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Swiss Army Knife-ventures & A Carhartt T-Shirt Giveaway

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Victorinox Swiss Army. All opinions are 100% mine.

There are several tools which are invaluable to a farmer.  Many people would think we would list a pitchfork, pick up truck, or a tractor as invaluable items (and those are all very nice), but what should one keep on-hand?  If you were to empty the pockets of a farmer (and in many ways that is exactly what this country has done, but that is for another post at another time), what would you find?  More than likely: a Swiss Army Knife.  I know you want to know more.  After all, there’s a Carhartt t-shirt on the line.

According to my husband, an active duty soldier in the United States Army and a farmer, he doesn’t go anywhere (except maybe the airport) without a pocketknife and a lighter in his pocket.

He’s not the first soldier to appreciate the versatility and all-around handiness of a Swiss Army knife.  It turns out that U.S. soldiers used the knives during WWII but couldn’t pronounce “Schweizer Offiziers-Messer” (Swiss Officers Knife) so they nicknamed the Swiss multi-function tools the “Swiss Army Knife.”  Swiss Army Knives are also showcased in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

The Swiss Army Knife was also MacGyver’s signature tool/prop.  (Remember him? What a guy! *swoon*)  And so concludes our little history lesson.

It’s great to learn because knowledge is power!

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Of course, there are many Swiss Army knives, but which is Josh’s favorite pocketknife? The Dual Pro X. Let’s explore his reasoning on the subject. Shall we?

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First, the Dual Pro X may be opened while wearing gloves. Josh is a big believer in wearing gloves and any pocketknife which may be opened, closed, and used without having to remove your gloves first is a big, big deal.

Josh uses mechanic gloves quite a bit when he is on deployments and also when working working on projects in our very own garage. Here’s a video demonstration:

Dual Pro X Demo 1

Dual Pro X Demo 2

He also uses thick leather work gloves and he can open the Dual Pro X with those on too!

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And we’ve got a wee little demo for that, too. Can’t. Stop. Videotaping.

Dual Pro X Demo 3

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His favorite feature on the Dual Pro X is the one-hand serrated locking seat belt cutter which is (of course) nice to have should you need to pull someone out of a wrecked car but also very helpful when gutting a deer because it won’t puncture the organs. And yes, I realize some of you just got a little sick to your stomach. I’m sorry. I’m sticking to the facts, y’all.

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We’ve also found the Dual Pro X to be very useful when opening feed bags (especially if you don’t wish to tear up the bag).

What’s not to love about a handy-dandy multi-tool favored by MacGyver, WWII soldiers, and (most importantly) my husband?  Absolutely nothing.  This thing has got it all.  From cutting through baling twine to surviving the mountains of Afghanistan, this knife is the perfect gift for any farmer or soldier.

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Now for the giveaway: Visit Victorinox Swiss Army‘s website and take a look around.  Then stop by their Facebook fan page for a chance to win great products and compete for a $25,000 Ultimate adventure!  Once you’ve done all of that, just leave a little comment below.  The winner will be picked at random and then receive a Carhartt Short-Sleeve Work-Dry® T-Shirt.  Why?  Because it’s hot out there, you deserve something free, and I’m feeling generous.  Need I say more?
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  • Andrew Odom - I must say that I love both the Swiss Army knife (although I do have a Case that I adore….wedding gift, mind you) above the Leatherman’s tool and other various gadgets. However, when Swiss came out with the 4GB Ruby (features a USB) I was smitten. I now have one and find it to be the perfect tool for a hobby farmer/IT guy. hahahahah!

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  • Thy Hand - I was given my own little swiss army pocket knife as a going away gift when I left to study in Mexico for five months. I used it to peel fruit, cut things (scissors) and even got to use the tweezers on some splinters. I keep it in my purse, now, in a hidden compartment. I just feel better knowing I have it along.

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    MacGyver…. I had such a crush on him!ReplyCancel

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  • Steve Garver - Swiss Army knives always struck me a a cheap tool that fortunately had a bottle opener for the cheap bottle of wine in college. Looking at their website changed my mind. After being given a generic lock blade knife and found it wanting, the Dual Pro looks more like something I could really use. I will be hunting one down shortly.

    I will also be showing it to our Army son on leave in two weeks.ReplyCancel

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    Can you believe I’ve never owned a Swiss Army knife? I know, sad, right? Cheese is about as far Swiss as I’ve been. 🙂 LOLReplyCancel

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