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If you could make a Swiss army knife

Discussion in 'Knives' started by randywolf244, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. randywolf244

    randywolf244 Loaded Pockets

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    If you could custom make a Swiss army knife what tools would it have in it. The constant struggle for Swiss owners is having all the tools you need with the least amount of stuff you don't
     
  2. Tallboyjim

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    I started, but never finished a thread where I wanted to create an EDC forum SAK by listing every tool on a poll and the a knife created with the most popular tools.

    Or something like that. As I said I never finished it.

    My dream victorinox would have scissors, a nail file and an inline Phillips (a glorified 91mm rambler really!) amongst to the usual suspects. Victorinox have some odd combos but I bet most people who carry one carry it knowing it's not the right tool set but it's close enough. It's also why a lot of people own more than one. Clever marketing!
     
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  3. plague112

    plague112 Loaded Pockets

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    If I could customize one I'd have:

    Large Knife (locking)
    Punch/reamer
    Saw (locking)
    Pen
    Light
    Toothpick
    Tweezers
    Hook
    Maybe a file/scissor, unsure.


    Dull edge
     
  4. Frailer

    Frailer Loaded Pockets

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    In the cellidor line, the Compact is pretty close to ideal, although I'd replace the hook with an awl.

    The incomparable Bob Lessard replaced the opener layer on a Pioneer with scissors, and I wouldn't change a thing about it.

    If I were going to have a new knife made, it would be a Cadet with scissors.
     
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  5. Rockwell Torrey

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    I did.

    Start wuth a Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksack. My EDC knife.

    Locking blade a bit larger than most SAK. Locking is a safety thing. Can opener. Most of the time it is the only can opener in camp. Awl with eye, for repairs and projects. Saw, a good backup to my other two saws and one that is always with me. Good for night projects around the fire. Thin enough to ride in any pocket and be forgotten about till needed.

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    I added the small screw driver that rides in the cork screw. I don't know why all SAK that have a cork screw aren't shipped with one. I ware glasses and have used it to keep those little screws tight several times. After the blade my most used item.

    There is a space created by the bottle opener and can opener (underneath) that a small piece of cotton cloth with 3 magnetized needles and 4 fish hooks inserted in it, rides real snug.

    I took two 10ft pieces of bank line (that could be broken down into 60ft of fishing line/thread), folded them in half, and did a 4 strand weave to create a lanyard i added as a loop to the small split ring included on the SAK. I pushed the loop through a large plastic bead so I can put my hand through the loop and tighten up with the bead and not ever run the risk of dropping my SAK. Nice around water. A small beaner on my belt to clip the loop to while the SAK rides in a pocket makes sure it stays with me.

    I added a small fero rod to the the wrist loop and sharpened (squared?) the inside of the bottle opener to make a nice striker. Easy fire starter, 84 so far.

    A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. I guess that makes me just a giant Peter.
     
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  6. IHateBottleOpeners

    IHateBottleOpeners EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    If this i possible: (the '/' means 'on the back side')
    Layer 1: big blade+awl(pioneer style)/another awl with 'sewing' hole
    Layer 2: scissors/hook
    Layer 3: wood and metal file/another hook
    Layer 4: saw/blank (too thin to put another part on the other side, or maybe a thin chisel)
    Layer 5: big blade+small blade/philips screwdriver
     
  7. randywolf244

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    Now that I've seen a few responses I'll go though mine
    I would start with a deluxe tinker and add a file with a chisel on the back side and go to a rambler compact cam opener with a magnifying glass on the other side. Lastly make the main blade one handed
     
  8. 0dBm

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    Wenger Evowood S557 minus the insipid corkscrew.
     
  9. Gym55Rat

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    Big blade fine edge, small fully serrated blade, wood saw, can opener, large flat head, awl. (Robertson head if SAK makes it)
     
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  10. Nick4305
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I will redo a Rancher or an Harvester, i suppose.
    For all the other custom swappings and needings there are smart guys as Syph007 or rickinFL :)
     
  11. rickinFL

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    Interesting topic. This is exactly why I started modding tools. I learned over time what would fit and what was possible. Still learning new tricks and having new challenges. My ideal SAK was the very first one I built many years and hundreds of knives ago. The granddaddy of all stonewashed SAks....

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  12. Jean

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    They made it, then stopped: Voyageur
     
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  13. Nick4305
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    Hi Rick,
    it looks to me like the one owned by Heywood Floyd, isn't it ... ?
     
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  15. Nick4305
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Thanks my friend, i was quite sure about it 'cos i always loved that tools set and finish... ;)
     
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  16. gazz98

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    CyberTool Lite
    minus the corkscrew, small blade, multi purpose hook
    add saw, 1.5mm foldout screwdriver (like the one that comes with the corkscrew, great for glasses)
    drop the ABS/Celidor scales, add red G10 ones
    nice nylon sheath for optional belt carry or add to molle webbing
     
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    All i want is Alox solo, with a large electricians blade.

    I have plenty of leathermen to take care of other task.
     
  18. sungame

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    Personally, I would like what I call a Grand Voyageur; a Pioneer sized Voyageur (large blade, scissors, combo tool).

    Actually, I would also love to see the Oxymoron, a knifeless Swiss Army Knife for situations where you cannot legally carry a knife. Perhaps something like a Cadet where the knife blade is replaced by a pair of scissors?
     
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  19. John McNalley

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    For me it would be the Cybertool 41 with the small blade replaced by the small blade from the Electrician model and an added magnifying glass. The Cybertool 41 has everything I need from the Swisschamp except the magnifying glass, and includes the brilliant bit driver.
     
  20. rat-7

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    I'd love a Swiss Army pipe smoker's knife....... Small blade, tamper, thin pick, rounded scraping blade, larger sheepfoot blade for cutting plug or rope tobacco.
     
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