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What’s your favorite Victorinox EDC knife?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Gasman-Marvin, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. aicolainen

    aicolainen Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks for the insight, EmarkM!
    My custom mini omits the tweezers and toothpick since the scales doesn't have the cut outs. And for general EDC it's not something I require or even miss, but I'm reasearchig to find a decent multitool for super light backpacking, and in that context I think tweezers and pen/toothpick make sense. That's a topic for a different thread though..

    Found that info on the Victorinox website and had to look it up (not being English, my vocabulary has some limitations). I really didn't know such "tools" existed or that anyone could need something like that. I like your description better, a spoon was actually the first thing that came to mind when I saw it, but in the end I won't be needing it as either, so I'll probably end up using it for light pry work like @Tallboyjim

    Anyhow, this thread lacking pictures
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    Best I could do on the fly in a poorly lit room with no windows
     
  2. EMarkM

    EMarkM Loaded Pockets

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    One use of the cuticle pusher that I read somewhere that made me smile was as an ice cream spoon!

    Yours looks like a nice custom example.
     
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  3. Tallboyjim

    Tallboyjim Loaded Pockets

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    Now that’s custom and beautiful and I’d never use it, because it’s custom and beautiful. Buy it - yes, use it - I wouldn’t dare! Which is my loss if I’m honest.
     
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  4. Tallboyjim

    Tallboyjim Loaded Pockets

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    That is genius!
     
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  5. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

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    Since Victorinox acquired Wenger...
    My favourite and only Vic knife/multitool is the Wenger S557 with the wooden scales. I eliminated all the others.
     
  6. medic68

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    I've been carrying this for eons, have a number of other models but this one seems to always be in my pocket[​IMG]

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  7. dmattaponi

    dmattaponi Loaded Pockets

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    91mm
    1.Swiss Champ
    2. Explorer Plus
    3. Craftsman

    58mm
    1. Minichamp
    2.Rambler

    Current EDC is the Explorer Plus pictured above, but it’s not uncommon for me to switch back and forth every so often. The Swiss Champ is always handy at home and gets used a lot too. The Minichamp is always in my pocket when at home.

    I’ve been Carrying a Vic SAK as my EDC since 2007. I didn’t think I’d like them all that much, but they have been so useful I now have to have one on me all the time, whether out and about or at home.


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  8. MatBlack

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    Why choose?
     
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  9. MatBlack

    MatBlack Loaded Pockets

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    My Soldier is my favorite. (today)
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  10. aicolainen

    aicolainen Loaded Pockets

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    I’m still a SAK noob, but I’ve gained some more experience and I’m slowly finding my spot in the SAK universe.
    My take is, and this might rub someone the wrong way, that the SAKs doesn’t really hit the target as EDC tools - for me. And that last part can’t be overstated. This is just my opinion, and I have no problem seeing how these tools could be the perfect EDC tools for most people. And the numbers support that.

    What I’ve found though, is that I like some SAKs as a very minimal approach to some specific tasks and also as part of modular systems.
    The slim tools with just a few layers around the Cadets length makes the most sense for me. They are extremely compact and lightweight, but still quite useful and infinitely better than nothing. And nothing is really the only alternative that is less heavy and bulky, so it’s not much of a trade off there. This is a bit less obvious for the bigger tools, in my unexperienced opinion.
    Another benefit of the slim SAKs with fewer tools, is that you end up with less duplicate/redundant tools when setting up modular systems.

    As I type this, I get a sneaking feeling that my talk of modular systems could appear very nerdy and far fetched. Well there might be something there, but obviously I don’t see it that way myself. Both through lots of hiking and backpacking and also ridiculous amounts of international travel, I’ve grown to be very weight (and space) conscious. And I believe that by deliberately picking very specific tools that are both smaller and complementary to each other, I end up with something that is not only smaller and lighter, but even more useful than just mindlessly grabbing the big old multitool with every tool imaginable, just to be on the safe side.
    One example of such is simply separating out the plier. Either in a separate tool, or a simple pliers based MT. This way I can hold something in place with the plier whilst manipulating the other part of the puzzle with a different tool.

    Long winded, as usual, but there you have it.

    PS! I wan’t to try out the smallest cyber tool as part of my backpack EDC, just haven’t found it at a reasonable price yet. That seems like a very reasonable tool to carry in my line of work, and I’m a little surprised it took so long for me to realize it.
     
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  11. Marskindri

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    Mine is Swiss Champ, nothing else.
     
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  12. charlie fox

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    I’d have to say my Craftsman is the one I would grab if I could only save one. Everything I need, nothing I don’t ;)
     
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  13. JIM

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    I prefer the 85mm to the 91mm. Currently have a small tinker, always looking out for a Salesman, but oh-well..
     
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  14. thegrouch314

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    1. Alox Cadet - disappears in the pocket, big enough to be useful
    2. Spartan - Good range of tools, not too big, I like a second blade
    3. Super tinker - So many tools, still small enouigh to use in hand, unlike the Champ
    4. Escort - smallest of the lot for a keychain carry
     
  15. dmattaponi

    dmattaponi Loaded Pockets

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    If I had to choose one, it would be the Swisschamp.


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  16. Wishoot

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    I love the Huntsman. Today I used the large blade, scissors, toothpick and saw (surprisingly good). It can be a bit bulky, but it's utility is superb IMO. I'd love to replace the hook with something else. Some find it useful. I don't. I'm hoping to be in a situation where the corkscrew is desperately needed so I can be the hero that opens a bottle of wine. Preferably with a group of bikini models.

    The Super Tinker is probably my second favorite.

    The Camper is also excellent.

    I still need an Alox, among a number of other models.