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Far better than expected
on October 19, 2012
After losing the Swiss Army knife I'd carried for five years, I bought this on a whim. For under $10, I wasn't expecting much; I just wanted something to do the job until I had time to do research into a better multi-tool comparable to the SAK. Now I doubt I'll need to buy another one, at least for a while.
The Journey's Edge has a solid feel and nice weight. All the "functions" work as expected. The smooth-edge blade and scissors are both sharper than anticipated. After a quick run through a simple blade sharpener, the smooth blade is as sharp as that on my Swiss Army.
Unlike others, I've had no troubles with the flashlight. Upon unscrewing the bulb, I do notice a bit of paper inside the shaft, but removing it seems unnecessary, as it works fine. (In fact, given reports of the shaft being too wide for the batteries to sit properly, I'm inclined to leave the paper in.) I'm not particularly thrilled with the fact that I have to essentially unscrew the bulb slightly to get it to turn off, but as long as one unscrews it just enough to turn it off, there's no risk of losing the bulb end/tip that I can see.
I bought mine directly from Amazon, and it complete with box and instructions/guide.
My only complaint (other than the gripe above) about this knife/tool is that one has to lift the flashlight up in order to access the scissors. A minor design flaw, but a slightly irksome one, given how often I'll end up using the scissors.
Overall, a fantastic multitool for the price. I may eventually replace it with a more expensive multitool, but I'm in no hurry to do so.