Swiss Army Adaptive Sports Tinker
'I Don't Adapt to Life. I Make Life Adapt to Me.''
As a mainstay in the Swiss Army Knife collection, the Tinker will quickly become your go-to tool. Durable enough to last a lifetime, and guaranteed for it, the Tinker includes all the implements needed for work and play. Whether you're simply moving through your day or journeying around the world, the Tinker pocket knife truly is the pocket knife for tinkerers on the move.
To continue the collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project, Victorinox Swiss Army brought together two warriors, Jeffrey Adams and Donna Pratt, with two veteran artists from the United States Veteran’s Artists Alliance (USVAA) to translate their stories for the 2018 Wounded Warrior Project Special Edition Swiss Army Knives. The designs appear on the handle of the Tinker Swiss Army Knife.
This fun and sporty design, created by veteran artist, Jamie Peterson, a member of USVAA, was inspired by Wounded Warrior, Donna Pratt’s story.
Donna Pratt joined the Army during the Gulf War and after an eight-year break, rejoined after 9/11. During her time in Iraq Donna sustained numerous injuries, and after two years in a wheelchair, she began to feel hopeless. A friend invited her to attend a wheelchair basketball camp and it was then that she felt reborn and began to pursue other adaptive sports opportunities. She realized that just because she was injured didn’t mean that life needed to stop.
From hand biking in WWP’s Solider Ride, to basketball to archery, to skiing the mountains in Utah, Donna doesn’t let her injuries slow her down. She says, “I don’t adapt to life. I make life adapt to me.” She works with WWP to share her experiences with other injured service members so they too can find how adaptive sports can change their lives.
The design illustrates some of the adaptive sports that were instrumental in Donna’s emotional and physical recovery. Donna’s motto ties the front and back of the knife together: the arrow reads “don’t adapt to life” which connects to the target on the front that reads “make life adapt to you.”
Returning service members need our support. While their mission may have changed, yours has only just begun. Make it your mission to join Victorinox Swiss Army in supporting Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). For every Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Swiss Army Knife sold through June 30, 2021, Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. will donate 5% of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price directly to WWP to fund unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
- large blade
- small blade
- can opener
- screwdriver 3 mm
- bottle opener
- wire stripper
- screwdriver 6 mm
- reamer, punch
- Phillips screwdriver 1/2
- key ring