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The Swiss Army Knife: A Tool You Can't Live WithOut

Updated on May 31, 2015
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Looking back my knife came right from the factory. I had an aunt and uncle living in Germany. They went and got me a knife from the factory. At first it was a nice thing to have. But as I grew older it became more and more useful to have around.

Looking at the picture know that this is the model that I have. It may seam simple but every part on its used.

The blades come in handy for opening boxes and carving apples.

There are two parts that have screwdriver ability and each of those also have the ability to help open bottles or cans.

Along with the flat head screw driver is a wire stripper. This is helpful when you are working on network cables.

There is a corkscrew that I have used only once. And that was to help test something at work.

The other is a hole punch. This comes in handy when adjusting your belt and putting a new hole for the buckle to attach to.

While fixing computers every part of this knife can and will been used for that purpose.

Now I should let you know that one of these blades has broken. This is also true with one of the screw drivers. There are a couple of other dings that are not a major issue. But I still use this on a daily basis.

I should return it as there is a lifetime warranty. And trust me I have filled out the paper work. But I also use this on a daily basis and would missing something without it. Its not just a knife its something that I am used to having in my pocket and ready to use at a moments notice. Especially when folks ask me about fixing their computers. It is one of my main tools.

I know that I could buy another one and send this one back but I have had it now longer than I have known my wife. And things like that are sometimes hard to give up. This maybe small by the worlds standards but with the many things that it can do its hard to give away. Even if that is only a short time while it is repaired.

Along with the Swiss Army Knife there are two other tools I always have available. One is my hands and the other is a screw driver.

My Screwdriver

Klein Tools 70035 Magentic Screwdriver Set (4-Piece)
Klein Tools 70035 Magentic Screwdriver Set (4-Piece)

I know its simple with only 4 bits but with most computers that's all you need. There are a couple of other bits that I use but rarely.

 

Important

Always remember that you are carrying a knife. Even though the blades don't lock into place they can still hurt you and others. So when you chose to carry this device as a tool make sure you play it safe and "don't" use this as a toy!

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Richard1988: On the travel side I didn't dare take mine to Russia.

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      Richard 3 years ago from Hampshire - England

      Everyone should have one of these. I use mine daily - they're especially good for people who hike or travel a lot.

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      Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      As a swiss I am very proud to read this :) It is definitely very useful and a must have when you travel.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @gamefreak321: You know it.

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      gamefreak321 4 years ago

      one of the best knives ever made with many tools hard to be without one

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Merrci: Thank you

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Fun lens! Good job.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @RussnJo: Cool. Swiss Army Knife's the family tool.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Scott A McCray: Agreed.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @DebMartin: Understood completely.

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      RussnJo 4 years ago

      I love the one I keep on my keychain - it is small, but have used it many times, and it works like a Swiss Army Knife should. Hubby has a larger one too.

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      Scott A McCray 4 years ago

      Swiss Army - must have!

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Agreed. Actually I have 3 of these knives. One in the car, one in the house and one in the tackle box. Love 'em!