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Basic Swis Army Knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by PATH, Dec 25, 2002.

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  1. PATH

    PATH Member

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    I have found that my basic Swiss army knife does most of what I need to do in everyday use. What do you folks think of this venerable old standard.
     
  2. 762x51

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    I agree. Most of the daily knife chores can be accomplished with a good old SAK. I will say however, if you get the chance to play with any custom knives out there, you probably wont want to use your SAK anymore. ;)
     
  3. Ron L

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    I carry one on my keychain every day. I'm constantly being asked for scissors or tweezers or a knife. It's amazing how many times each day I'm digging in the pocket for it for one reason or another.
     
  4. sm

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    My current EDC is the small (toothpick, tweezer, spear and nail file) can fit on a key ring.

    All I ever carried for years was the yellow trapper by Case

    Afield carry the one I bet your referring to--general chores, bottle can opener--the trapper was for game and fowl.

    Alot of knife for the money, handy quick and versatile.
    I have kept one in vehicle for 25 yrs, heck 10 yrs ago I used it while on a scenic drive with mom...guess what mom HAD to have..guess whom still has and uses it...sibs thought I nuts...Mom corrected them...btw...she even used it today;)
     
  5. ahenry

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    A good Swiss Army knife is hard to beat. That said, I do own more than just a few knives and I have yet to own one that does everything perfectly. A couple that come close, but no knife will do everything.
     
  6. sam3

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    i don't leave home without one.
     
  7. Captain Bligh

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    I have about three different SAKs. I like Victorinox. My favorite is the Executive but I also have several Classics. I always have a SAK in my pocket but sometimes I also carry a Spyderco Delica as my lil back-up knife.

    RJ
     
  8. mikemck

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    I prefer the Victorinox brand, but the Wife gave me a Wenger Tradesman for Christmas, and it's not bad, overall.
    There are some subtle differences, but nothing too drastic.

    I had asked for a Victorinox Deluxe Tinker, after I somehow lost my standard Tinker, but she could not find any locally and it was too late to order on-line.
    Being that she does not have a "trained eye" like I do, she bought the Wenger and hoped for the best ;)
     
  9. labgrade

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    I've a Classic (?) always in my pocket - the one that's about 2" long = scissors, blade, toothepick, tweezers, neal file, eiother the Huneter or Hunstman.

    One has a bit more stuff, the other a lockblade & a bit bigger. Either will & have done elk.

    Like my knives, but not a snob - except for the "lowly" SAW.

    Oh, & make mine Victorinox. Wengers suck. ;)
     
  10. Line Rider

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    I love my SA Ranger and Soilder.
     
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    I feel undressed without a SAK in my pocket. I always have an Executive with me, but often add a larger model too. Although I have lots of knives, the SAK is much easier on the sheeple when you pull it out to cut something. One time a co-worker said, upon seeing the serrated Delica I was using, " wow, a Rambo knife!",
    the sad part is that she wasn't being sarcastic:rolleyes:
     
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    Carry a Victorinox Officer's Model daily.
     
  13. bad_dad_brad

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    I prefer the Wegner. Seems the springs are stronger and the blade is sharpened easier. The SAK manufacturers needs to make a small general purpose knife with a locking blade though. Ever have a blade come down on your fingers? Ouch.
     
  14. Ron L

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    Victorinox makes a few models with locking blades, the Nomad and Hunter, for example. Wenger at least has the Ranger with a locking blade, but these are the mid-size knives. None of the smaller "pocket" or keychain knives that I saw had any locking device on them.

    That's why I also carry a Spyderco as well as my SAK. My Spydercos see more cutting use then the SAK.
     
  15. Navy joe

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    I carry a Tinker? I think everywhere. It's the smallest one that has both blades, scissors and magnifying glass which is what I considerSAK essentials. Victorinox only, never owned a Wenger. Just got fo christmas one of the lock blade models, I think the blade would break long before the lock would, very nice as close to an everything knife as I have seen. Unless of course you get a Swisstool...
     
  16. trapshooter

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    Victorinox. I think it's the executive. Long blade, short blade, file, orange peeler (handy!), scissors, tweezer, toothpick. Can carry this in any mode of dress, from a tux to shorts. :cool:
     
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    I also agree.
     
  18. HS/LD

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    I carry a little Victornox with several blades etc.

    HS/LD
     
  19. Jim V

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    I always have a couple of knives on my person and one of those is my Tinker. I use it much more than I do the others.
     
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    I require a SAK with sissors and a blade. I carried an executive model long enough for the red grip to get thin enough to see through. Then the grip fell off. Now I carry a boy scout version that replaces the cork screw with a phillips head screw driver. It's just a bit large for formal dress however (not that I let that stop me).
     
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    I've got a few Victorinox SAK's that I rotate for EDC.Great knives for not alot of money.tom.
     
  22. HeadCleaver

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    I am partial to Victorinox. When in the field I like to keep the SAK Explorer handy. I bought 2 SAK Boyscout Adventurers for my sons for Christmas.
     
  23. hso

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    Knife manufacturers all "wish" that they had this knife in their stable. More of them are sold than any other knife heard of in the world and with good reason. They represent great value, good quality, and good service to the owner.

    I 'spose that's why I have 3.
     
  24. Kahr carrier

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    There great I like the Champion Model myself:D
     
  25. SteelyDan

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    There was a show on the History Channel (?) tonight on edged weapons. I was only half paying attention, but I think they said Victorinox sells 26 million knives a year. Holy smokes!
     
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