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An indispensible multitool that will withstand more then a few knocks!,
This review is from: Victorinox SwissChamp swiss knife grey/red swiss knife (Sports)
First of all, I was contemplating on whether to buy the Voctorinox Craftsman, but after much procrastination I decided to spend 6 pounds extra in order to get the Champ.
I am a student and it is a real pain, when I don't have utensils or tools to hand. I have used the knife on so many occasions, such as cutting food, perforating packaging and a multitude of other things. The other components such as the saw, screwdrivers and reamer have come in handy, when assembling flat packed furniture. Lastly the tweezers have a literal god send in removing splinters or picking up delicate items that are fiddly such as watch screws.
One tiny disadvantage is that the pliers cannot really be used for anything too substantial. The jaw span of them only seem to open to half an inch, thus the pliers are not practical for the big bolts and hexs around the house. But with that said, that isnt really a big problem and they are still useful for small camping based jobs, such as mending portable butane stoves or aspects of your tent. To remedy this I also have a pair of Sebertool (M2) snap on pliers that I carry with me.
Im yet to backpack to Croatia and Romania and I am inevitably going to throw this into my travel luggage.
In regards to the dimenisions of the knife, I would say it definitely fits snuggly into my hand and is in now way cumbersome ! I have the tan brown leather Victorinox pouch and so I have the 'Champ' holstered on my person most of the time, whether outside on the town or in the house.
I have owned 2 swiss army knives (huntsman and classic SD), but I must say that this knife is the most durable and useful that I have ever come across. It really is an essential piece of kit equally useful to both men and women. I cannot complement this knife too highly!
P.s. This knife has a lifetime warranty (with proof of purchase shown) and Victorinox UK have excellent customer service.
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2010 23:02:47 BDT
Mr. C. G. Newbold says:
could i just ask does the knife come in the victorinox black gift box, it is not pictured. Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2011 23:42:17 BDT
Ha ha! Lifetime warranty "with proof of purchase shown" I don't remember that in the terms and conditions when I got mine 25 years ago!
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2011 17:47:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Oct 2011 08:54:04 BDT
J. Neighbour says:
Hi Buddy, be of good cheer! It's the policy of Burton McCall (Victorinox UK distributor) that a defective knife will be repaired or refurbished under their life-time warranty. I have just been in correspondence with a charming lady at customer service, who, when I told her that my Champ had been damaged beyond redemption in a fire (London Fire Brigade action - I dropped it and temporarily lost it at a protracted fire-call), she said send the sorry, burned out wreck to her and I'd get either a repair or replacement. Beat that! (She's going to get some Interflora by return!) PS: I think the policy, strictly speaking, is 'proof of purchase to be submitted', but I suspect that they're flexible. My own receipt disappeared about twenty years ago.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2012 08:49:43 BDT
Neon Tiger says:
Fair play! That's incredible customer service. Good on you for sending her flowers too, what a top guy.
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