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There are so few great mistakes made by Wenger or Victorinox that we tend to be fascinated with the few that have gotten out there. Usually when we think about them the AutoTool and SportsRatchet from Victorinox jump to mind, followed by the SwissBeat mp3 players. One that often falls by the wayside but is no less an example of “what the heck were we thinking?” is the Wenger Swiss Business Tool. A few months ago, Alexei gave us his thoughts on the Business Tool, and now we get the enjoyment of seeing what I think of it!

Woooboy it's been awhile since I've written anything up here.  After getting an S-557 a while back I found it gave me a craving for an S-54 that just wouldn't go away.

The French adventurer Xavier Rosset embarked on a journey of survival that kept him 300 days in a remote tropical island.

The year was 1977, and a small budget sci fi flick had just broken just about every record ever set for a movie released. That movie was Star Wars, and I, a mere three years old was taken by my parents to see it. While I don't recall the movie from that first viewing, I can say this- I have seen the entire Star Wars series enough times now that I can pretty well recite them word for word from memory. I am a Star Wars junkie, and I'm reasonably certain that at least one of the characters in last year's move Fanboys was loosely based on me- although I won't say which one!

It's time once again to exploit Travis' hard work once again to produce the 2010 SOSAK Knife Of The Year. And, what a choice we have this time!

Last month I “reviewed” a plastic toy SAK, which was pretty neat in it's own right. This month I have been lucky enough to get a different model for review. Last month's model is identified by the model number 2805 while this month's is the 2810.

As many of you know, last year I purchased a small apartment building, and that I live in one of the apartments inside it. And, as you can imagine, it means that I now have a lot of work to be doing on a regular basis to maintain and upgrade it. I recently had to renovate one of my units in anticipation of a new tenant moving in, and what started out as a few SAKtivity pictures soon turned into a full blown article.

ALOX nuts can rejoice- colored ALOX models are still coming fast and furious! This month I have added three more to my collection- a Gray Farmer, a Yellow (or Gold, depending on your perspective!) Pioneer and a bit of a break from tradition with a Copper Electrician.

The Atacama Desert is a virtually rainless plateau in South America, covering a 600-mile (1,000 km) strip of land on the Pacific coast of South America, west of the Andes mountains.


Travis has given me the official word- the 2010 SOSAKOnline Knife Of The Year will be the Wenger EvoWood 18 with almost fifty percent of the votes!

Without trying to take away from our previous Knives of the Year, this year's is going to be a bit extra special. Every year I say the knives are special, and I really believe they are, but this year will be the first time we've really branched off from the normal patterns by having scales made of wood rather than nylon, cellidor or rubber as we have in the past.


So, on to the details. The EvoWood 18 features a main blade, nail file, scissors, wood saw (somewhat fitting, don't you think?), can opener, bottle opener, awl and phillips driver. The SOSAK logo will be laser etched into the wood, so it should be at least as permanent as the etching into the EVOGrip scales in the past annual knives, like the NewRanger 78 from last year and the EVOGrip 16 we did in 2007!


Thanks to a special deal from Wenger, we will have this year's Knife Of The Year priced at $61.00US each (plus shipping) which is well below the MSRP of $84.95 for these special knives. So, how does one go about placing their order? Simple- follow this link to the order form and Travis will contact you as soon as possible with shipping quotes!

2010 SOSAK EvoWood 18 Knife Of The Year