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The Victorinox Swiss Army knives are the grand-daddy of multitool pocket knives. Sure, we love our Gerbers today but the Swiss Army knife will always have a place in our hearts. However, the Victorinox SwissChamp XAVT is not the Swiss Army knife of our childhoods. This is a pocket knife on steroids.

In fact, calling it a pocket knife might not be all that accurate. There are not many pockets that can fit this beast comfortably. The specifications on this knife is mind boggling. This monstrosity has 15 layers and over 2 1/2 inch wide. It has 118 individual pieces offering over 80 different functions. The knife is hand assembled and requires more than 500 operations during its assembly. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that this is Victorinox’ largest Swiss Army knife.

Victorinox SwissChamp XAVT
Victorinox SwissChamp XAVT

There are just too many functions to list here but most of the functions are actually quite useful. In addition, you might notice that the Victorinox SwissChamp XAVT has a LED digital display on the side. This allows the tool to function as a altimeter, barometer and thermometer. It is good to know the electronics on the tool is able to withstand wet weather and a short dunk into water.

This is a pretty awesome knife but at over 12 ounces, it is quite a hefty tool. Its size and weight makes it too large to be considered as an EDC item. However, it makes a great addition to a bug out bag. Incidentally, it also comes with a pretty hefty price tag.


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