The Swiss pocket knife is a must-have on every expedition. It has long been an indispensable tool, and not just for extreme sports' enthusiasts and adventurers: For safety and peace of mind, always carry a Swiss knife. Come what may, you can rely on the "smallest tool box in the world". The Swiss officers' and sports' knife was developed at the end of the 19th century for soldiers of the Swiss army. The revolutionary idea was to integrate the blade with numerous other implements in one compact, lightweight tool. Today, the Swiss pocket knife has long enjoyed virtual cult status. Along with the classical components of bottle opener, nail file, screwdriver magnifying glass, corkscrew, compass, saw, bodkin and toothpick, modern versions also have a USB stick, laser pointer and Bluetooth remote control. This most reliable of all multi-purpose tools has thus made the transition from a piece of purely outdoor equipment to a modern lifestyle tool for the office.