Anyone over 40 remembers the Swiss Army Knife as the original multi-tool. Any kid who received Victorinox Tinker as a gift instantly felt like James Bond. These types of Swiss-made multi-tools have a huge following, going back decades. They get great reviews because they are still well made.
I chose the Tinker because it has a better than average Philips screwdriver on it, and that’s the tool I probably use the most, other than just a regular pocket knife.
Victorinox Tinker: Product Description
It doesn’t get more classic than a Swiss Army Knife with all the doodads. Mine is a glossy piano black, featuring a large knife, small knife, can opener, bottle opener, Flathead screwdriver, auger, and a special Philips screwdriver with a full-size shaft. It even has the classic tweezers and toothpick. Still made to their quality standards and still with a lifetime warranty.
- TRUSTED QUALITY. Made in Switzerland
- Fits comfortably in a pocket or bag, making it the perfect addition to your everyday carry
Bottle Opener / Flathead / Stripper
This is one of the more heavily used tools in the unit. It’s very useful to poke, prod, twist or turn a Flathead screw. Or open a beer. Or strip a wire. I do a fair amount of wire stripping since I like to Tinker with things, but I don’t really see myself using it much. I’d be more likely to use the small knife to strip a wire. The bottle opener will definitely get some use, and the screwdriver has already seen lots of miscellaneous random prying use.