- Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 0.9 x 0.3 inches ; 1.6 ounces
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- ASIN: B000WEG8PA
- Item model number: 53044
- Average Customer Review: 490 customer reviews
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Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Knife
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- Features 9 functions to equip you for everyday adventures including 2.03" large blade, small blade, corkscrew, bottle opener with large screwdriver, and can opener with small screwdriver (See product description for full list of features)
- Stainless steel construction encased in black Alox scales provides sleek durability
- With slim, elegant, yet rugged Alox scales, the Cadet is both a gentlemen's knife and a utility workhorse
- Length: 3.307" (84mm), Height: .315", Weight: 1.623 oz.
- Made in Switzerland; Victorinox provides a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship
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Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Pocket Knife
The Alox Cadet gives you the best of both worlds: sophistication and durability. Timeless Alox scales house some of the most popular Swiss Army Knife functions, all in one contemporary pocket knife. The Cadet's slim profile and 84mm size gives it a 'disappearing' quality when it's placed in your pocket or bag.
Reliable and robust, the Cadet is ready for whatever obstacles you face in your daily adventures. The sleek textured handle gives this knife a rugged quality while providing a superior grip. Light in weight, the Alox scales are punched from aluminum, embossed, anodized and coated with a protective layer to keep them safe from the effects of use and corrosion.
Product Details :
- Stainless steel
- 9 functions
- Length: 3.307" (84mm), Height: .315", Weight: 1.623 oz.
- Made in Switzerland
Care Tips for your Swiss Army Knives
To re-sharpen your knife, use a whetstone at an angle of 15°– 20°. This will result in a cutting angle of 30°– 40°. If sharpening on a grinding wheel, always cool with plenty of water to avoid excessive temperatures and the resulting damages that may occur.
After you’ve used your Swiss Army Knife for all of its various applications, such as cutting open numerous boxes, you may notice that the blades begin to stick together. Opening and closing the blades in warm water several times will allow the tools to easily move again. Once they have dried, it is recommended, to apply a small drop of oil between the blade or tool shank and the spring. To optimally maintain the locking mechanism, periodically apply a drop of our recommended Swiss Army Knife Oil. Never put Swiss Army Knives in the dishwasher.
Victorinox produces and sells unique, high quality products worldwide which are of practical use in differing areas of life: Swiss Army Knives, Cutlery, Watches, Travel Gear, Apparel and Fragrances. The head office of the company is in Ibach, Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland. This is where the founder of the company Karl Elsener first set up his cutler’s business in 1884 and, a few years later, designed the legendary 'Original Swiss Army Knife'.
The Cadet by Swiss Army VICTORINOX is Compact in design but Loaded with VICTORINOX's most popular Implements to help make sure that you're fully prepared for any task. The 3.25" (84mm) Cadet contains some of plenty of Popular-Implements but is not overwhelming in Size-or-Cost. The Stainless Steel Implements carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty Against-Defects in Materials-and-Workmanship and are designed to Stand-Up even to the Toughest-Conditions, truly making Swiss Army Knives Your Companion for Life. The VICTORINOX Cadet has 4 Implements with 8 Functions. There are a Large Drop Point Tip Straight Edged Knife Blade, Cap Lifter with Large Screwdriver and Wire Stripper, Nail File with Nail Cleaner and Small Screwdriver. The Cadet Knife comes with a Split Key Ring for Attachment to Keys or Gear. The Knife measures 3.25" (84mm) in length when closed, is available with a VX Red or Black Aluminum Textured Handle.
Color: Black Alox
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What I like:
- The aluminum scales are beautiful and provide great traction
- It's slim and light weight, making it very easy to carry
- The tools snap securely into place
- The knife is perfect for daily tasks, it holds a great edge and it's easy to re-sharpen
- The drivers work great for both flat and Phillips head
- The nail file actually works! Do you hear that ladies?!
- The can and bottle openers are perfect (dare I say they set the standards)
- Pretty much all you need for daily tasks
- It doesn't scare office workers, or people who are generally afraid of life
What I would change:
- Perhaps replace the nail file with scissors
- Add the tweezers and pick (it's a Swiss Army Knife after all!)
Despite the lack of tweezers and scissors, this is a 5 star product all day long. If it were lost or stolen I would immediately replace.
- very lightweight
- I love the Alox scales victorinox uses.
- excellent “gentleman’s folder” kind of knife.
- can actually handle a fair amount of different sized screws.
- knife is large enough to be useful in a variety of tasks.
- I wish the nail file was a small blade. I would use it more. I may file it sharp like others have done.
- heavier than it needs to be thanks to the alox. I think it’s completely worth it but if you compare a knife with traditional plastic to the same size with Alox you’ll notice how much weight it adds.
- you probably can’t hold it using your whole hand unless they’re quite small. Still very comfortable to use but keep it in mind if it’ll bother you.
- light weight limits how much you can torq the drivers somewhat. Again considering what I believe this knife is for that’s fine.
I bought one of these as a gift for my dad last year and recently bought the same model for myself. I love SAKs and this model is exceptionally attractive with those Alox scales. It has a nice rounded shape to it as opposed to the more traditional straight handles. See my pictures for a comparison to the Farmer Alox and several other comparable knives. The cadet is actually about the same length as a Kershaw shuffle. Also in the comparison is an Ontario Rat 2, and double and triple layer SAKs to see the difference there.
These make excellent gift items and edc knives if like me you work in an office and don’t actually use a heavy duty tool often. Or it makes a great secondary knife if you’re the kind that needs that giant tactical folder to feel happy. I’d recommend these as a great addition to a folding knife. That way you can use this for delicate utility tasks or reserve it as a food knife even. Or a junk knife even since they’re so affordable. I hate having to clean tape gunk or something like that off of the same knife I might use to cut up my lunch later.
If you don't already have one of these beauties, you should remedy that issue immediately. You will not be sorry.
I've carried at least a dozen tools in my pocket over the last 30+ years of living in farmland, several major cities, and suburbs. This tool has seen professional service in a variety of settings, from gun ranges to office parks, and I've used it nearly every day for something in all those contexts... It just performs perfectly every time and fits easily 95% of a reasonable individual's needs in the modern civilized context.
While this won't be to the go-to tool for a professional construction worker or soldier, that's never been the idea here... (even then it could still handle a large number of typical day to day tasks in those contexts as well) Its just so packable that it makes sense to have one for redundancy if nothing else... (two is one, and one is none right?) It truly disappears in the pocket and brings simple, high-quality, reliable, dependability to your carry systems. By the way, for years I didn't buy this because I felt I needed a Phillips driver on my EDC tool. The file tool fits most Phillips heads perfectly and in a pinch you can use the can opener tip to drive Phillips heads as well.
The steel is Victorinox's soft-but-durable proprietary blend of steel so you likely know what your getting into from past experience. It does take some maintenance to keep shaving sharp, but I just hone it quick with a steel rod every few weeks, and tend to only get out the stones to do a proper sharpening about once a year. That's to maintain the hair-popping, paper-shaving sharpness that I tend to like on my carry tools... You could stand to do a lot less maintenance and retain a serviceable edge for years... Heck, I didn't sharpen my first tinker for years.
Summary: I think this is some of the best value you can get for the price across all modern consumer products. Don't hesitate, you're missing out on days, months, years of enjoyment and steadfast service from this most excellent tool. It's easily one of my top 10 favorite tools I've ever owned...