It's a sharp move

Gearbox

May 13, 2007|By Candus Thomson | Candus Thomson,Sun Reporter

It's nice when a gear maker takes the time to make a good product better.

Last year, I praised Wenger's Swiss Army knife with "EvoGrip" that fit the hand like a glove and had plenty of useful blades and tools. The one drawback was the shiny red surface that slipped easily from wet hands.

No more. This year's version has black rubber patches on the handle so that the knife is not only comfortable to hold, it's safer, too. The knife still has the two-stage closing system that stops the blade at 75 degrees to allow the user to clear his or her fingers before snapping it shut.

There are five versions that range in weight from 1.9 ounces to 7.7 ounces and range in price from $34.95 to $115.95. Details: 800-431-2996 or www.swissarmyknife.com.

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