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Victorinox Swiss Army Waiter Pocket Knife
|Price:||$12.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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|Item Dimensions||0.7 x 1.9 x 4.4 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.1 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.08 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.13 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
(I don't comment on the quality of SAKs; others cover that; I just talk about what's good -- or not so good -- about particular models)
If the Galactic Overlords decreed we could only have one SAK and had to use it all the time, I could be happy with any of these: Spartan, Compact, Camper, Climber Plus, Huntsman, Farmer, Waiter, Rambler, or Manager.
Thinking specifically about the Waiter:
I hate the name. Waiter. I have nothing against waiters (they bring me food and drink for low pay... I wish they got paid more), but such a lousy name for this knife.
It should be called either the Thru-Hiker or the Ultralight.
It's the perfect knife for a long-distance thru-hiker or ultra-light backpacker. Its blade is big enough to do actual work, but it's ultra light. It opens packages, bottles. and cans; it unties knots; it cuts stuff that needs cut; its screwdriver can fix a pack or tune a stove: everything a backpacker or thru-hiker needs. It's also terrific for around town and at the office. It's a great low-key gentleman's folder. Very nonthreatening even for hoplophobiacs.
The corkscrew is very good at untying stubborn knots in paracord. This is important. If you hike, if you camp, you know this. (It also opens wine bottles; easy way to be a hero.)
Can-opener, bottle-opener, wine-bottle-opener... This is important too. At some point -- whether you're a thru-hiker or just a civilian -- you're going to need one of these.
The Waiter (Thru-hiker, Ultra-light) has a screwdriver... it can fix a pack or stove. With attention, the multi-tool blade will handle a Phillips screw.Read more ›
After many hours on Amazon, I found the Waiter - and I am glad I did. My requirements were met with this knife. When closed, it measures 3.25 inches long, and 3/8 inch thick. The blade is approximately 2.5 inches in length with a little over 2 inches of cutting edge (if that makes sense). While some folks complain about the useless nature of the corkscrew, having one is essential to me as my wife and I enjoy a nice bottle of wine frequently.
Overall this is a fantastic knife at a bargain price. I like it so much I ordered another 2 weeks later, so I will always have one around even if I misplace the original (or if someone "borrows" it and forgets to return it).
Cheers! Here's to the Waiter by Victorinox - you will not be disappointed!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect minimal blade since I carry a Leatherman anyway. And I have skinned and cut up a moose with it (working w, one other guy), stopping to sharpen it occasionally, so it's big... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chase Hensel
Very compact and handy. This knife is smaller than a standard tinker or Spartan knife and is under the regulation 2 1/4 blade length for confiscation at many security screening... Read morePublished 8 months ago by mike Hollis
I wanted a strong lightweight pocket knife with basic tools. This is perfect for me.Published 8 months ago by Clayton D. Tynes
Nice little knife. Fit and finish slightly rougher than old ones, but isn't that true with everything.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I carried one like it without the corkscrew as my only knife for three weeks wilderness canoeing in Canada. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Grizzled