The Swiss Army Knife is already an indispensible tool, and now the little knife that does it all just got a little greener. In order to commemorate their 100 year anniversary, L.L. Bean is releasing an anniversary Swiss Army Knife made using EvoWood, a sustainable wood made from reclaimed walnut.
EvoWood is made from natural walnut wood, grown in Switzerland, and it is sourced as wood waste that would have otherwise been discarded after being used for other production processes. Because each knife is created using reclaimed wood, each piece is unique, with different wood grain patterns and shades of color.
Wenger, the company that makes the Swiss Army Knife, created EvoWood in 2005 as part of their Evolution series. With the L.L. Bean collaboration, the sustainable product goes even further. The anniversary edition includes a screwdriver, knife, bottle opener, wire bender, nail file, nail cleaner and more. Each knife comes in a custom gift box and has a 100-year anniversary logo engraved on the handle and the knife blade. L.L. Bean is selling the knife as part of an exclusive, limited-edition release.