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Old 02.12.2009, 00:18
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Re: Does the Swiss Army really use this knife?

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Yes. We would think twice before sending our troops 6000 miles away.

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No, not really. The knife is really designed to dismantle a rifle including holding the firing pin and yes, we also carried pretty much 2 of everything as the Swiss are so wacko regarding cleanliness. We would use plastic everything and keep the equipment we received completely pristine just for inspections.
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Old 20.07.2011, 10:41
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Re: Does the Swiss Army really use this knife?

The Jumbo Swiss Army Knife from Wenger, Delemont - currently the biggest ever made.

http://www.wengerna.com/giant-knife-16999



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Old 20.07.2011, 10:44
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They purchase it before they become a soldier. Mods don't kid.
don't know if that has been corrected later in the thread: the Swiss soldier does not have to purchase anything, unless he loses his or her equipment. The knife is handed out together with the rest of the equipment.
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The Jumbo Swiss Army Knife from Wenger, Delemont - currently the biggest ever made.

http://www.wengerna.com/giant-knife-16999

Do they also sell pants with a pocket that fits this knife?
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The Jumbo Swiss Army Knife from Wenger, Delemont - currently the biggest ever made.

http://www.wengerna.com/giant-knife-16999



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Old 20.07.2011, 12:44
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I don't mean the knives I see advertised here:

http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/...ry=multitools&

I mean the one I see HERE:

http://www.wengerna.com/giant-knife-16999

I honestly don't think that particular knife would be useful to a soldier in battle---too heavy to carry.

Of course, I can always go to the horse's mouth and ask these guys what they actually use:

http://www.vbs.admin.ch/internet/vbs/en/home.html
They use guns.
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Do they also sell pants with a pocket that fits this knife?
I got chased by someone with one of those knives after I laughed at his mullet. I had to sit down and wait for 15 minutes while he found the right accessory to open up and wave at me.
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I don't mean the knives I see advertised here:

http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/...ry=multitools&

I mean the one I see HERE:

http://www.wengerna.com/giant-knife-16999

I honestly don't think that particular knife would be useful to a soldier in battle---too heavy to carry.

Of course, I can always go to the horse's mouth and ask these guys what they actually use:

http://www.vbs.admin.ch/internet/vbs/en/home.html
that giant knife is the dumbest design of all time, good example of how things can go wrong if you let only nerds design things
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Re: Does the Swiss Army really use this knife?

In other news; the word gullible has been removed from the dictionary.
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In other news; the word gullible has been removed from the dictionary.
It was cut out with a knife by a soldier - who then proceeded to clip his nails, open a wine bottle, pick his teeth, tweezer some hairs from his nose, slice open... [snip 1 hour later] ...bear claw, magnify a dead flea and assemble some IKEA furniture.
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It was cut out with a knife by a soldier - who then proceeded to clip his nails, open a wine bottle, pick his teeth, tweezer some hairs from his nose, slice open... [snip 1 hour later] ...bear claw, magnify a dead flea and assemble some IKEA furniture.
Do not forget that every soldier has at least TWO such knifes with him. The official "Ordonnanz-Taschenmesser" which is primitive and cannot even be used to open a winebottle, and his private pocket-knife with all the functions you describe. He uses the Ordonnanz-stuff to work on the military-rifle and other such duties, but his private one for the really useful things
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