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Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw. 868

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Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« on: January 11, 2022, 08:24:17 PM »
Hello, fellow Swiss pocket knife enthusiasts! Happy New Year!

Sadly, my 2021 latest knife acquisition turned out to be my 2021 knife disappointment of the year...

Late in 2021 I decided to get myself a Swiza SH-02R as my first encounter with Swiza pocket knives. Based on what I have discovered - most likely, this will also be my last encounter...

See yourself in the video:

https://youtu.be/0mjBkFdMgmI

Have any of you, Swiza owners here, had any similar issues with your Swiza knives?

I emailed their (seemingly nonexistent) support a week or so ago - no reaction so far.

Be warned, be safe and have a great 2022, full of much better knives than this!
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Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 07:24:17 PM »
Can you describe the problem/issue without the video link? Is this your video?

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Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 03:46:12 AM »
Can you describe the problem/issue without the video link? Is this your video?

The blade has side to side play pretty bad, a modest amount of lateral force lets the blade close regardless of the liner lock.

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New User Posts: 4
Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2022, 07:06:35 PM »
Can you describe the problem/issue without the video link? Is this your video?

Yes, as correctly described above, the combination of really bad lateral play of the blade in my sample with not very deep liner lock lockup leads to a rather high risk of the blade closing without pushing the liner lock butto - I am able to reproduce this issue 10 times out of 10.

The video is mine, why? Is there a problem with viewing it?
« Last Edit: January 16, 2022, 07:12:06 PM by SV_huMMer »
Newbie Posts: 38
Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2022, 07:19:39 PM »
No problem of this type on my Swiza. Big progress on this point compared to my Wenger Ranger 61.
New User Posts: 4
Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2022, 08:55:56 PM »
 :salute:
No problem of this type on my Swiza. Big progress on this point compared to my Wenger Ranger 61.

This is good to know! What model do you have? I've heard a few opinions that this problem is more pronounced on slim knives (1 layer especially).

Oh, and what was wrong with your Ranger?
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Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2022, 10:59:28 PM »
Thanks. Just wanted to know what the specific content was or if this was just looking for views.

I want to like Swiza. But they certainly don’t make it easy.

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New User Posts: 4
Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2022, 10:50:20 AM »
Thanks. Just wanted to know what the specific content was or if this was just looking for views.

I want to like Swiza. But they certainly don’t make it easy.

OMG, did you think I was a click-baiter? LOL :)))

Yeah, that's a pity - they seem to have a couple of nice ideas, but the implementation sometimes is too far from what we've come to expect from a Swiss-made pocket knife...
New User Posts: 2
Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2022, 07:58:18 PM »
I can confirm it: same issue with the SH04R with two layers.
Hero Member Posts: 885
Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 11:47:31 PM »
I want to like Swiza. But they certainly don’t make it easy.
I initially figured Swiza might be a compelling alternative to Victorinox and Wenger. But tales about their indifferent customer service, and concerns about their long-term durability, have convinced me otherwise.

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Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2022, 11:31:37 AM »
I initially figured Swiza might be a compelling alternative to Victorinox and Wenger. But tales about their indifferent customer service, and concerns about their long-term durability, have convinced me otherwise.
I had good experience with their customer service (though I live in Switzerland, that might have helped). But I had bad experience with their product (damaged the screwdriver twice in a controlled test, where i tighten a screw into an aluminium frame until the thread breaks.)

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Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2022, 07:39:44 PM »
After checking out the video, no Swizas for me.
Clearly a dangerous flaw.

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Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2022, 11:26:45 PM »
OMG, did you think I was a click-baiter? LOL :)))
:whistle:

Ya nevah knows… :rofl:


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Yeah, that's a pity - they seem to have a couple of nice ideas, but the implementation sometimes is too far from what we've come to expect from a Swiss-made pocket knife...

I hope in the long run that they have more new ideas and better execution. I mean enough so that I would decide to buy a new one. And not because of something like the Moonwalk LE.  :dunno:
« Last Edit: January 20, 2022, 01:24:57 AM by kamakiri »

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Newbie Posts: 38
Re: Swiza SH02-R (and maybe other models) - important info on safety flaw.
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2022, 10:00:07 AM »
:salute:
This is good to know! What model do you have? I've heard a few opinions that this problem is more pronounced on slim knives (1 layer especially).

Oh, and what was wrong with your Ranger?

On the Ranger, it is necessary to pay attention to the protruding button; as with the slide-locking of the former Hercules of Victorinox.

For Swiza, no problem from SH00 to SH10 TR-HUTT. 8)

 

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