The sad story of the Swiss Army Knife

Having lost one myself at an airport check-in, it shouldn’t come as a great surprise that the Swiss Army Knife has hit hard times in the years since 9/11. Sales plummeted 40 percent following the terrorist strike nearly four years ago and have never fully recovered. Victorinox, the Swiss company that first began manufacturing the combination pocket knife/bottle and can opener/file for the famously neutral Swiss Army in 1884, is still in business.

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