From the renowned company that created the Swiss Army Knife a century ago comes the Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker pocketknife, a compact set of tools for campers, hikers, boy scouts, and just about everyone else. Measuring 4-3/8 inches long; this version of the One-Hand Trekker is stylishly cased in a black housing with the familiar Victorinox logo on the side. More importantly, the unit contains several handy Swiss Army tools, including a serrated locking blade that opens and closes easily, a bottle opener with a large locking screwdriver and wire stripper, a can opener with a small screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a toothpick, tweezers, a reamer, a wood saw, and a key ring. As with all Victorinox items, the One-Hand Trekker is made to exacting standards, with dozens of steps going into its construction. Victorinox attends to every detail, from selecting the finest materials to performing the final inspection. In addition, each individual tool has been hardened in a different way to stand up to its designated use. The One-Hand Trekker carries a lifetime warranty.
About Swiss Army Knives
In 1884, Swiss cutler Karl Elsener set up shop in Ibach-Schwyz, installing a waterwheel in Tobelbach Brook to run his grinding and polishing machines. Thus began what would become the international brand name Victorinox, a combination of Victoria, for Elsener's mother, and "inox", or stainless steel. Today, Victorinox produces watches, luggage, clothing, and, famously, Swiss Army Knives. The original product dates to 1897, when Elsener patented the Swiss Officer's and Sports Knife he supplied to the Swiss Army. Following World War II, American servicemen and women shopping in PX stores shortened the name to Swiss Army Knife, which lives on in English-speaking countries around the world and has become a metaphor for versatility.