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Best SAK for all-around EDC?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by sharpguyjp, May 21, 2009.

  1. scythe

    scythe Loaded Pockets

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    Vic Huntsman with GITD scales. I got the model with the phillips instead of the corkscrew...makes my rotation every few days.
     
  2. 62Tele

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    Haven't found one that's perfect for all settings. For shirt and tie days, the Cadet is great, around town on days off a Pioneer has found it's way back into my pocket, and for backcountry fishing, bike touring etc, I couldn't be happier with a Spirit X and a folder.
     
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  3. ncc123

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    I carved a toothpick for the tweezer slot in my Micra out of a Plackers. The thickness and overall effectiveness of the toothpick is great, you just have to carve to the right width and length: a 5-10 minute job.
     
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  4. Marguerite Lamorey

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  5. Theron

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    Wenger EvoGrip 18
     
  6. Border Force

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    Another vote for the Cadet....plus you can hang your keys off it.
     
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  7. BklynBoy

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    It's kind of small, but I like the Ambassador. I've had one on my key chain for years. I usually also carry a Spyderco Native or Delica with it
     
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  8. Ibrahim Sarp Dogan

    Ibrahim Sarp Dogan Loaded Pockets

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    i will talk about saks i have:

    swisschamp:eek:f course a perfect edc tool, has almost every tool victorinox designed.but the size and the weight of it is an important issue for most of us.

    solo:not an all around you know, single blade, but i like it.

    compact:solves %90 of my problems on city life, but if there is an awl or a philips instead of hook, it would be nearly perfect.i use hook but i need awl and philips more.

    spartan:i bought a mint second hand from a bargain, i powered it up with a mini screwdriver and stainless pin.it gives more screwdriver options than the compact, small knife is a good option for discreet use in public, and i think i can do almost everything i do with scissors, with a sharp knife easily.pen, not an issue for me, i always carry a quality fountain pen.

    i have a rescue tool on the way but she is a specified tool as yo know, so she is out of this poll.

    as a result; spartan is a capable edc for me on daily basis, maybe if i have a cybertool i would prefer it.
     
  9. Ibrahim Sarp Dogan

    Ibrahim Sarp Dogan Loaded Pockets

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    i will talk about saks i have:

    swisschamp:eek:f course a perfect edc tool, has almost every tool victorinox designed.but the size and the weight of it is an important issue for most of us.

    solo:not an all around you know, single blade, but i like it.

    compact:solves %90 of my problems on city life, but if there is an awl or a philips instead of hook, it would be nearly perfect.i use hook but i need awl and philips more.

    spartan:i bought a mint second hand from a bargain, i powered it up with a mini screwdriver and stainless pin.it gives more screwdriver options than the compact, small knife is a good option for discreet use in public, and i think i can do almost everything i do with scissors, with a sharp knife easily.pen, not an issue for me, i always carry a quality fountain pen.

    i have a rescue tool on the way but she is a specified tool as yo know, so she is out of this poll.

    as a result; spartan is a capable edc for me on daily basis, maybe if i have a cybertool i would prefer it.
     
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  10. crackout

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    My latest mod finally cures all edc-itches.

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    Serrated blade for ropes and thick cardboard, and the small blade for dirty or delicate cutting work.
     
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  11. wave180

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    ^ I like this one.
     
  12. Redneck Bear

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    What I would love to have is basically one-layer-slimmer Huntsman - ie. a three layer SAK, either a

    93mm alox with
    1) large knife / can opener
    2) wood saw
    3) scissors

    or better yet a

    91mm callidor with the same plus on the back side
    - reamer
    - corkscrew

    But I'm don't think it is possible to fit a large knife and a can opener into one layer ...
     
  13. Moshe ben David

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    My favorites are the Huntsman and the Alox Farmer! At least on casual days. When dressed for business I go with my red Alox Cadet.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  14. Redneck Bear

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    +1 for the Huntsman :)
     
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    Huntsman, Tinker, Cadet, Rambler and Classic are my favourites in no particular order.

    Honestly, any SAK will make for an excellent all-around tool. Just pick the one that appeals to you the most and 90% of the time you'll be happy.

    Edit. Just noticed how old this thread is. Oh well.
     
  16. Redneck Bear

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    I know, I'm the necromancer here ... but nevermind, this topic is always being discussed, IMO ... :)
    Or, given the 2-year pause ... it isn't ... :D
     
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  17. Radioactive_Man

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    Swiss champ if you're carrying it in a bag, Mechanic if you want to pocket carry. Ya'll sleeping on those pliers. They're not robust like on a multitool, but they're so precisely machined they act like super tweezers.
     
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  18. severdhed

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    +1 for the huntsman.

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
     
  19. O_G

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    Swisscard, Manager, Executive, Golfer/Compact, or Climber. Gotta have scissors.
     
  20. charlie fox

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    So, a Cadet with scissors would be the absolute best...

    Anyone at Victorinox listening?