giant swiss army knife why?

NeonLights

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I saw that in a catalog recently. Apparently it is designed as a conversation piece, and as one of the first SAK's that isnt really a useful tool. Makes about as much sense as the folding knives I've seen that are 20" long (when open)
 

PhantomPhoton

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Why?
Hmmm well...

1) Because

2) For kicks

3) Why Not?

4) Having one shows your true SAK devotion

5) It's a Wenger
 

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Makes as much sense as a flashlight with less than 10 minutes runtime :)
A lot of people wouldn't understand the reasoning behind that either.
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1M1

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Makers in the 1800's used to make similar knives to showcase the various blades/tools offered.

It is an old and hoary practice to put together such impractical showcase knives.
 

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Yep, that's pretty much the idea. It's not only a sales tool but shows off what they are capable of making. SAK's are an icon not only because of the quality for the price but for the options and versatility they afford the user for knives in all sizes (well, not as large as that one, but...). This showpiece demonstrates that.

There were knives similar to this made a century or more ago. Those were handmade and required a very skilled craftsman. They were more works of art than anything else and highly collectible.
 

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IIRC the Wenger giant wasn't meant for sale at first, only made it as showcase display piece. Then they got requests from people who want to buy one so they started selling it.
 
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