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Last month I posted a copy of the information on Victorinox's new products, and this month I thought I'd show off the method of how it came to me- a 1gb SwissMemory Flight in ALOX. Imagine my surprise when one of the Victorinox Representatives at the show handed me a SAK as a media kit! I think it might very well be the absolute best media kit I've ever gotten!

Collecting Swiss Army Knives is a fascinating hobby- no sooner do you think you've seen them all when something you have never heard of or seen before pops up. Let's face it, Victorinox and Wenger have been at this a lot longer than any of the rest of us, unless there are any members here over 126 years old that I don't know about?

Gabriela Mistral (April 7, 1889 — January 10, 1957) was the pseudonym of Lucila de María del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet, educator, diplomat, and feminist who was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1945. Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Gabriela Mistral was of Basque and Amerindian descent.



As far as I'm concerned, the best scissors ever included on a SAK bar none are the big Wenger folding ones like those found on the NewRanger 172. Not only are they built strong and sharp, they also are comfortable to use thanks to the well designed folding handle, which offers plenty of leverage. They are far more capable than the little scissors found on most SAKs. No clam pack or heavy cardstock is safe with these babies around!

Wenger fans rejoice! Wenger now has a Youtube channel all to themselves! You can see the Wenger Channel here: Keep your eyes peeled for new videos in the future!

There have been rumors for some time now about a new tool from Victorinox. Some think it's a new plier tool like the Spirit, while others believe the rumors were in reference to the new Dual Pro model, but I know different! From a source deep within Victorinox, I obtained documented evidence that proves the new tool is based on the Spirit! For those who don't believe me, check out the new versions here:

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At this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas Wenger was nice enough to show me their new models, and the ones that caught my eye the most were the yellow Patagonian Expedition models. Having been fascinated with the yellow EVOGrip 18 released two years ago, and the different colored New Rangers released last year, I'd been hoping for a yellow New Ranger this year. Wenger didn't disappoint me, although they didn't do it the way I'd expected!

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Longtime readers here will know that I have never been a fan of what I refer to as “Electronic SAKs” and yet last month I posted an article about my appreciation of a 1g SwissMemory model. Since then, I couldn't help but obtain a 1g SwissBeat mp3 player knife, but perhaps not for the reasons anyone was expecting!

You never forget your first! Here are a few of the entries we received from the contest last month for the Victorinox 2010 media kit!

Here's what landed yesterday morning: a Wenger Evo S557, all the way from Athens and trailmaster (for SOSAK denizens), through our beloved EDCSource!