Pros: Blade Material, Included Tools, Overall Quality, Finish
I'm always blown away by the quality of Victorinox knives. For the price, it's insane. Full flat ground, mirror polished blades! Snaps closed like a trap, absolutely no blade play. This knife doesn't seem like much, but it packs a lot of utility into a small package. This guy weighs about an ounce, is 3-1/4" long, is only 1 layer thick, which means it disappears into my pocket for effortless carry. The main blade is 2-1/2" long with a 2-1/16" edge. This is big enough to do some serious work and food prep. I can choke up to do fine tasks, so I don't miss a small blade. Steel is easy to sharpen and takes a fine edge. The combo tool is a paragon of design. It competently opens CANS, bottles, turns flat head and PHILLIPS (hold at a 45 degree angle). Wire stripper works when you get the hang of it. I squared up the spine of the combo tool to strike fire steels and it works great. Don't forget, you get toothpick and tweezers, too! I use the pick to clean other knives, lift up labels and work on delicate surfaces. Tweezers are great for removing splinters, ticks, and of course, pick up small things. This is a well designed, well executed tool.