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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?

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toogers
toogers

13 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

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.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Can you make juice with that?

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

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

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gyromild
gyromild

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

At least they're relevant this time!

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benhudson
benhudson

13 years ago

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.

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rickick
rickick

13 years ago

try some wd40 or soaking them in soome oil.

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Easy Button
Easy Button

Reply 13 years ago

i did wd40 it didnt really work

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Try soaking it in used motor oil overnight.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

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

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Xanatos
Xanatos

13 years ago

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).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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.

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gyromild
gyromild

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Easy Button
Easy Button

Reply 13 years ago

oh my god those are both huge!

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ll.13
ll.13

13 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

http://www.opinel-musee.com/uk/index.html

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Possum Living
Possum Living

13 years ago

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.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

13 years ago

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