Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Victorinox Dual Pro X Review

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Victorinox Swiss Army. All opinions are 100% mine.

Swiss Army Knives are just one of those things that as soon as you say it everyone knows that you are talking about a quality knife and a quality brand  So when I got the opportunity to do a review on the Dual Pro X I was really excited!  Once the knife arrived my jaw dropped... this knife was just beautiful!  I loved the colors and it had all the tools I would want available.  Most multi tool knifes that I have seen or owned had the knife and screw driver options like this one, but what seems so simple and unique to me is the serrated cutter.  I normally see like a pair of scissors or something else, but it seems like it belonged on the knife and I think I liked it more than other options.

My first Swiss Army knife I got was when I was in Boy Scouts.  It is like this knife, but a little smaller and doesn't have the serrated cutter or Phillips screwdriver.  Also it is funny to open it up again since it has been a little while and realize that there is no safety locking mechanism of any sort on it.  While it does like "lock" into place it could close on you if you aren't safe and put too much pressure towards the way it closes.  So after remembering about that; the Dual Pro X is extremely nice in the fact that it has a locking mechanism where you have to push a button to get it to close!

So after receiving the Victorinox Dual Pro X, I started working around the house on a couple things I had.  I fixed a couple door knobs, and also a set of light switches.

Next me and the family went up to Canyon Glen for a dinner out and went for a hike to look for a good walking stick.  My son wanted a walking stick since we went to Moab with my wife's cousin and her daughter picked out walking sticks for the both of them for the trip.  He also saw them at a renaissance fair and really wanted us to buy him one.  So that is why I decided that it would be a great idea for me to whittle him one.

We ended up finding a great one and I started working on it.  I took like an hour at Canyon glen and then it was time to head home.  So for the next few days as I got time I kept whittling.  This was really my first time doing this so I wasn't the fastest or even the most knowledgeable in whittling.  But I finally got it done after probably putting in like 5+ hours into it.

The walking stick made for a great test of the Victorinox Dual Pro X because it had some weird like hornets nest looking parts on it that I would have to smooth out.  In the end I think it was a great challenge that worked my muscles.  It also worked my brain because I wanted to make sure to keep the top part of the stick unique as it is, but still smooth enough that my son wouldn't get hurt by it.  I had lots of fun doing it and my son loves the walking stick!

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