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Victorinox Swiss Champ pocketknife (the big one) £35.99 @ Amazon
Victorinox Swiss Champ pocketknife (the big one) £35.99 @ Amazon

Victorinox Swiss Champ pocketknife (the big one) £35.99 @ Amazon

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Not sure I've ever seen it so cheap.

Brilliant Christmas present.

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Original Poster

Also the Climber model at £16.99 is a steal and the Handyman at £30.15 offers bags of functionality whilst being considerably thinner than the Champ.

Classic for £8.99 if you like the mini ones.

These are all at noticeably lower prices than usual.
Edited by: "rumble" 30th Nov 2016

Great find, thanks! I love the mini ones.

rumble

These are all at noticeably lower prices than usual.



Yet another benefit of Brexit!


Edited by: "cb-uk" 30th Nov 2016

Had mine about 13 years. Its had 2 free services in that time. Simply contact a Victorinox dealer when it becomes stuck or broken and they will send a free postage packet and repair it for free.

normally around the £40 mark. Going to try Flubit.

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Edited by: "Speculator" 30th Nov 2016

cb-uk

Yet another benefit of Brexit!



I hope you're joking oO

Speculator

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I think the Handyman is the cheapest its been.

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Speculator

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Not been as low as £40 in the last year. Averaged around £50.

I have the Swiss Champ XLT. Paid £43 when it was on here over 2 years ago. Just checked the price and it's now £143!

Don't use the XLT, prefer my Climber and Huntsman.

Edited by: "Speculator" 30th Nov 2016

I love the pictures. Apparently such versatility and yet the best they can come up with is trimming a house plant and opening a bottle. The latter being the most these will ever do.

Bought one. just for the corkscrew!

Original Poster

I carry a Compact. I do like the bigger models but I keep coming back to it.

Original Poster

fireman1

I love the pictures. Apparently such versatility and yet the best they … I love the pictures. Apparently such versatility and yet the best they can come up with is trimming a house plant and opening a bottle. The latter being the most these will ever do.



I can't tell you how many scrapes I've got out of and how many things I've repaired over the years with a Swiss Army Knife. Indispensable.

Love mine. Use it loads!

leicesterfan

Love mine. Use it loads!


What type of surgery do you specialise in doc?

looks ridiculous

Also Huntsman camouflage for £24.99

Ordered a classic, cheers for pointing that one out!

paul_merton

Also Huntsman camouflage for £24.99



Can't see that one (_;)

I have a white one I bought off Ebay many years ago, probably for not much less than this, and it has paid for itself many times over. A really handy, and good quality, gadget. Hot!

Had mine since 1981, used it regularly for sea fishing and hasn't been effected by salt water. Broke the saw off dehusking coco-nuts, lost the plastic toothpick and the spring from the scissors, other than that it still does the job.

hiker 9.99 on prime if you can wait till December 9th

These things are amazing and last look long. I bought my classic from Switzerland. Many stores engrave your name for free.

Darius

hiker 9.99 on prime if you can wait till December 9th



​Can't find hiker for that price?? was looking yesterday for them

fruit_bat

​Can't find hiker for that price?? was looking yesterday for them



​They were available to order (though out of stock) from Amazon, however date stock arrived seems to have progressed from 4th to 8th to 9th as time went on, and now they've stopped offering it for sale.

I picked up a black Swiss champ when it was 42.99. You very quickly get used to the weight of it in your hand, but it is definitely worth investigating in a belt pouch for it as it is quite a weight rattling around in a pocket. I use it all the time. Truth be told I could probably get away with a handyman, but that curiously doesn't have a decent Phillips head screwdriver. I will never use the fish scaler-a second file or saw would make more sense, or something else.

For those wondering of you need the xlt over this, you don't-just buy half a dozen of those poundland precision screwdriver sets which store the bits inside the driver body, and keep one in each toolbox or work bag.

yotmon

Had mine since 1981, used it regularly for sea fishing and hasn't been … Had mine since 1981, used it regularly for sea fishing and hasn't been effected by salt water. Broke the saw off dehusking coco-nuts, lost the plastic toothpick and the spring from the scissors, other than that it still does the job.


You can get it repaired for free. Contact Victorinox who will give you a dealer to send it to for repairs. When my became stuck fast and I lost the toothpick and pen they sent a freepost return packet for me to send the item to them and they returned ity within about 5 days all for free with replacement parts.

Anyone ever seen the majestic Swiss army marching with their 3 inch blades held aloft? It's an awe inspiring sight.

Good price but being honest these SAKs with everything bar the kitchen sink are a silly novelty. Too thick to be usable.

I would get a thinner SAK and compliment it with a larger pliers-style multitool.

I've always fancied a Leatherman, I appreciate there are various models from both companies, but in terms of build quality etc, which is better? (Taking into learhermans higher price difference).

Thank you,

Must not buy another penknife...

Must not buy another penknife...

Still waiting on flubit here

Had mine for ages, it's a brilliant tool. It's actually not all that much bigger than the basic models, still completely useable. The Leatherman's are very good too, with much better pliers.

Flubit said no for me.

I love mine and take it virtually everywhere with me. Has got me out of some bother on a number of occasions.
There are plenty of youtube vids comparing the quality of these with leatherman; they all seem to suggest its quite subjective.
The classic multi tool though is and always will be, the SAK.
This is a good price for now.
It's one of those things you didn't realise you needed until you get it.

fireman1

I love the pictures. Apparently such versatility and yet the best they … I love the pictures. Apparently such versatility and yet the best they can come up with is trimming a house plant and opening a bottle. The latter being the most these will ever do.


Here is the saddest one I have seen
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z7EcwSZSL.jpg

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useful! good find op

m12_shakes

I've always fancied a Leatherman, I appreciate there are various models … I've always fancied a Leatherman, I appreciate there are various models from both companies, but in terms of build quality etc, which is better? (Taking into learhermans higher price difference).Thank you,



​The build quality of both is excellent, but I have found that the blade on a SAK keeps an edge longer and is lower maintenance. The pliers on leatherman tools are very good though; my favourite all round pliers I have belong to the skeletool.
Also bear in mind that the vast majority of leatherman tools feature a locking knife blade, which makes them illegal for everyday carry.
Also something to consider when choosing a tool for everyday carry; some knives and tools are legal, but you might have a job persuading your friendly local policeman that this is the case. For example, Lanksy's world-legal knife is perfectly legal to carry, but looks like a big, angry knife. Their Madrock knife is even worse, but again complies with all the regs. Nobody questions a SAK.

brs98

Here is the saddest one I have seen



​Yeah. Everyone knows that tool is for zip lining along a telegraph wire!

m12_shakes

I've always fancied a Leatherman, I appreciate there are various models … I've always fancied a Leatherman, I appreciate there are various models from both companies, but in terms of build quality etc, which is better? (Taking into learhermans higher price difference).Thank you,


If you fancy a Leatherman, get yourself down the Blue Oyster.
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