Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Locking, Finish, Overall Quality, Included Tools
Swiza D-04 in blue (sounds like a musical suite)
Tools like this one are why the Swiss have been so successful, currently & in the past, with their Swiss Army Knives (SAK). It is the boiled down essence of a multi-tool. Does it have an expresso machine with the frappe option? NO. Can I open a bottle of pop/beer with it? YES! Does it have the tools needed to build the Sistine Chapel? NO! Can it tighten my loose screws [HA,HA,HA] (if they're phillips or standard)? YES! You get my point. It has everything that you need (except common sense) and nothing else. It has a locking blade (for "safety concerns", but in reality a good idea for the occasional over-zealous users [AHEM!] ), soft grip scales (available in [over-compensating] red, [you're never going to get that clean again] white, & [a calming yet reassuring masculine] blue), a well designed ergonomic shape (or as some would say a non-threatening organically fluid form) that happens to fit into ones pocket, as well as hand, comfortably well. This is a tool that you can generally pull out of your pocket without the "OMG, hes got a knife" moments in life. And that's part of why the SWIZA D04 (in blue) is so functional, it doesn't scare old folks & make babies cry. I've actually had female sheeple see me using the Swiza and come up (at a distance) & ask me if that was a knife. After responding yes, (assuming that they didn't already run away & hide) I'd show her all of the functions & explain some of their uses. Then I'd fold it up and hand it to her so she could feel how comfortable, and relatively light, it was to hold. After handing it back to me, around 70-75% would ask where I got it because they thought their husband would like one. That kind of said a lot to me about this knife. It made me realize that this knife is about as un-tactical & unassuming as possible, yet at the same time fully functioning tool. While in no way shape or form is this the wolf in sheeps clothing, it is more akin the the fox in charge of the hen house. There is a reason for the old adage of "sly as a fox", and this is one of those reasons. End review!