Today I would like to show you my latest 111mm slide-lock SAK. It is the Outrider model and it is one of my absolute favorite 111mm knives. The reason for why I secured myself another
one is because it is retired. This information has been out for some time now. Victorinox transformed and made a liner-locking Outrider since the slide lock 111mm SAKs was going to be retired.
Both 111mm designs are very good with the liner locking one the toughest. I mentioned a short time ago that Victorinox is a gigantic Company so if this category is 100% retired remains to be seen. I do not have much information besides the
confirmation from collectors that from 2017 the slide-lock is to be retired. I have no doubts about this. There is also a statement from Victorinox on this I believe. This is how it is and true. It is also clear to see because several models are transformed.
It is still possible to get the slide-lock Outrider from web shops. On the picture above you can see some Outrider models with both 111mm constructions shown. On the picture below
you can see my latest one. The selection of functions is very versatile and interesting. You can see some of the functions on the picture. Some prefer the sleek design and functionality on this old Outrider model. The blade on this is very easy to maintain
because of the traditional edge. This locking is also very comfortable to use. For traditional use it is more than enough. Large wood saw, long slim phillips screwdriver, scissors and much more. I do like both design very much and I totally understand the
reason for the services range robust philosophy.