Rated 5 out of 5 by Dadm A genuine Swiss Army Knife ! An essential tool !
I must first confess that I am a avid fan and user of Swiss Army knives ! I was pleasantly surprised that L.L.Bean had an edition commissioned. I was able to use my discount to purchase it at a below market cost ! There is not a day that goes by without me using one to: open my mail or using the screwdrivers (either flat head or phillips). Unlike most knives, the blades are super easy to sharpen. The knife is also easy on your pocket - no sharp edges to wear out your pocket. The tweezers and toothpick also come in handy. My advice to the future buyer is not to oil them unless necessary. Oil is a dust collector. The knife is a precision made tool. Chinese copies may look the same in a photo, but are simply toys compared to the real thing! Outside of the house, take it to your garden. The saw blade will trim a lot of plants, and the knife blades will cut strings and plant ties! There are so many more uses that I can recommend, but suffice it to say, this is probably the most useful tool you will ever own. Don't throw it in a drawer - leave it out on your kitchen counter and you will soon find yourself reaching for it for so many chores. I own over a dozen varieties of Swiss Army knives. They make many models, but the one L.L.Bean has chosen is the most useful for the American household in my opinion.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanposteradult Knife review
I love my knife I recently received form you. It is great quality and just as advertised. I am a huge LL Bean fan. I love doing business with your company!!
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ohiohiker23 Genuine Victorinox Hiker-Bean Boot Handles
This three layer pocket knife is beautiful; it's almost to pretty to use, almost. Both large and small blades are extremely sharp right out of the package; and provide a good working edge suitable for the majority of applications...these blades hold their edge very well and when and if they need a tune up it is easily accomplished. The large blade is suitable for batoning wood up to about two inches ish in diameter and the smaller blade is great for more detailed and intricate work. This knife/multi-tool will be at home where ever it's used and featuring thirteen functions it's uses and applications are limited only by ones imagination. Consider the tooth pick...dress-up/sharpen the tip, and tie some fishing line to the other end and your ready to sew...if the material is to thick for the tooth pick consider making a starter hole with the reamer/awl...or you could use it as supplied with a bit of cloth on the end to get in and clean the nooks and crannies that somehow always seem to fill up with lint, dirt and dust on any pocket knife. Tweezers are great at removing slivers, they also make a really good cotter pin when you might need one most. In a survival situation convert the tweezers for use as a compass... the plastic end will point magnetic north...tested against a proper compass...the tweezers were spot on in indicating north. The tooth pick and tweezers are readily replaceable...in case one is lost. Wood saw is extremely sharp and cuts through wood two inches ish in diameter in a matter of minutes. Saw can also be used to saw through other soft materials. This is a great tool to use as is...only modification was to magnetize the six and three mm. slotted screw drivers and the Phillips screw driver. Magnetized screwdrivers seem to be a good thing to have with you.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SnowshoeJohn Special Edition Knife from LL Bean
I saw the two special edition Swiss Army knives on the LL Bean web page. I purchased the first knife, the one that looks like the Bean boot pattern, and then the one with the red plaid. Originally I purchased them for gifts, but I may keep them.
The knives are well made Swiss Army products, and they have that special look that only LL Bean seems to achieve.
I highly recommend these knives!
November 13, 2014