It looks like this model is not available in the US. I was able to find pleanty of companies over seas that had it listed, it's possible they would be willing to sell to you and ship it overseas. Most major credit card companies will automatically calculate transfer rates for you now.
Here is one link. E-mail me if you'd like some more, there were a ton available.
Thanks for your help! I guess I'll order one from overseas then. Wonder why they aren't selling it here? Hey Jeff, how do you like yours? To me it looks like the perfect woods blade and EDC. It's got tools that I actually will use. Maybe I'll get 2, so I have one to put away.
I can't remember where I got this name but you may want to give them a try. I have no experience with them.
Victorinox Stores Inc. (Paul Elsener)
100 Greyrock Place
Stamford Town Center
Stamford, CT 06901
Tknife--the Locksmith is my every-day-carry. I have used it to replace the Adventurer model on all but formal occasions. It is bulkier and heavier than the Adventurer (the Adventurer is two springs thick while the Locksmith is 4 springs thick). I don't use the saw and file all that often, but I like having them. All the other blades are found on the Adventurer and get used all the time.
I carry mine by the side of my wallet in my back pocket. It is not obtrusive carried that way. It would make quite a bulge in a front pocket. Since it is large and black rather than "swiss-army-knife-red" colored I have had delays while I talked myself through airport security. With the Adventurer I had some of the same, but to a lesser degree.
I might not tolerate the weight of the Locksmith if I didn't routinely wear suspenders.
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The frist is cheaper but you almost have to take surface shipping to make it worthwhile. I got a couple of explorer's and a couple of Workchamps from them.
The second has better then US prices (although not as good as the first) and their shipment is quite swift 1-2 weeks. I bought a couple of Mountaineers and a bunch of spare parts from them. I would use either one. Also, the seond one (Pizzini) has a bunch of other knives including good prices on the Boker Optima that I have been considering on and off for a while now.
Like with the locksmith neither the Mountaineer or the Workchamp are sold in the US. I did find a place in NJ that sells the Workchamp but they wanted $80 for it and I got mine for about $40!
Contact me directly if you need any additional information. I would be glad to help -- I really like (and collect) SAK's and am more then willing to discuss them with anyone who is willing to listen!
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Just curious here... is there any particular reason they call this the "locksmith"? I know there probably is a locking blade on it, as there is on most of the other similar sized Victorinox knives, that would explain the "lock" part, but what about the "smith"?
The name comes from the metal file/saw blade. The addition of this blade, and a Phillips screwdriver instead of the corkscrew, is the only difference between this and the Rucksack, for those of you familiar with that one (also is black, not red). So, it's one blade thicker.
[This message has been edited by wa (edited 04-09-2001).]