So which knife is it that we are talking about?
It is the Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Champ XAVT
Honestly for many people out there, a Swiss Army knife is kind of like a Colt 1911, or a P51 Mustang, Guinness, a Harley, or a Ferrari: instantly recognizable, has a history, and works very well. There’s just something to be said about tradition.
Just look at that thing😲😲. It’s just chock full of tool-y goodness with all kinds of things that one could use at one point or another over the years.
It’s actually hard to call Victorinox Swiss Champ XAVT a knife – it’s kind of a full-on compact system of survival and elf workshop tools, all in one (Yes!! We’re talking about housing 82 functions at a time)
Now I don’t know about that highfalutin digital stuff on the side of the knife, but I guess it’s ok. From what I’ve read, dropping it in water doesn’t hurt the electronics but I don’t know how long you could hold it under water. It should be good for surviving rainstorms or a wet t-shirt contest though so you’re good, and it’ll still cut just fine without it. It does NOT come with cupholders.
Also, don’t expect that you’ll be able to start a fire with a magnifying glass that will fit on a knife – you won’t. I’d suggest getting a cheap Fresnel lens that’s about the size and weight of a piece of paper to start a fire with the sun from something you can carry easily in a bug out bag.
The rest of this thing though is pretty damn awesome! It even has a freaking ball point pen in it.
It may be easier to see it in a video 👇
Whether you’re buying this as a special gift for yourself or a gift for a special someone who likes camping or just being prepared at all times, you can’t go wrong with this knife. It’s pretty awesome.