Cadet Black Swiss Knife
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- Swiss Style
- Manufacturer #: 53044
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|Blade Length||2.48 inches|
|Item Dimensions||2 x 2 x 10 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.15 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.19 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.8 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The knife blade is sharp, and has very good cutting and slicing performance thanks to the full flat grind and the high polish finish. It maintains reasonable cutting ability even after the edge is no longer razor sharp. The blade is also just the right size for opening wine bottles with some clever thinking. The bottle opener with the large driver is sturdy enough for light duty prying tasks. The small driver with the can opener can also drive Phillips screws. The nail file is useful for rounding off finger nail edges and removing dirt from under them. The overall finish and build quality of the tool is impeccable, and puts some more expensive knives to shame.
With a little mod, you can turn the Cadet into a shrunken-down version of the classic Soldier knife. Use a sharpening stone to put a chisel edge onto one side of the nail file, near the tip. It becomes another sharp pointy tool that can be used to drill holes or scrape a ferro rod, just as you would with an awl, while retaining all the functionality of a nail file.
Overall, I find this knife offers a practical assortment of tools for a typical day in the city or a weekend getaway. For the times when additional tools like scissors, tweezers, or pen come in handy, I also carry a SwissCard Lite. This combination has worked well in my daily use for over a year now.
The blade steel is a proprietary stainless that holds an edge pretty well and is easy to touch up with a ceramic stick.
The only caveat: Don't take this to the airport. It will be confiscated.
NOTE: To avoid losing it, you can attach a cord or thin chain to the small ring at the end. With this, a woman can attach her knife to her purse, and will be automatically reminded to return it when the task is done. A man can attach the chain to a belt loop. Until I did this, I had several "walk" after lending them to someone who needed a knife "just for a minute."
Features on this knife, like all SAK's functionality are smooth and work great. Comes flawless and oiled from the factory. Very kind to the eyes.
The aluminum side plates really add something, makes the plastic versions look cheap. Feel of the aluminum is pleasant, retention with dry hands is good, wet is probably about average. This is the perfect knife for slim and small EDC pocket carry, if that's your POU (nutnfancy fans). The aluminum finish makes this passable as a gentleman's knife as well.
What this ISN'T for, in my opinion, camping, salt water, tackle box, survival, self defense, tacticle or mechanical. Those roles are covered by all the other more robust/thick SAK's.
This is a reliable, light use, aesthetic, slim EDC that can take some abuse and look good doing it. Don't lug around that big thick one every day, get this.
I used to carry a very small tactical folder (2' blade), but there are two advantages to the Cadet: 1) the Cadet has more tools; 2) most people in a "civilized" office setting will think you're some kind knife-wielding maniac if you carry even a tiny tactical folder. The Cadet is a fantastic compromise; it's not the only tool you'll ever need, but it's one that will meet a lot of your requirements.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just received this in the mail today, extremely fast shipping even without having an Amazon Prime membership. Read morePublished 1 day ago by zachary
Awesome everyday carry knife with a few extras for the average joe - very nice qualityPublished 20 days ago by Unknown Data Type
It is a Victoinox, the original Swiss Army knife. I have owned dozens of these knives and they are awesome. Read morePublished 1 month ago by aaron gann
This is similar in size to the Recruit. It fits perfect in the watch pocket. It did not seem to come as sharp as other Victorinox knives I have purchased, but it's sharp enough. Read morePublished 1 month ago by New Iberia
Purchased for a gift. Nice looking, thin, lightweight pocket tool. Not too many tools which makes for a heavier knife.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome little Multi-tool. Buy it and put it in your pocket. I promise you wont regret it. Check the video for a full review