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What's on the perfect SAK

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Member

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    I started carrying a Classic SD in my tool bag a few years ago and I've been amazed at how often I use the scissors.
     
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  2. Brian Williams

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    I really like an officers model. I have 2 one well used and one NIB.
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  3. Shanghai McCoy

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    It's funny, but I was reminded by my wife the other day that the first gift I bought her was/is her Swiss Army knife. It's the Tinker because I thought she'd like having the scissors.
    She still has it too... :)
     
  4. Odd Job

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    Would be interesting to have a usage poll on these. I think my top three tools (in terms of how frequently they are used) would be:

    1) blade
    2) scissors
    3) Philips screwdriver
     
  5. dvcrsn

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    a new Tinker does me fine
     
  6. hso

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    The early Master Craftsman is 'bout what I'd pick. Think Ranger with the phillips and a metal file or the Tinker with the wood saw, scissors and the metal file/saw.
     
  7. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Over the years I carried several different models. Today I find my leatherman is even more useful.
     
  8. Madcap_Magician

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    I prefer Leatherman tools for the bit drivers and pliers, but the Pioneer with Alox handles is hard to beat for slim and useful. I don't think the saw on an SAK is worth much.
     
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  10. Speedo66

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    47FEF7F8-82CB-4754-8514-9ED491E13790.jpeg Bought this last summer for a European trip, wanted something useful but non threatening.

    Perfect minimal sausage and cheese cutter, beer and wine bottle opener. Bottle opener doubles as a can opener. Beer bottles there are not twist off, and some countries prohibit locking blades.

    Small enough not to notice it in your pocket and no gasps when you pulled it out. Still can't take it on a plane though. lol
     
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  11. Mizar

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    Victorinox Pocket Pal - as urban as it gets. For everything else I have tools that fit the bill much, much better...

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  12. KodeFore

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    I forget which model it was but i look for one with large general use blade, small backup blade blade to be kept very sharp, Phillips and regular screwdriver and can opener. Thats all i really want i a sak. I have made use of the wire stripper notch on the can opener. I also have a very thin single blade sak thats so thin i can tuck it away inside my wallet
     
  13. hso

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    I scored two of these for $40 each on EvilBae and plan on replacing the cork srews with phillips (ya gotta know a SAK modder to pull it off), but when done I'll have two old style Master Craftsman SAKs for the price of one.
     
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  14. John Joseph

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    I wish there were a Tinker size SAK with a Phillips and a cork screw.
     
  15. John Joseph

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    Looks like an excellent choice to include in a picnic basket!
     
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  16. John Joseph

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    I bought one of these 45 years ago---the cheapest knife in the hardware store.
    I needed a cheap knife for a "suicide mission" working in the dark crawl space under an old house and figured I probably end up losing it.
    I didn't.
    It's been on numerous other grubby missions since, and it's always made it home.
    I still have it--and still a great little knife!
     
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  17. hso

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    Just one thickness bigger...Explorer
     
  18. JN01

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    I carry the Mini-Champ every day. It doesn't have a toothpick or tweezer, but the SAK versions aren't all that great anyway. Instead I have a titanium toothpick and a Uncle Bill's Silver Gripper (not shown) attached to the same carabiner as the knife.

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  19. JudgeHolden10

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    I used to carry a Zero Tolerance, which was a great knife, but it did not get used much. For the past three years, I have carried a Hiker daily, and I use it all the time.
     
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  20. danez71

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    I'd like one with their main blade with the thumb hole, a the thin phillips straight slot combo, a tiny straight slot (that could have a bottle can open as part of it like the Leatherman Micro has), and an awl or pokey punch thing of some sort. At minimum, the blade and awl would be locking.
     
  21. Shanghai McCoy

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    Well I was touching up what's left of the main blade on my old Victronox and I see, (thanks to my new glasses), that it's marked Officier Suisse.
    Guess it's the "officer" model. o_O
    Like I said earlier, got it in 1984 while in Bermuda and it's served me well. :thumbup:
     
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