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Swiss army edc

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Cao87, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Cao87

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    Hey I am looking for something small that is from victorinox or Swiss army that has a knife and scissors but I don’t want to spend a $100


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  2. SOS24

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    The Swiss Army Compact is a great edc SAK - 91mm 2-layer with Knife, scissors, and combo tool. If you want even smaller then 58mm Classic or Rambler are good.
     
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  3. A.B.

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    Victorinox climber with the cellidor scales or a vic alox X. Or if you want really small a classic. Nowhere near a 100.

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  4. Cao87

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    Just wondering what is the other purpose or purpose for having a parcel hook


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  5. A.B.

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    If you have a vic with a pen, open up the hook, put the pen in line with the knife, close it and you have a (reasonably) functional grip.

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  6. karlito

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    In Europe parcels are (or were) often packaged in paper with string around it. Carrying the package by the string dug into one's fingers, hook the parcel hook under the string and you now have a handy dandy comfortable Swiss parcel carrying handle.

    Edit: Nevermind, I didn't see the "other" purpose part.
     
  7. SOS24

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    The hook on the compact is also a file. There are videos on YouTube with some different uses for the hook. Some of the things I have used it for are:
    - getting out knots
    - Tightening/loosening eye hooks
    - lifting the lid off a camping pot
    - threading string through mesh
    - lifting or pulling out small grating like grill/oven rack




     
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    I keep an Alox Mini Champ on my key ring. Two blades, scissors, few other tools. It doesn't get used a lot, but it does get used and when I need it, I need it.
     
  9. Cao87

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    Hmmm so many to choose from
    Anyways I don’t do any out door activities I just want something that is “urban edc” so like scissors knife of corse a bottle opener stuff like that and is pocket friendly


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  10. dorebow

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    Huntsman, $35 on Amazon
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  11. SOS24

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    If you are just wanting a pocket friendly basic SAK with scissors and knife, I think the Rambler, Compact, Climber, Super Tinker and Pioneer X are your best options.

    To narrow it down, answer these questions.

    As far as knife, is a 1.5in little pen knife blade sufficient to keep as small as possible?
    - Yes - then Rambler, a 58mm like Classic but adds bottle opener and small phillips in its extra tool.

    If you want a more substantial blade, then it comes down to the 91mm or 93mm other models which are differentiated by the other tools.

    How important is the scale tools (toothpick and tweezers)?
    - If they are important to you, then you do not want a Pioneer X

    Do you want a phillips driver?
    - If so, then you do not want a Compact
    - If so, is the small flat driver on the end of the can opener that many use for phillips good enough or would you rather also have a center phillips in place of cork screw?
    — If you want the center dedicated phillips, then the Super Tinker is most likely best
    — If you want Phillips, but the can opener tip is sufficient, then then the Climber or Pioneer X (if you don’t care about scale tools) could also work

    If you do not care about Phillips driver, then here are some points to help differentiate and decide:
    - Pioneer X - it is slightly longer and has Alox scales, but the tools are a lot thicker making a little more sturdier. It has a reamer instead of a small 2nd blade. It does not have the scale tools or backside tools (cork screw, hook)
    - Compact - only 2-layers so thinnest, instead of separate bottle and can opener they are combined into one combo tool, no small blade, comes with plus scales so comes with pen also
    - Only difference between Climber and Super Tinker is corkscrew (Climber) or phillips in its place (Super Tinker).

    Hope this helps to differentiate and narrow down decision.
     
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  12. A.B.

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    Just buy one. You'll probably end up buying a couple more anyway...

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  13. Moshe ben David

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    The parcel hook on SAK dates back to the early days of Victorinox. Back then, paper bags were not really in use. Merchants would wrap your purchases in (usually I think) brown paper and secure with twine. The hook literally allowed the knife to serve as a handle; much more comfortable than having the twine cut into your hands.

    In modern times, it has not been so unusual for people to buy 'handles' that they can use to carry several full plastic shopping bags; same principle.

    I highly recommend anyone who uses or is curious about SAK to see a series of YouTube videos by Nikos Doulas NikGyver. He shows tremendous creativity in finding modern uses for the various tools, including the parcel hook, on SAK.

    Check this one out for example:

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  14. Cao87

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    Oh my a lot to choose from
    I know I don’t want a parcel hook and cork screw
    I want a knife scissors and Phillip screwdriver
    What other tools come in handy


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    Rambler, every day and twice on Sunday! IMO, in the small Victorinox line, it's the sweet spot between size and functionality.

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  16. Cao87

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    I’m between
    Huntsman
    Compact
    Super tinker
    What do you think



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  17. A.B.

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    Get the huntsman, and if you don't want the saw get the climber

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  18. Cao87

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    How old do you think this is it’s my dads


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  19. Moshe ben David

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    I'm a fan of many SAK; but given what you ask, I'd line up the Huntsman, the Fieldmaster, and the Deluxe Tinker as similar in size albeit with some differences in the tools.

    If you want to keep it a bit slimmer, then definitely either the Super Tinker or the Climber.

    I like having a scissor you see!

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  20. Cao87

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    Yeah I like to have a slimmer profile also i like the alox look so the good and bad thing is that there is a lot to choose from also I don’t need a cork screw nor do I need a saw but like how the song goes you can’t get always get what you want


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