Tool List

The Tools of the Swiss Army Knife

Pictures of some Victorinox Tools Removed from from any knife. This page contains information about Victorinox and Wenger tools - for all  frame sizes.

For a Swiss Army Knife, the term Tools  refers to the various implements contained within the knife, that perform different functions or jobs. Victorinox and Wenger Swiss Army Knives have a lot of tools in common and each manufacturer also has their own unique tools.

The available (or once available) assortment of tools are listed in the sections below, by their primary name. They are grouped by the designation layer, or scale, based on where they are placed, then by manufacturer, then alphabetically. There is also a note if the tool has some unique property (eg backspring tool or uniqueness to a frame size). In some rare cases a tool might be found in a layer on some models, but in the scales of others. Specific information about each tool is in its own individual page, along with information related to any additional tools/functions within the same implement.

Since Victorinox and Wenger SAKS merged in 2014, Victorinox has taken on some of the Wenger tools in the Delémont models. See section below. The tools in this page are listed according to their original manufacturer.

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Layer Tools

Common Tools

This section contains the tools that are common to both manufacturers, for the front and back  layers.

A tool is regarded as a common tool  if its function, as opposed to its design, is the same! These tools fall broadly into two categories: Tools that are very similar between the two manufacturers: such as the main blade, corkscrew, caplifter/screwdriver; and tools where each manufacturer has their own take, or design, of that particular tool: such as the scissors, or pliers. Both categories are listed in this section - The individual tool pages describe the differences between the designs.

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Wenger Tools
Wenger Tools

Tools Unique to Victorinox

This section lists the general purpose tools that are unique to Victorinox


General Purpose Tools Unique to Wenger

This section lists the general purpose tools that are unique to Wenger.


Specialist Tools Unique to Wenger

Wenger made several very unique and interesting tools, aimed at specific sports or professions, that are listed in this section. These tools were in specialist Swiss Army Knives such as the Swissrider series, or the Minathor, and several other specialist models.


Wenger Regular Tool Display from the Early 70s
Wenger Regular Tool Display from the Early 70s

Scale Tool Details

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SwissChamp SOS Kits

Image The Victorinox SwissChamp was available in various special expanded pouches containing additional survival tools and equipment such as a compass, plasters (band-aids) and string. They were known as the SwissChamp SOS Kits or Survival Kits. The SOS kits came in two sizes large and small.

  • SOS kit main page here
  • SOS kit content details here

SwissCard Tool Details

Image Victorinox supplied several Swiss Army Knife tools packaged in a credit card sized frame.
Full details of models available see - here.

The Delémont Range

In 2005 Victorinox took over Wenger. However they ran the two companies completely independently with separate product lines for several years.
In 2012 Victorinox announced that they would cease production of Wenger Swiss Army Knives and from 2014 only Victorinox branded knives were produced. However Victorinox decided to continue manufacturing of some of the former 65mm, 85mm and 130mm Wenger models under the Victorinox 'Delémont brand.
See the hyperlinks and Delémont section of this Wiki for more details.
Most of the tools in the Delémont range stayed the same as the Wenger originals, however the following Wenger tools were replaced by their Victorinox counterparts and the Wenger versions completely retired.

Other Tool Information

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Tool to Model References

The Wiki pages below indicate in which models the various tools are featured


Tool Instruction Leaflets and Visual Tool Guides

Victorinox Tool Instruction Leaflet Gallery/Folder

Wenger Tool Instruction Leaflet Gallery/Folder

Tool Image Galleries



External Resources

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Victorinox Models

Delémont Collection

Size Layers Pics
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85mm - 2 3 4 5 + Image
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Wenger Models

Additional Information

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