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List of Popular Acronyms 33166

No Life Club Posts: 1,956 Marsh-wiggle
List of Popular Acronyms
« on: September 14, 2007, 10:04:58 PM »
We use lot's of acronyms and abbreviations, so I figured I'd try to make a list to help the newcomers, although I still probably have a few to learn as well. Please add to my list, and I'll update this post to keep them all in order.

Common Acronyms – Used with Multitools:
ALOX - Aluminium Oxide - Vic's (and Wengers SI) aluminium scaled knives (93mm and 84mm) have an Aluminium Oxide coating
BO - Black Oxide finish
CC - Cap Crimpers
CE  - Combo Edge (part-serrated, part plain knife blade)
DLC - Diamond Like Coating
MAS- Multitool Acquisition Syndrome
MT - Multitool
OH/OHO - One Handed (Opening) (mainly knife blades)
PE - Plain Edge (knife blade)
SS - Stainless Steel
SAK - Swiss Army Knife
SAKKO - Swiss Army Knife Knock-Off
SE - Serrated Edge (knife blade)
TGMTPT - The Great Multi Tool Picture Thread
VSAK - Victorinox SAK
WSAK - Wenger SAK

Company (Organisation!) Names:
CRKT - Columbia River Knife & Tool Company
LM - Leatherman
MT.O, MT.o, MTO, MTo - Multitool.org
SOG - Studies and Operations Group (Knife & Tool company)
SOSAK - Secret Order of the Swiss Army Knife
Vic - Victorinox

Some Specific Tool Models:
Champ - Victorinox SwissChamp
CX - Skeletool CX
EVO - A style of Wenger tools with ergonomic handles including one group with rubber 'grip' inserts
FSP - Fisher Space Pen
GAK - German Army Knife
MP - Multiplier, for example Gerber's MP400/MP600
OHF - Vic's One Handed  Fireman
OHT - Vic's One Handed Trekker, or Leatherman's "One Handed Tool"
PAD - SOG powerAccess Deluxe
PPP - SOG's Pocket Power Plier
PPPD - SOG's Pocket Power Plier Deluxe
PST - LM's Personal Survival Tool
P4, S4, E4 - LM's Squirt Series
SI - Wenger Standard Issue, aka. The 'Soldat'. The Wenger version of the 1961 Vic Soldier design
ST - (Victorinox) SwissTool or (Leatherman) Super Tool
STS - SwissTool Spirit
S2, CS4, KF4, XE6 - LM's Juice Series
TCP - Tool Chest Plus
Ti, XTi, TTi, AL, ALX - LM's Charge Series
XAVT, XL, XLT, XXLT - Large versions of Victorinox' SwissChamp

Common Acronyms - General Use:
BOB - Bug Out Bag
CCW - Concealed Weapons Permit
EDC - Every Day Carry
FAK - First Aid Kit
OG - Original
PC - Politically Correct
PSK - Personal Survival Kit

Common Acronyms - Internet Chat:
AFAIK – As Far As I Know
FTFY – Fixed That For You
IMO – In My Opinion
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
OP - Original Poster (first poster in a thread)
OT - Off Topic
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary - 'That is my experience in my context, your experience/situation may well be different'

Buying and Selling:
NIB - New In Box
NWB - New Without Box
BNIB - Brand New In Box (same as NIB)
LNIB - Like New In Box
BIN - Buy It Now
OBO - Or Best Offer
NOS - New Old Stock
D/C - Discontinued
LE - Limited Edition
SN - Serial Numbered
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 10:15:17 AM by Huntsman »
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2007, 10:29:21 PM »
Is there going to be a test?   :-\

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2007, 10:47:24 PM »
We use lot's of acronyms and abreviations, so I figured I'd try to make a list to help the newcomers, although I still probably have a few to learn as well. Please add to my list, and I'll update this post to keep them all in order.

CRKT - Columbia Knife & Tool Company
EDC - Every Day Carry
GAK - German Army Knife
LM - Leatherman
SAK - Swiss Army Knife
SAKKO - Swiss Army Knife Knock-Off
SOSAK - Secret Order of the Swiss Army Knife
SOG - SOG ;D (Knife & Tool company)
ST - SwissTool or Super Tool ::)
MT - Multi-Tool
MT.O or MTO - Multitool.org
Vic - Victorinox

Tool Models:
S2, CS4, KF4, XE6 - LM's Juice Series
P4, S4, E4 - LM's Squirt Series
Ti, XTi, TTi, AL, ALX - LM's Charge Series
XAVT - Huge Vic Tool
Bloody good idea fella :)

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 12:17:25 AM »
(Thanks for making this thread all sticky Micky!)   :)


It took me a month or more before I figured out what OHT was.   (One Hand Trekker)

Link = http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Trekker

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007, 12:20:22 AM »
(Thanks for making this thread all sticky Micky!)   :)


It took me a month or more before I figured out what OHT was.   (One Hand Trekker)

Link = http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Trekker
All credit to NeitherExtreme for coming up to the idea :cheers:

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2007, 12:21:54 AM »
sticky Micky!   :)
Oh please don't say that's a nick name coming on ;) ;D

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007, 12:35:08 AM »
sticky Micky!   :)
Oh please don't say that's a nick name coming on ;) ;D
I'm going to let that drop for fear of retaliation  :-X ;)


Here's another couple:
PST = Personal Survival Tool
EVO = short for Wenger's Evolution series of Swiss Army Knives

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2007, 12:39:00 AM »
sticky Micky!   :)
Oh please don't say that's a nick name coming on ;) ;D
I'm going to let that drop for fear of retaliation  :-X ;)


Here's another couple:
PST = Personal Survival Tool
EVO = short for Wenger's Evolution series of Swiss Army Knives
:D :D You'd beat me anyway, I'm still not the master of my new found moderator power's, you could delete me out of exsistance at the push of a button :'( :'( ;) ;D

FAK First Aid Kit
DAK Dutch Army Knife

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2007, 01:07:22 AM »
BOB - Bug Out Bag
PSK - Personal Survival Kit

Good idea this thread.....could you put all them together in the first post so that people don't have to search the thread for them.

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2007, 03:54:11 PM »
CCW permit- Concealed carry permit.
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2007, 05:47:43 PM »
SOG orignally stood for Studies and Operations Group.
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2007, 06:00:08 PM »
These are kinda fun....but I can't think of any more.  :(



Maybe we should make up some new ones?  :)

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2007, 06:10:16 PM »
OHF= One Handed Fireman (Victorinox)
OHR= One Handed Recurve (Modded OHT)
TCP= ToolChest Plus (Wenger)
PPP= Pocket Power Plier (SOG)
PPPD= Pocket Power Plier Deluxe (SOG)

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2007, 06:15:36 PM »
SWP-Swisschamp?

STS- Swisstool spirit

STBO- Swisstool black oxide

SBM- Suicide by multitool :)

KEL- Killing the English Language :)  Essentially this is what we are doing here.  Isn't it fun :)
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2007, 07:16:49 PM »
my personal favourite is S.N.A.F.U   which stands for Situation Normal All  :oops: Up
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2007, 07:42:31 PM »
FSP- Fisher Space Pen

PC- Politically correct.  Could also stand for paracord
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2007, 01:26:42 AM »
Thanks for the help, keep them coming if you think of any more! That was the first I heard of a meaning for SOG, thanks Tom! Cool idea making this sticky, hopefully it can make life easier for someone... :D
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2007, 01:29:54 AM »
Also, I just thought to add: if there's anyone who has seen an acronym and wants to know what it means, just let us know, and if I don't know the answer I'm sure someone else can help us out :)
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2007, 10:07:46 AM »
Were all forgetting the most important acronym of all!

SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed!  ;D ;D

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2007, 04:30:56 AM »
Were all forgetting the most important acronym of all!

SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed!  ;D ;D
             Some of the acronyms I learned in the service couldn't be posted here,because the explanations aren't exactly family friendly :oops:

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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2007, 04:44:54 AM »

 :D

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2007, 10:27:42 AM »
Were all forgetting the most important acronym of all!

SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed!  ;D ;D
             Some of the acronyms I learned in the service couldn't be posted here,because the explanations aren't exactly family friendly :oops:
I'm curious now ;D

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2007, 08:38:15 PM »
Were all forgetting the most important acronym of all!

SWMBO She Who Must Be Obeyed!  ;D ;D
             Some of the acronyms I learned in the service couldn't be posted here,because the explanations aren't exactly family friendly :oops:
:D
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2007, 03:57:56 AM »
Looks like we've accumulated quite a list here!

Hmmmm, I'm thinking we should post it on the Multitool Encyclopedia as well. NeitherExtreme, would you like the honors?  :pok: ;D


(Give a shout if you need a hand getting started)

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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2007, 10:03:31 PM »
I'm kinda busy at the moment, and I've never done the wiki thing, although I'm sure its easy enough. If no one else gets to it before I do, I'll try to get it on there sometime...
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2007, 02:11:40 AM »
We'll save it for you. It's a perfect "starter project" for someone new to Wiki software.  :)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2007, 10:56:46 PM »
Ok, I put the list up. Don't be afraid to edit it... :)
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2007, 11:42:09 PM »
We could have 2 SAK acronyms.

VSAK-Victorinox

WSAK-Wenger
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2007, 02:07:45 AM »
Ok, I put the list up. Don't be afraid to edit it... :)

Hey, alright! Looks good, and with a nice intro too.  :)



In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: List of Popular Acronyms ect.
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2007, 02:08:29 AM »
I do my best (someitmes!). ;D

 

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