A like new Victorinox Illuminator The SwissLite is a relatively common 58mm Victorinox knife. It is essentially a Classic with a LED-MiniLight embedded in the handle. Originally the light was a red light LED, but in 2011 Victorinox began shipping a brighter white light LED version. When it was first introduced, the SwissLite was known as the Illuminator. This instruction sheet as an illustration on battery replacement.

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Scale Tools


The Swiss Lite has Cellidor scales. It is available in a number of color choices: Red, Black, Blue, White, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 58mm
  • Width: 10.6mm
  • Weight: 31.6g (Illuminator version, including key chain & keyring)


  1. The Illuminator is essential a variation that includes a 5" key chain and a large keyring. Early versions may have come with the ))Nail-Cleaner(( tip on the nail file. First produced in 1996, and it was also available with the Marlboro Unlimited logo branding on the bottom scale.
  2. A brighter white light version began shipping in later 2010 or 2011 in most markets.


The Illuminator was first produced in 1986.


  • 0.6228 Victorinox AN: Illuminator
  • 53018 US Model: Illuminator
  • 54030 US Model: Red scales white light.
  • 54033 US Model: Red Ruby scales with white light.
  • 54036 US Model: Blue Sapphire scales with white light.

Related Knives

  • Classic - same knife, but LED light is replaced by the standard toothpick.
  • Signature Lite - Same tools, but replaces tweezers with retractable pen.
  • Midnight Manager - More tools, but also has a LED light.

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