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Why this is the best Swiss Army knife,
This review is from: Victorinox Explorer Swiss Army Knife (Red) 1670300 VICEXPL (Sports)
This is the one to get!
Some knives are just too small but any more "blades" than on this one and it would be too cumbersome or you may as well get one of those Leatherman jobbies which simply aren't practical to carry everywhere. This one is still pocket sized and mine has had loads of use - the big knife blade is ideal for food purposes (cutting fruit and the like at work), the small knife blade is the best for general cutting- the smaller blade giving a bit more control and power (think of a Stanley knife - big handle/small blade)
Another good reason for getting this knife is that it has both flat and Philips screwdrivers - in fact it was the Philips screwdriver that sold it to me! it's had so many uses over the years. Also, you'd be suprised at how often the magnifying glass has come in handy for removing splinters.
The other blades will have their uses, even if you dont indulge in a lot of reaming or punch eye hooking!
Okay, mine is 12 years old now and I didnt buy it from Amazon but I feel it's an item worthy of a very high recommendation. If I ever lose it, I'd get another one.