Victorinox Evo Grip 18 Review
Last Update 28-04-2021
The Victorinox Evolution Grip art. n.2.4913.C8 is a 85mm 4 layer SAK from Victorinox, of course made in Switzerland like all Victorinox models, but, the Wenger derived line is still made in the Delémont factory.
It is the exact same model as the Wenger Evo Grip 18 only with some modifications from Victorinox, it comes with the standard can opener and awl, the logo has changed too.
It is a smaller version of the 85mm with two material grippy and contoured handles, very comfortable in the pocket.
The handles can be ordered in yellow-black and red-black with both locking blade or slipjoint mechanism.
the included 15 tools are:
Wenger derived blade (both locking or non locking available)
with 3mm small screwdriver (flat)
LOCKING Bottle Opener (unbeatable for beer bottles!)
with 6mm screwdriver (flat)
Awl / Reamer / Punch / thread hole multitool
Phillips 1-2 Screwdriver
Serrated Wenger Scissors
Tweeers (some of the best out there, I keep a spare one in the wallet)
Size 85mm long 23mm thick
94gr weight without lanyard
Tw component scales, ABS Cellidor e rubber grip
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Here is the stock photo with all the tools available for the Evo Grip 18 I don’t like to stress the springs opening all tools at once.
contoured and grippy YELLOW scales
4 layers design, still nice in the pocket
I keep it in the left hand pocket, no problem!
the blade design is from the 85mm Wenger, I prefer the belly and tip better than the Vic counterpart.
Bottle opener – flat screwdriver – wire stripper
pressure locks it in place
best beer bottle opener ever 😉
Can Opener – small flathead screwdriver
The scissors are serrated, they also come from Wenger, they cut through everything with easy, cuts are very clean and precise, the spring does not move like in the vic.
wood saw, works very well and keeps cutting well for a long time, I still have to dull one..
Cuts in both ways.
Nail file and cleaner.
One interesting use I found is as a staple remover in the office.
The punch/awl is a multitool that can be used to punch holes in leather, wood, plastic, cardboard, belts and to sew through them easily.
Phillips “1-2” cross head screwdriver, fits almost all sizes, the BEST you can find, the position makes it hand out a lot of torque.
tick and tweezers (best ever)
the tick is good for, well, many things
the tweezers are mostly used for splinters
split ring for the lanyard, fun and safety
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Last Words and Conclusions:
Price: the Evo Grip 18 is about 50€ on Amazon
What I like:
- GREAT Price and quality
- Swiss Made…since the beginning
- Good Steel, stupid easy to sharpen and good enough for most people
- arrives sharp and well sharpened
What I DON’T like:
- nothing else in particular
- lacks the small pin, used in too few models
- given the outdoor backing idea a sheath would be a nice option to have
- I’d love a 91mm version
the knife was bought with my own money, i was not paid for the review
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