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This New Swiss Army Knife Just Took Home One of the Most Prestigious Design Awards in the World

Victorinox’s Jetsetter multitool has a super durable frame and clever features that made it a winner at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards.


While nowhere close to Victorinox’s most multifunctional multitool, the Jetsetter is undoubtedly one of its most helpful, and it’s now a recipient of a Red Dot Design Award for Product Design.

The multitool — part of the super-durable Alox line — is punched from embossed aluminum and coated again through a process called anodic oxidation, which effectively covers the aluminum in a tough-as-shit microscopic film that also fills in the material’s naturally porous exterior, further preventing corrosion and wear. The multitool sports a wire stripper, scissors, bottle opener, key ring, Phillips head and a very satisfying kickstand-flip 16-gig USB stick.

This wasn’t the Swiss company’s only Red Dot win this year, either; they also took home wins for a pair of wine bottle openers, a string of backpacks and a new series of chef’s knives called the Swiss Modern Collection.

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