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How sharp are the knife parts of swiss army knives?

Compared to say a Gerber or Leatherman multitool. Obviously, i know that it depends on wether you sharpen it or not, but which ones hold a sharp edge better, etc. Thanks very much.

Asked By: makemyday - 11/13/2008
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The sharpness of any knife is not based on it's name brand, rather by what sort of steel it uses, how it has been tempered, and to what degree it was sharpened by the manufacturer. Even within the same company there will be many different levels. Not all Victorinox or Gerber knives use the same steel, and or the same... More
Answered By: mastermason736 - 11/15/2008
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All of the brands mentioned are Top-Notch blades. Within the Genre of "Swiss Army" knives however, I would say the Brand is going to GREATLY dictate the "sharpness" of the blade. I would say the blades from Wenger and Victorinox would be the best available in a Swiss Army knife. Avoid the "China" made blades as they... More
Answered By: Batman knows stuff - 11/13/2008
 
As Batman stated, Wenger and Victorinox are the only "official" Swiss Army Knives. The steel in these two brands will take a very fine edge. There have been reported cases of emergency surgery being preformed with Swiss Army Knife blades as scalpels.
Answered By: steven a - 11/13/2008
 
In 1976, passengers on the domestic flight, Indian Airlines 524, witnessed several minutes of terror when a young mother desperately screamed for help because her child was choking on a hard sweet. Initially, people tried to save the child using an oxygen cylinder - with-out success. Fortunately, a doctor was on board... More
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Answered By: amilo - 11/13/2008
 
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