Before, Swiss army knives were used as survival tools, but with the enhancement of its technology to expand its purpose and uses, the Swiss army knives have become a beneficial tool in everyday life.

 

The simple pocket knife has the fewest features compared to the lock-blade knives, which contain the most heavy features, the standard Swiss army knife has the most features, such as large and small blade, corkscrew, can opener with 3 mm flat-head screwdriver, bottle opener with 6 mm screwdriver with wire stripper and bender, reamer and hole punch, key ring, tweezers.

 

The basic component of the standard Swiss army knife at http://allcampingstuff.com/best-swiss-army-knife-reviews-5-victorinox-knives-for-your-pockets/ is the large blade with a length and thickness as its knife handle and used in the following purposes: cutting food, gut a fish, slice paper, carve your initials into a tree or whittle a piece of wood into another shape.  Some knives may or may not include a small blade, but if it has one, it usually holds the same shape as the large blade, only slightly smaller, and used in cutting situations that need a delicate touch.  It is important to exercise knife safety procedures, in such a way, that you should always cut the knife away from you body and to be careful not to let the blade snap shut with your fingers in the way. 

 

For Swiss army knives that contain a metal corkscrew for opening wine bottles, these are the procedures in using it: fold the corkscrew out so that it extends straight out from the knife, use the knife handle to twist the corkscrew into the cork, and pull firmly on the handle to remove the cork from the bottle. Remove the mini screwdriver, just in case the knife contains it. Visit this website at http://www.ehow.com/how_5873096_customize-swiss-army-knives.html and know more about swiss army knives.

 

The can opener in the knife is a manual can opener and the procedure to use it, as follows: put the lip of the can into the cap of the can opener, then press the sharp bit into the lid of the can until it punctures through.  The can opener has a dual function: as a manual can opener and as a screwdriver, with its 3 mm flat-head tip, which when angled to a certain degree may use the point, instead of the flat breadth, to act as a screwdriver.

 

The bottle opener in the Swiss army knives is for opening bottles and its 6 mm flat-head tip functions as a screwdriver and this is used for items larger than 3 mm size.

 

The reamer or also called the awl in the Swiss army knife is used for punching holes in materials, like leather, canvas, or wood and it is purposely tapered in order to enlarge a hole by digging deeper and scraping the sides of the hole with the sharp edge.

 

The key ring is found outside the knife and functions as a clip for your key-chain, for a belt loop, or for other uses where the Swiss army knife can be safely tucked.

 

 

Completing the components of the Swiss army knife are the small knob, grey tweezers and small knob, tan toothpick, which are found from the end of the knife's handle.  Be sure to wash both tweezers and toothpick after using them. Read models reviewed here!