Its great success has even turned this gadget into a collector's item.

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The Swiss Army Knife

A great symbol of the country

These curious and small gadgets are one of the country's most significant and symbolic items, which is why it's no surprise that their creation and manufacturing helped the country out of a deep recession back in the second half of the 19th century. With this invention, the official "Swiss Army Knife" by Victorinox was made; a luxurious gadget that fits in the palm of your hand: in reality, what these initially provided was a lot of tools added to the blade's steel but their success meant that these knives were to form part of the army's armament, as well as part of the equipment for space shuttles. Nowadays, there are even real collectors of this tool. It's common to find these in all kinds of shops but if you're intending to buy one of these knives as a souvenir, make sure that it's properly sealed, and check if you can check-in this product with your luggage on your return.

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