User Review: Victorinox Swiss Army Soldier's Knife
Price Paid: gift
I like to keep a folding knife while hiking, not for protection but to help small task that I may encounter on the trail.
It has a locking 4 inch blade, it can be open with on hand, but the lock makes you move to the left, instead of the right. Also the blade is made for a right handed person. When you cut wood or what ever it's made to cut away from your body, if your left handed you may have problems using this knife, this is because the blade is sharp on one side only, not both.
The saw is great, I have cut 1 1/2 to 2 inches of dead branches with no problems. It takes less then 1 minute and the saw is very sharp, it's also 4 inches.
It has a can opener and bottle opener, which works fine. I cut open a few cans of tuna, but the bottle openers on any knife is starting to get outdated. It has a screwdriver on the bottle opener which can be used as a small prying device.
The phillips screwdriver is a good size, but in the field I don't think I'll be using it much. The reamer is very sharp and can drill through wood, plastic or cut holes through leather.
I like the handle better than the trekker, and this knife doesn't have tooth pick or tweezers.