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    Default I'm about to buy a swiss army nomad- what is the alternative?

    I've never owned a nice knife, just my 30yr old Victorinox Swiss, but I'd like a larger blade, locking with a couple of other useful tools like corkscrew / bottleopener. Will be used while camping etc.

    I'm looking at the nomad as it
    * Doesn't have too many tools (nice 'feel' size wise)
    * Has locking main blade (screwdriver also locks which is bonus)
    * At 11cm is larger than my swiss
    * Isn't going to get me arrested ;-)

    I wish it had scissors but otherwise I think its ideal.



    What else should I be considering? or is this a good un?
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    Default Re: I'm about to buy a swiss army nomad- what is the alternative?

    they are good knives. but just remeber that they are ilegal to carry in the uk without good reason. ie:work,fishing,hunting etc. I've got a swiss army, army knife and love it.


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    Default Re: I'm about to buy a swiss army nomad- what is the alternative?

    Thanks - I didn't know they were illegal to carry without reason (though I plan on it being a camping/hiking knife)
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    Default Re: I'm about to buy a swiss army nomad- what is the alternative?

    I have a forester, wich have the saw, and I'm very happy with it. The one handed blade is more effective I think

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    Default Re: I'm about to buy a swiss army nomad- what is the alternative?

    Thanks for the input - yes Saws can be handy. In the end I got the 'Picknicker' basically a red handled version of the Nomad. Had it about a year and am happy with it, but still wish it had a pair of scissors!!
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    Default Re: I'm about to buy a swiss army nomad- what is the alternative?

    You can carry a Swiss Army Knife, with a blade of less than 3" without a good reason in the UK. Any larger than 3", or any form of locking and a good reason is required - as spankone says. Camping probably is a good enough reason to have a lock knife. Don't rule out Wenger, I always think they feel nicer than Victorinox, although that's probably because I own on. Their 'Ranger' range are locking blades.Their EvoWood range are very cool as well, although they aren't locking.

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    Default Re: I'm about to buy a swiss army nomad- what is the alternative?

    This one has the scissors


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    Default Re: I'm about to buy a swiss army nomad- what is the alternative?

    That looks close to what I need, but could ready do with a small soldering iron as well I'll keep looking, but thanks.
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