- Field Notes Expedition
- Victorinox Pioneer
- Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Automatic Drafting Pencil
- Hewlet Packard Hp 15C Program [Original Version.Made In Usa ] Advanced Scientific Calculator
- Caran D'ache Original Ballpoint Pen-In-Box (849.069)
- TAG Heuer Carrera WAR2010.BA0723
- Samsung 64GB BAR USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-64BA/AM)
- fridge magnet from Iceland (which side is Europe?)
- Odino N690 Bohler PVD blade Carbon V 5920 FC
- and 3 others
- Victorinox 54968 Pioneer Multi-Tool 3.5" Swiss Army Knife - Black
- Victorinox 0.6381.26US2 Alox MiniChamp Swiss Army Knife
- Caran D'ache Fixpencil Black 2mm Pencil - CA-22288 (22.288) by Caran d'Ache
- Mammut Smart Wallet ultralight
- Caran D'ache Ballpoint Pen Metal Black
- Recta DP6 compass
- Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar
- TAG Heuer Carrera WAR2010.BA0723
15 functions, 1.41 ounces, 1 legendary brand. Keychain multitools don't get much more functional than this. While Victorinox's Minichamp in the classic red scales has been around for a while, it's when it's paired with lightweight, rugged aluminum oxide that it (literally) begins to shine.
For its footprint, the Minichamp packs an impressive array of tools. From a general-purpose knife to a unique orange peeler, there's no everyday task that it can't help with in some way. It's got scrapers and pushers, strippers and bottle openers. You can do some work on your nails, or get real work done with its rulers and drivers. Surgical-sharp scissors are of course a favorite from Victorinox's multitools, and the Minichamp also works great for everyday carry thanks to an attached key ring.
There's no better tool to keep on you at all times. Keep your carry light but get the job done with the Minichamp Alox, which you can pick up from Amazon at the link below.
Carl Elsener, the global CEO of Victorinox, flew in from Switzerland to kick off the store's grand opening. I took this rare opportunity to scope the new location and talk SAKs with Mr. Elsener himself.
In this quick interview below, Mr. Elsener shares what's in his pockets, what model of SAK he swears by, and two incredible stories he's heard over the years of a SAK coming to the rescue. It's been lightly edited for clarity and length.
There’s a common saying in the EDC scene: “two is one, one is none.” It stresses the importance of having backup options in your EDC. Besides the obvious mathematical inaccuracy, it can be confusing the first time you hear it: If you already have a tool in your EDC that serves a purpose, why would you need another one?
Simply put, it’s your “Plan B.” Carrying an extra of something you already have and practicing redundancy in that way does two things. Let’s use a knife for example: if you lose it or if you've used it so much it’s gotten too dull to finish the task in front of you, having a backup knife—even if it’s tiny—still lets you make the cut. Secondly, your backup knife could have a different shape or serve a slightly different purpose, giving you that extra versatility.
But here’s the thing about backups. At the end of the day, they’re still another thing you have to carry! That means more weight and less space in your pockets (not to mention, less cash in your wallet).
"This elegant EDC from the original Swiss Army Knife maker features a smooth walnut wood handle, and packs 10 functions, including a 4″ blade, corkscrew, screwdrivers, wire stripper, a punch, wood saw, can opener and more…" (via TheAwesomer)