Swiza D01 AllBlack


Hi folks!

This is my latest Swiza knife for my collection and it is the D01 ALLBLACK.  The D01 is a minimalist model that only got the blade, awl, corkscrew and tweezers. It is maybe intended for users that do not need screwdrivers and such utility.

The PCD coating is very well made and done on this too and it can be a very nice gentleman type of design and carry. The AllBlack line already got an impressive lineup of models now from the Swiza Company. It includes models with different handle colors. Coatings on pocket knives is very interesting and if you have studied the history of pocket knives then you have good knowledge and know that coatings has been used on blades and tools for a very long time. Before the stainless steels knives had to be coated or protected on the surface against discolorations and corrosion. When the introduction of stainless steel arrived it was a very nice milestone for blades and luckily the stainless today can be found in all qualities. To use coatings on stainless steels enhance the already high grade steel to become very well protected. The PVD system that Swiza use is a high quality modern feature that got more abilities than just for appearances. This I have mentioned before as well.

Swiza is now a Brand of knives that I am fully sure for me to be a knife that I can continue to study for my hobby and joy in life. It is important that I manage to find and buy to be able to enhance the knowledge and to be able to know what it is about. People like these knives and enjoy the quality. This is my impression and also what I hear around.

If you like to touch up the edge to be extra sharp you can use a fine surface diamond stone with light pressure or use ceramic rods or stones to bring out extra sharpness. It is possible to polish the edge to get a compact edge that is extra smooth. It will then be longer in between each time you do maintenance on the edge. If you use knife frequently and have a little accident and get a nick/notch on the edge then I always recommend doing a full sharpening to get away from the damage. It is not recommended to use fast sharpeners with inserts on damaged areas because this will make the damage worse. This is so on all knives and steels with plain edges.

 Not all steels can have a fully polished edge and get much better abilities. I do not like a coarse edge on any plain edge knives because under the microscope you can see micro serrations that not only will gather substances it can also give damages to the edge. This means you must do a full sharpening for that edge if wrong things happen. The Swiza knives are ok from the factory. I found one that was super sharp and if you like knives extra sharp then all you need to do is touch up the edge with a fine abrasive surface or a polishing stone/rod. Another factor that is important to have in mind is that when you use the blade on wood, plastics, cardboard, rope and other you will get things attached to the edge with the result that many believe it is dull. All you need to do is clean the edge and it is good to go.

It is not smart to sharpen on a blade edge with resins from wood or on glue from tape. The diamond stone or sharpening device will not grab into the material and you can get an uneven result. They got very good steel on these. For such versatile knives you have tools that are very nice EDC in deed. Blades like this are made to be used for all small things. You can do large cutting tasks but then you must take some time and use the edge correct. Almost all cutting today are smaller precision tasks unless you are into the extreme or hard use. The edge is the tool on knives and the functions on Swiss knives can fulfill each other or do specific tasks. I do prefer models with screwdrivers. That said this D01 is a very nice model and good looking.

"I have been into Swiss knives for around 15 years now and it gives much joy in my life"

12.05.2021 D01 AllBlack

I have secured another D01 AllBlack knife. I really like these extra and it is very welcome in the collection.

13.05.2021 Futuristic

Swiza knives got a futuristic design with the streamlined and comfortable handle on them. The AllBlack models involve the use of different handle colors too. The PVD coating is done on most parts.

I like the contrast between the coated functions and colors too. Here you see a few different models.


For some the use of black coated functions resembles something you find on tactical knives. Some times it is also used for extra corrosion resistance and surface protection. Or for appearance that can be used in contrast with handle colors and design. Most of you probably remember the 2017 Limited knives. This is a very good example for that and an example that AllBlack involve colors and handle decoration. Here the white scales with decoration get the extra factor for appearance because of the black functions.


One of the abilities with PVD coating is wear protection. It can take friction better. 

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03.01 | 15:26

The 120mm continued after the New Ranger. They had Patent and not pat pend. I say pat pend first then patent next. But! Wenger did many variations! :)

03.01 | 15:08

The old Ranger 120mm is from 1991, on my 1993 it is pat pend I have seen it on 1991 too and Swissbuck as well! Wenger can be a minefield because of variations

03.01 | 15:04

It is a superb question. Wenger used different stamps, some because of european laws. Usually the quality and steel is the same. Which is first? Not sure.

03.01 | 14:48

Hi! Sorry for late answer. I have seen many variations with Wenger, please send pic to trondsak@sakhome.com

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