Victorinox Swiss Army Hiker

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Hands down the best knife I have ever used for backpacking.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


Hands down the best knife I have ever used for backpacking. Extremely lightweight, with an endless supply of uses. This handy knife can replace several pounds worth of gear and it slips easily in your pocket at well under a pound. I've used Leathermans, Gerbers, Wengers and other multi-tools, but none have delivered the perfect combination of weight, functionality and quality of Victorinox's Hiker.


  • Extremely versatile
  • Blades stay sharp
  • Lightweight
  • Durable


  • Lacks a corkscrew and pliers

Ease of Use:  Smooth operation with easily accessible tools.  Each of them of great quality and each functions very well.  

Features: 2 Knives, Saw, Bottle Opener, Can Opener, Phillips Screwdriver, Flat Head Screwdriver, Awe / Needle, Toothpick, Tweezers... The only two things that it lacks that I would use are a corkscrew and pliers, but at a value to weight ratio, it really can't be beat!

Construction / Durability: This is where the Victorinox really shines!  I've had my knife for at least 15 years and it's as solid as the day I got it! It's been abused at times when it was left overnight in a bucket of salt water, and I've had it gunked up pretty bad, but a little bit of 1040 and it was as good as new!  Blade stays sharp and all the tools still come out smoothly.

Conditions: I've had it for 15 years and I've used it in all kinds of situations and conditions. There are better knives for various situations, but nothing beats the Victorinox Hiker for Backpacking.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Victorinox Swiss Army's Hiker page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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Swiss Army Hiker Knife FEATURES of the Swiss Army Hiker Knife Large blade Small blade Philips screwdriver Can Opener with Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips Screws) Bottle Opener with Large Screwdriver and Wire Stripper Reamer Key ring Tweezers Toothpick Wood saw SPECIFICATIONS of the Swiss Army Hiker Knife Blade Type: Multi-tool Handle Material: Cellidor polished Length: 3.58in. / 91 mm

- Moosejaw

You're hiking along, humming a nice little song, when out of nowhere you step on top of a trap and get captured in a net. Good thing you have your Victorinox Hiker Swiss Army Knife in your pack. The wood saw folds easily out of this 3.5-inch-long knife and makes quick work of the thick ropes. After you slip out of the net, open the Victorinox Army Knife's large and small blades, plus the Phillips screwdriver and the reamer (all make good stabbing weapons should you need to defend yourself). Use the toothpick for a quick cleaning before you relate your adventure to the nightly news.


The Hiker Firestarter Combination Knife by Victorinox Swiss Army provides you with two convenient tools in one set! The Hiker Knife is combined with a Firestarter to give you all you need for a backcountry adventure or mountain hike. The Hiker includes 13 stainless steel implements and like all Swiss Army Knives, it carries a lifetime warranty and unsurpassed Swiss-made quality and durability. Sheath included.Hiker Features:Large Blade (length 2.75")Small Blade (length: 1.50")ScrewdriverCap Lifer with ScrewdriverWire StripperReamerKey Ring InoxTweezersToothpickWood SawBlade Type: Multi-Tool Blade Material: Stainless SteelHandle Material: Cellidor PolishedSize: 3.5"Firestarter includedSheath included

- Campmor

Victorinox aka Swiss Army Knives has a continued commitment to functionality, versatility and precision. Everyone needs to have the best of the best when the set off into the wild and the Hiker/Sharpener Combo knife is no exception. Do not venture off on your next adventure without the essential tools that you need. PRODUCT FEATURES: large blade small blade Phillips screwdriver can opener with small screwdriver small screwdriver cap lifter with screwdriver & wire stripper reamer Key ring tweezers toothpick wood saw Like all Swiss Army Knives, the Hiker carries a lifetime warranty

- Appalachian Outdoors