D03 Blue

I have just received the Swiza D03 blue and i am not disappointed. It is a very interesting design and construction. The can opener is very sturdy made and the small flat screwdriver on the tip is sturdy as well and can be used for flat head and Phillips head screws.  The large flat head screwdriver with cap opener does have a 90 degree function and it got a notch for cables. I knew there is something going on in Switzerland. This is a high quality made SAK style design.  I will look closer on it and test a few things.

07.12.2016 can opener beyond

The can opener with screwdriver tip is very useful. I am surprised about how solid it is made. The Swiza knife is made with a sturdy construction with the liners and design. The can opener is 2,45 mm thick. Because of the tip or front section it can also be used as a light prying tool. This can be a helpful design feature. Opening a can of food or using the screwdriver tip is a useful and important detail even today. There is more to this design for sure because the opening that is used for opening the function fit very well opening a shackle! One does not have to look for the nail nick to open this function.

14:33 some more

My best can opener test is the small cans with small outer rim. I had no problem opening the can!

The screwdriver tip is extra useful and it got good depth....

23:10 flat screwdriver

There is something familiar with the flexibility on the flat screwdriver with cap opener and notch for wire/cables. It got a design that makes it versatile. The notch on this function is more a bending tool for wire or cables. Every tool can be opened with left or right hand. This goes for this function too. The notch can strip cables but it more a bending feature. The notch can be used to pry open small nails. This I would recommend using some care. It seems both the can opener and flat screwdriver with its additional functions can be used for tasks that involve prying. The design of the spring with its counterpart on the “tang” gives a rather stable feel. Happy with it!

08.12 2016 Corkscrew

The corkscrew can be used to open bottles of wine. This will have to be for another time with a smile.  It is a Sommelier type. There is an extra loop on these compared to traditional ones. That said we collectors and enthusiasts know the history of SAKs. Well this is a SAK style knife made in Switzerland. During the history on Swiss Army Knives the design on the corkscrew changed many times.  Many do believe it can only be used for opening a cork that could be a wine bottle. And yes this is the designation and what it is made for. Well not completely 100% because there are several other corked bottles in history that contained other than alcoholic drinks. It is not just wine bottles.  

Further the corkscrew can be used as a valuable tool for rope when you have to open a knot. Everyone who has tried to open a knot with cold fingers knows what I am talking about.  This function can be used on smaller rope for knot work. Opening them when stuck or tangled in a ball of … well you know.

Opening a knot you need a rounded device and that is why the corkscrew is best. Using the awl for example may damage rope.


I can also mention for those that does not know that some corkscrew functions in history of Swiss Army Knives was made in other countries. Also France if I remember correctly. The Swiza is a SAK style and reinvention of this type of designation. It is a high quality construction without a doubt. The Swiza knives are made in Switzerland.

All parts on the functions are rounded for the best comfort during use and in some situation you need to hold the function itself outside the handle, i will explain further. That the functions can be used for much more than the obvious designation is a factor that is incorporated into this style of design. That is my opinion anyhow. It is a quality signal on such designs that everything is rounded and this completes the functionality with the handle comfort. Some of the functions must be rounded because they are closed in when you use the blade for example. It is part of the over-all comfort.


One of the advantages with the Swiza knives must be the construction and that they have managed to design large functions within a small and shorter frame. By using thick rivets and steel liners you get a very sturdy sandwich design.  The weight of this Swiza knife is 83 grams and that is also rather light weight I must say. There are no doubts that in the modern world for EDC that it is the versatile knives that are the most useful of any knives. If you look on my list of pages to the left you can see my other article on the Swiza D02 with the blade, awl and more. The D03 is more a complete knife because of the flat screwdriver and can opener with the additional functions. If the Swiza design and knives incorporates scissors and or a wood saw then you will have an extremely useful model.  I hope it goes in that direction because these knives are well and quality made.

14:20 bottle opener for crown cap type

I hope you enjoyed the show and now it is time for the reward. The bottle opener did the trick!

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Sebastián | Svar 07.01.2019 15.02

I bought this model in camouflage version on a trip I made to Chile (in my country, Uruguay, these knives can not be obtained) a couple of months ago, I was very satisfied with the knife, Swiza is doing a very good job. Excellent review Trond!

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26.07 | 23:05

Hi and thank you very much for question. The closest I know is the Master Fisherman 1.4753.72. The. 73 is related to what inlay it got maybe. Best Regards Trond

26.07 | 19:22

Hello Trond,
I received a Mechanic in a red/white Victorinox box. The box is stamped item number 1.47 53.73. Do you know what knife goes in this box? Not Mech

01.07 | 23:13

Hi, sure I would like to see, BR. Trondsak@sakhome.com

01.07 | 16:24

Hello Trond.

Would you be interested in seeing progress pictures
Of my custom Champ with Voyager digital clock scales.
I could email them to you.


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