It is nothing new that Victorinox make professional tools. From 1884 until today this Company made and makes professional knives. In a way all SAKs and Multi-tools
are such made. In a way the Services Range and 111mm liner-locking category is the main knives for Services. This means made to be as professional as possible for a specific work. Extra solid made with larger functions like I have explained on SAKhome.com
and Pura Victorinox.
"The advantage with many SAKs is the ability to have several functions to fulfill, relieve and be used in combination in turn"
Victorinox developed a 130mm called Hunter Pro and that is a knife for Professional use and hunting. It can be used for dressing animals, on fish and for other chores. The blade design is very solid and that is a
signal for a knife that can be used for larger animals and for a bit harder tasks. The design of the edge and blade is interesting.
A folding knife that can be used by professional Hunters and a bit harder tasks must have my “reduction process philosophy” in the design. It must have an ergonomic handle, one hand opening and a solid locking mechanism. The mechanism in
this case is a lock-back type with a solid design and spring. This blade is a serious design and everything follows it. The orange model got an easy to see color and the handle also got a bit traction and extra slip resistant feature. It comes with a pouch
and that is the safest carry. If I use my reduction process philosophy further the only part that could be there is a lanyard hole. Well it is not negative anyway because dressing animals are done on the ground on a safe place and it is very ergonomic
and extra slip resistant. It got that easy to see color that would be easy to find in snow or other environments. To make a folding knife that can compete with a fixed blade knife then it all depends on the construction and design to be able to be on the same
level. Victorinox designed this and it is probably on the same level as a fixed blade knife in many ways. Used correctly and this will do the job. My reduction process philosophy is a method of understanding the design and rule out safety risks. Hunters need
tools that are safe so they can focus on the dressing professionally. It is important to use any knife correct anyhow.
The comfort with or without gloves is also present with this design.
The surface on the blade and spring is also less polished and it looks like surface that’s been blasted in a way that is different from the regular surface on SAKs. The surface is less shiny in
other words on the Hunter pro.
The edge can in my opinion be adjusted to different angles depending on preferences.
The design and construction on the Hunter Pro is complete. It is very easy to open with one hand and it is easy to release the lock back for folding it again. It is a heavy duty knife for sure.
Victorinox use an interesting stop design inside the construction to stop the blade in closed position that I like.
This knife is going in my collection.
The Hunter Pro can be found in wood and Polyamide handle scales, also black. 161 grams alone and 196 grams with pouch.