The Swiza D06 is a contemporary knife inspired by classic Swiss pocket knives. The first thing you notice is the modern, ergonomic design of the knives. The innovation is evident when you look at the lock. You unlock the knife by pressing down the logo on the handle. Swiza also takes left-handed users into account by cutting out a piece of the blade which can be used from both sides.
Swiza claims that you can easily place its pocket knives in the dishwasher without any negative side-effects. We decided to test this theory. Our conclusion is that Swiza pocket knives do remarkably well in the dishwasher. We do, however, recommend you clean Swiza pocket knives by hand.
Whether you do decide to clean your Swiza pocket knife in the dishwasher or not. It is a great maintenance-friendly pocket knife.
The blade is made from 440 stainless steel that is hardened up to a rockwell-hardness of 57. You can easily open the knife with the cut-out in the blade. In addition to that you still have enough grip on the blade to open it by squeezing it and pulling it open. If you have difficulty with a nail groove opening. Once opened the lock ensures that the knife won't close when you don't want it to. Classic Swiss pocket knives don't have a lock. You unlock the blade by pressing the Swiss cross. As such you push aside the ledge that keeps the blade opened. Then close the blade.
What do you use an awl for? For all tasks you wouldn't use the tip of your knife for! The awl has a one-sided grind. As such it is great to make markings on wood. Which side of the line should you adhere to when you mark something with a pencil? With an awl this isn't a problem. In addition, it is very practical to use an awl to prick into soft metals. To mark where you should drill for instance. When you are done remodelling and the champagne is uncorked an awl will also come in handy to remove the foil from the cork!
The function of this tool is rather obvious. In addition to opening simple cans it can open paint cans. Do, however, make sure you use the flat screwdriver at the front!
In addition to removing the corks from bottles this tool has a couple of other functions. At the base of this tool you will find a small cut-out. This is the wire bender. The head of the bottle opener is flat. Can be used as a screwdriver, scraper but also to pry with.
You often come across philipshead screws. Some philipshead screws can be secure with a flathead screwdriver, but many of these screws work best with a philipshead screwdriver. That is when the Swiza D06 comes in handy because it contains a philipshead screwdriver.
Cutting a branch for an improvised tent herring, or cutting kindle: it is possible with the wood saw on this Swiza pocket knife. Clever about this saw is that it is thicker around the serrations than on the spine. As such it won't get caught in the wood.
The tweezers on a Swiss pocket knife are often used to remove splinters. The advantage of these tweezers is that the head is already bevelled. As a result the tweezers already have a 'tip': for the real detailed tasks. The full width of the tweezers is used by slightly tilting them.