As featured in Air Gunner Magazine:
John Rothery Wholesale is one of the biggest distributors of all things shooting, and I think it’s fair to say that just about every gun shop in the UK will have an account with them. They recently told me that they’ve become the UK distributor for Walther’s huge range of knives and torches. These products have a distinctly military or police feel to them, which is all the rage today.
The first item they sent me was the Multitac multi-tool (tactical multi-tool?) which a large and solidly built knife that features the usual 440 stainless steel locking knife blade, can opener and screwdrivers and pliers. In addition to these, it has a really useful driver that accepts the standard hex ‘bits’, of which nine are included. This is superb because it allows you to pack along all the right ones for your stock and scope mounts, so that you never need worry about anything coming loose again. The tool and driver bits are supplied in a strong belt pouch that can be worn either vertically or horizontally.
The build feels very robust with even the handles being made of metal. The whole tool is coated with a black, corrosion resistant finish, adding to the military look. I noted that there’s a built-in glass breaker, to smash car windows in an emergency.
The second item is the (Slim Line Series) SLS110 which is a superb little LED torch that has two power levels: 10 and 100 lumens. I found it in use all the time on short, winter days and the high setting is powerful enough to see the ground in front clearly as you walk, whilst the low setting is ideal for close work. It comes with two slip-on, fibre-optic extensions that allow you to direct light precisely where you need it, even in the most awkward places. One unit is straight whilst the other is curved at 90° –excellent for seeing into really confined spaces. It runs on a single AAA battery, keeping the body slender, as its name suggests. For me, it makes the ideal torch to add to your keys because it gives lots of power in a tough package without being too bulky in your pocket.
It looks like the Walther range of knives and tools do what they say on the tin, with features and the build quality where it counts. To find your nearest dealer visit www.bisley-uk.com and use their
‘Dealer Locator’ function by simply entering your post code.
Multitac RRP £34.95
Slim Line Series 110 RRP £26.95