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What if you could customize a SAK completely?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by gadgetguy35, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. gadgetguy35

    gadgetguy35 Loaded Pockets

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    I'm sorry if there is a topic on this but I couldn't find it. If you could completely customize a SAK, how would you do it? I would want the standard openers, then an inline phillips/magnifier layer, then a cybertool bit driver layer, then scissors, and then the knife layer. On the bottom I would want a phillps, awl, and hook. and plus scales. As far as I know they don't make one that is just like this, the closest is the cybertool 34, which I own. I am thinking of modding it myself but I don't know how the rivets are finished so you can put scales on. I guess I could just do alox, that would be awesome.
     
  2. houdini28

    houdini28 Loaded Pockets

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    I have thought about this many times as well. I may eventually try to make my dream SAK, but that will be some time down the line as I have other projects to try and my knowledge of modding is, as of yet, limited (I need to experiment more). I would want to take a Victorinox Compact and add a long file to it (it becomes the Trail Master) and then add the bit system and driver from the Cybertool series to it.

    Such a set up would provide a knife, can/bottle opener/wire stripper/screwdriver, file, scissors, and a set of screwdrivers - the tools which I most often use on any pocket knife or multitool.
     
  3. nemesis5656

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    Sosak could probably make a custom for you
     
  4. gadgetguy35

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    What do they charge(besides materials) to do that? can I send them the knives containing the components and have them "frankenstein" one together?
     
  5. nemesis5656

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    i do not know their pricing for labor, but I think you can get them frankenstein.
    The only thing is they both have to be the same mm like 94mm 111mm etc...
     
  6. jzmtl

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    Most members on SOSAK do it for themselves, not commercially. The only one does it is scibeer and he's been MIA for a while now.
     
  7. Stutoffee

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    Id like one something like the pocketknife that Val Kilmer uses in "The Saint" with hinged scales & allsorts of goodies inside.
     
  8. nuphoria

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    Read the articles on SOSAK - there's a huge amount of help there to be had. Also, over at Multitool.org we do a lot of SAK torturing and there are some tutorials etc :)

    I did my first one after picking the right brains and it went well... really not too hard with a few basic tools.
     
  9. phaserrifle

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    I have two:
    1) a huntsman, with alox scales, that can still fit the tweezers and toothpick, with a bail (like on the wenger swiss army 70). even better if you could do it with the huntsman plus.

    2) an OHT, with plain edged blade (far as I can tell they are all part serrated) with the large and small blades from the mid size models. a pocket clip would be nice too........

    I suspect the first is more or less impossible, and the second could be done, but would be expensive. :mad:
     
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  10. yellowhammer

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    An Alox Compact would do me just fine. Or a Pioneer with scissors instead of the bottle opener. And the Alox scales should be bright lime green... ;D
     
  11. Buzzbait

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    I'm easy. I just want a Farmer with added scissors and a hollow rivet.
     
  12. gadgetguy35

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    I would love that combo too. I am still saving for my farmer, I have a wishlist that has over 10 SAK's alone on it. The hollow rivet is for a lanyard I assume?
     
  13. Trickster

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    I'm perfectly content with my transparent-blue scaled Climber. It has got the right amount of tools without beeing too fat.

    Although IF I could point Victorinox RnD into a certain direction I would do the following:
    -Remove the toothpick and replace it with a retractable pen, like the one on the Signature.
    -Remove cork pull, awl and hook (never use them, except for the cork pull, and that only to hold a micro-screwdriver), and try to put a bit holder (for standard-size bits) in their place.

    Okay, both ideas are not do-able with factory parts a the moment, but one can dream.
     
  14. gadgetguy35

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    I like the bit driver idea, but since we can't get them to do that, Have you ever considered a cybertool? I have the CT 34 and it has a fantastic bit driver on it, but you can only use the bits that Vic makes. Better than nothing though.
     
  15. Buzzbait

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    Yep. I never carry a SAK without some method of lanyard attachment. And I kind of prefer a hollow rivet, as opposed to the little keyring on most alox SAKs.
     
  16. xxecatxx

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    there are some OHT with plain edges.
    http://www.knivesplus.com/victorinoxknifevn-54875.html
     
  17. Manatakui

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    I'd bite for any new runs of the older 1950s-and-prior knives, especially the old soldier design, so long as they're remade with more nail-forgiving backsprings.

    Likewise, a simple OHT with corkscrew instead of Phillips would make me happy, or an Explorer Plus with an upscaled nail file/nail cleaner as what's available on the 84mm range.
     
  18. Timbokhan

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    Realistically, I would like a knife, phillips driver, mini pry (something small and simple), awl, scissors, toothpick and tweezers, and magnifying glass.

    Unrealistically, I want it to have a gun feature.
     
  19. Manatakui

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    Your realistic wants are for an Explorer. The Explorer (I'd recommend the Plus version) can be found for roughly $30 many places. :)

    With the Explorer, you get: large blade, small blade, corkscrew; scissors, hook; inline Phillips, magnifier; and bottle opener/large screwdriver/wire stripper/pry end, can opener/small screwdriver, and awl. Each of the tools are listed as to which layer they're found, with the exception of the tweezers and toothpick; if you opt for the Plus version, you'll also gain a straight pin, a ballpoint pen, and an eyeglass screwdriver that is held by the corkscrew. :)

    [Edit: I carry an Explorer Plus with onyx scales, myself, and I love it; in fact, one of my friends was converted to the Explorer Plus after she got one from me, and she loves it, too. Give it a shot, you may just love it. :)]
     
  20. ViennaGambit

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    Very easy - take the Alox Farmer and add:

    -small curved serrated blade from Hunter
    -philips head on bottom from Tinker
     
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