Gear Review: Victorinox Day Packer Knife

One simple blade that gets the job done.
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One simple blade that gets the job done.

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If you don’t plan on gutting small game or playing MacGyver with your snowshoe bindings, all you want is a simple, high-quality blade that’s light, packable, and affordable. The Day Packer’s 2.75-inch stainless steel blade is long enough for slicing salami or chopping garlic, and strong and sharp enough for whittling or tinder shaving. The four-inch, textured nylon handle is easy to grip, even for larger hands. $30; 1.7 oz.; victorinox.com