Elsewhere on MTO I have lamented the modern packaging that SAKs come in these days. Now I am wondering what most folks do with blister packaging when they buy a SAK brand new primarily for collecting (ie, not using or carrying). How about you? Do you free the knife from the blister pack so you can handle it and enjoy it, and then toss the blister pack? Or do you keep the knife forever imprisoned in the blister pack, unable to be handled and completely appreciated?I myself don't ever really intend to sell any of my VSAKs and don't consider them investments. So I open the blister pack and toss it, but I am wondering if maybe there is another strategy that I'm not aware of...Thanks,Myron
I hate blister packages. Only pack something in a blister if you want the contents to be impossible to be taken out. Like nuclear waste for example.
Yeoman is one of my favorite SAKs and I like having the Yeoman in a blister pack because I know it is genuine. The one I have in a box could "possibly" be one someone has made and I probably wouldn't know it unless I took off the scales or purchased it from a store.
Pretty much how I feel too. Anybody else? If the MTO forum software supported polls I'd set one up to settle this burning issue... Myron
Look for 'add poll' at the top or bottom of this page or 'new poll' which is next to 'new topic' in any of the subsections.
Why do Victorinox do both boxes and blisters for the same knives? I would think the cardboard box would suffice and be cheaper to produce. That lovely box I posted above contains my first knife bought early 90s when I was 15 a Climber which is my favourite everyday carry. A nice box even for a cheaper but fab knife
Quote from: mattbod on April 19, 2018, 05:41:58 AMWhy do Victorinox do both boxes and blisters for the same knives? I would think the cardboard box would suffice and be cheaper to produce. That lovely box I posted above contains my first knife bought early 90s when I was 15 a Climber which is my favourite everyday carry. A nice box even for a cheaper but fab knife The blister is needed for hanging on pegboard pegs in Big Box home improvement and discount department stores. Needs to be big enough to discourage shoplifting and tough enough to get into to discourage someone trying to slice into it to steal the contents with a utility razor. Be observant in a WalMart, K-Mart or Target for a few hours in the USA and you can see all sorts of activity with people trying to steal things. In some store locations, it's shameless.John