Having thought the matter over more carefully, I think the wire stripper on the bottle opener blade is least useful. It may be the sole function that I've never used. If I worked with electrical wiring, I might feel differently.
I don't see why so many don't like the corkscrew. If you don't drink wine, just opt for a model that replaces the corkscrew with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
BTW, I just got the Victorinox Hunter model. Too heavy for a pants pocket , it goes very well in a belt pouch and Swiss Army Brands sells such pouches/sheaths. The knife also goes well in a coat pocket or a pack.
Oh: the corkscrew is no larger than that on the smaller models, like the Spartan or Tinker. The former German Army knife has a larger corkscrew, which works better. But even that smaller one usually suffices. It's an emergency tool, not meant for daily use. The same can be said of most of the blades on a SAK.
Note: the little deer head on the handle of the Hunter is a roe buck, called a rhebok in Germany. None of the video makers showing this model mentions that. They just refer to a deer head.
Last edited by Lone Star; March 3rd, 2017 at 04:36 PM.