Victorinox is considered as the best pocket knife manufacturer in the world, with almost a century in the business, Victorinox designs and manufactures the most multi-utility pocket knives with utmost quality. They are the sole supplier of these knives to the Swiss army. The Victorinox gets its name from the founder’s mother, Victoria. The French term for stainless steel “inox” got added in the year 1921. They are the pioneer in pocket knives; their “Swiss Army Knives” are so famous worldwide.
Every knife from Victorinox has a 126 year of history & craftsmanship behind it. Truly the first knife was designed and made to Swiss soldiers, who were in need of a foldable knife that can open the tin and a rifle. Thus the Victorinox started its journey and now owns the “Swiss Army Knife” copyright. The knife proved to be useful for the soldiers during the world war. And even today, the company is proud to say that the astronauts use Victorinox as their standard equipment.
The Victorinox knives have been used by the people who climbed to Mt.Everest and reached Artic. With such a long history behind it, Victorinox Swiss Army Climber II is a product of sheer brilliance and years of perfection. The Climber II has a tool for every requirement.
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber II, specs!
Tools: 14 useful tools for our everyday life.
Knife length when closed: is 3.58inches (91mm)
Total Weight: is 3.55ounces.
Materials used in the blade: Stainless Steel material.
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber II comes with a whopping 14 tool-set that can benefit an active adventurer. The climber comes with tools like large blade, small blade, scissors, can opener with small screwdriver, cap lifter with screwdriver, wire stripper, multi-purpose hook, corkscrew, reamer with sewing eye, tweezers, toothpick and key ring inox. Most of the tools comes in handy in our every day-to-day activities and hence it is a real money saver. This wonderful handy tool comes with a nylon handle, which is light weight material compared to the Climber Swiss Army I.
The entire tool-set is made up of stainless steel, giving it a long lasting, corrosion life. This product is completely manufactured in Switzerland like every other Victorinox products, which assures that there is no compromise in terms of quality. The blades prove to last longer with a little bit of care. An occasional air blow or usage of Victorinox oil can help to keep the pocket knife set in solid state. The blade proved to be strong and withstand a huge amount of pressure too.
The long and short blade comes really sharp and can be used long without the need of sharpening. The blade used in the scissor was thin but was sharp enough to cut through things. The can opener’s blade was sharp enough to punch through the tin. The flat-head screwdriver is designed to handle most screw heads. The corkscrew proved to be really convenient while untying knots and opening bottles. The reamer was powerful enough to punch through things and the sewing eye made it convenient to stitch even thick materials. The material of the metal is similar stainless steel tp the Gerber Ripstop
The body is made up of nylon, even though its less durable, it is a lightweight material giving us an advantage. The knife’s body is given a matte finish unlike any model from Victorinox. This gives the knife an enhanced grip and less shine on the body. The edges of the knife seems to be sturdy and doesn’t break off easily even if lot of stress or leverage is given. The screw that holds the tools can be tightened occasionally.
Our verdict on the Victorinox Swiss Army Climber II
The original Climber has a cellidor handle, but the Climber II has a matte finish one. When it comes to the tools provided with the Climber II, Victorinox have given an appealing product for a cheaper price. But most people feel that this product lacks the finish of real Swiss Army Knife. The Philips screw driver is replaced by a corkscrew. Victorinox gives a lifelong warranty with the Climber II.
Being a company that has been known well in the market, the brand name is originally Swiss, which certainly means it carries class and style. It is known to be one of the most popular companies which manufactures not only knives, but also bags and other kinds of merchandise. Thus, with a strong presence in the global market, Victorinox has certainly made a reputation for itself not only in Europe, but across all continents where its products are shipped. Thus, when it’s Swiss, consider it to be the best. We also recommend you read our review on the Buck 110BRS Knife and the Smith & Wesson SWBG2TS Border Guard 2, you may love them if you love this pocket knife.