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Please do one of the smaller SAK’s like a Rambler or MiniChamp! ALOX would be the cats pajamas!!
Knife arrived & is nice. Shipment was well ahead of projected date which is appreciated. However I don’t think Massdrop is doing themselves any favors by using FedEx for shipping - at least in my area. It took one week to the day to travel the 295 miles from Edison, NJ to upstate NY. FedEx just uses their ‘Smart Post’ which means they use the USPS for final delivery.
Additionally I’m not pleased with the inability to enter a PO Box as a shipping address. That is my address as I have no street delivery to my home from my local post office. Small packages are far more secure locked in my PO Box than they would be in a roadside mailbox anyway.
$2.75 shipping charge to NY. Most watches are shipped free by MD, but not an item weighing a few ounces?
I'm pretty sure VSA knives still offer a lifetime warranty. And at least when I've availed myself of this warranty, I was not asked to provide a receipt or proof that I was the original owner. The warranty alone is a pretty big deal, in my opinion. I've probably owned twenty of these knives over the years and keep buying them, even though I've never been in a situation where I really needed one (knocking on wood).
With more robust multi tools (Leatherman, etc), do folks still use Swiss Army Knives? I thought these were the coolest things as a kid and still love the look but have never pulled the trigger because the tools just seem so fragile compared to more modern designed multi tools.
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dealaholic
I used to feel the same way. I bought a mini swiss army knife for the pct and it has become my favorite multi-tool ever. A leatherman will probably stand up to more abuse that is true, but something about the swiss army knifes actually feel like higher quality materials to me.
dealaholic
I'll chime in on this as I subscribed to a similar notion. My girlfriend bought me a Spartan for Christmas in '15 and I literally just started using it 2 weeks ago. Last night I did the unthinkable and apologized to her for not using her gift sooner. This thing is the slayer of boxes, and the blade stays surprisingly sharp. I typically carry a mid sized Spyderco or Benchmade folder and then a smaller cheaper 'beater' as a backup in case someone asks to use one of mine. I switched my smaller folder for this one and I don't regret it one bit. It also makes for a really capable office-friendly EDC tool when you are around people who are triggered by 'murdery' looking knives like spyderco's, LOL. And for their pricing, even without the warranty, it's still a great deal. They sharpen up easy, resist corrosion pretty well, and keep a decent edge, considering their thin profile.

Does it come with the straight pin?
I checked. The price is currently $90 here in Switzerland. That fancy metal coating must be something. Regular Spartan's are $19.95 all day long. I suggest doing this treatment to their "Sentinel One Hand Clip" model.
Here is a link to a very popular site here: https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s4/product/victorinox-taschenmesser-spartan-ps-schwarz-penknives-6398638?dclid=CM64xsu2jNcCFQeadwodNVUJrQ&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlcmRwraM1wIVC40bCh1nMAYSEAQYASABEgK27PD_BwE
MurderDogg
Can be a good collector item.
I do find it amusing how a lanyard and key ring are considered tools. Wow
Bloody corkscrew...why does it have to have a corkscrew? I mean no one uses the corkscrew.
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well no one enjoys turning Phillips screws, so not saying much
DBSS
A Swiss army knife corkscrew is my favorite tool for opening wine bottles. The can opener is another great kitchen tool.
The PS coating on these is quite nice. It's like a shiny blackwash. Anyone looking for a "storm trooper" SAK would be well-served with the white.

Had I known Massdrop was going to offer these, I could have saved myself ~$28 for the pair. Pretty solid deal.
Hm, this is exactly the price of amazon Germany... But then with overseas shipping costs plus taxes.
For the record, the handle is still good old cellidor, just in black or white, rather than red. The polispectral finish refers to the tools and blades. Regardless, it's a lovely knife.
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I don't own this knife in this finish, though I do own a fair number of Swiss Army knives. Regardless, the answer is yes. Anything abrasive, by definition, will remove it. If the sharpening surface couldn't remove the coating, it couldn't sharpen the knife. With care and the right sharpener (i.e. one that ensures a consistent blade angle) you can minimize stray scratches, but nothing will prevent your blades getting a little scratched with use. This is especially true for Swiss Army knives, which use a relatively soft steel.
chathamharrison
Thank you. I will try using painters tape on the blade while sharpening.
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