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Whats your biggest SAK?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by 50ft-trad, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. 50ft-trad

    50ft-trad Loaded Pockets

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    At one end of the scale there is the Vic Classic, and at the other end is the OBSCENE Wenger Giant with 85 tools. I've just placed an order for a silvertech deluxe tinker and a wengergrip, both of which will dwarf my current Vic Tourist (Spartan but smaller). I've looked at the swisschamp several times but it just seems a bit unwieldy.

    Whats the biggest SAK you've got/had, and have you had any that were too big/heavy to be practical? Pics please ;-)
     
  2. rueingeni

    rueingeni Loaded Pockets

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    I had the version of the Handyman that came with a phillips instead of a corkscrew (I think it's called the Craftsman but I'm not sure):

    http://www.victorinox.com/product/1/100/1000/1103/1.3773

    I didn't think it was too big to carry, but I wouldn't want anything much bigger. It is a lot lighter than a multitool of comparable size. I carried it in a belt pouch, but I quit carrying it because I found that I just didn't like things on my belt.

    Not too big to carry, but honestly, I would want a Swisstool instead of a swiss army knife if I were to invest in another type of multitool.
     
  3. Manatakui

    Manatakui Loaded Pockets

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    The largest I typically carry on my body is either an Explorer Plus or a OHT or new Soldier, though I have been known to tote a CT41 once in a while; in my bag, however, is a SwissChamp. Though the largest SAK I've owned was a SwissChamp XLT, it was far too large for me to see being able to actually use. :/

    And technically, I'd not call the Classic the smallest SAK; there's the 56mm Deluxe if you're referring to length, or the Duchess Escort or 58mm Pocket Pal are most likely the thinnest models of Victorinox' line. :)
     
  4. nuphoria

    nuphoria Loaded Pockets

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    I have a swiss champ which I have owned for about 20 yrs but I rarely carry it. I do tend to carry a Craftsman though as it has everything I need and is a bit more pocketable.
     
  5. RoadLessTraveled

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    My largest SAK is a SwissChamp that I recently purchased.

    I haven't carried it yet. I'm still EDC'ing the CyberTool 34 I bought a month or so ago.
     
  6. WARFIST

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    my largest sak is the hiker. simply because its the only sak i own! haha
     
  7. jzmtl

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    Wenger toolchest plus, basically the 2nd biggest from Wenger.
     
  8. dmattaponi

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    Swisschamp is my biggest SAK, and probably my favorite. I can carry it easily in a belt pouch, or even in my pocket. That said, I generally carry an Explorer Plus in my pocket for EDC, and reserve the Swisschamp for those days when I think I might need more tools (although recently I've been thinking of just carrying the Swisschamp as my EDC).
     
  9. sonny

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    I think the Vic that I have is the old Champion.
    I never notice what difference from a new Swiss Champ.
    It stays in a leather pouch with a basket weave stamp, at home.
    In my pack is a Vic Spirit as I need a good pliers
     
  10. tpe123

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    Cybertool 34. Saved my butt several times.
     
  11. jsmitty1967
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    jsmitty1967 Go Big Blue

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    I have an older model of the Swisschamp in the SOS accessory pouch. It is a well thought out setup, but I rarely carry it. I don't neccessarily find the Champ to large to be useful it is just that 99% of the tools I will probably use can be found on a much smaller model.
     
  12. P35

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    Swisschamp, is the thickest I own, the Locksmith is the longest. The Farmer is my EDC
     
  13. 6thtexas

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    The Huntsman is the thickest one I own and the One hand Trekker the longest.
     
  14. stugumby

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    As for me I carry a 09 Soldier in the car bag but might start carrying it on a belt sheath, problem is putting it in my edc bag in my lunchbox with a swiss tool is a bit overkill perhaps.
     
  15. houdini28

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    At one point in my life I EDC'ed a Cybertool 41. Now, when carrying a SAK, it's usually a model with two to four layers. I now prefer to carry two seperate two layer knives e.g. a 91 mm Victorinox alox soldier and a 60 mm Wenger pocket tool chest. By doing this Ic an carry a wide array of tools, but it doesn't weigh down one pocket or require a sheath.
     
  16. *jijoel*

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    My rescue is the largest Sak i own.
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  17. JP

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    I used to EDC a SwissChamp XLT for about 6-7 months....:censored: that thing was useful, but it's not the lightest knife to put in your pocket :p
     
  20. 50ft-trad

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    Only seen them online, never in the flesh - but they look HUGE. Pocket carry must have been a pain with that.
    How was it to use - did it feel clumsy?