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Posted: 12/23/2005 6:07:29 PM EDT
I've sorta been wanting to get a Victorinox, Wenger, or other swiss army style knife.

I found out the German .mil uses them and was wondering if its a good choice or are thier better, similar knives?

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:44:31 AM EDT
That is bitchen . Where can i get one?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:54:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
That is bitchen . Where can i get one?



www.countycomm.com/swiss.htm
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:17:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
That is bitchen . Where can i get one?



www.countycomm.com/swiss.htm




Thanks . Another Christmas present for me by me
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:23:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:29:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
That is bitchen . Where can i get one?



There are some for auction on ebay occasionally too.

One on there right now at 30 bucks with no bids, the funds go to some cat rescue shelter.

Make sure to post us an after-action report when you get it!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:05:16 AM EDT
This is the same knife in black without the German military issue markings. $23.99 and eligible for free shipping.

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000687B44/104-0631127-1102341?v=glance
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:11:47 AM EDT
Victorinox makes good knives. I've owned a bunch.... And lost a bunch.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:12:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rkbar15:
This is the same knife in black without the German military issue markings. $23.99 and eligible for free shipping.

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000687B44/104-0631127-1102341?v=glance



***ELIGIBLE FOR FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25... so it alone does not ship free.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:12:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rkbar15:
This is the same knife in black without the German military issue markings. $23.99 and eligible for free shipping.

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000687B44/104-0631127-1102341?v=glance



"The Swiss Army Knife is the only knife recommended for the emergency kit of the US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. "

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0009KF4GG/ref=pd_sim_sg_3/104-3092556-7334336?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance this bad boy is only $25.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:20:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:21:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chrome1:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
That is bitchen . Where can i get one?



www.countycomm.com/swiss.htm




Thanks . Another Christmas present for me by me



Dude, those are the best Christmas anytime presents. I will exclaim, after presenting myself with a gift, "How did you know that I wanted this??"
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:26:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Heres a good question for you guys.

That knife in black is called Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Lockblade Pocket Knife.

images.amazon.com/images/P/B000687B44.01._PE43_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

So they take the same damn knife. take out the Phillips screwdriver, replace it with a corkscrew.

Now its the Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade.

images.amazon.com/images/P/B000687F0O.01._PE42_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Now WTF makes a corkscrew more usefull to a fireman than a phillips screwdriver?



Don't ask questions just buy BOTH , arfcom style
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:29:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:37:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 6:38:12 PM EDT by Rudison]
Bought a Trekker and bought one for my son and brother 3 days later.
Sold 2 or 3 "tactical folders" that were limited to one use...

Gotta have the phillips though.

The Jumpmaster is nice as well BUT it is not a one hand opener.



Great knives,
Pete
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:42:55 PM EDT
How well do they keep an edge? How easy are they to sharpen?
My past experience with Swiss Army Knives is less than stellar when it came to maintaining the edge.

Bob
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:55:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:
How well do they keep an edge? How easy are they to sharpen?
My past experience with Swiss Army Knives is less than stellar when it came to maintaining the edge.

Bob



Round diamond sharpener like the one used for a spyderco is perfect of the serrated blad on the Trekker.

Pete
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:10:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:
How well do they keep an edge? How easy are they to sharpen?
My past experience with Swiss Army Knives is less than stellar when it came to maintaining the edge.

Bob

I got one about 18 years ago . I haven't used it much the last few years . Never sharpened it . I can still shave with one blade , and the other one will still cut stuff ok .
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:23:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 6:39:12 AM EDT by crazyquik]

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Heres a good question for you guys.

That knife in black is called Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Lockblade Pocket Knife.

images.amazon.com/images/P/B000687B44.01._PE43_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

So they take the same damn knife. take out the Phillips screwdriver, replace it with a corkscrew.

Now its the Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade.

images.amazon.com/images/P/B000687F0O.01._PE42_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Now WTF makes a corkscrew more usefull to a fireman than a phillips screwdriver?



The Trekker has a saw blade, the Fireman has two smooth blades it appears.

Maybe the firemen in France that use them need to open wine a lot
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:48:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Heres a good question for you guys.

That knife in black is called Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Lockblade Pocket Knife.

images.amazon.com/images/P/B000687B44.01._PE43_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

So they take the same damn knife. take out the Phillips screwdriver, replace it with a corkscrew.

Now its the Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade.

images.amazon.com/images/P/B000687F0O.01._PE42_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Now WTF makes a corkscrew more usefull to a fireman than a phillips screwdriver?



The Trekker has a saw blade, the Fireman has two smooth blades it appears.

Maybe the firemen in France that use them need to open wine a lot



The fireman has the trekker main blade which has the front 2/3 serrated.
The second blade is the webing cutter.

Coiled surrender flag replaces the tweezer..

Pete
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:57:58 AM EDT
I have to jump in and pass this along to any prospective Swiss Army Knife Buyers!!!

Do not buy the Wenger brand--they are absolute shit.

VICTORINOX is the brand you want!!!

I used to sell knives at Cutlery World way back when, and we got tons of returns of the Wenger brand.

The handles would fall off or the lock back feature would break. The spring action was crap too. Dead knives.

VICTORINOX IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:09:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hellhound:
I have to jump in and pass this along to any prospective Swiss Army Knife Buyers!!!

Do not buy the Wenger brand--they are absolute shit.

VICTORINOX is the brand you want!!!

I used to sell knives at Cutlery World way back when, and we got tons of returns of the Wenger brand.

The handles would fall off or the lock back feature would break. The spring action was crap too. Dead knives.

VICTORINOX IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO!!!!!



There was a rumor bzzing around that Victorinox had bought Wenger and Wenger will only be making thier watches...
Pete
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:24:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Heres a good question for you guys.

That knife in black is called Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Lockblade Pocket Knife.

images.amazon.com/images/P/B000687B44.01._PE43_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

So they take the same damn knife. take out the Phillips screwdriver, replace it with a corkscrew.

Now its the Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade.

images.amazon.com/images/P/B000687F0O.01._PE42_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Now WTF makes a corkscrew more usefull to a fireman than a phillips screwdriver?




Have you ever known many firemen? It better have a traditional bottle opener, one of those screw top helper openers and a small blade to cut the wax seal off fancy bourbon bottles too. They were gonna call it the Alcoholics model, but Fireman sounds better and conveys the same message...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:39:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 9:41:58 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:46:40 AM EDT
Doesn't Victorinox make the Swiss Army knife?

If so, MacGyver uses one,so it's got to be good!

It looks good to me. Let us know how you like it when you get it.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:59:59 AM EDT
My multitool is a Victorinox....lasted longer than my previous 2 Leatherman-made units.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:12:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
My multitool is a Victorinox....lasted longer than my previous 2 Leatherman-made units.



lookin' at theVict. Spirit Multi-tool for a me to me...
Pete
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:56:39 PM EDT
been using an older version of this for about 7 years (almost everyday) and love it.
it's built like a tank, i often use it as a hammer when in a pinch. i have never sharpened it and it is still sharper than most of my other new knives.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 1:11:56 PM EDT
I have this SwissTool for about five years. All tools open individually from the outside without clumping and lock securely into place. It's a great multi-tool.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:30:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PsyKo:
been using an older version of this for about 7 years (almost everyday) and love it.
it's built like a tank, i often use it as a hammer when in a pinch. i have never sharpened it and it is still sharper than most of my other new knives.

www.victorinox.ch/newsite/images/news/3_0227_bild_5.jpg




Could you show me(from left to right) which tool is the scraper???
TIA,
Pete
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:07:09 PM EDT
Wow I didn't know they made so many multi-tools.
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