Gear review: Day Packer utility knife by Victorinox Swiss Army

Do you really need all those blades?

I so wanted to love the ultra-groovy, lime green, super-slim, Day Packer—made by Victorinox, founders of the traditional red Swiss Army knife. With a four-inch handle, a one-clip super sharp blade, perhaps this is all a person really needs—I thought before taking it out on a day hike. When you think about it, how often do we actually use the tweezers, scissors, toothpicks and umpteen blades? OK, not so much—but a corkscrew and a handy ring on the end so I can clip it to something, are my essentials in even the most basic knife. But the colour (actually there are seven funky shades), oh, the colour...

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