I bought this knife when I was about 12 years old. I still have it. As you might guess, it’s a little too bulky to carry around in my pocket. But I do throw it in the luggage when we’re heading for an overnight.
When I bought it, I was under the illusion that bigger was better. And at the time, the Victorinox Champion was the biggest and most feature‐laden model available. I paid $19 for it, which was a lot of money to me back then. (The latest equivalent has a few more features and costs $99.)
I am amazed that the basic design has remained the same over all those years. The seventh‐generation Porsche 911 looks similar to the original 1963 model. When a design is good, it’s worthwhile to explore deeply the reasons for changing it, before a re‐design.
What is the thing you’ve had longer than anything else?