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6/17/2014 04:25 PM EDT
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Measurement.Blues
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Broken Swiss Army knife
Measurement.Blues   6/17/2014 5:44:55 PM
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The swiss Army knife that I got for HP in Colorado Springs in 1994 finally broke the the point where it's unsafe in my pocket. So, I replaced it another freebee, but it's a knockoff. The blades are too dull to be useful. I'll try sharpening the knife blade, the the scissors are rather difficult.

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Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 5:48:52 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: The blades are too dull to be useful.

Just be careful when you sit down :-)

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Measurement.Blues   6/17/2014 5:50:21 PM
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I may actually break down and buy a real Victorinox. The knockoffs (I have two) are junk).

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David Ashton   6/17/2014 6:15:19 PM
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@MB - "The knockoffs (I have two) are junk)."

Too right.  I had a nice Victorinox but I forgot to pack it  in my checked baggage and they took it off me at Johannesburg airport some years ago.  As you'd imagine, I was pretty bitter.....

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betajet   6/17/2014 7:51:49 PM
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If you don't want to register, here's a link that will get you MAX11300 information (but not software).

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Measurement.Blues   6/17/2014 9:27:14 PM
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I would have lost my Victorinox knife at the Statue of Liberty, but I ran it back to the car before going on the boat.

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Sheepdoll   6/17/2014 10:05:55 PM
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I visited a clock factory that was next door to the Wenger Factory in Dalémont.  We got the little pocket versions as souvenirs.  It was a really nice knife and I liked it a lot.  When my purse was stolen, that was the item I missed the most. Even after 13 years I still miss it.  The tip of the nail file was also a bottle opener, which I would have never known otherwise.

It is hard to find the Wenger knifes outside Switzerland.  I did locate one I liked, but due to security rules I do not carry it with me anymore.

There seems to be some controversy over what is actually the originator of the design.Victorinox_and_Wenger

I do know that the watchmakers I met prefered Wenger.  The Tool suppliers in St Criox seem to have attachments for that brand.

Victorinox, at least in the 1990s was more of an export line. Given the number of places that sell Victorinox I doubt most of them are made in Confederation Helvetica. The wiki page implies that German factories are the principle subcontractor.

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Measurement.Blues   6/17/2014 10:59:13 PM
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Tried sharpening the knockoff knife. Still dull.

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Measurement.Blues   6/17/2014 11:01:09 PM
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As an editor, we get little trinkets like that from time to time. Not so much anymore except for USB flash drives with press materials on them. I have more flash drives than I know what to do with.

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Swiss Army knife of measurement
Measurement.Blues   6/17/2014 11:05:24 PM
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Two Swiss-Army knife test instruments have come along recently. ther first was theTek MDO3000, which has everything but a power supply. This week, we have the NI VirtualBench. It loses the built-in screen but adds the power supply.

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