Magnifying Glass


Image The magnifying glass was first introduced in 1973 and featured a glass lens with an 8x magnification in a grey plastic housing. It only features in 91mm models, and always in the same layer as the in-line Phillips screwdriver, except on the Cybertool Lite and Swisschamp XAVT, where it is opposite the LED light module.

According to Victorinox the magnifier was changed to a new model in 2004 featuring a transparent plastic housing with a plastic lens and a magnification of 5x. This magnifier has a slightly wider area of view due to the slimmer housing and lower magnification. The in-line Phillips driver was replaced with the already shortened driver from models with the light module, to accommodate the new magnifying glass. This version started appearing in North America in 2007, likely due to the large amount of existing stock. However, the disparity in the dates is larger than usual for this type of transition.

In 2012 Victorinox changed the magnifier to use a glass lens with a 6x magnification, whilst retaining the clear plastic housing. Care must be taken with this version as it is possible for the glass lens to 'pop-out'. Note: This issue seems to have been fixed after a couple of years.


This is the Magnifier with screwdriver tip found on Wenger knives. The Wenger magnifying glass is smaller in size than the Victorinox model and mounted in a long metal tool tipped with a fine flat screwdriver. The lens is made of glass.

The specialised Minathor knife includes a measurement scale in mm on the shaft of the magnifier and changes the fine screwdriver into a medium sized springbar tool used in wristwatch assembly.

The specialised Bernina knife has a magnetic screwdriver tip on the magnifying glass to pick up pins and needles.

See also: Image Magnifying Glass

See also: LED Light

Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Wednesday 21 of April, 2021 00:44:08 CEST by Huntsman.

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