Victorinox are well known for making Swiss army knives so it makes absolute sense they should know what they are doing when it comes to making knives on a slightly larger scale. The 6-Piece Modern Cutlery Block certainly wouldn’t fit in your camping pack at 165 x 90 x 320mm but will look much more at home on your kitchen counter. The block itself has a nice weight to it at 1965g and feels very sturdy as you remove the knives, it is constructed from a durable beechwood that has been coated in anthracite lacquer.
As sports watches go, the Airboss Mechanical from Victorinox has a rather stylish design with a slimmed-down profile, the Swiss-made automatic movement ETA 2824-2 is visible through the translucent exhibition case back and in a world of the digital takeover there is something completely satisfying with seeing these delicate little cogs and mechanisms flitter about. The Airboss Mechanical comes in six designs, two with stainless steel strap, two with full leather strap and two with a fabric strap with leather inner lining.
In the UK we have a thing called the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’, which was a programme set up by Prince Phillip to get lazy teenagers out in the world completing various tasks to get a badge and brag about it on your University application or CV. The real reason anyone ever participated was for the expedition section of the scheme - this meant, at 14-years old, you and you mates were set lose in the countryside to navigate to a certain area and set up camp for the night, whilst a teacher would hop from pub to pub “keeping an eye” on everyone.