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Which Swiss Army Knife would you chose for urban EDC ? - Show me your SAK for EDC

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by morang, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. morang

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    Hi All,

    I love swiss army knife and I have a several of them.
    I'm working in hi-tech company and most of the time I'm next to computer desk.
    Everyday , I carry a backpack which contains my laptop , FAK , lighter , water bottle , flashlight , etc.
    But , in my pocket I would like to carry a swiss army knife as a pock knife.

    Currently , I have the following SAKs that can be used for EDC :

    1. Victorinox spartan
    2.Victorinox super tinker
    3.Victorinox camper
    4. Victorinox huntsman

    which of them you would take ? Are you using anothr SAK for EDC ? Show me you SAK for edc.
     
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  2. graham hodgson

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    My three SAKs for EDC are the Spartan, Camper and Explorer, which I chose over the Huntsman as it has an in-line Phillips screwdriver. Most days, the Spartan is enough. On trips and holidays, I take one of the other two. I recently added a Sportsman (2-layer 84mm) to the collection, and I must admit, I like it. Although it's only slightly smaller and lighter than the Spartan, it makes a difference in formal clothing. It also has a nail file instead of a second blade, so now I plan to carry that when wearing a suit, for example.

    My 91mm SKs for EDC. More than 4 layers is too big for pocket carry for me.
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    The recently added 84mm red Sportsman (next to the 91mm black Spartan).
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  3. Darth_Firebolt

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    I carry a regular tinker when I have to be on campus. For a nice office setting I would go with the super tinker because it has scissors and a phillips. You probably won't be needing a saw, but the phillips and screwdriver tips on the bottle & can opener are always nice to have handy.
     
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    Manager on the keychain or clip like here with the Atom. Both are 58mm long. I like the utility is such a small package - Manager is a Rambler with a pen.
    Executive is a bit bigger at 74mm and I carry it on a P7 clip usually.
    Lately I've been carrying a SAK Climber 3 layer 91mm with nylon scales.
    Just got a Bantam - its got just a knife and combo tool and is 84mm

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    Executive works great with a Gerber Shard
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    Climber and a Xeno Tiger
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  6. charlie fox

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    When I have to dress like an adult I carry either a Classic or Rambler in my pocket and my SwissChamp in my computer bag. But I think an all around good everyday SAK is the Cadet. It's thin, fairly lightweight (it will probably print in suit pants) and has a good selection of tools. I've been thinking of getting one modded to replace the nail file with scissors; that would make it just about perfect.


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  7. MicroMike

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    I EDC a SAK Champion Plus..
     
  8. Karmakanic

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    Cadet is ideal for pocket carry. It's the one I usually have in my pocket when I'm not at work. Second favourite is the Climber. That said, I find the tools on SAKs are not robust enough for my day job as a mechanic. Emergency use only.
     
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    Another vote for the Super Tinker. The 91mm scissors are a great size, and come in handy for office type jobs. You get two blades (I typically use the smaller blade for most tasks and reserve the larger blade for food) a small flathead, large flathead, a full size Phillips, tweezers and a toothpick. I found a "plus" scale online and now can carry a pen in there, too. It really is a handy office knife that is robust enough for weekend duty. I wear slacks at work and it carries fine in a side or even rear pocket. Try it on a suspension clip so it rides vertically in the pocket.

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  11. TrickyVic

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    Out of yours I would also take the super tinker. I EDC either a Compact or Climber. Pictured is also a Super Tinker but I don't carry it much because I prefer the corkscrew over the phillips.
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  12. twin63

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    Of the SAK's you listed, I would vote for the Super Tinker. I work in an office setting and personally have gone to carrying a Bantam or Cadet. Both carry well in office attire and cover almost all of my needs. If I need more robust tools, I have a Leatherman Kick in my EDC bag.
     
  13. Ytailhtr

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    A well used Wenger Backpacker.....never know when you'll need a saw!

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    I EDC a Vic Explorer Plus on a TEC clip. With it hanging from the TEC Clip in my pocket, I don't even know it's there. From the four choices you mentioned, I too would pick the Super Tinker (with a TEC Clip from the Forum Store of course ;))
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  15. kd7dvd
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    +1 for the Super Tinker. Just got one. I could wish for a nail file, but that's no biggie. Also, everyone loves the parcel hook, right? Right? Anyone? Maybe I'll rough it up and make my own nail file...
     
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    Me! Me! I will assume that portfolio. Well, not exactly love, but I have actually used it a few times to help carry wire or twine bound newsprint and straw. Other than that, it makes for a better hold when using the pen. Just put the pen (really an ink barrel) in the channel usually occupied by the parcel hook and close it down. It's more comfortable to use that way when you have more to write than "Lassy fell down the well. Send help." As for roughing up the shaft for a nail file, Vic has already beat you to that on some models. One good thing about the parcel hook is that mostly it just lies there quietly and you can ignore it.
     
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    A good basic urban SAK is the Mechanic...phillips instead of a corkscrew/pen blade is handy at times/small pliers :)

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    so THIS is what a worn Wenger looks like! :)
     
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    I would carry a modded 2 layer Alox.

    Knife
    Scissors
    Bottle opener/flat head/pry bar tool
     
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    I would carry a tinker. It is light and has just the essentials needed. Too many tools and I find I don't use them to their potential or forget I have it.

    I also have a climber and think its great but don't use all it's functions day to day that's why the tinker is my edc.


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