Everyday Carry

Victorinox SwissTool CS Plus

Victorinox's tools have proven themselves worthy of every task for everyone, every time, for over a century. The SwissTool CS Plus is a change of pace from the company's standard folding tools, forgoing the signature red scales for a stainless steel double-handled body, tipped with pliers, and packed solid with tools. The SwissTool has 38 functions providing a toolbox's worth of utility, from bits and drivers to food canister openers and saws. A locking mechanism also ensures safety in your daily tasks, especially with its complement of blades and cutters. At 4.5" long and 10 ounces, the SwissTool is a compact tool for your EDC, while its lifetime warranty and Swiss quality ensures "everyday" isn't an exaggeration.


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We’ve teamed up with Victorinox, the company behind some of the most-carried multitools in our community to give you the chance to win this beautiful, limited edition Spartan Damascus Swiss Army Knife (MSRP $250 USD).

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Victorinox EvoWood 17 Review

The Swiss Army Knife (SAK) is one of the most iconic multi-tools in the world, and for good reason. Found in toolboxes, pockets, and glove compartments everywhere, the SAK is available in dozens of configurations with different tools, shapes, sizes, and designs. We reached out to the leading SAK manufacturer, Victorinox, to try something new from their lineup that we thought you guys would enjoy. They graciously sent us a sample of their EvoWood 17 to consider. It stands apart from the usual candy red Swiss Army Knives with its genuine walnut hardwood scales, while boasting 9 tools capable of 13 different features in one 85mm package. Read on to find out how the EvoWood 17 held up in our EDC.

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The Best Multi-tools and Keychain Tools

Multitools are ounce for ounce the most useful thing you can carry, albeit at somewhat of a compromise. They may never be the best tool for the job, but they’re rarely the wrong one. Recently, the multitool market, once justifiably dominated by Leatherman and Swiss Army Knife tools, has seen much greater diversity with the rise in popularity of one-piece multitools—ultra-compact pieces of metal designed to hang on your keychain with a number of functionalities. In the third installment of Carry Smarter, we list our top picks from both classic multitools and the new wave of one-piece multitools.

The one-piece multitool trend has not gone unnoticed by the big manufacturers—both Leatherman and Gerber, among others, now sell one-piece tools...

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Dear Victoria Inox,
I love you. Your slender shapes, gentle curves, and amazing utility have bewitched me. Your myriad of forms pleases both my eyes and my heart. Even some days when I choose another to be at my side, I cannot let you wander far. Amidst the younger, finer, richer models I could do with, I still always find it in my heart to carry you. You were my first real… knife.

And since then, I have only learned to appreciate you more. I like you most when you’re done up to the nines in Alox. Sure, the red outfit is what you’re known for, but that Alox has an enduring beauty. I love you, Victoria Inox...

Kaweco AC Sport fountain pen
Ink cartridges
Field Notes notebook
Victorinox Climber knife. From the editor: Nice setup man- The style of it is so minimalistic it makes me want to give up some of my gear. Almost.

 Metal ruler
 Lacie Porsche Design mobile drive
 Sketch book
 6B pencil
 2 Bracelets
 Zippo fluid canister
 Imco IFA vintage lighter
 2 Zippo lighter
 Victorinox Huntsman & Huntsman Lite multi-tool knives
 2 L’eau D’issey Pour Homme perfumes
 Eneloop battery Read on for the full list (11 more items)
 Nail clipper
 Lacie Petitekey 8Gb usb drive
 Leatherman Style multi-tool knife
 Olfa craft knife $ 2 blades
 Troika keychain
 Fenix E05 flashlight
 Paper pen
 Olloclip lens for iPhone 4S
 Wocol Power Leader 6000mAh

submitted by Pete Hello there,
Over the past year, EDC has become a big part of my life.  I’ve always seen the value in carrying a knife, but my pocket contents have definitely evolved from there.
I usually carry a Leatherman of some sort but opted for two folding blades today. iPhone 4S with Otterbox Defender case
Surefire E2D LED Defender
Spyderco Manix2 XL
Spyderco Delica 4 ZDP-189
FlipSide Wallet
Keys w/ Photon light, Victorinox Classic, and Spyderco Bug Thanks for letting me share!
Editor’s Note: I would normally suggest the Leatherman over two folders for the sake of versatility, but the two Spydercos you chose to carry are great in their own right. I like the minimalism but redundancy of tools on your simple keyring too...

via swissbianco
Editor’s Note: I need this shirt.

Evolution of the Swiss Army Knife via Victorinox PhotoPress

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife
Editor’s Note: I believe this is an actual vintage Swiss Army Knife from the late 19th century. Victorinox released a repro of this knife, in case anyone wants one.

Need these scans. If you can help, please hit up the Submit or Ask pages!

"The year is 1891. The sharp, strong punch repairs a leather harness so a horse can pull a wagon. The screwdriver disassembles a rifle for cleaning. The can opener pries the lid off a tin of food. Add a large blade to these three implements and you have the perfect tool for the modern infantryman. So says the Swiss Army, which signs the first contract with Victorinox Founder Karl Elsner in 1891."