It is a very sharp steel with the properties that does many materials, a stainless with perfection. No negative sides.
Takes hardships and does not chip or break, my feeling also that the steel is fine grained so it takes a sharpness easy.
I was so lucky to get very good information
from Robert Elsener on the steel! Steel is treated with perfection in the factory.
Construction is a tank built tool, interesting is the Steel liner with locking mechanism that
locks both mainblade and big screwdriver, it also serves the purpose of strengthening the blade and screwdriver or the whole tool in general.
I have used more strength than standard use would need, this I did to make sure this test would be a real challenge for it. I can not
see damage, maybe some minor details has happened. On the saw points a few minor damaged points because of the oak wood. I had to use the tip hard to cut the center of the log since it was so thick, I managed to repaire myself.
The whole tool is fully usable. I have tried to be objective and true. My conclusion is that it is Swiss.
At many times I got surprises and I mentioned especially woodcutting, never thought the mainblade or saw would hold.
The stainless is superb and with cleaning no negative corrosion will happen. I can not find any rust or corrosion to mention. Victorinox MultiTool oil is
one of my experienced best oils ever.
The edge angle and blade shape plays a role here.
The Services Range tool and construction is stronger almost everywhere compared with 111mm slide-lock models, thicker rivets stronger blades and more. It is important doing this test to learn about the tool, I can honestly say I have taken steps
after steps and still learning.
Tool should be carried in a sheath. A lanyard is best to have if so.
I have used this on many of the brands products, so I will not mention this so much here, it is a very good can opener and the little flat screwdriver is a plus to have. Can opener will work everywhere.
This function can be used in light prying aswell, I would however always be careful doing so. The shape of this function make me believe other purposes is also served in the field on the gear with this
During testing I had the blade sharp before use, easy sharpen in all surroundings, can be sharpened fast with Arkansas stone(soft) or diamond stone. Or Victorinox Carbide 7.8715(sets up edge and works very well) Also diamond rods, when
using ceramic fast sharpeners with ready angles be aware that the round rods can fold the edge some.
Knife should be sharpened and tool cleaned before use or after. Some oil in friction points is important. Tool is easy to clean. Experience here is important.
The Fireman is a knife that i used to learn about the larger Swiss army Knives and it is in full working order, it is now a knife in my collection and is not used anymore. I can use it to
explain the quality of it and important knowldge i got.
The corkscrew is also tested.
Many of you probably remember my old page Victorinoxpage.com, here i did show much on my experience with this tool, i used my imagination to find any kind of fabric or test materials i could.
The locking mechanism:
It is for me a modified liner-lock, i have a norwegian word for it "bjelkelås" It is not a normal liner-lock, it will
lock on two parts of the tang under heavy use. It is not rare to find some play against the lock. This really have no negative effect at all. It is a very sturdy construction.
the main blade one will have to press the liner to the opposite side.
One see some on this lock on the old Wenger Rangers from 1990, only that Wenger use a different release and direction.