I have been grilling some contacts at Victorinox in the US and while they know of a few new SAKs coming out, they say they know nothing about a new plier tool. I wouldn't put too much stock in that as I was the one who told them what the Spirit X was, and convinced them to import/distribute it here. It's very likely that something is being done in Switzerland that hasn't come across yet.Def
Grant, I am not certain which tools you are referring to. Here is a quick rundown of some new products. One there is a new tool for the Dutch Army ( yet unnamed) that has two one handed openings, a traditional blade and a parachute blade. Second we are extending the dual density handle into a number of the the 111 locking products in red/black. Last there are a number of electronic products, the Presentation Master is now ready and has some significant improvements from the original prototype you saw at the Shot Show last year. As well there is a new family called Victorinox Secure which have all the attributes of the Presentation Master with the exception of the Blue Tooth technology and the laser. Last there is a product we have nick named the garage door opener which can activate a variety of electronic products. I hope this helps, I can fill you in on the details at the show. Rick
What's a dual density handle? o.OOut from the new models, the only one I'll be getting is the Dutch Army model, the others don't sound interesting.A garage door opener? Huh. Yeah, give me 84mm scissors and 93mm scissors and bring back the alox Soldier and an affordable non-collectible Heritage Vic and I'll be happy. With that said, it looks like, for now, the only new Vics I "need" next year is the new Soldier, the new Dutch Soldier, and a Rescue Tool.
I wonder when Wenger is comming out with new tools. Also I can't see Vic making a new plier based multitool as the current ones are perfect as is.
Quote from: american lockpicker on December 16, 2009, 05:14:01 PMI wonder when Wenger is comming out with new tools. Also I can't see Vic making a new plier based multitool as the current ones are perfect as is.So you don't think there is any room for something like the LM Juice range? Or a Vice grip type tool? Or perhaps something totally different?
what about thishttp://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/866001/tp/1/
Quote from: yud on December 16, 2009, 05:36:21 PMwhat about thishttp://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/866001/tp/1/There has been a lot of promises in the past from a certain someone, and while he does have some contact with Victorinox, I would take a lot of what he says with a grain of salt.Again, that's not to say something isn't in the works, I'm just saying that he isn't the most reliable source.Def
Maybe a new Sport Ratchet? Def
Fingers crossed it'll be a full size tool with Slippie blades
Quote from: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on December 16, 2009, 04:24:05 PMFingers crossed it'll be a full size tool with Slippie blades That would be great Maybe one half slip jointed with the blades on and the other half locking containing the screwdrivers like Gareth suggested a while back. I live in hope
I'm very excited for the new DAK, will have to get one for sure.But all these "electronicy gagety" knives, meh. Too much money for technology that won't last. 6 months and its obsolete. I want some of the older models back, and like we always lament about, more diversity in tool combinations!
The source is Victorinox itself:http://victorinoxcms.victorinox.ch/index.cfm?site=victorinox.ch&page=107&lang=D&action=show&for_thema=Taschenmesser&for_page=1&for_msg=20091126144010Someone has asked about new items in 2010, and Vic says there will be a new "spectacular" tool which is not an update of the Swisstool or the Spirit.But at this time nobody knows what it will be.
Would be nice if it had a one handed blade .Dunc