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Did your first SAK brand bias your future love and purchase?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Gollum24601, Jun 17, 2013.



  1. Victorinox

  2. Wenger

  3. Both/either

  4. I hate SAK.

  1. sonofadoublegun

    sonofadoublegun Loaded Pockets

    Jun 24, 2009
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    My first (and all since - with the exception of one) was a Victorinox... To this day, even though I know it's wrong, I feel like Wenger knives are cheap knock-offs, and I just don't like them.
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  2. silent_vengeance

    silent_vengeance Loaded Pockets

    Feb 21, 2012
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    This...and it also seems like Wenger tended toward more gimmicky tools than Victorinox did. So while I can respect and admire Wenger for their willingness to take chances, I think they missed the mark while Victorinox stayed more timeless.
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  3. silent_vengeance

    silent_vengeance Loaded Pockets

    Feb 21, 2012
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    ...plus the Vic chevron is way cooler than the Wenger "square" :p
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  4. S_Serpent

    S_Serpent Loaded Pockets

    Jun 21, 2013
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    I was hooked to Victorinox even before I had my first SAK.

    My older brother had a Victorinox SAK (don't remember the model)and ever since I seen his SAK I knew I had to get one too.

    As I was a young boy and didn't have enough cash for a fancy Victorinox I first had to settled for a cheap fake no brand knife.

    But later when I was a bit older but still a boy, I wanted to get me a Swiss Champ so had some more saving up to do.
    I was so happy when I finally had saved up enough money and my mum took me to the city into one off those older stuffy knivesshops (you don't see them like that anymore :D ) and I was able to buy the long awaited Victorinox Swiss Champ which was my first real SAK.

    Ever since that Victorinox I have always felt strongly about a Victorinox tool. The quality is very nice.

    Although I'm probably very biased as I didn't by anything else instead of a Victorinox.

    My current collection in order of time getting em (oldest on top):

    1x Black Swiss Champ
    1x Ecoline Waiter (with corkscrew mini driver)
    1x Black Swiss Champ XLT (changed the original scales to black ones)
    2x Black Compact
    1x Swiss Tool 1
  5. Victorinox_Fan23

    Victorinox_Fan23 Loaded Pockets

    Jun 24, 2013
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    I've been hooked on Swiss Army Knives since I was little. But my vote goes to Victorinox. The FIRST and ORIGINAL SAK!

    As someone stated earlier they are "timeless". I do like the scissors on the Wenger knives. But Victorinox has been and always will be my favorite:cool:

    My first SAK was a Chinese knockoff that even at 9 I knew was a piece of crap. So I begged my parents over and over and they finally let me get my first real SAK, the Classic SD. Then I felt like a boss when I got the full size Sportman. I've been amazed how well that knife has held up.

    Victorinox forever!
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  6. LRex
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner

    LRex Loaded Pockets

    Mar 26, 2013
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    My dad has a Blue Vic Classic as long as I can remember, so I kept up with this new found tradition and got a Red Vic Classic a couple months ago.