Wenger Air Traveler- Review


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CZ.22
July 21, 2008, 11:09 AM
I know, who would want a knifeless Swiss Army Knife? I mean, sure, you could use it for air travel, if the TSA goons actually followed the rules, but chances are they will still confiscate it.
So, why, in a normal society, would carry an SAK without a blade?

Well, because you're a student at a private school that has a zero-tolerance policy. You've carried, and used, in the open, a Swisscard without the knife blade, but that was when you carried a Levenger Pocket Briefcase International, a huge wallet that you carried in your front pocket. You missed having the front pocket real estate, and so you bought a smaller wallet, one that will fit in your back pocket. In the iterest of keeping your wallet thin, you leave the Swisscard out. Well, that's fine and dandy when you can carry a knife during summer break, but what will you do when you go back to school?

Why, buy a knifeless SAK.

The plastic is smooth, and the scales are well-fitted. All the tools open easily. It has T&T, sciccors, nail file, and micro screwdriver. The backsprings are smooth, and open with a satisfying click. The small screwdriver looks like it would work well for things like glasses. The nail file, well, files nails. The sciccors are sharp and serrated. Wenger calls them self-sharpening, but I have my doubts about this.

I wish this knife were made by Victorinox.

Why? Well, for one thing, the nail file. The Wengers nail file has a sharp point, that's really not useful for anything, beisdes maybe poking holes in stuff. The Victorinox has a very useful screwdriver point, which can also be used to open a bottle.

Next, the sciccors. Both Wenger and Victorniox sciccors are sharp, but Victorinox uses a bent type of spring, which works much better than the Wenger, which uses the backspring.

Thirdly, the T&T on the Wenger is one the inside of the knife, making them harder to get out on than on the Victorinox, where the T&T are on the outside.

So, all in all, it's a good little tool, and should be helpful during my schoolbound misadvedntures. Sure, I wish it were made by a different company, and that it's tools were slightly different, and I wish I could have gotten it in green with a shamrock on it, but beggers can't be choosers, right?

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vicdotcom
July 21, 2008, 11:46 AM
What I did was take the SAK and cut the knife blade off. I take that to work with me since blades are not allowed. Dont know if it would get past TSA though.

Vic

seeker_two
July 21, 2008, 02:36 PM
I didn't think TSA was letting scissors, nail files, or screwdrivers past them, either......

Think I'll just stick with my Inova x1 & sm's water bottle.....

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