After almost 50 years, the Swiss Government called for an update to its Standard Issue Soldier Knife which began its tour of duty in 1961. This marks only the fourth evolution of the storied knife over its 120-year history. A total of seven suppliers from Switzerland and around the globe were invited to participate in the evaluation process; the knives submitted underwent practical testing by military personnel while laboratory tests assessed the compliance with technical specifications. Victorinox proved to be the best solution for the Swiss Army and was awarded the exclusive contract as the official provider.
Introducing our New Standard Issue Soldier knife – the actual tool used by today’s Swiss Army. This exciting new tool features a new ergonomic dual density handle, which will allow for a secure grip in extreme cold or wet weather situations. Other updates and features include a one-hand serrated locking blade, Phillips Screwdriver, can opener with small screwdriver, bottle opener with large locking screwdriver, wire stripper, reamer, key ring and wood saw. The NEW Soldier Knife is offered in a black and olive green combination handle.
For those wishing a smaller yet just as quality solution, Best Glide ASE also carries the predecessor to the Standard Issue Soldier Knife, the Victorinox Soldier-Silver Alox.
NEW Swiss Army Soldier Knife features include:
1. Large Lock Blade for one hand opening
2. Phillips Screwdriver
3. Can Opener
4. Small Screwdriver
5. Lockable screwdriver and Crate Opener
6. Cap Lifter
7. Wire Stripper
8. Reamer, Punch
9. Seatbelt Cutter
10. Key Ring
11. Wood Saw
Length: 4 3/8" closed, 7 3/4" open
Weight: 4.6 oz
Blades/Tools: Stainless Steel, Locking Main Blade
Handle: Green/Black Dual Density