We all know that over time our SAKs suffer from wear and tear, and become harder to open and close.
Here’s a little tip from Victorinox on how to remedy that problem and keep your SAK working at optimum condition.
It’s recommended that you follow this process every 6-12 months depending on how often you use your knife.
Correct use of the can opener function
Screw Driver blade functions
Basic Swiss Army Knife functions
Don’t open multiple blades at once
As you can see in the below picture, the spring is actually a solid piece of stainless steel that can be permanently bent by having more than one blade open at a time due to the way the blades apply pressure and bend the spring in various points. Even though Victorinox themselves dispute this we have heard many stories of people’s knives not functioning properly after opening too many blades at once.