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Do you own a Swiss army knife or have you ever given one as a gift?

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First produced in 1891, Swiss army knives are renowed for quality and innovation and Victorinox now produce industry specific versions.

Do you own a Swiss army knife? Is it a genuine Victorinox? Have you ever given one as a gift?

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They are totally amazing.
I have given one to one of my sons.
I don't have one, but I think they are something maybe we all should carry, just in case?

Love them....but they do come at a price, they are worth it of course.
I don't own a Swiss army knife but both my husband and son do, genuine Victorinox ones. My son's was a Christening present and is hidden away somewhere until he's abit older. My husband swears by his and uses it all the time.

We've given a couple as presents too, as they can be really useful.
No and no.
I have two Swiss Army Knives.
The first one I received as a gift from relatives in Switzerland and the second one I received as a production gift from my producer when I worked on the show Australians at War. The name of the television series was inscribed on the side of the casing. I've often used it as it's stored in a first aid box which we take with us on picnics or long drives. It's an extremely handy piece of Swiss engineering.
No I have no need to own a swiss army knife, never have and probably never will.

No it is not something I would generally give as a gift as knives are bad luck to give as gifts!
by Finy
When you look at them, there is more going on than a knife...lol :)
by jonaja
No, but I have a purely penknife put out by 'Coca-Cola', several years' ago, in its' own case. I use it as a letter opener! It means a lot to me as I've drunk 'Coke' since a kid & still love it for its' cold, refreshing flavour!
AND...sugar! A friend of mine has a Pepsi every morning for breakfast, with her tablets! Ugh!
by Miro
Yes. My sister gave me one for Christmas one year. I almost had it taken off me at the airport, but I had family there to take it home for me. I found it in my hiking pack the other day.
I don't have a Swiss army knife myself but have often given them to the men in the family as gifts. They have always been well received.
Great gift to give any man :)
by jonaja
Yes I have several some in other colours than the traditional Red with multiple tools.
The coloured ones are knives that promote a speciality item like Mini Maglight kit in a case.
No I have not. Just similar versions.
by Gia
I don't own one nor given one to anyone.

I happened to flick the TV channel over to this documentary about how Swiss Army Knives are designed and created. I was enthralled. I knew they came at a huge cost but watching all the processes it takes to create it, it's understandable. Even children knives remarkably they showed no matter what they might do with it in miss use they wouldn't ever be cut.just the polishing if the steel is quite remarkable. If you wanted any tool or dreamt of finding one, seriously they've got it. Don't worry to lug a tool box b.c they have designed a "set" of tools that a trade would be besotted with and save his or her shoulders from lugging this equipment around.
Even how they apply the red and white logo is fascinating too.
The doco was outstanding in learning about this famous product. I'm so lucky to have watched with baited breath. True. Try and find it if you can. Awesome!
Yes Summer, I also saw the documentary, & thought it was extremely fasinating
by Miro
Yes Summer, I also saw the documentary, & thought it was extremely fascinating.
by Miro
Yes Summer, I also saw the documentary, & thought it was extremely fascinating.
by Miro
Yes Summer, I also saw the documentary, & thought it was extremely fascinating.
by Miro
No it's a weapon, don't care what anyone says!
Yes I own several Swiss army knives they are truly a work of art and so vertisile.
Yes, I own a genuine Swiss army knife. I was a Cub Leader and Girl Guide Leader and found it invaluable. It's stored somewhere safe in the house but as I have a habit of placing things in safe places, I often don't find them until years later when I'm looking for something else.
Oh! helga, lol!
Wish I were more acquainted with the 'safe places', I've stored items, which cannot be found when I need them!
Have resolved to write in Diary, from now on, as I've misplaced a valuable item, which I know is in a 'safe place' in the house, but where?????
by donjo
Good idea Donjo. I think I should do the same. Came across some size 4 childrens t-shirts years ago but the youngest girl was already 16 when I found them.
by helga
We gave our eldest daughter a beautiful Victorinox Swiss army knife when she was setting off to backpack around South America years ago, but she ended up losing it over there, somewhere! Ahh!
by Miro
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