Swiss Advance Crono N5 Pocket Knife

By Jason Boyle

Swiss Advance is based in Switzerland and their goal is to “bring the people closer to the beauty of nature.”  They “create durable picnic products for outdoor use” and have a wide assortment of kitchen products and utensils.


Swiss Advance Crono N5 Pocket Knife. Photo Courtesy of the Swiss Advance Website

The Crono N5 pocket knife is a modern take on the Swiss Army knife.  It has the following features – Bottle opener, fish scaler, wire stripper, cm-scale, hexagon (4x), wing nut opener, cheese knife blade, bradawl and sewing, square (2x), fork, screwdriver.  The knife is constructed of Stainless Chromium steel and blade steel.  The knife retails for $38.50 in Swiss Francs which is about $40 in US dollars.

One of the things that stood out to me immediately is how flat and light it is.  This is a good feature because I like to carry a knife with me all the time, but I don’t like it when knives are heavy and weigh down my pockets.  The tools and blade are easy to use by just sliding the tool blades to the right.

I plan on carrying the knife with me while camping, hiking and everyday over the next month or so to see how it performs.  Some of the characteristics I will look for are durability, ease of use and functionality.

Thanks for reading my initial thoughts on the Swiss Advance Cronos N5 knife.

Thanks to and Swiss Advance for providing the knife for this review.