Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife Reviews

                           Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss army knife

Swiss army today enjoys a niche over all other brands and companies that manufacture pocket knives. There are a few reasons for that. One is that the quality, design, durability, comfort, safety and lastly the customer support of these products is unparalleled. Second thing is that they provide the best customer service and the best warranty on their product which makes them the best seller. Swiss army is a very old company. There are two main brands that manufacture Swiss army knives; Wenger Swiss army knives and Victorinox Swiss army knives. Both these companies have been manufacturing Swiss army knives for a long time. Wenger was recently in 2013 integrated into Victorinox, but even after that Wenger continues to be a separate brand and products on its name are sold. They have different production lines as well.

Wenger in order to commemorate Swiss army knives and to show the tools and the multi-function nature of Swiss army knives made a trademark knife called the giant. This giant or Wenger 16999 Swiss army knife had a total of 87 implements that have 150 different functions. The knife weighed over 7 pounds it was more than 8 inches wide. This collector’s item knife had a very heavy price on it as well, but why not? It has all the tools that can be put into a pocket knife, but because of that it no more is a pocket knife, it is called the giant and it fits no pocket. But it can be carried out easily and using them is really easy. It is basically a novelty item that looks extremely good in a glass box or a wooden case made for it. But if someone wants to use the world’s biggest pocket knife then nobody can stop them.

We tried to review the Wenger 16999 Swiss army knife and we have also compared it with a few other knives as well. Our review is based on a set of important specifications so before buying them it is important to first see what is inside the box.


Specifications are the abilities and qualities that a product has. In case of Swiss gear knives its specifications are its quality, design, durability, comfort, functions, safety and lastly the warranty.

Swiss army knives when compared to that of another brand will always stand out when it comes to quality. That is because Swiss gear is a very old and a very traditional company and they just don’t compromise on the quality of the product. The Giant or Wenger 16999 from Swiss gear is made with top quality stainless steel and hence allowing the user to carry out their work without the worry that the device might break. Moreover they are rust proof and also provide good quality handles which don’t come off even after years of constant use.

A set of designers are assigned by Swiss gear to produce the best materials which will catch every eye and allow the customers to love their products. The Giant or Wenger 16999 Swiss army knife has been designed in such a way that it can hold every functions without breaking.  Moreover it is a collector’s item which means that it would look good when placed in a glass box to commemorate Swiss gear.

Swiss army knives are the most durable products in the world. They are made in such a way that they can be used in outdoor environment under harsh conditions and rough usage. So their ability to sustain such conditions allows them to be the perfect choice and the most durable. Wenger 16999 Swiss army knife is no different. Although it has a very large size which could be explained by lots of functions, but that never means that the durability of this product will be low. Well not, it is a collector’s item, so its durability is even better than other models from the same brand.

­­­­Swiss gear knives are sometimes made with either a rubber handle or an ergonomic handle which allows tighter and a better grip. While other models are polished and produced in such a way that they can do different tasks easily. The Wenger 16999 is a large product and it is not very easy to hold and do work at the same time.

Swiss army knives are laced with the state of the art tools in the pocket knives. They differ from on another depending on the model. For example the Swiss champ has 33 functions while the Giant Wenger 16999 has 87 implements that do a total of 150 functions.

A buyer is always concerned about their safety when they buy sharp tools or work with them. And why not? These tools may cause lots of injuries if not used properly so the first thing is that a user must always use them with precaution. The second thing is that what does Swiss gear do to make its customers feel safer? Well the answer is simple, Swiss gear uses a set of locks to lock the blade which allows the user to work freely without worrying about his hand or finger getting caught in the knife. The giant or Wenger 16999 has the same patented locks.

Warranty of a product determines the credibility of the seller and moreover it determines the overall quality of the product. Swiss gear knives have a long variety of products. Some vendors provide a lifetime warranty on their products while others don’t. The warranty of the Swiss army giant 16999 depends on the seller you are buying this rugged product from.

Based on these specification we have reviewed Wenger 16999 and also we have compared the knife from knives from the same Swiss army brand and one from Leather-man as well.

Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss Army knife:

The giant from Swiss army knives and produced by Wenger is a collectors tool. This knife has 87 different implements that perform a total of 141 functions. The functions include a 2.5-inch 60% serrated locking blade, Nail file, Nail cleaner, Corkscrew, Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter, Removable screwdriver bit adapter2.5-inch blade for Official World Scout Knife, Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter, Removable screw diver bit holder, Phillips head screwdriver bit, Phillips head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver bit, 2Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5mm x 3.5mm, Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6mm x 4.0mmflat head screwdriver bit 1.0mm x 6.5mm, Magnetized recessed bit holder, Double-cut wood saw with ruler, Chain rivet setter, Removable 5mm, Allen wrench, Screwdriver for slotted and Phillips head screws, Removable tool for adjusting spokes10mm, Hexagonal key for nuts, Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with Phillips head screwdriver, Patented locking screwdriver, Universal wrench2.4-inch springless scissors with serrated self-sharpening design, 1.65-inch clip point utility blade, Phillips head screwdriver2.5-inch clip-point blade, Club face cleaner2.4-inch round tip blade, Patented locking screwdriver, Cap lifter, Can opener, Shoe spike wrench, Divot repair tool4mm, Allen wrench2.5-inch blade, Fine metal file with precision screwdriver, Double-cut wood saw with ruler, Cupped cigar cutter with double honed edges12/20-gauge choke tube tool, Watch case back opening tool, Snap shackle, Mineral crystal magnifier, Compass, Straight edge, ruler (in./cm)Telescopic pointer, Fish scaler, Hook dis-gorger, Line guide, Shortix laboratory key, Micro tool holder, Micro tool adapter, Micro scraper, straight, Micro scraper curved, Laser pointer with 300-foot range, Metal file, Metal saw,  Flashlight, Micro tool holder, Phillips head screwdriver 1.5mmscrewdriver 1.2mmscrewdriver .8mmfine fork for watch spring bars, Reamer, Pin punch 1.2mmpin pinch .8mm, Round needle file, Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle, Removable tool holder, Special self-centering screwdriver for gunsights, Flat Phillips head screwdriver, Chisel-point reamer, Mineral crystal magnifier, Small ruler, Extension tool Sping-loaded, locking flat nose needle-nose pliers, Removable screwdriver bit holder, Phillips head screwdriver bit 0, Phillips head screwdriver bit 1, Phillips head screwdriver bit 2, Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5mm x 3.5m, Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6mm x 4.0mm, Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0mm x 6.5mm, Magnetized recessed bit holder, Tire tread gauge, Fiber optic tool-holder, Can opener, Patented locking screwdriver, Cap lifter, Wire stripper, Reamer, Awl, Toothpick, Tweezers, Key ring. This giant knife has a weight of 7.2 pounds which is pretty heavy for a knife but that is because of the excessive tools it has. It has a size of 8.75’’. It can be bought from 3800$ to 4100$ from Amazon.

Victorinox Swiss Champ, Swiss army knife:

This is one of the best Swiss army knives and it is produced by Victorinox. Victorinox is a sub brand that produces Swiss army materials. It is one of the best products available in the market. This knife features a total of 33 functions which include a large Blade, a Small Blade, a Corkscrew, a Can Opener, a Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips Screws), a Bottle Opener with, a Large Screwdriver, a Wire Stripper, a Reamer. a Key Ring, Tweezers, a Toothpick, Scissors, a Multi-purpose Hook (Parcel Carrier), a Wood Saw, a Fish Scaler, a Hook Disgorger, a Ruler (in/cm), a Nail File with, a Nail Cleaner, a Metal File, a Metal Saw,a Fine Screwdriver, a Chisel/Scraper, a Plier, a Wire Cutter, a Wire Crimper, a Phillips Screwdriver,  a Magnifying Lens, a Pressurized Ballpoint Pen,  a Straight Pin, a Patented Mini-screwdriver and a Sewing Eye. It is a very sleek and a beautiful knife. It weighs just over 6 pounds and can be bought in a price range of between 60-90$. Moreover this knife has a lifelong warranty against defects. The warranty is officially provided by Victorinox.


Wenger Evogrip S 101 Swiss Army Knife:

This knife from Wenger has a total of 9 implements that help the user in a total of 12 functions, which include Ergonomic handles with rubber, 2.5″ blade, 1.65” clip point utility blade, patented locking screwdriver. They also have a cap lifter, a wire stripper, a can opener, a nail file, a nail cleaner, a corkscrew, a reamer, an awl, a toothpick, tweezers and finally a key ring. Thy have a wonderful Evo-Grip handles that allow the user to work under sweaty conditions and hence increasing the overall safety of the user. It comes in red colour which is the trade mark Swiss army knife colour. It e=weighs 1.94 ounces, thus being one of the lightest knives on planet that serve multiple functions. It can be bought for 32-52$

Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution S54 Tool Chest Plus Swiss Army Knife:

This knife from Victorinox is somewhat similar to the Swiss Champ. It features a total of 31 functions from 18 different implements which include Phillips Screwdriver, Metal Saw, Magnifier, Precision Screwdriver, Pliers, Wire Cutters, Wood Saw, Wrench, Compass, Ruler, Fish Scalar and many more. This knife has a lifetime warranty against defects which is provided by Victorinox. It can be bought in a price range of 66-86$. It has ergonomic handles and the weight of this product too is not much and weighs just 7.84 ounces
Leatherman – Surge Multitool, Stainless Steel with Leather Sheath (FF)

This is one of the best American made brands. It has an extremely good quality and it features a total of 21 tools which include Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, 154CM replaceable wire cutters, 154CM replaceable hard-wire cutters, stranded-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 420HC knife, saw, spring-action scissors, awl w/thread loop, ruler (8in, 19cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, diamond coated file, blade exchanger, large bit driver, large screwdriver, small screwdriver. It has a price range of 80-110$. Moreover leather man provides a very good customer support and a 25 year warranty.

Product description Wenger 16999-Giant Victorinox Evolution S54 Leatherman surge multitool
Functions 87 implements, 150 functions 15 implements, 31 functions 21 functions
Weight 7 pounds or 112 ounces 7.84 ounces 12.4 ounces
Handle No Ergonomic handle no
Warranty Depends on the seller Lifetime warranty against defects 25 years warranty
Price 3800-4100$ 66-100$ 90-100$


Final Verdict:

Wenger 16999 the giant is a collector’s tool. It has all the tools in the world and carries out 150 functions with just one product. So if you are looking for a knife that does your everyday chores easily then this is the right choice for you. We compared Swiss gear knives with the best knives from leatherman which is a great brand in itself producing quality materials, but when compared with Swiss army, it lacks behind. Swiss army is literally the best brand in the world manufacturing the best products having the best quality and the most durability to harsh environments and rough usage.

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