I dont know what model you described but I'd say get him what he likes. You liked the Champion so thats what your grandpa got you. If your son likes a particular model then tradition is still alive in that a Victorinox is given. I maybe wrong but is the tradition is giving a SAK or the SAK you liked in your childhood?
So I thought about this one for a bit (because I read it then had to answer a work call right after). I'm thinking different would be ok, as long as little brother doesn't get a "cooler" one than big brother. Now maybe your kids are better than that, but I wasn't I was thinking the Craftsman might be worth looking at, no corkscrew, but no mag glass...so in the scenario I mentioned above, little brother says "well mine has pliers", big brother says "mine has a mag glass". Again, congrats if your kids are above things like that. But if not, some food for thought
Swiss Champ because the last thing you want is when he shows off his new Champion to his friends, the Eddie Haskell of the bunch says, "Yeah but does it have pliers?" and then whips out the Champ of SAKs!!! Might do permanent damage to the boy........
*BUMP* *BUMP* *BUMP*Any other thoughts on this subject? I've kinda been looking at the craftsman cause it has everything just not the mag glass, and is not overkill, heck I kinda like it.. Like I said I have until March to fig this out, I'm going to have to sit down with him and maybe let him look over my champion plus, and then maybe go online? I saw one on Amazon, and almost bought it because it was PERFECT, but then noticed it wasn't a Vic or weg, but a imitation, even with the shield so I'll keep looking and talk to him.. But I'd like to hear some of your thoughts..JR
I like having pliers, your son said he wants pliers, so I vote for a SAK with pliers. To my mind gifts should be all about what the recipient wants, will use, and will appreciate, so the likes/dislikes/preferences of anyone else (including the giver) need to be very heavily discounted, to the point of being almost irrelevant.
So I did a little one on one with the little guy and asked him what he liked and this is what I came up with..These are the tools that he likesSawPliersFileMag glassAnd the hookOf course the blade, can opener/screwdriver, and bottle opener/screwdriver..The one tool he didn't like was the corkscrew ...
Quote from: MadPlumbarian on August 16, 2015, 05:37:01 AMSo I did a little one on one with the little guy and asked him what he liked and this is what I came up with..These are the tools that he likesSawPliersFileMag glassAnd the hookOf course the blade, can opener/screwdriver, and bottle opener/screwdriver..The one tool he didn't like was the corkscrew ... (Image removed from quote.)SwissChampMark the question as "Closed" (Image removed from quote.)
Buy a Swisschamp, then mod it
Brilliant!!He may not like the corkscrew now but it's only a matter of time before he finds some neat things to use it on. It's also a great place to put the little driver and he may find some good uses for that as well.