Saturday, December 13, 2014

Swiss Army Knife

I've always liked the Victorinox, Swiss Army Pocket Knives because of all the extra goodies they include. I was given one, an "Officers" model but with only a 2 3/8 long big blade and a 1 1/2 long small blade as a promotional gift to me from a company I was contracting from.

Lately I have been trying to upgrade or fill in some weak spots in my knife stable with a more durable or useful sizes. In the mail last week came a new catalog from Coleman's Military Surplus and as I paged through it wishing I had a few hundred dollars for some of the deals they were offering. I spotted a used German Issue One Handed Knife, Swiss Army Knife Lock-Blade Trekker for $19.95! To buy that knife new is $50.00 so how bad could it be used? They advertised it as in "Good Condition" so why not buy it and see. I could always return it and get my money back. The description that got my attention was it included a 'saw' which I really wanted in a folder and a reasonable 3 1/8 long one handed opening blade! Also the closed length is 4 1/4 inches long which is slightly bigger than my hand and should provide good blade control, so I bought it. The only things this used knife is missing compared to the newer model is that it does not have the toothpick or tweezers. The other thing I don't care for is the serrated blade but that is easy for me to remove.

Here's some photo's of the knife. I'd say it's 'hardly used' and I got a deal!

Link to buy:

Sellers Description:
German Issue One Handed Knife, Swiss Army Knife
$19.95 ($70.00 if purchased new)

"This Victorinox® Swiss made multi tool knife was made for and used by the German military. This knife is ideal for campers, survivalists, hikers or just to tuck away in case of an emergency. This knife includes a Phillips screwdriver, wood saw, serrated locking blade, a 1 ½” reamer, bottle opener with a flat head which can be used as a flat head screwdriver and a can opener with a smaller flat head screwdriver end. Closed this knife measures approximately 4 ¼” long. Locking blade length is 3 1/8” long. Used, good condition."


  1. That is a good deal and that's exactly the kind of knife I need to carry around with me on the homestead. I often need one gadget or another when I least expect it! Thanks for the link. Looks like a good site.

    1. I find the locking blade which is not on most of their knives is a big plus, the blade can't accidentally close up on your fingers and cause serious damage to you. It truly is a one handed opening blade. The other is the saw blade, that comes in very handy.
      It is a stout knife and for the price you cant go wrong.