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Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution S54 Tool Chest Plus Swiss Army Knife

by Victorinox


Estimate to be delivered 18 Dec - 21 Dec

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Features

Features 31 functions to equip you for everyday adventures - including 2.5" locking blade, corkscrew, magnifier, compass, metal file, and pliers (See product description for full list of functions)
Stainless steel construction encased in polished ergonomic ABS scales provides sleek durability with superior grip and comfort
Not too big, not too small; at 85mm this knife is the perfect addition to your everyday carry
Length: 3.34" (85mm), Weight: 7.7oz
Made in Switzerland; Victorinox provides a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship


Description

Work faster and easier with this little bit of evolution that fits in your pocket. At only 85mm the Evolution is the ideal midsize knife that won't make you compromise on functionality. The collection features ergonomic scales that offer outstanding grip and stability to ensure comfort and ease of use, regardless of the task you need to tackle.

With numerous function combinations, it is easy to find the perfect Evolution knife to add to your everyday carry. Whether you are preparing for a day in nature or a day in the office, the Evolution has you covered.

Like all Swiss Army Knives, the Evolution S54 ToolChest Plus has a lifetime warranty, stainless steel implements and Swiss-made quality and durability.

Includes 31 Functions:

  1. 2.5” Locking Blade
  2. Nail File with
  3. - Nail Cleaner
  4. Lever Design Serrated-edge Scissors
  5. Can Opener with
  6. - Small Screwdriver
  7.  Cap Lifter with
  8. - Large Locking Screwdriver
  9. - Wire Stripper
  10. 2.75" Double-cut Wood Saw
  11. Locking Phillips Screwdriver
  12. Metal File with
  13. - Metal Saw
  14. Mineral Crystal Magnifier with
  15. - Precision Screwdriver
  16. Pliers with
  17. - Adjustable Opening
  18. - Wire Crimper
  19. - Wire Cutters
  20. - Nut Wrench
  21. Integrated Rotating Compass with
  22. - Sight Line
  23. - Ruler (in/cm)
  24. Universal Wrench
  25. Fish Scaler with
  26. - Hook Disgorger
  27. Corkscrew
  28. Punch, Reamer
  29. Key Ring
  30. Tweezers
  31. Toothpick


History and Heritage
In 1884, Master Cutler Karl Elsener opened a cutlery shop in Ibach, Switzerland. There, he and the cutlers’ union he formed produced the finest steel cutlery, finished with the now-famous proprietary edge preferred globally by professional and home cooks. In 1891, Karl supplied the Swiss Army with its standard issue Soldier’s Knife and in 1897 with the Officer’s Knife. In 1921, after the death of his mother, Victoria, and with the advent of stainless steel, then known as “inoxydable” and used in the production of his cutlery, Karl changed the name of the company to Victorinox. It is from those humble beginnings that a worldwide icon was born.

Today, Victorinox is still owned and operated by the Elsener family, and both the company and family still resides in the small village of Ibach, Switzerland.

Care Tips for Swiss Army Knives
The various tools are manufactured from high-quality steel with precisely tuned features that are essential for the particular application. The steel is tempered, annealed and polished to achieve the necessary hardness and provide optimum resistance to corrosion.

Sharpening
To re-sharpen your knife, use a whetstone at an angle of 15°– 20°. This will result in a cutting angle of 30°– 40°. If sharpening on a grinding wheel, always cool with plenty of water to avoid excessive temperatures and the resulting damages that may occur.

Cleaning
After you’ve used your Pocket Knife for all of its various applications, such as cutting open numerous boxes, you may notice that the blades begin to stick together. Opening and closing the blades in warm water several times will allow the tools to easily move again. Once they have dried, it is recommended, to apply a small drop of oil between the blade or tool shank and the spring. To optimally maintain the locking mechanism, periodically apply a drop of our recommended Pocket Knife Oil. Never put Swiss Army Knives in the dishwasher.


Customers Reviews

Great Basic SAK.

5.0 out of 5.0 by cody6268 on July 6, 2016
I'm 19, and have carried a knife since I was 9. I've carried a Victorinox knife since I was 10. None of them had this "Junior" blunt blade, and I never had any problems with that. I never managed to stab myself. Then, I was looking at this one here on Amazon. I thought, blade, saw, Phillips--this is all I actually use on a Swiss Army Knife", and bought it, even though I knew I would hate the blunt blade. After receiving it today, I have realized that in an emergency, I can use the blade to cut near a person or animal (like using it to remove a seat belt, or removing a tight halter from a horse) without risking harm.

The Junior 09 originated as a Wenger product--Victorinox bought Wenger in '08, and merged their products into a Victorinox line called the "Delemont Collection" in some time after '12, thus ending Wenger's more than 100 year history. I have a hard time calling this a Victorinox--it's still a Wenger in my book

Tools:

Locking blunt blade: Razor sharp (which it should always be on a knife). I had no issues with a sharp knife as a kid (learned after slipping and cutting myself bad many, many times), and any kid should learn how to use a sharp knife. A dull knife is useless in my opinion. The lockup from the "Packlock" system (a Wenger innovation) is solid, but that lever is problematic--it makes the knife uncomfortable to use some tools (like the saw), and hangs up when drawing it from my pocket occasionally. At least I can release the lock one-handed, a requirement.

Saw--Wenger's saw used to be one of the worst pocket tool saws ever. In the mid '00s, they redesigned it. After that redesign, the Wenger saw, though shorter than Victorinox's 91mm knives, is far more aggressive, and cuts wood much quicker.

Nail File/Nail Cleaner--I use it for filing nails occasionally, and it does the job well. The combo tool (can/bottle opener and screwdriver) would have been a better use of prime space on the knife.

Phillips Driver--I've used the Phillips driver on both Victorinox and Wenger knives, and they all work well. Of course, I have slightly chipped a few, but that didn't do any damage that affected function of the tool. Like on the modern (without the slot cut into it) Vic Phillips, this works on the smaller No. 1 Phillips screw as well.

Toothpick and Tweezers--The tweezers I've used for everything on Swiss Army Knives--working with putting motor brushes in small HO scale slot cars, removing splinters and thorns, you name it, and they've always performed well. The toothpick I've used as intended, but only a new toothpick on a new knife, but most of the time I only use it as a poker and scraper. \

In general, it's a good thin, small SAK. But, it would be great if Victorinox started offering some of the Junior knives (many of them exclusive to the series) under different model names without the blunt tip.
MacGyver would be jealous

5.0 out of 5.0 by Zack Ervin on July 17, 2017
This is the most useful multi tool knife ever. Despite earlier reviews, this knifes quality is subpar to your average knife. I am very pleased with everything this product can do. The knife size is perfect and not too wide. The pliers come in very handy for everyday fixes. The locking knife blade is very well designed and very sturdy. The blade comes super razor sharp. The serrated scissors are great for cutting, especially finger nails. The file is great and very useful. The wrench is a bit small but it is still very useful and the pliers can do the job. The philips head screw driver is very useful but is hard to open. All in all this is the most wonderful multi tool knife on the market. Highly recommended!
For Younger Kids

4.0 out of 5.0 by Melissa on June 11, 2017
I really like this knife for younger kids, but not so much for my 7 year old son's first pocket knife, it's just too young for him. He is responsible enough to have a pointy end and he would love to work on carving initials and faces and other small details which he just can't do with this knife. Also the saw blade seems to be not very easy for them to use and requires a coordination that most children don't have. Plus I just don't see the use in it. I love the contoured handle, and he has really enjoyed the toothpick and tweezer, the sharp ended blade you see in the picture is just a nail file and it is not a knife. The knife is high quality it's just for the younger kids, I think this would be better suited for my 4 almost 5 year old son. My 7 year old will grow out of it fairly quickly.
This Victorinox/Wenger hybrid is a nearly perfect EDC

5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Mason on August 18, 2014
This is a Wenger re-branded as a Victorinox under their new Delémont line. Along with the re-branding they have switched a few Wenger tools for Victorinox tools. The Wenger can opener, tooth pick, tweezers, and awl are replaced by the Victorinox versions of those tools. I personally find this to be an improvement. The can opener now has a small screwdriver that also functions as a Phillips. The awl now has a sewing eye plus an edge to function as a reamer or whatever else you might wanna use it for. I think these two changes provide a little more utility to the tool set, while switching the tweezers and tooth pick doesn't make much of a difference.

All of the other tools are exactly as they were when this knife was under the Wenger brand. That includes the cap lifter/large screwdriver, which does not have the 90 degree stop you'll find on a standard Victorinox, but does have the pressure lock that was a Wenger innovation. The overall knife appears to be a hair thicker than when it was a Wenger knife.

Thus what we have here is a hybrid Swiss Army Knife for people who liked some aspects of Wenger and some aspects of Victorinox.

On this particular model you also have a locking blade, though you can also get a version without that feature. The locking blade has a stop to prevent you from closing the blade on your own fingers after you press the switch to release it.

All in all this model has a terrific, extremely useful tool set and is one of the best EDC items on the market. It's only slightly longer than a Bic lighter though it is also thicker so it will create a bit of a bulge in your pocket. The thickness of three layers is the only downside of this knife but that's the price you pay if you want all of the most common Swiss Army Knife tools plus the scissors. Of course you have many slimmer (or thicker) options from Victorinox, so make sure you look over their whole line to find the right one for you. .

By the way, you can add the Victorinox mini screwdriver to the corkscrew as an additional tool if you'd like. However, there is no hole under the corkscrew to camp a straight pin as you'll find on standard Victorinox models. Also, I find the bottle opener on this model lifts bottle caps a little better than the bottle opener on a similarly sized standard Victorinox model. If you drink a lot of beer, you'll like this.

UPDATE: Having used this SAK for a bit I wanted to point out one very minor design flaw. The release switch for the locking blade somewhat obstructs the nail nick on the scissors. This is not a big problem but if you are torn between the version with the locking blade and the version without, and you think you'll use the scissors a lot, you might wanna opt for the non-locking blade.
If I really liked it, I would stretch the rating to "4"

3.0 out of 5.0 by PEN on July 4, 2016
This product receives effectively 3 stars ("It's OK"). If I really liked it, I would stretch the rating to "4", but the best I can do is "3.5"; want to keep it short.
Explanation:
Happily, the product is of the quality we all expect from Victorinox, no problem there.
From the advertisement illustration, I was particularly interested in the knife because it carries what I consider the minimally necessary tools that I require for a Swiss Army knife.
When I arrived, I tried it out thoroughly and found it not entirely to my liking.
First complaint: the size of the knife is 3.25 inches (8.4 cm.), and not the more usual 3.5 inches (9 cm.). As a result, it's somewhat small in my hands (which are not dainty, to be sure; but not excessively large either). Because of the size differential, the knife feels more like a Wenger (also good Swiss Army knives), rather than a Victorinox. The fact that this knife has designed handles rather than the usual flat-design handles allows me to put my thumb at the point necessary for leverage and thus mitigates some of the difficulty of smallness, but not by much.
Second complaint: only one, large cutting blade. In the place of a smaller cutting blade, Victorinox has put a nail file. It's OK, but I personally like a small cutting blade in addition, for those jobs best done with a small blade. As a result, I'm carrying an extra, small Swiss Army pen knife (2 cutting blades) to complement the larger knife.
Third complaint: the single, large cutting blade has a locking mechanism. In itself, I have no quarrel with this feature, happy for the protection. But, the knife blade locking level is so positioned that it is extremely difficult to near impossible to open the scissors tool in the adjoining groove, except by using the most tortuous (and occasionally dangerous) manual manipulation.
One item to praise: like the scissors. The well-designed lever on the scissors is also reminiscent of Wenger designs, not the cheap spring usually found on Victorinox knives.

Noted: my criticisms are essentially personal in content. For a recommendation, I suggest this particular model might do well as a first knife for teenagers (with instruction), for smaller men generally, also for women who might want a SA knife with a bit of heft to it.
Great Swiss Army knife

5.0 out of 5.0 by A. Schneider on February 27, 2015
I chose this Swiss Army knife, because it was important for me (and it should be for you) that the main blade lock.
What this means is that even though you can't really see it from the picture (google it for more views), there's a lever which you have to press with a decent force to close the blade once it's been open.

This means that the blade cannot close on your fingers once it's opened and locked.

I've used this camping and used the knife to cut food and some wood, and I was never afraid I'd lose a finger!

I also purchased it because it had a wood saw, knife and pliers. All camping necessities.
The pliers were a little disappointing, as they did not have the clamping force I was hoping. In hindsight, I can't expect miracles from something this size (I purchased the Swisstool Spirit and that sucker has monster pliers, I use that as my main camping tool, and this as a back-up).
The pliers have a two-position notch (i.e. look close at the picture for this item and you'll see a notch in the pliers so you can reposition the pliers arms to open up wider and accept a larger bolt or whatever). Although it sounds cool, it just doesn't really work in practice.
The Swiss Army knives where there is no notch (and will also have the simple old-school spring mechanism) are better.

All in all, even though I try to keep my weight down for camping and hiking, this comes with me because it's a great locking knife with plenty of other high quality implements.
The Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution S54 Tool Chest is quite useful, but has its quirks...

4.0 out of 5.0 by Robert on March 23, 2018
The Swiss Army Evolution S54 Tool Chest is a very useful multi-tool...However, I was somewhat disappointed with some characteristics: 1. While the idea of including a compass is good, the compass on this unit is joke. It isn't magnetized quite strongly enough, so turning the casing turns the needle. It requires a bit of tapping to get the needle properly oriented, and is only effective if you already know which way is north or south. Putting it on a plastic rod (the ruler) to move it away from the other instruments helps a little, but not much. And the extra width for including the compass makes the handle a bit unwieldy. And while having a ruler is nice, (for example if you need a scale when taking a photograph), a 2.5 inch (6.5 cm) ruler isn't quite so useful in most situations. 2. The Champ has a hook disgorger/scaler with ruled lines which are just as good for measurement, and I wish the Evolution had that hook disgorger/scaler instead of the one it has, which is smooth, with no ruled lines. 3. The fingernail cleaner/file comes to a dull tip that resembles the knife point. A normal, inexpensive nail cleaner or clipper has a slightly concave cutout at the tip, giving it a slight hook-like appearance, and frankly is more functional for cleaning nails that the one on the Evolution. 4. And speaking of hooks, the standard hook found on the Champ and several other Swiss army knife models is quite useful, and I sincerely wish the Evolution had one. 5. And lastly, the tools on this model are really difficult to pull out without ripping my nails. I'm old, and may have brittle nails, but I've had several other models of pocket knives, and even after oiling, the tools on the S54 are tough to pull out...so much so, that I sometimes need to use another pocket knife (like the Trim Trio) to get them out. People, the cams don't need to be that tight! 6. Oh...and the Victorinox food-grade oil? Ordered it, after twelve days was told it's not available anymore. Tried to find other food-grade oil, but it only seems to come in 50 gallon drums. Found out that ordinary mineral oil from the drug store (used as a laxative) works just as well, and won't poison you. 7...and one more thing...the little screw driver that fits into the corkscrew should simply come with the unit, instead of being an add-on item. So...yeah, I really do like the Evolution S54, but it has its quirks that could use some improvement...and for the price, why doesn't it come with a belt sheath??? My Leatherman did.
Good quality, but too hard for a child to open the blade

3.0 out of 5.0 by Boring Bob on May 30, 2017
The same Victorinox quality I have come to expect from years of having owned their knives. The big detractor is that the (VERY sharp) blade is far too stiff for my 9-year-old to comfortably open, and which I believe poses a safety hazard. She will grow into it, but in the meantime, I have moved her into an old knife of mine with a sharp point but a gentler mechanism. The blunt tip is only safe if a child can comfortably get the knife open without cutting themselves.
Great little knife

5.0 out of 5.0 by Lew on January 23, 2018
This knife is similar to the Victorinox Climber except it has a locking blade, and a nail file instead of the small knife blade. The first thing I noticed is it's smaller than my other Swiss Army Knives (84mm vs 91mm). The main blade is shorter but a little thicker. The scales have a contour grip, and there is no parcel hook.

When I first got it, I was concerned by the locking lever; it sticks out more than the picture shows. I was afraid it would get in the way when using the knife, but it hasn't bothered me and I'm getting used to it; I kind of like it now.

The scissors are the Wenger style, which are serrated. I tested them against the regular Victorinox scissors and they will cut thicker material, but aren't quite as good on single sheets of paper or cutting out coupons. I prefer them. The cap opener/large screwdriver is also the Wenger style. No 90 degree lock, but it will lock if you are turning a screw with pressure. I think it's a good feature. This is a great little pocket knife and I highly recommend it.
I prefer it to the Climber; one of my Top 5 SAKs

5.0 out of 5.0 by Smaug on August 10, 2015
This is one of the great 3-layer Swiss Army knives. (SAKs)

I've had the Victorinox Super Tinker, Climber, and Hiker before, and this one trumps them all. Why?

It has a more durable scissors spring. The lever you see in the pic actuates a backspring for the scissors, instead of having a leaf spring, which will eventually break or get bent out of alignment.

It has the self-locking large flat head screwdriver on the end of the bottle opener, carried over from Wenger. When you bear down on a flat head screw, it wedges in place, rather than folding up on you.

Instead of a small blade, it has a nail file. The tip of it works in #0 and #1 Phillips screws and also as a light-duty prybar.

Now that this is a Victorinox model instead of Wenger, it has the great Victorinox can opener.

The Evo scales are quite comfortable in the hand.

The corkscrew works great, not just on wine corks, but also for helping to untie knots.

The 85mm length is more comfortable in a hip pocket than the 91mm Victorinoxes.