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  # 2364248 1-Dec-2019 22:00
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Make sure you get a real one (many knockoffs about, red with swiss flaggy things on them).  I had a cheap one, and the first time I used the corkscrew to remove a cork, at an important time, it just went straight!

 

Although, on many counts, this could be a good lesson in life for a 12-year old...





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  # 2364267 2-Dec-2019 00:34
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Victorinox has been really good with their warranty. Have had really old knives come in heavily abused and Victorinox never had a problem with either repairing them or exchanging for a new knife. (Used to sell them).

 

I would much rather have one of the pocket knives where the blade locks in place (like the first one linked in this thread), than the smaller ones. Especially if you are actually going to use it for anything but opening letters. The first one linked here can be opened with one hand as well (see the opening on top of the blade).

 

This could be knife that can be kept for life, and should something happen there is a good chance Victorinox will fix it for you.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2364341 2-Dec-2019 09:12
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Just never try to take it on a plane in your hand luggage or pocket even.  Saw heaps in the confiscation box when they first introduced the strict rules.


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  # 2364344 2-Dec-2019 09:19
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Scotdownunder:

 

Just never try to take it on a plane in your hand luggage or pocket even.  Saw heaps in the confiscation box when they first introduced the strict rules.

 

 

Swiss Army knives were banned for about a couple of years in 2002 when stricter restrictions came in. For the past 15 years or so they've been totally legal to carry on in NZ providing they meet the requirements of having a blade of 6cm or less - which just coincidentally is the same size of 99% of swiss army style knives out there.

 

Rules differ overseas depending on the country in which you're flying.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2364358 2-Dec-2019 09:47
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Scotdownunder:

 

Just never try to take it on a plane in your hand luggage or pocket even.  Saw heaps in the confiscation box when they first introduced the strict rules.

 

 

Not just flying either. My brother was very peed-off when, a few years ago, we were going through security to enter the Capitol building as tourists in Washington DC. He had a small Swiss Army knife in his day bag and they took it off him. He couldn’t get it back later.





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