezer, screwdriver, nail cleaner to a tiny magnifying glass. Swiss knives being an impressive piece of art in the recent times have come with multi-purpose need to use them as a ballpoint pen, flashlight, USB drives, and thermometer too.
The Origin of Swiss Knives
The first swiss knife ever made was Modell 1890, outsourced in Germany across 300-odd miles from the Swiss border. The purpose came to light with the Swiss military army requiring compact and foldable knives. Every soldier was informed to keep a single-blade holding knife with them at any point in time. Initially, they were made to deal with the purpose of using as the openers for canned food containers and deconstructing a rifle.
The rise in popularity
At that time, not many would have guessed the popularity of Swiss knives to go skyrocketing. Later it became popular among the hunters, sportsmen and regular campers. The value of the knives leaped off-shore as well. James.W. Kennedy was quoted as saying, “You can do just about anything with these knives”. Some of them who used the knives were able to remember them as wonderful memorabilia which were given to them when they were young. The most popular among the swiss knife models is Classic - used as a blade, toothpick, nail file and screwdriver. The Swiss knives were popular among the American men during World War ll and they even tried to get it from their enemy counterparts. A swiss knife has a unique expression as helped identified by the flag of Switzerland on its handle.
Are you considering buying a Swiss Knife?
No matter wherever you are, a swiss knife has an incredible usage potential to consider buying. The main factors you should look into account while buying the knife are tool choice, size, and price. It is always better to go with the knife that matches your lifestyle and need or priorities. A basic swiss knife tool in itself holds a variety of purposes which you could choose from.
We recommend using the exclusive, advanced swiss knives from Swiza where the functionality meets your style. These are pocket-friendly and come in Black, Orange, Khaki, Red, White and Yellow colors. Make it your everyday compact tool. If you are an adventurous soul by heart and mind, this could be your ultimate pick.
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