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As reported by Neil (NKB), fake Victorinox Rescue tools, complete with all the appropriate logos and stamps have shown up on eBay recently and have suckered in a few people so far. As with many knockoffs, the excitement of getting a good deal is quickly ruined by the realization that what they spent good money on was a cheap copy that was hardly worth the shipping cost.
At the SHOT Show in February, one of the things that Victorinox showed us was a new scale type called SilverTech. At the time I thought they looked neat, but I wasn’t really all that impressed as everyone knows how I feel about translucent scales. These were admittedly somewhat fancier than regular translucent scales, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Recently I got a request from Wenger, North America to provide some modded Wengers for the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. I contacted several of our resident modders, and you have all seen the results in recent months- well, here's the lowdown on the show!
From the moment you walk in the door at Freeport Knife Company in Freeport Maine, you know you are in the presence of a serious Swiss Army collector’s shop. Maybe it’s the large Bantam cutout on the outside, maybe it’s the display case full of drool-worthy rare and collectable SAKs just inside the door, or maybe it’s the numerous Victorinox clocks. It’s hard to tell what sets the blood pumping most, but none of the stuff on the walls or in the display cases prepared me for perhaps the most interesting treasure in the store!
If you carry a pocket knife at work, chances are you are putting your career on the line these days. This is not going to be another post 9/11 type article, as I am just as sick as you are (perhaps moreso) of reading those. While that infamous day did have a major effect on what we can carry and when, this devolution has been going on since well before then.
For some time now I've wanted to get one of Victorinox' Canadian flag Classics- probably because I'm Canadian! Finally, thanks to a SOSAK member pointing out an eBay auction to me, I now have one of my very own! Sure, I probably could have ordered a brand spankin' new one somewhere, but where's the fun in that? As mentioned in a previous article (Used SAKs) I like a model with a bit of history behind it!
One of the neat things about many ALOX models is the nice panel on the back that you can use to put a name or date, initials or place on, anything really to commemorate something, or even just personalize it for someone special. Hey, you are special, right?