Best Swiss Army Knife Guide
When it come to utility knives the very first name that we all think of is the good old Swiss Army Knife.
Without doubt the most recognizable name in utility knives there has ever been.
The Swiss Army Knife is a genuine survival tool and has evolved to give the essential tools any prepper would want in a survival situation.
In the range there are many designs with different blade and tool configurations to choose from, but all will give the same build quality and reliability.
They are, in effect, a precision made knife through and through.
What is the best Swiss Army Knife?
All of their range offers something for everyone – but what knife is the most versatile for a preppers use?
Having owned quite a few utility knives I can genuinely say I always come back to one in particular – it has always offered everything I have needed in any camping or survival trip and has never let me down.
My choice of the Best Swiss Army Knife is the Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman Pocket Knife, and I would recommend this over any other knife in this category. It is ideal for EDC or carrying on a keyring.
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Pocket Knife Sharpener
Victorinox Black Leather Pouch
The Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman Pocket Knife is perfect for preppers, offering a wide range of utilities for many of the survival tasks needed in an emergency.
I think the Huntsman is just the right size to fit in your hand without being too bulky and really doesn’t need any more blades or gadgets – extra would only really add to the weight and the bulkiness.
I think the tweezers are a great tool and actually work really well. The can opener takes a little practice but also works well once mastered.
The reamer/punch is another handy tool that is supplied blunt for some reason?
I have put a point edge onto mine (see photo on the left here) and find it works much better – it’s the perfect tool for making new eyelet holes and for piercing “stuff”.
All the other blades come nice and sharp and will hold an edge for a very long time maintaining their sharpness.
I would definitely invest in the Pocket Knife Sharpener – this is a great little tool and works really well – of course, for a full on razor edge it will need a bit more work – but the Pocket Knife Sharpener will give you a more than acceptable, sharp edge in a matter of seconds.
All the blades and tools are nice and free running and open easily when you first get your Huntsman, however, it is definitely worth investing in some of the VICTORINOX Multi Tool Oil – whenever I give my knives a service I always go to my local garage and give them a good blast with their airline first to shift the real grit.
Victorinox actually say to run under water for a minute then leave to dry! But whatever method you use, a little drop of the oil works wonders – and a small bottle is under £10 all in, from Amazon
Victorinox have also brought out a full range of different coloured bodies for the Huntsman, although everyone knows the Swiss Army Knife is red, I suppose its nice to have a choice….
I definitely, would not be without my Swiss Army Knife, and generally carry it with me at all time. You will be surprised at how many times you use it throughout a day – it’s a mini toolbox all in one..!
One of the best places to pick up a bargain and get the proper Swiss Army Knife Leather Pouch – is on Ebay.
Below is direct links to the Ebay site with the latest leather pouch bargains on sale.
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