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What do you do with the hook on the back of a SAK?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, May 31, 2019.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    This guy knows...
     
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    Dude is just all over the house/garage looking for things to hook lol

    Good info
     
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  3. bikerdoc

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    Back in the day we used them to pull the cotton ball out of pill bottles
     
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    I (almost) felt discriminated for not having a hook on any of my SAKs, but then I remembered that I do almost all of those things with my fingers. But then again, they don't bend like string cheese when I'm opening a (beer) can... ;)
     
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    Ok, I have the vaguest of memories that there is something specific to the K-31 that the hook is specifically meant for. But, hanged if I can remember what.
     
  6. MutinousDoug

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    Try tightening your hunting boot laces.
     
  7. troy fairweather

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    i have used it in one weird way, when i was 13 i was out rabbit hunting. it was about 10 degrees out. shot 2 that day. when i was unloading my 10-22, i dropped the mag. it landed on a rock, right on the rim of the 22 round in the mag. that round when off, i check all was ok. when i got home, got my boots off and it was full of blood. the 22 when thru my jeans, and about 1/2 inch in to my leg. just right of my kneecap. i did not even feel it. the year before i had a bad bicycle wreck and cut that same spot. i needed 30 some stitches the cut was 6 inches long.
    the reason i did not feel the bullet was that area is always numb even today. and it was so cold my legs were numb to. i used that hook to pick the bullet out. seams to have a million and one uses.
     
  8. Kookla

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    It was for grabbing the bundle string around a package and using the the rest of the knife as a handle to carry it.
     
  9. JohnKSa

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    That's what I had heard as well.
     
  10. jmr40

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    I've owned 6-8 SAK's over the years. The hook is news to me. Never seen one with that feature.
     
  11. bigger hammer

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    They work well for a handful of plastic grocery bags. Until they banned them here, that is.
     
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    Mine came in handy the last time i was required to do an impromptu mummification on a pharaoh. Its a bit short for getting ALL of the brains out, but the Inox was a snap to clean up.
     
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    Gutting small birds?
     
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    I thought it was a package hook, to carry packages tied up with twine. Not as much use for that anymore, of course.
     
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  15. edwardware

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    It's a lace hook, for lace-up ice skates and ski boots.

    They ARE Swiss after all.
     
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  16. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a parcelhook, but it obviously has a myriad of other uses.
     
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    I've heard it is for tightening shoe/boot laces
     
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