Victorinox 1679530 Army Knife Swiss Champ Black was £66.42 now  £32.22 @ Amazon
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Victorinox 1679530 Army Knife Swiss Champ Black was £66.42 now £32.22 @ Amazon

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Found 22nd Sep 2012
Clasic Swiss Army knife - one of the bigger ones, includes pliers, scisors, saw, magnifier, watchmaker's screwdriver as well as the usual two knives, corkscrew, tin opener etc.

Reasonably well featured them but not stupid-massive - claims normal price is over £66, camelcamelcamel would suggest 45 was nearer the mark - still, twelve quid is still twelve quid!

Red version costs around a tenner more
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I've had one of these, in white, for a few years. I would say it is the perfect size Swiss Army Knife, not too big and easily pocketable but with many useful tools. If I lost mine I would buy another without hesitation.
oo this is cheap...trying to decide if its too big, it is a good price tho
stovy

oo this is cheap...trying to decide if its too big, it is a good price tho



It depends on how you want to use it. I wouldn't find it a nuisance to carry in a trouser pocket on a stroll, but it's bigger and has more stuff on it than you are likely to need on a walk. It's more the size of something you would keep in your pocket around camp on a camping trip. It's certainly not a "key-chain" size pocket tool that you would want to keep on you every day. It would be an ideal size to carry in a pocket of a backpack on a daily basis though.

I just got mine out of the drawer to have a look and it is a really nice piece of kit. I have a Leatherman multitool which is lovely business like tool, which I take camping, but it's too big to carry around in a pocket and it has locking blades which make it an offensive weapon in the eyes of the law. The Champ does all the lighter jobs that the Leatherman can do, and more, and it can be carried in a pocket.
Edited by: "VDisillusioned" 23rd Sep 2012
stovy

oo this is cheap...trying to decide if its too big, it is a good price tho


Know exactly what you mean mate - I use a 'camper' 53301 myself - one of the 'standard' five plus two' configuratios and usually about 20 quid, but when I'm out in the wilds there's times I could do with the extra tools (I'm one of those sad bunnies who take a full set of watchmakers screwdrivers, files and mini pliers) - so from that perspective, it's a lot smaler than my usual toolkit.
For what it's worth - ordered one - 6 were available before I ordered, and afterwards , there were still 6 available - so either there's a cockup in the stock levels, or they somehow managed to 'find' another one the instant I ordered.
ukhotdeals1

For what it's worth - ordered one - 6 were available before I ordered, … For what it's worth - ordered one - 6 were available before I ordered, and afterwards , there were still 6 available - so either there's a cockup in the stock levels, or they somehow managed to 'find' another one the instant I ordered.



Six other sellers
I had one of these when they first came out more than 20 years ago and all i can say is that i hope they have improved the build quality and materials in that time - almost half of my 'tools' snapped/broke/became useless. The flathead stubby screwdriver for example, if you tried tightening something, the whole knife would flex.

That said, if you can get one at the stated price and they are better quality, its a hot price
ukhotdeals1

For what it's worth - ordered one - 6 were available before I ordered, … For what it's worth - ordered one - 6 were available before I ordered, and afterwards , there were still 6 available - so either there's a cockup in the stock levels, or they somehow managed to 'find' another one the instant I ordered.



For me it says that there are 6 new buying options (6 New), it doesn't say anything on the listing on my screen like they can do about having "6 remaining, more coming soon".

Great item though and a great price. That's my first xmas present sorted for my Dad!

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Edited by: "WBRacing" 23rd Sep 2012
While this is legal within its self in the UK; carrying one on your person might not be legal.

The law specifies up to 3 inches in length, for a folding knife, and this is 3.5 inches in length. Now you can argue the "usefulness" excuse but if you're coming from the gym or a night club and heading home then no cop in the world is going to buy that.

The penalties if caught are up to 3 months in jail and a £5,000 fine. Fun fun.
WBRacing

[. That's my first xmas present sorted for my Dad!.



I hope he doesn't frequent Hotukdeals....
IWANTBLUE

I hope he doesn't frequent Hotukdeals....


LOL! So do I otherwise that's my inheritance gone!! X)
UnoriginalGuy

The law specifies up to 3 inches in length, for a folding knife, and this … The law specifies up to 3 inches in length, for a folding knife, and this is 3.5 inches in length.



The law specifies a BLADE length of up to 3 inches. Since the whole knife is 3.5 inches I would imagine that the actual blade is within the legal limit.
widebob

The law specifies a BLADE length of up to 3 inches. Since the whole knife … The law specifies a BLADE length of up to 3 inches. Since the whole knife is 3.5 inches I would imagine that the actual blade is within the legal limit.



Typically the blade in legit Swiss Army Knives runs the entire length of the handle. Which isn't to say that I think it is 3.5 but I could certainly between it is 3.2 or 3.1. I have one right here and it looks as long as the handle (but no ruler to measure it).

UnoriginalGuy

While this is legal within its self in the UK; carrying one on your … While this is legal within its self in the UK; carrying one on your person might not be legal. The law specifies up to 3 inches in length, for a folding knife, and this is 3.5 inches in length. Now you can argue the "usefulness" excuse but if you're coming from the gym or a night club and heading home then no cop in the world is going to buy that. The penalties if caught are up to 3 months in jail and a £5,000 fine. Fun fun.




Stanley knife blades are about an inch and a half and can do a whole lot more damage. Another well thought out UK law.
coolpix800

Stanley knife blades are about an inch and a half and can do a whole lot … Stanley knife blades are about an inch and a half and can do a whole lot more damage. Another well thought out UK law.



The reason the law is three inches is because at that length you can damage internal organs and thus kill someone. A Stanley knife is nasty and it will cut your skin and flesh but you likely won't die unless they happen to hit your neck in the right place (and even then if the bleeding is slowed you might survive).

Personally I don't think the law is wrong in this regard. Plus you also have to remember that a Stanley blade can also be illegal if it is used in a threatening or offensive manner.
How often do I need a knife when I am out walking? Probably close to never.
With that logic so is a Banana
The blades on all the vicotrinox swiss army knives are under 3".
70mm or 2.75 inches.

Legal
Freezing deal this is so much better

http://i48.tinypic.com/2cnw7zp.jpg

Swiss Army Giant Knife
I'm getting one for sons Xmas - have it locally engraved as bound to loose it
Upto 34.67 now!
UnoriginalGuy

While this is legal within its self in the UK; carrying one on your … While this is legal within its self in the UK; carrying one on your person might not be legal. The law specifies up to 3 inches in length, for a folding knife, and this is 3.5 inches in length. Now you can argue the "usefulness" excuse but if you're coming from the gym or a night club and heading home then no cop in the world is going to buy that. The penalties if caught are up to 3 months in jail and a £5,000 fine. Fun fun.



Would say "taking this to the gym/nightclub" might be a reasonable reason to get arrested...
Up to £44.60p now...
I'm buying one for my forthcoming killing spree..... does it come with a handcuff key ?
great, i knew "sleeping on it" wouldnt be a great idea...gone up in price now
coolpix800

Stanley knife blades are about an inch and a half and can do a whole lot … Stanley knife blades are about an inch and a half and can do a whole lot more damage. Another well thought out UK law.



coolpix800

Stanley knife blades are about an inch and a half and can do a whole lot … Stanley knife blades are about an inch and a half and can do a whole lot more damage. Another well thought out UK law.



Stanley type knives ARE classed as offensive weapons because they are not folding pocket knives with a blade length of less than three inches. Stanley knives are typically fixed blades or, if folding, have locking mechanisms.

Note: You can have a lawful excuse to be in possession of a blade that is considered an offensive weapon. For example you could be a handyman on your way to work and so have a Stanley knife with your tools, that would be OK. But if you popped into a supermarket to buy your lunchtime pie, and the knife was in your pocket, then that would not.
Biker Jeff

The blades on all the vicotrinox swiss army knives are under 3".70mm or … The blades on all the vicotrinox swiss army knives are under 3".70mm or 2.75 inches.Legal



That's obviously a lie just simply because you claim "all" knives are the same length when they produce different sized Swiss Army Knives from tiny all the way up to full-combat-knife sized.

le_jaeger

Would say "taking this to the gym/nightclub" might be a reasonable reason … Would say "taking this to the gym/nightclub" might be a reasonable reason to get arrested...



No because it is a folding pocket knife with a blade length of less than three inches. That said I think the gym/nightclub security might be rather suspicious of you. Who would think they needed a pocket knife in a gym or nightclub?
UnoriginalGuy

That's obviously a lie just simply because you claim "all" knives are … That's obviously a lie just simply because you claim "all" knives are the same length when they produce different sized Swiss Army Knives from tiny all the way up to full-combat-knife sized.



AIUI the standard size "original" Victorinox range all have non-locking blades under three inches.
Drat missed it

The blade on this is sub 3 inches and none locking so you can carry this knife ok.
Worth pointing out that Victorinox have a lifetime warranty on their knives - i sent back a 15+ year old knife that had been well and truly abused - got sent a brand new replacement knife
the police definitely will class this as an offensive weapon if you carry it in a public place.You could always try and set a legal precedent by saying "hukd told me it was ok"; good luck with that!
Mascherano

the police definitely will class this as an offensive weapon if you carry … the police definitely will class this as an offensive weapon if you carry it in a public place.You could always try and set a legal precedent by saying "hukd told me it was ok"; good luck with that!




Only if you are threatening to stab some one with it - as i have already stated the cutting edge of the blade is sub 3 inches and the blade / tools are none locking making this knife perfectly legal to carry around in public with out any other reason than you wish to do so. Blade over three inches, one that locks or a fixed blade then you need a reason to carrying such a knife. i.e. a chef with a roll of kitchen knives on his / her way to work etc.

Edited by: "snuff" 23rd Sep 2012
snuff

Only if you are threatening to stab some one with it - as i have already … Only if you are threatening to stab some one with it - as i have already stated the cutting edge of the blade is sub 3 inches and the blade / tools are none locking making this knife perfectly legal to carry around in public with out any other reason than you wish to do so. Blade over three inches, one that locks or a fixed blade then you need a reason to carrying such a knife. i.e. a chef with a roll of kitchen knives on his / her way to work etc.


ok, good luck; sounds like you'll need it soon
Mascherano

ok, good luck; sounds like you'll need it soon



Why would i need luck?
I have carried a Swiss Army Knife most of my adult life!
If you disbelieve what i say just ask a copper (_;)
lol mascherana, what are you on about?
you should have a look at the spyderco UKPK...
even that is uk legal, unless your using it as a weapon or causing threat with it its perfectly legal to carry and use in public.
just dont act like a prat waving around a knife and all is good....
swiss army knives are DEF ok for every day carry
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