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Victorinox EvoWood 17 Review


The Swiss Army Knife (SAK) is one of the most iconic multi-tools in the world, and for good reason. Found in toolboxes, pockets, and glove compartments everywhere, the SAK is available in dozens of configurations with different tools, shapes, sizes, and designs. We reached out to the leading SAK manufacturer, Victorinox, to try something new from their lineup that we thought you guys would enjoy. They graciously sent us a sample of their EvoWood 17 to consider. It stands apart from the usual candy red Swiss Army Knives with its genuine walnut hardwood scales, while boasting 9 tools capable of 13 different features in one 85mm package. Read on to find out how the EvoWood 17 held up in our EDC.

Spencer Collection Keychain Tools by Design Unsanctioned

Spencer Collection Keychain Tools by Design Unsanctioned Drawing inspiration from their hometown heritage, Brooklyn-based Design Unsanctioned is premiering their first line of modern keychain tools for everyday carry, dubbed the Spencer Collection. Comprised of a bottle opener, mini bottle opener, key hook, and key fob, the collection beautifully balances both function and form.

The products are assembled in Brooklyn from solid quarter inch thick brass, walnut wood inserts, and 4oz top-grain leather—achieving a truly unique blend of industrial and organic in a clean, minimal aesthetic. The Spencer Collection is available for purchase today at the Kickstarter campaign linked below.

Motorola Droid RAZR HD
Jawbone BT HD
iPod Nano 16GB
Spyderco Creditcard Knife
Aluminum card wallet w/ money clip
Ralph Lauren Polo lanyard
8GB thumb drive
Cross mechanical pencil and ballpoint pen
Bertucci field watch
I travel a lot, so the knife can’t make it with me as much as I love it, but the everything else is invaluable: I have much, much more, but that kit is reserved the Zombie apocalypse! 

MOJO BAZAAR Chambray Handkerchief, REFRACTORY Carbon Fiber Ring, kpurrp bracelet
Summit Creek Dry Goods Leather Keychain 01: 4sevens MiNi 123, Victorinox Manager, LaCie iamaKey
Burger pouch: misc...

 Metal ruler
 Lacie Porsche Design mobile drive
 Sketch book
 6B pencil
 2 Bracelets
 Zippo fluid canister
 Imco IFA vintage lighter
 2 Zippo lighter
 Victorinox Huntsman & Huntsman Lite multi-tool knives
 2 L’eau D’issey Pour Homme perfumes
 Eneloop battery Read on for the full list (11 more items)
 Nail clipper
 Lacie Petitekey 8Gb usb drive
 Leatherman Style multi-tool knife
 Olfa craft knife $ 2 blades
 Troika keychain
 Fenix E05 flashlight
 Paper pen
 Olloclip lens for iPhone 4S
 Wocol Power Leader 6000mAh

Fuji X10 with Gordys strap
iPhone 4
Moleskine Notebook
Shkira Horween wallet
Sterile Submariner homage
Fenix LD01
Leatherman Style CS
Kingston SE9 USB stick
Uniball Signo
Keys, lighter etc submitted by lillesiim Editor’s Note: Hey there! You’ve got a pretty sleek carry that looks great for urban use. I noticed your keychain setup could probably benefit from a few small tweaks here and there, especially considering that’s where you’ve designated your light and tools. Consider swapping out that dinky carabiner and consolidate some of your split rings (i.e. one ring for tools, one for keys) to reduce bulk, noise and the risk of rings/clips failing. You can still keep your chain modular but without most of the bulk...

Fallkniven F1 Custom Kydex
Gerber Covert F.A.S.T 3
Gerber Multi-Plier 600 + bits0
Ultrafire WF-501B
BIC Lighter
BIC pens
submitted by crankafreak
Editor’s Note: I always like to see how people decide to set up their pocket organizers. Yours actually looks less “stuffed” compared to other setups I’ve seen, however. In accordance with the rest of your carry, I think adding a weatherproof notebook in one of the larger pockets, some paracord, a capsule lighter, and some small first aid essentials would help round out your carry as it seems you have sort of a survivalist theme going. Otherwise your carry looks good and very cohesive!

Leather iPhone 4 case and wallet.
4Sevens quark MiNi AA squared R5. 
Seiko Dive Watch (SKA413). 
Seiko Diver Watch (SRP043K2)
Victorinox Pioneer (black alox scales).
submitted by gary Great website.. I’ve learned from looking at others posts. I only carry 1 of each item, but decided to show alternates/backups.  Editor’s Note: Thanks for the kind words, Gary. I’m glad you’ve learned a thing or two from the site. It’s interesting to see the “two is one, one is none” adage taken quite literally here, but I do agree it’s worth investing in backups especially if the gear is affordable and works really well for you, like these items here...

iPhone 4
Panerai “homage” with tan croc strap
Jfold wallet
Zebra clicker with 0.7mm gel
Car, house keys, Leatherman Skeletool Multitool
submitted by pjdunn I primarily work from home, so EDC is a little different for me.  I keep it pretty simple (and cheap).  Would like to upgrade the pen.  Suggestions?
On night walks with the pooch, I will take my sog knife with me JIC. Editor’s Note: Hey there! Your carry seems to be off to a good start if you prefer simple and cheap. As for your pen situation, you’ve already got one of the best budget pens for EDC. You could look into a very similar pen, the Zebra F-701, which features more stainless steel in its construction...

Blistex(I’m addicted)
IFA(liquorice pastille)
LV Wallet
Keys + Bank thing
Monster Turbine In-ear plugs
Nintendo DSi XL
A Good book(1Q84 right now)
Moscot Lemtosh sunglasses
Dog(Basset Artesien Normand) tries to fit in the bag
submitted by 1samurai Did a bag dump for Strawfoot Handmade. No tools or anything, as I don’t really feel like a need any. Might get a knife eventually but right now this is all I need to have a good day. From left:
Cheers, Marius Editor’s Note: I think you’re right, seeing that dog was all I needed to have a good day too. Thanks for sharing.

Fifth&Brannan pocket square
Marlboro Lights
Vintage Dunhill lighter (eBay)
Montblanc wallet with money clip (personalised by my three-year old daughter)
Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen
Car park gate pass
Work entry card
House key
2 x Lacie USB iamakeys
Volkswagen Golf GTI key
iPhone 4 submitted by jamesmattison My everyday carry:
Usually no knife or torch, but I have two Victorinox swiss army knifes; in my desk drawer at work and next to my bed at home.
Love the site and now definitely thinking of investing in an Al Mar pocket knife Editor’s Note: Hi James, thanks for the support! You’ve got a good carry going with some great pieces — love the Speedy, vintage lighter and Kaweco...

Love the site. I check it out daily. Here is my EDC:

Sunwayman V10R Ti Flashlight - This is a great little light. It has variable brightness from 1-210 lumen. I also have the AA extender so it can use AA or CR123A. It is tough, light and looks great.
Saddleback Leather Wallet Sleeve - I am always on the lookout for a slim wallet and have gone through quite a few and this is my favorite so far. The leather quality is fantastic, and I only carry 4 cards with me so it is barley noticeable in my pocket.

iPhone 4 - Can’t live without this, connects me to the world.

Benchmade Doug Ritter Mini-RSK Mk1 Knife -  Basically a mini Griptilian with S30V steel and a great handle. Stands up to anything I throw at it and looks good doing it...

MY EDC right to left… Springfield XD .45 (w/thumb safety)
Uncle Mike’s Clip-in IWB holster (Surprisingly comfortable for a cheap holster)
SOG Access Card 2.0 (Great Knife, Mediocre Clip)
UltraFire C3 (Rides in holster, need to replace with something more reliable)
iPhone 3GS in $5 Incipio Leather case (protects great in front pocket)
Keys: Leatherman Micra (backup knife) Fenix E01 (Backup Light)
Basic Wallet with minimum of CC’s and cash.
submitted by Jamie
Editor’s Note: First of all, thanks for sharing what holster you use — a lot of my readers complain that other contributors tend to overlook that piece of gear. I like how you opt for a backup light and multitool on your keychain, that’s a great spot to put them...

Hello Bernard!
I love your blog, and your personal efficient take on EDC.  Over the past couple years I have spent hours perusing your archives, and have found out about a lot of great gadgets thanks to you.
I am a 24 year old blue collar kid from Colorado.  I have been putting myself through school and am finally about to get my undergraduate in philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder. I have been collecting knives, flashlights, and fun things since the ripe old age of 6, and have worked very hard for almost every piece in my collection...