Victorinox Summer Picks 2013

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When one company is instantly recognizable around the world for a single product – that’s pretty impressive. Enter Victorinox, the makers of the Swiss Army Knife that has been in operation for the last 130 years, still owned by the same family, now entering its 5th generation.

While their operations may go far back a few decades, their ability to keep on trend and refresh their designs is what has helped them stay current – expanding into a clothing line and watch collection while growing their culinary knife sets that are the #1 used brand in commercial spaces.

Below are some of our top picks from their Summer 2013 collection:

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1. Thank You Classic 2. Swiss Tool

The Thank You Classic is probably one of their most popularized Swiss Army Knives. Fits in the palm of any owner’s and has the popular implements including the blade, nail file, scissors, key ring, tweezers and toothpick. Priced at $30, it’s a nice cheap and cheerful gift idea that will never go out of style.

This Swiss Tool is a bad boy with 27 implements from screw drivers to a wire stripper, crate opener and metal saw. Basically, it’s the one that you’ll want to have if you’re stuck on a deserted island and don’t have Macgyver around. Perfect for the every day handy man, or if you’re a single gal living alone. Priced at $135.

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1. Golf Tool 2. Cheese Knife

The Golf Tool is great for any golfer. Keep it handy and use its repair tool, ballmarker and groove cleaner to keep you game on par. Priced at $70.

The Cheese Knife – Need I say more? Throw this bad boy in a picnic basket for a summer outdoor lunch. Implements including a large blade for hard cheese, a slotted soft cheese blade, a fork tip and most importantly, corkscrew. Priced at $55.

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1. Hiker XT with Pouch 2. Bike Tool

The Hiker XT is great for the outdoorsman. With a one-hand locking blade, one-hand serrated gut hook, bone saw and slick design, it’s a great option for hikers and campers. Priced at $80.

The Bike Tool is the perfect companion for cyclists or leisurely bike riders.  Weighing in less than 3.5 oz., it won’t add unnecessary weight to your ride and the rounded edges provide protection against injury.

For more gift ideas, visit: Victorinox.com

 

 

 

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