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We have all seen Def’s growing collection of military knives. He gave me the military bug and it is highly contagious. These Swiss Army knives gave both Wenger and Victorinox their start in the early days. Today, Victorinox can complete the Swiss Military contract in less than two hours of production.
As most of you know by now, I have a bit of an interest in the One Handed Trekker model from Victorinox. I swear it was an accident- I never went out of my way to collect OHT variants, it just seemed to happen that way. Well, at least until I noticed the trend... after that it became a bit of an obsession. So much so, I had an article printed about OHT variants in Tactical Knives some time back. Of course it was written several months before it saw print, and much has happened with the line since then, so I felt an update was in order.
Readers out there who are familiar with the Discovery Channel show called MythBusters will appreciate this article. For those not familiar with the show, Adam and Jamie find urban myths to test using a variety of experiments and re-creations. Usually they also manage to work an explosion or some large scale destruction, but we are going to have to fall short of that as the SOSAKOnline budget is somewhat less than Discovery Channel's!
A few months ago, with some help from a couple of SOSAK members and our own Felinevet I managed to get a hold of an excellent piece to act as a centerpiece for my collection- a sealed display case featuring six different discontinued 108mm Safari series SAKs and a leather 108mm pouch.
A couple of months ago, a SOSAK member sent me an email asking about a Wenger model that included Victorinox style toothpick and tweezers, which up until that moment, was something I knew nothing about. I started looking into this a bit more, and before I knew it, the question had shown up on the forum as well.
If there was a multitool of the year award (something I have strongly considered doing on Multitool.org) then the first year the Spirit was released, it would have taken the top prize. It was perhaps the first multitool that was a “must have” for virtually everyone, and generated more interest and excitement than any other tool had at that point, and perhaps has since.