Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Fireman
Great product but wrong name
I have this model and with a name like fireman you would expect it to at least support some heat, well you would be expecting wrong. I touched the side of a hot part on a follow spot (used in concerts to follow the artist on stage) and if instantly melted and fused the toothpick with the body of the knife.
So yes it's a very good product, just not melt resistant like the name suggests and care should be taken when using it near heat sources.
May 15, 2013
This is my favourite Swiss Army knife. I put it in my backpack or tackle box and it has everything I need. The tweezers are a bit flimsy, but everything else works great.
August 27, 2012
A toolbox in your pocket!
It won't easily fit in your pocket, but this Swiss Army knife is a small toolbox. The parts are made of surgical steel and maintain the reputation of the Swiss Army knife for durability and not rusting.
The knife has the usual Victorinox blades you use every day: two blades, can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew, etc. It also has some tools you'd expect to find in your toolbox. I've used the screwdrivers routinely and they hold up well. I've used the wire stripper when installing pot lights. I've used the reamer to enlarge small holes in soft materials like thin pine. The little saw also does a good job of cutting through wood. I've used it to prune branches up to an inch thick. The tweezers are too flimsy to get a good grip and pull out a sliver. A file or nail file would also be a useful addition. The tool attachments on the underside (the corkscrew and the reamer) are stiff and hard to open. These are quibbles, though. You get an excellent, genuine Swiss Army knife for a very reasonable price if you buy it at Canadian Tire.
November 16, 2010