Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade

Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade Review

The only "bad" news is that I likely wouldn't call this a true "One Hand Opener" and that's rather a disappointment for to me. So far, I haven't made any effort to loosen the setup so that it will work properly in that role.

As with all Victorinox equipment, everything is tight and fits perfectly. I have this basic unit (the "Fireman" and the "Rescue") in two configurations. One I'm not able to "One Hand" at all. The second (fireman) I can "thumb hole" the blade out to just sort of 90 degrees. Both of these will be "worked in" till they're true "One Handers", so the star value selection isn't dimished to me. Secondarily the main blade has a cut style I've not encountered before. Short, narrow serrations from the tip 2/3 the blade, then straight blade. The cut of the blade is from one side only (no angle on the "back" side) and is one of the sharpest, best cutting blades, "Out of the Box" I've ever used.

Given the experience and use of this one so far, I'm very impressed. Eventually I'll get the blade as I want it, but that's always part of the process.

An excellent unit at a very good price.

Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade Feature

  • Compact Swiss Army pocketknife for outdoorsmen, hikers, and all-around users
  • Includes 1-hand serrated locking blade and can opener with small screwdriver
  • Bottle opener with large locking screwdriver and wire stripper; seat belt cutter
  • Enclosed in stylish black housing made to exacting Victorinox standards
  • Measures 4-3/8 inches long; lifetime warranty

Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade Overview

It's been said that life is a bowl of cherries but some cherries may be rotten. When confronting life's adversities in unique situations, this very pocketable Swiss Army Knife has a variety of tools to help you handle many situations. Consider this as an emergency tool kit that you can carry with you at all times. Life can be sweet when you can control diversity and the Fireman Swiss Army Knife is an indispensable aid. Rust-free aluminum alloy separators Constructed with brass rivets for smooth functioning and durability in the most adverse of circumstances Limited Lifetime Warranty - Swiss Army Brands warrants this Swiss Army knife to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the entire life of the knife

Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Fireman Lockblade Specifications

From the renowned company that created the Swiss Army Knife more than a century ago comes the One-Hand Fireman, a complete set of tools for outdoorsmen, fishermen, hikers, and just about everyone else. Measuring 4-3/8 inches long, the One-Hand Fireman is stylishly cased in a sleek black housing with the Victorinox logo on the side. More importantly, the unit contains a variety of stainless-steel and plastic tools appropriate for just about any occasion. The standard tools include a one-handed serrated locking blade, a bottle opener with a large locking screwdriver and wire stripper, a can opener with a small screwdriver, and a corkscrew. That's just the beginning, however, as the One-Hand Fireman also includes a toothpick, tweezers, a reamer, a wood saw, and a key ring. Plus, the multi-tool comes with a unique seat belt cutter for emergencies. In short, there's no better accessory for hunting, camping, and fishing trips, along with general around-the-house tasks.

As with all Victorinox items, the One-Hand Fireman is made to exacting standards, with dozens of individual parts and hundreds of steps going into its construction. Victorinox attends to every detail, from selecting the finest materials to performing the final inspection. In addition, each individual tool has been hardened in a different way to stand up to its designated use. Outfitted with a plastic housing, the One-Hand Fireman carries a lifetime warranty.

About Swiss Army Knives
In 1884, Swiss cutler Karl Elsener set up shop in Ibach-Schwyz, installing a waterwheel in Tobelbach Brook to run his grinding and polishing machines. Thus began what would become the international brand name Victorinox, a combination of Victoria, for Elsener's mother, and "inox," or stainless steel. Today, Victorinox produces watches, luggage, clothing, and, famously, Swiss Army Knives. The original product dates to 1897, when Elsener patented the Swiss Officer's and Sports Knife he supplied to the Swiss Army. Following World War II, American servicemen and women shopping in PX stores shortened the name to Swiss Army Knife, which lives on in English-speaking countries around the world and has become a metaphor for versatility.

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