Our lead test editor was raised in a practical, outdoors-oriented family. One of his earliest "rite of passage" memories was the gift of his very own Victorinox Classic SD Swiss Army Knife. In years of usage and testing, now compared against the best-of-the-best with OutdoorGearLab, this tiny, multi-purpose pocket knife has earned his Top Pick billing. The Classic is indeed a classic. Even as compared to much larger and much more expensive knives, it fares very well.
It is nearly the smallest in our test, but no knife we tested has more features. The features present on the Classic are each very useful and functional, despite their tiny stature. If you are looking for a knife to virtually disappear on your keychain, but roar to practical life whenever you need to tackle some light-duty task - (this could describe a significant portion of the world's citizens) - look no further than the Victorinox Classic. If you are looking for more and beefier features, check out something from our Multi-Tool Review. If you anticipate needing a burly, long-lasting blade for heavy usage, see Editors' Choice winner Benchmade Mini-Barrage 585.