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Swiss Army style knife suggestions?

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by MilkTheFrog, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Ali Graham

    Ali Graham Member

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    Laurentius is the blade too long on the Rucksack to be a UK legal EDC?
     
  2. Laurentius

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    Taken from the sharpened portion it comes in at 3 1/8 inches but it is not just too long, it is locking as well so even if you were to grind it down you would fall foul of the law for carrying without a reason.
     
  3. Ali Graham

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    Ahh I feel this may be the same case for the Outrider. If that is the case I may go for the EvoGrip 14 for an EDC.
     
  4. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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  6. Ali Graham

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    Thanks guys. Iv found a Camper which looks the same as the Hiker but has a cork screw instead of the phillips screwdriver. I think I would get more use out of the cork screw 😁 Its on offer at the moment aswell £17.99.
     
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    Dont forget wegner also make swiss army knives.
     
  8. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Got bought by Victorinox in 2005, and SAK lines were merged in 2013.
     
  9. Magentus

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    Wenger has been bought out by Victorinox now and are making a hybrid 'Delemont' series with tools from both companies.

    The Camper is a great model and don't forget with the corkscrew you can thread a small eyeglass screwdriver on to it.
     
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    The blunt saw in the Draper knife is a fish descaler and hook disgorger I think.
     
  11. Big G

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    I can't fault wenger, still using a wenger leather wallet i bought years ago.

    The Swiss make decent gear.
     
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    Just the fact that both Vic and Wenger knives come with a lifetime gurantee says it all. I've been carrying a Vic of some sort for years now and cannot fault them for build quality and utility.

    Here's my current EDC - A Woodsman modded to replace the small blade to an in-line awl:
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I'm rather fond of the Swiss M57

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    buy cheap buy twice is the only advice i will give you
     
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    Many years ago I worked for a Swiss owned company, we used to enjoy the benefits of huge discounts on Victorinox Saks. I paid the princely sum of £1 for my first SAK Rucksack model, quickly followed by a bulk order for around 10 more (I gave them away as christmas presents that year), I still have my original purchase and my wife returned hers to me as she never used it. Always has and always will be my first go to knife if out and about, can't fault it whatsoever. I can justify it as an EDC but normally use an Opinel for that.
     
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    +1 on the Leatherman Juice. I've got the cs6 (the purple one). It's legal, sharp, and the tools have got me out of trouble on old motorcycles more than once. No quibbles with quality, would have another if I lost this.
     
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    I've had the classic Huntsman for 40 years and now my children do too. The Huntsman Lite has the philips now. Trouble with philips they are all different sizes and in truth I've fixed the problem well enough on the very few times I've had to with another part of my classic Huntsman.
    SAK its the case buy the one you like. I prefer not to go too big, as too big and you wont carry it as often.

    I also carry a Leatherman Charge TTi often. They are excellent but a whole lot heavier.

    I don't like not having one or the other on me every day.

    For real work then non of the above can compete with a fully kitted out toolbox. For modern life there are so many screw types, nuts and bolts, clips and fasteners. Its the case that be it a SAK or Leatherman the best is you might do is give it a go to fix, but then it might be that only a full toolbox is really going to do it. At least with the Huntsman you can enjoy your glass of wine while you work out what specialised tools are really required.
     
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    trade axe Tenderfoot

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    Oldest knife I own is a Rucksack, maybe 15-20 years old ?, still love it. I have 4-5 Leatherman variations but currently I am experimenting with the Supertool 300. I do a lot of metal detecting and home vehicle repairs. It is my nature to gravitate to a small, tough, compact multi tool.
     
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    trade axe Tenderfoot

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    Jeez, been a while since I saw one of those. I have one tucked away in a storage tub.
     
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    trade axe Tenderfoot

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    I have a fire engine red Delemont. I like the extra large saw blade, but I am unsure how I feel about the long thin slicing blade. It is really large in hand.
     

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