Don’t tread on a Classic!

The name Victorinox demands respect. Crafted in a country renowned for its artisans, by a company that was founded the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published. The Swiss Army knife is a classic. This offering, aptly christened the “Victorinox Classic” is a testament to the Swiss company’s reputation.

Small and slim, the Classic model is designed to be worn on a key-ring and carried in the pocket. It features the essentials you would expect in a Swiss army knife: a blade, nail file, scissors, toothpick and tweezers. Everything you need and nothing you don’t.

I’ve owned this knife for about three months or so and have carried it everyday, it’s not even a problem to do that because of it being affixed to my keys. It’s impossible to forget to bring but it is so comfortable to carry around that sometimes I literally can’t notice it and forget I have it when I need it! However when I conquer my tendency to blunder and actually remember my little companion, the classic is all I could want in such a small utility knife.

The blade comes sharp and marked “Victorinox, Swiss made, Stainless”, it’s great for little cuts or incisions or just for getting dirt out from your nails. This pocketknife truly is a tool, anyone looking for a weapon out of this would be disappointed as the blade is barely an inch long. It is just enough to be useful for small domestic purposes. Also worthy of consideration is that the tip of the nail file doubles as a flathead screwdriver for small screws.

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What makes it great though is the scissors, these little guys prove their use time and time again and while other little knives may be comfortable to carry in the pocket, I’m yet to see a tiny Case or Buck with a pair of scissors on it.

I just can’t say enough good things about this little knife, but the best part is last. The price. I picked mine up for $17 and some change after tax and they go online for anywhere between $15-20. I paid a dollar or two more because I chose the one with the patriotically emblazoned “Don’t Tread on Me” motif but they come in a variety of colors. I know for a fact that this list includes black, green, red, plain yellow, and purple. Also worth noting is that the Gadsden flag isn’t the only design you’ll see on this, this model is probably the most customized of all the Victorinoxes.

Last word: if you see one then get one. To have a real Swiss army knife for around twenty dollars is a phenomenal deal. It’s a wonderful piece of EDC that you’ll wind up using more than you’d realize. Something like this also makes a wonderful gift for Christmas and Birthdays. The classic is available online on sites like Knife Country USA and Blade HQ or from more traditional retailers like Bass-Pro Shops. Slip it on your key-ring and never be more than an arm’s reach away from a stylish, practical, and economical pocketknife with this Victorinox Classic.

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