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what kind of swiss army knife should i get Answered

ok so i have this swiss army knife its pretty old and bad i can only get like 3 of the things out #1:the large knife #2:the bottle opener #3: the wine opener does anybody have any idea how to get the other ones out besides trying to pry them out with my finger nails. and if i were to get a new one which one should i get?



for just a small basic one, go to cabella's and get the 27.99 dollar one. 2 blades and scissors. pretty nice acctuly.

I use a Leatherman Juice XE6 (nice prize, thanks Eric), but I can also recommend Gerber and Victorinox.

The main thing to do is decide what you need in the tool (are there specific blades or tools you need?), or what you need it for (You know you need a knife, but is it for hunting? fishing? making?), and then browse the sites. Leatherman have a comparison chart for their Juice knives.

When you've decided what you want, you then compromise with what you can afford. Don't make the mistake of buying a cheap copy with more blades - they go blunt quicker or fail more easily. Make do with the best decent knife you can afford.


You can make juice with any heavy, blunt object...Same deal as hammers...

I have one of these as well. My name engraved. Not too expensive if you dont get to win one.

Now kiteman..You're taking every opportunity there is to post these photos aren't you :)

At least they're relevant this time!

Either a genuine Victorinox locking knife (can't remember the model name), or a Leatherman, or an Opinel clasp knife. Opinels are cheapest, but simple, with only one blade. A No.8 I bought in France cost 18€, and came with a nice leather pouch. Keep a Victorinox damn clean, or they'll get bunged up with dirt. Leathermans are pretty much indestructable. But always go for a good brand, and look after them. Good oil, regular cleans and regular sharpening.

try some wd40 or soaking them in soome oil.

I like the swiss bits. It would be sweet for an outdoorsy "DIY'er

If you are looking for a simple swiss army knife I would recommend Victorinox Hunter model. It is larger than most pocket knives, but is very reliable (I have mine for about two years, and it never let me down).

Get this 85-in-1 swiss army knife,

85-in-1 knife

And try to peel an apple with it..

How about the Stanley Year Knife. There's a blade for every year in the date - the first made in 1882, at least up to the year 2000.

Wow, would love to see someone peel an apple with that too..


10 years ago

If you don't actually need the tools, (I never can understand V. S.A. knives. ) I would actually recommend going for a pocket knife, just a straight blade, the best knives I have owned are a non locking semi-generic folding knife. and an Opinel: They are, imho an extremely good knife, I have two, and they are carbon steel and only cost from around £4.30 though I have seen them for £15.00


1. Victorinox Swisstool, which is their large multitool. 2.Victorinox Tinker/Super Tinker, for a traditional Swiss Army knife. Or go to the Victorinox website and see which one you prefer. I would definitely go with Victorinox though; they are hands down the best quality, yet still affordable.

Victorionox is definitely the way to go for high quality. I've had mine for donkey's years and it's still as reliable as a pack mule. Don't buy cheap knockoffs as they blunt and break far easier.

I also have a leatherman surge that I use for making things and for mods. Very useful.

Always best to buy the highest quality you can afford