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The Best Pocket Knife

Whether at the camp or home a pocket knife is a precious tool to have always around you. They can do your life easier in many situations and are so useful that they can even save your life! You think that I am exaggerating, that I have watched MacGyver one too many times. If so, watch the video of Rescue 911 “Swiss army knife” at the bottom of the page, in which a couple of doctors operate a passenger during a flight to Texas using one of these little tools. Of course, that was an exceptional case, and I hope that nobody has to face a similar situation again. With luck, we will be only using one of these knives for cutting bread, tightening a recalcitrant screw, or (me probably) for uncorking a bottle of red wine 🙂 However, it is good to know that whatever the situation may be, these handy multi-tools are going to be there helping us.

Now, there are hundreds of pocket knives to pick from, so many that you are almost overwhelmed by them. So, which ones of them are the best? Or, let me put it in another way: which ones of them are the most useful, most durable and less bulky to carry around?

Don’t worry, and don’t spend hours searching the web. Adding together my large experience as a camper to an exhaustive research. And After consulting with my knife guru, to finally ask Saint John the Baptist for enlightenment. Now, I can put the ultimate list of pocket knives in the market, only the most useful an reliable pocket knives you can buy.

It is not that hard actually. Victorinox has been for many years the leading company in the market for pocket knives and multi-tools. The Swiss Army Knives have a quality design far superior to every thing else in the market, they are manufactured with excellent materials to last, and they are back up by a lifetime warranty. So, the logical choice is to pick from them. But, even though you really can not go wrong buying a Victorinox, plainly some models are better than others.

The Five Best Pocket Knives:

Victorinox Swiss Army Classic Pocket Knife

I choose the Swiss Army Classic as number one because I think that it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel. This Knife has been for more than a hundred years one of the most useful pocket knives out there, and it will continue to be for a lot more years to come. It is little, just 2-1/4 inches long and almost Spartan in design. It has a knife blade, tweezers, scissors, nail file with screwdriver tip, and a toothpick. It has the perfect size for a key ring, and you can carry it easily in your pocket. Nowadays, they sell it in many colors, even pink! However, I prefer the always sensible black or the cobalt blue. Considering the discount at Amazon, they are without doubt an excellent buy

Victorinox Swiss Army Explorer Plus Pocket Knife

This is my favorite pocket knife so far. It is longer and heavier than the previous one but not so bulky to carry in your pocket (3 1/2 inch closed length), the perfect balance between size and number of tools. Disappointedly the number of colors available is not as large as the previous one. You can choose between red and… red. For versatility and simplicity, you can not go wrong buying this one.

Victorinox Swiss Army Climber II Pocket Knife

The Climber II is more compact than the Explorer, with fewer features but with almost the same length. In my opinion, it is a little heavy for use as a keyring but you can if you like. When I was doing this review, I finally learned what is the hook that most of the Knives have: to carry stringed parcels, converting the knife into a comfortable carrying handle. Swiss guys think in everything!

Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Lockblade Pocket Knife

Not entirely for carry in your pocket because it measures 4-3/8 inches long, it is a good knife, though. An Excellent option for people who like a more real knife. Contrary to the majority of Victorinox knives, this model includes a serrated locked blade that you can open with only one hand. So those of you with big hands that complain about how hard is opening the blade of a Victorinox, this is the model for you. Be aware that you must to be at least 18 years old to buy it.

Victorinox Swiss Army Champ Pocket Knife

Number five and last is the Swiss Army Champ: with 30 tools included this model is more a multi tool than a pocket knife. Definitively not for carrying in your pocket. It could be excellent for carrying in your car or the backpack when traveling or in a sheath on your belt, though. If having pliers is no concert for you. Then it could be more interesting buying the Champion plus version because is heavily discounted nowadays at Amazon, a great deal!

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