Repost- Owner Review- Victorinox camping knife-Keith
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Victorinox "Camping" KnifeOwner ReviewMarch 1, 2009Name: Keith
MitchellAge: 27Gender: MaleHeight: 6 ft (183 cm)Weight: 175 lb (79.3
kg)Email: RkeithATpshiftDOTcomCity: BendState: OregonCountry: United
Hiking Background:I grew up hiking in the Green Mountains of northern
Vermont, Where every conceivable form of inclement weather is tolerated.
Now I live in central Oregon and hike where the weather is nice and the
woods relatively bug free! I'd like to be a lightweight
backpacker...but refuse to compromise my comfort for a few pounds. I use
a tarp/ bivy sack when backpacking solo and a Jumbo dome tent and tons
of luxury when car camping with my wife and dog.
Product Details:Victorinox Swiss Army Camping KnifeNow sold as
"Camper" knifeManufacturer: VictorinoxManufacturer URL:
www.victorinox.com <www.victorinox.com> Listed length: 3.58 inches
(91 mm) Verified AccurateWidth: .875 inches (22.2 mm)Thickness: .63
inches (16 mm)Listed Weight: N/AMeasured weight: 3 oz (85 grams)Blades
and tools are stainless steelRed plastic handle is made of
CellidorLifetime WarrantyMSRP: N/A
This knife is a little bigger than a large BIC lighter but much heavier.
It has an embossed logo and model name on the side of the rounded red
handle which I find quite comfortable to hold. It has a key ring and 12
tools sturdily packed into the body so that no tool pokes out or is
uncomfortable to hold while not in use. The tools are as follows: large
blade, small blade, corkscrew, can opener, small screwdriver, bottle
opener, large screwdriver, wire stripper, punch/reamer (the camper has a
thread hole in this blade), wood saw, tweezers and toothpick. Field
Use:In thinking of the field conditions I've used this knife in,
I'm reminded of the fact that I've had this knife for almost 20
years. And as it was my very first knife, it's taken a lot of abuse.
I grew up camping with this knife, it's been dropped in the mud,
water, and snow. I've built childhood forts with it, and used it in
10 below zero conditions and traveled from sea level to 11,000 ft (3,353
m) with this knife in my pocket.
All the tools have been used thoroughly and every tool has functioned
very well. The only part I have yet to use is the wire stripper. The
blades are high quality stainless steel, so they hold a very sharp edge
for a very long time, I've probably only given this knife 4 or 5
tune-ups in its 20 year life! The saw (the teeth resemble a mini Sierra
saw in design) works very well but is restricted by its 2.875 in (7.3
cm) blade. The large straight blade is a nice size for cutting food and
doing kitchen work, while the small 1.5 in (3.8 cm) blade is the one I
use for cutting rope and non-kitchen stuff. At some point, I lost the
toothpick which may or may not have been the fault of the tool. The red
plastic handles have many superficial scratches and dings, but are
otherwise undamaged. A friend broke the small screwdriver tip off of the
can opener in an act of stupidity involving the use of my tool to turn a
huge screw, this huge screw, did in fact break the tip off (take note:
this tool is not invincible); As of now, I have not tried to send it
back to Victorinox for repair. With no rust, no wobbling blades or
broken handles this knife has been working for me longer than any other
piece of camping equipment I own. A few of the blades have a bit of
stiffness opening and closing, but otherwise the whole package functions
the same today as it did almost 20 years ago.
Durable construction, plus durable materials, equals durable product.
Outstanding multi-tool that has functioned well for most of my life and
looks a though it will keep on going.The only other tool I could want on
this knife would be the scissors, if I ever lose this knife I will
replace it with the Victorinox Hunstsman which has the scissors.
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