Chris Muir's Day By Day

Sunday, October 19, 2014

From the Collection

My Swiss Army Knives. Those made by Victorinox are on the left, those made by Wenger are on the right. I like Wenger better, but they have been acquired by Victorinox, so their continued future is doubtful. With the plastic-handled ones I always try to buy models without the tweezers or toothpick, which I find annoying. I also have customised a couple of them with blade serrations.


Rev. Paul said...

Query: why do you prefer Wenger?

Bob said...

@Rev. Paul: The Wengers with the plastic handles are slightly smaller than their Victorinox brethren, and the standard screwdriver is designed in such a way that it locks when used to tighten or loosen a screw, a feature for which Wenger holds the patent. Their smaller size allows them to fit into an Altoids tin for use as a pocket survival kit, also, while a Victorinox is too large.