Kit Focus — Victorinox Ranger Grip Boatsman Expedition Knife / Multi-tool

Victorinox Ranger Grip Boatsman Expedition Knife
Executing successful expeditions relies on good quality equipment. The Victorinox Ranger Grip Boatsman is quite probably the only pocket knife / multi-tool that you will ever need; whether exploring the remote wilderness or chasing ocean horizons.

I grew up in a family of water-sports enthusiasts, and spent many summers teaching sailing to cadets. One thing that was drummed into me from an early age was the importance of having a good knife with you when you are on the water. A sailing knife is a necessity to handle tasks like seized shackles; but it is also a vital safety aid in the event of you becoming entangled in rigging or ropes — this hold true for both sailing boats or sea kayaks.

The benefits of a good pocket knife / tool are also evident for bikepacking, bicycle touring, hiking, and camping. Bike maintenance tasks demand a strong and reliable set of tools, whilst wild camping and cooking necessitate a good blade and accessories like a corkscrew, bottle opener, can opener and pliers.

The Victorinox Ranger Grip Boatsman is an iconic knife and has risen to the top of my rankings as an invaluable expedition companion. It is beautifully made, with faultless Swiss quality, and a smart holster case.

Listed below are the 16 instruments the knife holds; particularly noteworthy of which are the large locking serrated blade and needle nose pliers — great for cutting rope and undoing seized shackles. I have also been particularly grateful of the marlin spike for undoing knots, and the neat screwdriver bits that slot into the handle of the knife.

A feature rich and very well-designed knife for all outdoor sports: whether cycling, sailing, or sea kayaking. The Victorinox Ranger Grip Boatsman is an investment, but it should be a lifetime companion.

The Victorinox Ranger Grip Boatsman features:
  • Keyring
  • Toothpick
  • Tweezers
  • Bit slotted screwdriver 4.5
  • Bit Phillips screwdriver 3
  • Bottle opener
  • Wire stripper
  • Screwdriver 5 mm
  • Large blade with serrated edge
  • Reamer, punch, and sewing awl
  • Corkscrew
  • Can opener
  • Screwdriver 3 mm
  • Shackle opener
  • Marlin spike
  • Needle-nosed pliers

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Victorinox Ranger Grip Boatsman Expedition Knife

Victorinox Ranger Grip Boatsman Expedition Knife


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