I was just going to add that NO Swiss Army Knife was ever made with a corkscrew.Only the officer knives, which were never officialy adapted by the Swiss army.So even though the pic is meant for fun, there is no truth behind it, only ignorance
I missed the names of some of the soldier SAKs. What came before and after the Soldier 1908, and between the Soldier 1951 and Soldier 1961?
From what I understand there were more bottled items sealed with corks than just wine bottles too. So it was more of a generic opening tool vs something for alcohol only.
I've always wondered why the GAK was the only official issue knife to have one, and an explanation was given to me that it was traditional for German hunting knives to have a corkscrew, as taking a drink was a means of celebrating a sucessful kill. I'm guessing that whoever designed the GAK (based their design off of traditional German folding hunting knives, which usually had a blade, saw, and corkscrew, and often a gutting blade.