Friday, October 31, 2008

Army Knife big enough for the entire Swiss Army

Giant Swiss Army Knife

Every decade of my life has included a Swiss Army knife in my pocket. My personal Swiss Army Knife progression has been as follows:

1 - Swiss Army Tinker Pocket Knife

2 - Swiss Army Super Tinker Pocket Knife

3 - Swiss Army Deluxe Tinker

4 - Victorinox Swiss Army Champion

I'm years overdue for my regular upgrade which I suppose is either the SwissChamp XLT or the SwissChamp XAVT

Or...I could just go for Mother of All Swiss Army Knives.

There are, however, a few drawbacks to this option. First, this knife is made by Wenger. And though they are an official and reputable maker of Swiss Army knives, you'll see from the list above that I am a Victorinox man through and through. Second, this baby will set you back $999 USD. Finally, this knife weighs in at nearly 3 pounds! There is no way.

My jeans wear out in the same spot -- right were my knife sits. Fortunately, worn jeans are trendy right now. Perhaps I'll just stick with the SwissChamp and switch to the version with the black handle, or the beautiful hardwood handle (shown at left). Nice.

I may even down-grade to the Swiss Army Craftsman Pocket Knife because honestly, I have yet to use the hook disgorger/fish scaler on the Swiss Champ.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. North,
I was reading your blog on the Wenger Giant knife, and list of Swiss Army knives you have carried over the years is the same as I went through. My first Swiss Army knife was the Tinker given to me by my Father-in-law. If I could recommend a Swiss Army knife you might like. This would be the Swiss Army Outrider Lockblade knife. It’s the one I have been carrying for several years now. It has a locking large blade and what I really like about it is the handles are very scratch resistant and after several years it still looks brand new with no scratches at all. The Victorinox Swiss Army Sku # is 54731. If you need a website to look at it, check out Hopefully you will be blogging about your new favorite Swiss Army knife soon. Thank you for your blog, as I enjoyed reading your take on the Giant knife. It is totally worthless as a functional knife but a great conversation piece at a party for sure.

Take Care,

Laurence Thompson

November 12, 2008 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pocket Knife is one of the most useful tools in a household. The pocket knife are also pretty handy in fixing and cutting simple household items. Many prefer a pocket knife as it can be carried easily and is safer.Pocket knife is also makes a good gift item as well.

May 8, 2010 at 2:44 AM  

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