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Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman Pocket Knife,Black
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118 of 129 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 27, 2005
This is extraordinary. The pocket knife yes, but also the fact that I am writing a review in praise of it. I'm a thought guy not a thing guy; I review books, typically philosophical ones. But this is a thing fit for a philosopher if ever there was one.

Circumstances have conspired to make me spend some time contemplating my Swiss Army Knife. I recently lost mine. It was a dark day. I've had this knife in my pocket for something like 25 years and use it daily. Yes, a person might get along fine without this knife, but why would they? Here's a quick, although partial, inventory: The saw comes in handy for landscaping and plumbing work (cuts PVC and ABS pipe better than a hack saw does) and for gardening (pruning limbs up to 1.75 inch diameter or more). Two knives, two screw drivers, an awl/punch/drill, a can opener, bottle opener, even a toothpick. The scissors are excellent for personal grooming (trimming finger nails and nose hairs). The steel is highest quality and holds sharp edges for years, even under constant use.
There's simply nothing like it: compact, intensely functional, inexpensive, dependable high quality. It'll be your inanimate buddy; you'll use it at home, at work, in the glorious wilderness, should you be fortunate enough to find yourself there. If you want to endear yourself to some philosopher (or perhaps even an ignorant numbskull), or maybe a guy with a nose hair problem, here's the perfect gift.
Other people probably make a 'similar' product but don't waste your money on a knock-off, wannabe or Johnny-come-lately; this knife is a legend for every good reason. The only potential drawback cannot be blamed on the knife itself -- if you've forgotten it's in your pocket you will have it rudely confiscated before you can board a commercial airliner, this we must blame on a world sadly deficient in good philosophy.
It's a beautiful thing. I found mine a few days after I lost it. My nails are clipped and life is good.
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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2003
This knife is my favorite of all the Victorinox army knives. It has the most useful tools, basic blades, the corkscrew, the sizzors, the awl (with hole for sewing). You can get the little eye glass screw driver and stow it in the corkscrew. The other larger knives IMO are too bulky and have tools which really aren't up to any major hard work. Pruning knives for trees, fish scalers, magnifiing glasses etc. for instance. So if you are going swiss army this is the best of the bunch. Price/size/utility, its a good deal.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2007
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
This is the most useful Swiss Army Knife I've owned, and I've owned several models. The scissors are larger than on previous knives I've had. The saw works great, and is perfect for cutting a walking stick to size. The can opener is quick and easy to use, and of course the knife blade is shaving sharp. I've used the tweezers to remove bee stingers. I can't imagine not having this small, useful tool with me at all times. I think it's the best option of all of the Swiss Army models.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 2, 2002
_I've had this model of the Victorinox Swiss Army knife for over 30 years now. With a little occassional whetting and oiling it is as fine as the day I got it. It has everything you will ever really need, in a package so small that you'll forget that you even have it in your pocket.

_The two knife blades are first quality and take an edge so sharp that you could operate with them. The saw blade never seems to need sharpening and will rip through a surprisingly large branch. My can opener still opens cans smoothly with no maintainance- and it has opened hundreds. The cork screw is the only one I've ever owned- or needed. The tweezers have removed more splinters than I care to count. The leather punch is my first choice for adjusting a belt or pack strap. And I've adjusted any number of mechanisms in the field using the screw driver blades- and that little nylon tooth pick.

_My only question is this: what the heck are the little bitty scissors for?
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2005
This model Swiss Army knife is perhapes the most versital. Just the right number of tools in a fairly compact package. My father has carried one for more than 30 years and it just now starting to show signs of wear. He's carried it from job site to camp site and everywhere inbetween. Dishing out all the use and abuse it'll take along the way. That lifetime of use, without brakeage or malfuntion is the chief reason why I carry one now. If your looking to buy a Swiss Army knife for yourself or as a gift, this is the one, hands down.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2005
I carried this particular knife for years before it was stolen. When I replaced it I did not realize the vast number of models Victorinox made. I inadvertantly bought the Camper. It has the saw but not the scissors or the hook thing. But it has everything else that is on the Huntsman, including the saw.

It is enough thinner that it made carrying it in my pocket everyday is a LOT more comfortable. I do not miss the scissors much, though they are very cool. I do have a small (SAK)knife that has the scissors. It goes in my shaving kit when I travel. But the camper has the same blades and openers and it has the saw. The saw is awsome.

For every day comfort with extreme versatility, I recomend the Camper above this knife.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2001
This is my favorite swiss army knife because it has everything you need without the weight. Its perfect to keep in your pocket or put in the glove box of your car. The only negative thing I can say about this knife is that there are no locking blades. Besides that, its a perfect buy. Nothing will rust, and the metal used is very high stainless quality. You cant wash swiss army knives in the dishwasher anymore because they dont use the same glue to bind the plastic to the metal, if you do the plastic will pop off. I suggest running the knife under cold water. Compared to any leatherman knife this is a better buy. I own the wave, and honestly this is a higher quality knife, theres no way it will fall apart!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2007
Color Name: Red with Boy Scouts Logo
This is a great knife, I like this boyscout model better since it replaces the corkscrew with a philips screwdriver.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2011
Color Name: Black
This Swiss army knife is small, durable, light and covers almost all tasks you will face in life. I have been using this model with red scales for more than twenty years and the perfect selections of tools with excellent quality simply hits a home run every time. I have used it to open and prepare game, make traps and do some wood work and carving, trim nails, I used it in opening packages and handling injuries in others and in myself including cuts and burns and stings, I have opened knots with the wine opener (I believe that is the first purpose of it but it does also open bottles well) The larger blade serves well in food preparation for one or two people and the smaller one does great detail work in first aid and in fire making. The saw is small but of excellent quality and works great for small limbs and for notches. The awl works great on wood and leather for making strap and belt holes and the handy lifter works great for grizzly unpacking and for gut hooking a hide. The small screw drives hold tight both in the 90 degrees and fully open so making your computer or car easier to fix or change batteries and there is an excellent pair of scissors making your nails easy to trim and your needle work easier as well.
The steel is very stainless and takes a razor edge easily. I have used it with care for more then twenty years now and aside from a few scratches it is as good as new.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2006
I had this model for years, until I lost it in 2003. You don't realize how useful something like this is until you're without it, it's aggravating. Finally replaced it a few weeks ago (it's 2006!) way overdue, but I went for the slightly larger model ("Ranger") which I also recommend if you don't mind carrying a little extra weight. I recommend getting 2, one for the car, and one for everyday use, believe me it'll come in handy when you least expect it.
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