Swiss Army style knife suggestions?

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daveO

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Jun 22, 2009
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Did anyone actually get the toothpick firesteel in the end? They don't seem to have made it to the UK in any major way yet for some reason.

I've upsized from the Hiker to the Officer's knife now just for the scissors. A worthwhile upgrade for gardening use if nothing else.
 
Large US suppliers would be the best bet. EBay.com and Amazon.com have them, but don’t ship internationally, might be worth sending an email to see if they’d make an exception.

Short of that working out, you could get a similar City model and some olive green G10 and use the black scales as templates. Or micarta, it’s much easier to work with.

As Billy-o says, the Compact is an excellent multitool knife. I’ve had one for years, it’s seen some travels.
I see Perry Knifeworks has them: https://www.perryknifeworks.com/ruike-knives-m11-medium-slip-joint-knife-green-g10-2-75-satin/ Has anyone used them I wonder? I may order from them. It's a shame the postage $30 costs more than the knife $23 !!!
 

Nice65

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I've ordered one from Perry Knifeworks so we'll see how long that takes and hope I don't get stung for duty. Unlikely I think given cost of $23.
Fingers crossed it works out. Your parcel value includes the shipping and packaging, so at $53 you may have to pay the VAT + the £8 Royal Mail charge for putting a sticker on it. :censored:

From the Guv website:

You pay VAT on goods sent from non-European Union (EU) countries and EUspecial territories (eg the Canary Islands) if they’re:

  • gifts worth more than £39
  • other goods worth more than £15
  • alcohol, tobacco products and fragrances (eg perfume, eau de toilette and cologne) of any value
You have to pay VAT on all goods sent by mail order from the Channel Islands no matter what their value.

You’ll be charged at the VAT rate that applies to your goods. VAT is charged on the total value, including:

  • the price paid for the goods
  • postage, packaging and insurance
  • any duty you owe
 
Well last week it arrived. Duty and a handling charge were imposed before I could collect from Royal Mail delivery. The parcel showed the value as $23.95 which = £18.50 so Royal Mail charged £8 'handling fee' and customs another £5 = £13 Outrageous considering the original value of the goods was $23.95 cents... So total or $53US + £13UK... It happens I have a great uncle who lives in Los Angeles. In future I'll get him to buy within US and have it delivered to him in LA. Then get him to post to me as a gift.

The knife itself is great. The blade is deeper and thicker than my Wenger Alox Pioneer and in 1227C steel. Nice big tweezers, a tungsten tip for breaking glass/tiles etc and green G10 scales. It comes fitted with a pocket clip too.
 
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Nice65

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How do I insert the photos from my desktop?
Postimage or a photo hosting site of your choice. I find Postimage the easiest as you don’t need to set up an account. There’s a guide here somewhere, but I’m needing to get to bed.
 

Stew

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Well last week it arrived. Duty and a handling charge were imposed before I could collect from Royal Mail delivery. The parcel showed the value as $23.95 which = £18.50 so Royal Mail charged £8 'handling fee' and customs another £5 = £13 Outrageous considering the original value of the goods was $23.95 cents... So total or $53US + £13UK... It happens I have a great uncle who lives in Los Angeles. In future I'll get him to buy within US and have it delivered to him in LA. Then get him to post to me as a gift.

The knife itself is great. The blade is deeper and thicker than my Wenger Alox Pioneer and in 1227C steel. Nice big tweezers, a tungsten tip for breaking glass/tiles etc and green G10 scales. It comes fitted with a pocket clip too.
Ouch. Doesn't always pay to import. I see tech tools pop up in good condition second hand quite often. I picked up a 4 for less than £20 a while back.
 

C_Claycomb

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Note, I did a screen snip and just pasted it into this post, no image hosting, no "Upload a File", pasting automatically uploads it....however, I don't know whether this is available to non-paying members.
 
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