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Posted by August 1, 2012
My first knife purchase here was the Victorinox Farmer Swiss Army Knife. Come to think of it, my second and third knife purchases were the Victorinox Farmer Swiss Army Knives, as well.
I like the Farmer for a number of reasons – first, for the lack of a corkscrew. I have never, ever needed a corkscrew when out in the woods. Most places you are likely to encounter wine, will have corkscrews. If I was really desperate, I would push the cork in, drink the entire bottle, and not worry about re-corking it. Plus, I’m a bourbon guy anyway. The bottle opener comes in handy when a Newcastle Brown Ale crosses my path, and there’s a can opener so I can be in charge of the shelter during the coming apocalypse.
The Farmer has a usable flat head screwdriver blade, and a half a phillips head, sort of. It looks odd, but it works. There is a reamer, so if I ever need to ream something, I suppose I’m covered there. The best feature, in my opinion, is the wood saw. I’ve used this to clear branches overhanging a trail, to cut a walking stick, to make shelter …