Founded in 1893 under the Wenger family of brands, Swiss Gear is the maker of the genuine Swiss Army Knife. In 1886, the Swiss Army decided to equip every soldier with a single-blade knife, and when a new rifle was introduced that required a screwdriver to disassemble, the multi- ... Read More purpose Swiss Army Knife was born. Today, Wenger makes a number of Swiss Gear products including watches, outdoor gear, travel gear, backpacks, water bottles, shoes, and more. Popular products include Boys Swiss Gear Tablerock Boot in Multicolor and Toddler Boys Swiss Gear Apex Low Hiker in Brown, which are hiking boots perfect for kids who love to explore the great outdoors. Swiss Gear shoes and boots include a cushioned insole, pull loops, a padded tongue, a rubber insole, and breathable, element-ready material.