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Scissors on SAKs

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by flatline, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Rasthor

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    I was told once never to trust a bottle without a "rotary cork". Anyway, on the very rare occasion that it's needed, we have one of those waiter type tools.
     
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  2. Cheeser
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    Almost all Australian wine is screw caps now. Most viticulturalists say the wine is less likely to go bad with a screw cap
     
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  3. Lorenzo

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    I, personally, won't be sorry to see cork oak bark corks gone - at last, no choosing between corkscrew and proper cross screwdriver. But it's not happening so far.
     
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  4. 0dBm

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    The blades on Victorinox scissors are functionally adequate; however, I thoroughly dislike the spring as it adds a significant element of flimsiness that detracts from the overall usefulness AND actually makes me ignore this particular tool. I prefer the solid bar that is used in the Wenger products. As such, I found the Wenger Evowood S557 to have supplanted all my Victorinox SAKs.
     
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  5. masofnos

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    I would've thought that the scissors on the saks are ambidextrous
     
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  6. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Technically any pair of scissors can be used with either hand. But because of the natural movement of the hands as you squeeze if you are using the opposite hand that they are made for then the blades are pushed slightly apart instead of together. If you are aware of this you can compensate and effectively use any pair of scissors with either hand But with smaller scissors this is much harder to do.
     
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  7. masofnos

    masofnos EDC Junkie!!!

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    ahh that makes sense
     
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  8. gingerninja

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    The scissors arnt something I use to much on my SAKs but I do like Wengers scissors better
     
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  9. Redneck Bear

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    For me, on my Huntsman it's scissors, can opener, toothpick, blade ... i find it funny though. :)
    I suppose a multitool would be of more use to me lol ...
     
  10. northslope

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    I purchased a couple SAKs about four years ago. Two knives that didn't have scissors and one Spirit, that of course did. I find that I use my scissors as much or more than anything else. My wife is always asking for them while we are driving. I always find loose threads on my kid's clothes at church, etc. They also work great to trim my nails. Now I won't buy a SAK unless it has scissors. I mainly use my Fieldmaster right now and I've put the SwissChamp on my Christmas list because when I carry a SAK over my Spirit I find that I need wire cutters. I have an acre of ground with chickens and a garden and I'm often cutting wire. I find I enjoy my SAKS over using other multi-tools, even my Spirit (which is the best Multi-tool I've owned). If I know I'll be doing some work on the farm, I would opt for the Spirit but for everyday, I like the SAKs. In order I probably use most: Scissors, knife, toothpick, flat head, awl (for cleaning under finger nails), then everything else. If I have my Multi-tool I would put wire cutters and pliers right after flat head screwdriver.
     
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  11. Nenavist

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    I'm a huge fan of SAKs with scissors. I think the only SAKs I have without them are my two Soldiers. I really love my small collection of 84/85mm SAKs with scissors. I even have the matching 91's to go with a few of the 84's.[​IMG]
     
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  12. WyOkBuckskin

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    I love the the scissors on the SAK. I recently added a Fieldmaster to my collection. A super Tinker with a saw blade is what it amounts to.
     
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  13. sticktodrum

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    The Pioneer X was released, but hasn't made it to the US yet it seems. A stock Pioneer with scissors, should be nice.
     
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    I'm worried about the extra layer. I dislike the Farmer due to its thickness, so the X is going to be about the same.

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  15. Rebel

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    If you find my old, original Made in USA Micra the useless SOBs took from me one time please mail it back to me :(
     
  16. Rebel

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    This one is on my list. Available on ebay now.
     
  17. znapschatz

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    I was under the impression the Micra was still made in USA, even though they stop stamping them so about 15 (?) years ago. Has that changed?
     
  18. znapschatz

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    Flimsier than the Wenger setup, maybe, but in twenty years of using Victorinox, I've only had to replace the spring once. At the time, I bought a few more for just in case, but so far, no need.
     
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  19. Moshe ben David

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    Actually, it is pretty easy to get here in the US. Amazon has it (albeit seems limited to silver Alox); as does KnifeCenter out of Fredericksburg VA; also Cutlery Shoppe out of Boise Idaho. Google search will give others; but this probably makes the point!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  20. graham_s
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    I have one, it's a really nice EDC knife.

    [​IMG]
     
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