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Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by morang, Apr 12, 2014.
Love my aloxs with a kydex press fit sheath
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I have these one and one pioneer alox x
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Swiss champ, it was my first real multitool and it is the most people friendly complete tool in my opinion.Granted it isn't the slimest but its a very capable tool so it's a small price to pay. I also always have a classic somewhere on me orcin my backpack.
I have been carrying the SwissChamp for almost a year now and have learned which tools I use the most for a weekend carry that requires light use.
What I use the most and in this order is the
philips which the can opener works perfectly fine.
So while looking for new scales for my SwissChamp I found my dream multi tool for weekend carry. Should be here by next week. Cant wait have the blue version here.
The rest of the week got have my Surge the only tool that could take the abuse I put upon it.
Swisschamp XLT is my daily driver.
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I carry my SAK Alox Farmer with me frequently wearing dress clothes. It doesn't print and I have almost any tool I would need.
Avise La Fin
I really enjoy the Compact, only 2 layers and you get a main blade, scissors, and the combination tool. It also has a pen as one of the scale tools in addition to the toothpick and tweezers. The back tools are the multi purpose hook and corkscrew that holds the small eye glass screwdriver. Oh and a straight pin.
Over decades my SAK carries have changed several times as also my lifestyle. Although I had been carrying a scout pattern Kamp King since age 12, I was interested only slightly in the whole knife thing. It was just a handy tool, and I treated it as such with no more interest than I had in my wallet or keys. It wasn't until the early '90s that I got serious about SAKs.
Early on, I figured that I'm not going to mess around but head straight for the Swisschamp because it had everything. I sheath-carried it on my hip as my only pocketknife for the next several years, during which time I used every implement on it except for the back mounted small screwdriver. The neighborhood kids called me "Knifeguy," and every once in a while I would have to make the Grand Display for one or more of them. One long time acquaintance said my example inspired him to do the same (lasting several months, but hey.)
Then, when shopping for a replacement for my worn out sheath, I came across as a clearance sale item a SAK Tinker packaged with a sheath for the same price as a sheath alone, so I grabbed it. At first I put the Tinker away, but then had the notion that coupled with a scissors based keychainer, it offered almost the same degree of utility in a much more easily carried form. By then, some of the implements I used on the S'champ were less necessary, like the magnifier. As a photographer, I had used it a lot to examine color slides and negatives, but after switching to digital, hardly at all. Others, the hook, for one, had been used to lift wire baled newsprint and straw, but that was seldom and usually seasonal. I didn't really need to carry one all the time. As for the corkscrew, I think it was truly necessary 3 times in 30 years to pull corks while away from a dedicated one, and the small eyeglass screwdriver that fit on it, never. So I was open to lightening the load. The way I did that was to add 4 more SAKs to the collection ; Sportsman (replaced the Tinker,) Super Tinker, OH Trekker, and Rambler, but they are all lighter than the S'champ, and I carry them one at a time, the larger ones dangled into my pocket while the Rambler rides in my 5th pocket. But I still use the S'champ once in a while, and always take it with me on trips.
+1 for the Compact.
The Cybertool has been my EDC SAK for the last 14 years and I would definitely recommend it for Urban EDC. Back in the '80s and '90s it was a SwissChamp, but the Cybertool is perfect for anyone who works in IT - the bit driver is genius. Since I needed the magnifying glass I was forced to go with the Cybertool Lite, so no file or saw.
Recently I was able to get into the queue for a Syph007 custom and he turned my trusted tool companion into a work of art. Titanium scales, brass liners, hardened steel pivots and a brass magnifying glass...it's a beautiful thing.
+1 for the Cybertool. I used to have a Cybertool S until I gave it to my dad as a present. The Cybertool M with the pliers is on my Do Want -list and would indeed make for a great urban carry.
For me, only Victorinox Swisschamp (or his mods) is worth to carrying:
To be perfectly honest: none listed.
Here is what I would do:
1. Bag - Wave or Charge
2. Left Pants Pocket - SAK Trekker (one-handed) - reason on the left is how the blade release works.
3. On the right Skeletool from Leatherman
I had to Google the soldier and I was focusing on the "one-handed" and I don't see how it's any different from the Trekker. Why 2 knives basically the same with different names?
i usually EDC a SAK.
The model I carry usually depends on a few factors, such as where I am and what I'm doing.
At work it's usually an Explorer, the magnifying glass and the straight line phillips are really useful.
When camping, it's the Huntsman.
Around town it'd usually be the Climber, but I recently acquired a Pioneer X which is looking like a replacement.
I've also got an alox Mini-Champ on my keys.
Swiss military procurers simply adapted an existing design, thus saving the time and expense to develop something new. There are slight differences between them. The Soldier has softer plastic scales with inserts for hand comfort, olive and black color and no toothpick or tweezers. Some alox SAKaholics might grumble, but I think it was a good call. I love the OH Trekker, my favorite outdoor knife and hardest using folder. I like it so well that I ordered the PE version, something I rarely do with knives so similar.
What does PE version mean?
i have a spartan but im thinking about picking up a tinker
I carry a SAK Cadet or Minichamp in my pocket and a Farmer in my work tool kit in my backpack. I live in NYC. I've been carrying the minichamp the most lately because it's so small and non-threatening. The farmer I mostly pull out if I am on a site visit and have to help someone fix something.
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