Product Type: Victorinox gadgets
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The Swiss card fantastic for male and females
Victorinox Swiss Card
Member Name: claireylulu
Victorinox Swiss Card
Advantages: nine useful tools in a small plastic card
I will start my review with my Victorinox Swiss card is slightly different to the one above it is pink! It is to support breast cancer. Other than that it is the same. My fiancé brought me this Swiss card a good few years back as a stocking filler. He has a Swiss army knife himself and wanted to buy me something similar but knew I wouldn't be impressed with a knife! So whilst browsing their official website he came across this lovely little card that he thought would be perfect for my handbag. He couldn't have been more right. It has been in my handbag from the day I received it as a present.
The Swiss card is like a credit card and within this small little frame it contains nine miniature tools you might need on the move. The card measures roughly 8cms long by 5.5cms wide and a couple of mm's in depth. The card is made from strong thick plastic and does not bend. This card would be perfect for your purse, wallet (maybe not in pink though!) or your bag. I keep mine in a small inside pocket of my bag.
As mentioned it contains nine tools within it and they are:
Letter opener (blade)
Stainless steel pin
Nail file with
Ruler (cm & inches)
You must bear in mind how small these items are and although they are great quality you can expect them to serve as well as full size tools. All the pieces slot into the strong plastic card or are part of the card itself. The letter opener has a 4cm blade with a small 4cm pink handle to hold it with. The letter opener is sharp and I have had no problem opening the post with ease. The scissors on the other hand are not something you should expect to use to cut something up quickly with. They feel strong and well made with sharp blades to them but they only have one loop to put your finger in. I found it took me a while to get used to them and only use them when I really need to. On lending them to other people they haven't had any problems with them so it must just be me!
All the other tools are made of the same good quality you would expect from Swiss. The pen is great for when you have forgotten to sign something or to scribble some directions down but it can be a little slippery in your hand. It measures a small 6.7cms but is so handy to have. Over some time since I have had it I have used nearly all the tools apart from the stainless steel pin. I have yet to come across a time when I would need it.
The screwdriver is on the end of the nail file. I love this as who would think a screwdriver flat head is the end of a nail file only Swiss would think of that. It is only a small screwdriver head but I have found it useful when at children's birthday parties and the toys are screwed in with a screw. The ruler is the only thing that is part of the card. Along the top edge is the ruler, along one side is cms and it goes up to 7cms and on the other side is inches and that goes up to 3 inches.
This has been a great addition to my handbag and I didn't think I would use it as much as I do. The quality is fantastic and it still looks as great as it did a few years ago when I first unwrapped it. The card came in a lovely presentation case. Even though it was only cardboard it made it look fantastic. The cover sleeve that slides over it was in this case pink with the breast cancer sign on it.
The Swiss card comes in a selection of colours making it perfect for male or female. It would make a wonderful gift. The one I have does support the breast cancer campaign which is something close to my heart as at the end of 2009 my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and spent the beginning of 2010 having treatment for it. She is on the mend now, thankfully. On buying this particular pink coloured Swiss card item a £1 goes to the Breast cancer campaign.
As with all Swiss items you pay for what you get. You get fantastic quality so you pay for it. On the official Swiss site it was £18 the pink one is now reduced to £15. You can also find it on Amazon and this one and the red are priced about £15 as well. The Swiss card has moved on since I got it and there are different types now so it would be worth looking in to the tools available on the different cards to see which suits you or the person you are buying for best.
Summary: a fantastic gift
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