(Pre Order) Victorinox Hiker Pocket Knife - $29.90 Delivered (Was $52.95) @ Snowy's

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Now I know this isn't for everyone, but for a good quality swiss multifunction set, this is a pretty good price.

Did a quick comparison on google, it's showing around $38 on other sites without factoring in postage.

Quoted from Snowy's

Victorinox don’t do things by halves. Not only are they creators of the original Swiss Army Knife. They have a record of creating beautiful, functional, precision quality, and innovative knives for over 100 years. There is no mistaking the red knife with the little white shield.

Featuring 13 functions, the Hiker is lightweight, built to last, and is a must for the top pocket of your backpack.

Features: Large blade, small blade, can opener, 3mm and 5mm screwdriver, bottle opener, wire stripper, reamer, punch, sewing awl; 1/2 Phillips screwdriver, wood saw, toothpick, tweezers, key ring

Weighs 77g
Stainless steel blades and tools
Limited lifetime warranty

Update 13 Mar Product status is now on Pre-order.

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    No corkscrew or scissors. Where’s the fun in that.

    • +1 vote

      Agreed, most useful tools on a SAK for most people

      • +7 votes

        You could say then, that this deal SAKs

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        Screwdriver is vastly more useful than a corkscrew though…

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          For me the SAK corkscrew has been very much appreciated many times when away from home. I can’t recall ever specifically needing a Phillips head screwdriver though.

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            @watts: That is certainly the case if you're an alcoholic.
            They can't get the damned screwdriver to work in their state anyway.

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            @watts: I have never used a corkscrew in my life - I assume you have used a Phillips head in your life…?

            Wine comes in twisty-tops now, dude.

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              @The Gent: Fair assumption, but only a fool would choose to use the SAK phillips head driver over a proper tool, hence the 'away from home' context.

              My SAK use has generally been when travelling and a lot of that was OS where screw caps weren't anywhere near as common as here so the corkscrew has proven to be very useful for me. On the other hand, I've rarely needed a screwdriver when travelling and if I have the flat heads have worked fine. YMMV, dude.

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        And what's with the sewing awl? Does anyone ever use this thing?

    • +5 votes

      you can get one with corkscrew here for the same price:
      https://www.snowys.com.au/camper

    • +3 votes

      Macgyver doesn't need those. Neither do I.

    • +3 votes

      Scissors and pliers are a must for me.

      Why anybody would buy anything less than a Deluxe Tinker I don't know - anything less just isn't useful.
      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111486838781
      Knives online is part of the regular 20% off, bringing this to $55ish fairly often. Otherwise it gets pretty close to that with other sellers and 10% off (min spend being a problem).

      • +1 vote

        I'm not sure why people still buy SAKs instead of Leatherman or Gerber tools. I use my Leatherman all the time, I occasionally grab my SAK to open a box if it's closer to me.

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          I travel with both. SAK for the corkscrew, tweezers and toothpick. Leatherman Charge for everything else.

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            @watts: Thin nose pliers (like the charge) can be used in place of tweezers most of the time. Toothpicks can be made out of many things - on the rare occurrence that I need them. I don't drink cork sealed wine enough to warrant carrying a screw around with me all the time.

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              @macrocephalic: I fine with both but I'm talking about travelling for holidays etc, not carrying around all the time. By the time you've got a leatherman a small SAK is fairly insignificant.

              No way would leatherman pliers work on the nasty little seed pod pricks I've recently been using my SAK tweezers for. Almost impossible to see and even a lot of proper tweezer struggle to hold them.

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          SAKs have a much better build quality, so they feel more precision-made when opening, closing and using them, plus they look classier.

          This is coming from someone who carries 3 Leathermans with him. (Rebar, Sidekick and Juice B2)…I'm saving up for a Swisstool though drools

          I haven't heard fantastic things about Gerber, but I love their Dime.

          I buy a lot of multitools if it wasn't clear.

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            @The Gent: I've had the same leatherman charge tti for about 8 years - and I only bought that one because my last one was lost/stolen.

            For me, non-locking tools which can't be opened single handed on SAKs immediately makes them suspect, and poor range of tools makes them less useful (the charge has changeable bit drivers), and the lack of pliers removes one of the most common uses.

            Looking classy is not really my concern for a tool.

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              @macrocephalic: You're comparing non-plier-based tools with plier-based tools.

              You might as well say that you don't understand why people own kitchen knives instead of Leathermans.

              The range of tools, even on the pen-knife style is pretty all-encompassing - like Leathermans, you just choose the model that works for you. Is there a particular tool you know of that Leatherman has that an SAK doesn't?

              Just to address what you mentioned: the Swisstool range has all-locking tools, pliers, all outside-accessible non-plier tools and an option for a bit driver, just the same as the Wave.

              As for looking classy - that's completely a personal choice, but a lot of people care about that kind of thing (matching a watch/tool with clothes in a professional setting etc). Just look at www.reddit.com/r/EDC

              The Wave/Charge, is far too big and for me to want to carry it in a pocket on a daily basis.

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        …Why anybody would buy anything less than a Deluxe Tinker I don't know…

        Because it's faking huge perhaps?

  • +2 votes

    How many hikers would be carrying a bottle without a capscrew?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP.

  • +9 votes

    Love my Victorinox, worth every penny.

  • +4 votes

    https://www.snowys.com.au/victorinox-fieldmaster-knife Scissors very useful.. corkscrew .. meh… so think is the best option…

    • +2 votes
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        Yes I have that myself.. and has been the 3rd most use tool on my knife for adjusting/fixing glasses… so good point…

    • +1 vote

      Flat screwdrivers will do most Phillips screws fine so I’d take the corkscrew because none of the other tools can do the same job.

    • +1 vote

      Agree. I have had a SAK for many years and the scissors is the most used tool. Some of the others I don't think I have ever used.

    • +2 votes

      SAKs have a following of ingenious enthusiasts. I don't think anyone uses a corkscrew as a corkscrew any more. They do use them for undoing tight knots. You can screw the cork screw into the side of a branch right near the end, so that the long blade sticks out like a spear (cut fruit off trees?). Those bolts and screws that go into brick or plaster with a plug (the plug expands as the screw / bolt goes in); removing the plug after the bolt or screw has stripped. Use the end to clean your finger nails (it's an outdoor thing). I also saw one where shopping bag handles or cord can be threaded into the corkscrew so that you can use the knife body as a handle to carry, or pull, or drag something. You're right about the scissors - they are very useful. I also like one with a file / hack saw (file does both). I carry one in various mtb and motorcycle tool kits, and pack when walking. I have often made repairs and used different tools for unusual purposes. Another very useful tool is the awl - drill holes in things, and mend boots or leather or just sew something tough together.

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      Yep… I picked up the Fieldmaster & Soldier when I was in Switzerland.
      Fieldmaster is the most useful by far.

      Picked up this one too…. too tempting at that price.
      (It's got a sawblade, the fieldmaster doesn't)

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        Huh.. the fieldmaster (the one I linked) also has a sawblade… you must have gotten a different one or they are changing…

  • +1 vote

    Also MegaBoutique, but you need to factor in postage.

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    Showing as out of stock, on back order….

  • -3 votes

    Made in China??

  • -3 votes

    Band 28?

    Come on someone had to say it

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    Is it even legal to carry a pocket knife these days? I don't feel like getting tased…. outside of the bedroom that is.

    • +2 votes

      You must have a reasonable excuse. To cut up your lunch, to use during your occupation, etc. It's a grey area of the law. Realistically, you won't get into trouble for carrying one, unless you're already creating trouble.

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        I carry a Leatherman tool in my bag every day. I work in IT so I occasionally need a screwdriver. I ride a motorcycle, so I occasionally need pliers, screwdriver, hex key, etc. You don't need much of an excuse.

      • +1 vote

        They had advertisements down here stating to make sure workers and tradesmen keep their knives locked in their vehicles and not on them when not at work or they WILL be fined.

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        "I live/work in/near a bushfire risk zone and the CFS states that a multitool should be in everyone's bushfire prep kit on their website."

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      I plan to keep this one at the office.
      For cutting up fruit/vege/chicken/etc in the kitchen.

      The knives provided in the kitchen are about as sharp as your average spoon.

  • +1 vote

    The Verge can use this to build PC. Hopefully

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    Do they make one without a knife blade so I can take it on the bloody plane?

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    No straw extractor for turtles. What are the turtles gonna do?

  • +1 vote

    I received my knife today, unexpectedly. Looks great, time to order another one ;)

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    Does anyone know where to get a flick knife these days?