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What did you use your Sak on today? 260317

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4740 on: September 12, 2017, 09:12:25 PM »
I have a original Vagabond (non-Alox) and use the Orange-peeler for oranges all the time, prefer a sharp blade for clam shell packages pushing blade away from my critical parts.

It works great for other things too just can't recall at the moment, (senior thing)

old picture. But EDC!


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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4741 on: September 12, 2017, 11:56:10 PM »
I have a original Vagabond (non-Alox) and use the Orange-peeler for oranges all the time, prefer a sharp blade for clam shell packages pushing blade away from my critical parts.

It works great for other things too just can't recall at the moment, (senior thing)

(Image removed from quote.)old picture. But EDC!


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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4742 on: September 13, 2017, 01:10:06 AM »
Used my Rogue to open a soya milk drink



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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4743 on: September 13, 2017, 01:14:30 AM »

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4744 on: September 13, 2017, 11:24:06 PM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4745 on: September 14, 2017, 12:47:43 AM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

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Works pretty good, doesn't it? I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the old versus the new.

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4746 on: September 14, 2017, 01:19:00 AM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

(Image removed from quote.)

Works pretty good, doesn't it? I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the old versus the new.

Quite well indeed, as soon as I put the focal point on something it starts smoking  :D The spot is so bright it dims my vision after looking at it lmao :ahhh Are you referring to the old gray 8x? or the plastic 5x one that was on the SwissChamp for a shortwhile? The XAVT has both old grey and new clear, the one w/glass 6x I believe. I once heard someone mention you could use both at once on the XAVT for extra magnification but no clue if that's true.
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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4747 on: September 14, 2017, 01:28:27 AM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

(Image removed from quote.)

Works pretty good, doesn't it? I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the old versus the new.


Quite well indeed, as soon as I put the focal point on something it starts smoking  :D The spot is so bright it dims my vision after looking at it lmao :ahhh Are you referring to the old gray 8x? or the plastic 5x one that was on the SwissChamp for a shortwhile? The XAVT has both old grey and new clear, the one w/glass 6x I believe. I once heard someone mention you could use both at once on the XAVT for extra magnification but no clue if that's true.

Super Magnification!!!  I wonder if the larger field of view on the newer (post-gray) helps harness more energy... I've only tried it with the gray and as I recall, it was just a few seconds.  For some reason I just favor the look of the old gray housing.  :cheers:

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4748 on: September 14, 2017, 01:38:02 AM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

(Image removed from quote.)

Works pretty good, doesn't it? I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the old versus the new.


Quite well indeed, as soon as I put the focal point on something it starts smoking  :D The spot is so bright it dims my vision after looking at it lmao :ahhh Are you referring to the old gray 8x? or the plastic 5x one that was on the SwissChamp for a shortwhile? The XAVT has both old grey and new clear, the one w/glass 6x I believe. I once heard someone mention you could use both at once on the XAVT for extra magnification but no clue if that's true.

Super Magnification!!!  I wonder if the larger field of view on the newer (post-gray) helps harness more energy... I've only tried it with the gray and as I recall, it was just a few seconds.  For some reason I just favor the look of the old gray housing.  :cheers:

hey, this is interesting!  I never thought that the magnifying glass on a SAK can actually start a fire (due to the size).  I have an old gray plastic magnifier on a Swiss Champ and a newer one in an Explorer -- gotta try this!  Kids are gonna love this experiment  :D
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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4749 on: September 14, 2017, 02:17:22 AM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

(Image removed from quote.)

Works pretty good, doesn't it? I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the old versus the new.


Quite well indeed, as soon as I put the focal point on something it starts smoking  :D The spot is so bright it dims my vision after looking at it lmao :ahhh Are you referring to the old gray 8x? or the plastic 5x one that was on the SwissChamp for a shortwhile? The XAVT has both old grey and new clear, the one w/glass 6x I believe. I once heard someone mention you could use both at once on the XAVT for extra magnification but no clue if that's true.

Super Magnification!!!  I wonder if the larger field of view on the newer (post-gray) helps harness more energy... I've only tried it with the gray and as I recall, it was just a few seconds.  For some reason I just favor the look of the old gray housing.  :cheers:

hey, this is interesting!  I never thought that the magnifying glass on a SAK can actually start a fire (due to the size).  I have an old gray plastic magnifier on a Swiss Champ and a newer one in an Explorer -- gotta try this!  Kids are gonna love this experiment  :D

Yeah it can burn things black, from what I saw on youtube you need something with a lower ignition point to get an ember than fire. I'll have to try on a cigarette later for fun, that one seemed to work good. I do agree with the grey magnifier looking nice though I like the clear too, I'm glad they made it glass again. I remember I was looking at getting one SwissChamp back in 2012 when they were plastic.
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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4750 on: September 14, 2017, 07:21:54 AM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

(Image removed from quote.)

Works pretty good, doesn't it? I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the old versus the new.


Quite well indeed, as soon as I put the focal point on something it starts smoking  :D The spot is so bright it dims my vision after looking at it lmao :ahhh Are you referring to the old gray 8x? or the plastic 5x one that was on the SwissChamp for a shortwhile? The XAVT has both old grey and new clear, the one w/glass 6x I believe. I once heard someone mention you could use both at once on the XAVT for extra magnification but no clue if that's true.

Super Magnification!!!  I wonder if the larger field of view on the newer (post-gray) helps harness more energy... I've only tried it with the gray and as I recall, it was just a few seconds.  For some reason I just favor the look of the old gray housing.  :cheers:

hey, this is interesting!  I never thought that the magnifying glass on a SAK can actually start a fire (due to the size).  I have an old gray plastic magnifier on a Swiss Champ and a newer one in an Explorer -- gotta try this!  Kids are gonna love this experiment  :D

let us know how it turns out.  Definitely needs to be sunny. :)   :cheers:

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4751 on: September 14, 2017, 07:23:09 AM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

(Image removed from quote.)

Works pretty good, doesn't it? I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the old versus the new.


Quite well indeed, as soon as I put the focal point on something it starts smoking  :D The spot is so bright it dims my vision after looking at it lmao :ahhh Are you referring to the old gray 8x? or the plastic 5x one that was on the SwissChamp for a shortwhile? The XAVT has both old grey and new clear, the one w/glass 6x I believe. I once heard someone mention you could use both at once on the XAVT for extra magnification but no clue if that's true.

Super Magnification!!!  I wonder if the larger field of view on the newer (post-gray) helps harness more energy... I've only tried it with the gray and as I recall, it was just a few seconds.  For some reason I just favor the look of the old gray housing.  :cheers:

hey, this is interesting!  I never thought that the magnifying glass on a SAK can actually start a fire (due to the size).  I have an old gray plastic magnifier on a Swiss Champ and a newer one in an Explorer -- gotta try this!  Kids are gonna love this experiment  :D

Yeah it can burn things black, from what I saw on youtube you need something with a lower ignition point to get an ember than fire. I'll have to try on a cigarette later for fun, that one seemed to work good. I do agree with the grey magnifier looking nice though I like the clear too, I'm glad they made it glass again. I remember I was looking at getting one SwissChamp back in 2012 when they were plastic.

I agree about the glass>plastic.  I've used dried leaves and got an ember going.  :cheers:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4752 on: September 14, 2017, 07:55:35 AM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

(Image removed from quote.)

Works pretty good, doesn't it? I'd like to see a side by side comparison of the old versus the new.


Quite well indeed, as soon as I put the focal point on something it starts smoking  :D The spot is so bright it dims my vision after looking at it lmao :ahhh Are you referring to the old gray 8x? or the plastic 5x one that was on the SwissChamp for a shortwhile? The XAVT has both old grey and new clear, the one w/glass 6x I believe. I once heard someone mention you could use both at once on the XAVT for extra magnification but no clue if that's true.

Super Magnification!!!  I wonder if the larger field of view on the newer (post-gray) helps harness more energy... I've only tried it with the gray and as I recall, it was just a few seconds.  For some reason I just favor the look of the old gray housing.  :cheers:

hey, this is interesting!  I never thought that the magnifying glass on a SAK can actually start a fire (due to the size).  I have an old gray plastic magnifier on a Swiss Champ and a newer one in an Explorer -- gotta try this!  Kids are gonna love this experiment  :D

Yeah it can burn things black, from what I saw on youtube you need something with a lower ignition point to get an ember than fire. I'll have to try on a cigarette later for fun, that one seemed to work good. I do agree with the grey magnifier looking nice though I like the clear too, I'm glad they made it glass again. I remember I was looking at getting one SwissChamp back in 2012 when they were plastic.

I agree about the glass>plastic.  I've used dried leaves and got an ember going.  :cheers:

Oh good to know I'll gather up more drier ones and give it a try. :drink:
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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4753 on: September 14, 2017, 02:59:37 PM »
Tested the burn capability of Magnifying glass. Took only a couple seconds holding it still. I might just go pay the fire ants a visit again.

(Image removed from quote.)

Good test of the magnifier! Sounds like the fire ants are in trouble. :like:
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What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4754 on: September 14, 2017, 04:20:54 PM »
hey, this is interesting!  I never thought that the magnifying glass on a SAK can actually start a fire (due to the size).  I have an old gray plastic magnifier on a Swiss Champ and a newer one in an Explorer -- gotta try this!  Kids are gonna love this experiment  :D
It's specifically the reason I asked Kandi to try it and the reason I want to get a SAK with the mag glass. I'm thinking about camping or emergency if/when I forget or don't have other means to start a fire. I had assumed it was nearly too small to use for much else, but I may be wrong. If the lens is good enough to give a nice tight beam of light, I'm pretty excited about that!
Sound like Kandi's experiment shows that It is.

And she's going to give the fire ants a taste of their own medicine which made me laugh! Coffee through the nose! Always a great way to wake in the morning.



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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4755 on: September 14, 2017, 05:13:29 PM »
hey, this is interesting!  I never thought that the magnifying glass on a SAK can actually start a fire (due to the size).  I have an old gray plastic magnifier on a Swiss Champ and a newer one in an Explorer -- gotta try this!  Kids are gonna love this experiment  :D
It's specifically the reason I asked Kandi to try it and the reason I want to get a SAK with the mag glass. I'm thinking about camping or emergency if/when I forget or don't have other means to start a fire. I had assumed it was nearly too small to use for much else, but I may be wrong. If the lens is good enough to give a nice tight beam of light, I'm pretty excited about that!
Sound like Kandi's experiment shows that It is.

And she's going to give the fire ants a taste of their own medicine which made me laugh! Coffee through the nose! Always a great way to wake in the morning.



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I would suggest that it's not a firestarting method to be relied upon, merely something to do for fun. You would need full sun, perfect tinder, no cooling breeze, blah blah blah and realistically how often does all that happen? Yes, the mag glass can start fires in ideal conditions, but not reliably.


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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4756 on: September 14, 2017, 05:25:44 PM »
I disagree, whenever I carry the Explorer or Pikachu my pocket often bursts into flames...  even on rainy days...


Just kidding, it doesn't rain here, it's awlways sunny in Phoenix  :D

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What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4757 on: September 14, 2017, 05:44:06 PM »
I would suggest that it's not a firestarting method to be relied upon, merely something to do for fun. You would need full sun, perfect tinder, no cooling breeze, blah blah blah and realistically how often does all that happen?...
How often does full sun happen in Texas? LOL!



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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4758 on: September 14, 2017, 06:00:28 PM »
I would suggest that it's not a firestarting method to be relied upon, merely something to do for fun. You would need full sun, perfect tinder, no cooling breeze, blah blah blah and realistically how often does all that happen?...
How often does full sun happen in Texas? LOL!



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Are you from Texas, TY?

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4759 on: September 14, 2017, 06:14:34 PM »
We also get quite a bit of full sun here in SoCal.  If you plan on carrying the mag glass for emergency fire maybe add a capsule with tinder?  Something like tinder quick would be great.   :tu:

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4760 on: September 14, 2017, 06:20:47 PM »
We also get quite a bit of full sun here in SoCal.  If you plan on carrying the mag glass for emergency fire maybe add a capsule with tinder?  Something like tinder quick would be great.   :tu:

I could understand how our UK members could not relate to an abundance of sun  :rofl:
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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4761 on: September 14, 2017, 06:21:44 PM »
Breaking down breakfast

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4762 on: September 14, 2017, 06:24:14 PM »
http://rockymountainbushc...aft-can-swiss-champs.html

I've done it using punk wood like this.

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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4763 on: September 14, 2017, 10:31:10 PM »
I would suggest that it's not a firestarting method to be relied upon, merely something to do for fun. You would need full sun, perfect tinder, no cooling breeze, blah blah blah and realistically how often does all that happen?...
How often does full sun happen in Texas? LOL!



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We also get quite a bit of full sun here in SoCal.  If you plan on carrying the mag glass for emergency fire maybe add a capsule with tinder?  Something like tinder quick would be great.   :tu:

I could understand how our UK members could not relate to an abundance of sun  :rofl:

You got me  :surrender:

:D


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Victorinox: - Spirit X, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Salesman, + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, PTC + mods (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dime + mods (MP426**, DEsTroyer, MP6000**, TurboDiesel**, Neutered Octane**)
Leatherman: - Sideclip, KF4, + mods (Fuse-ilier**, Knifeless Wave**)
Others: - Vise Grips LC6
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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4765 on: September 15, 2017, 12:04:26 AM »
I repacked some 3D printed 91mm SAK scales and shipped them out to group buy mates. SAK scissors really came in handy. I initially used my Golfer but scissors are loose and need sharpening. So I took out my Super Tinker instead.


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What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4766 on: September 15, 2017, 12:48:21 AM »
http://rockymountainbushc...aft-can-swiss-champs.html

I've done it using punk wood like this.
Thanks! I've heard that it's been debated, but I had a hard time believing that it would not work.


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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4767 on: September 15, 2017, 01:29:13 AM »
http://rockymountainbushc...aft-can-swiss-champs.html

I've done it using punk wood like this.
Thanks! I've heard that it's been debated, but I had a hard time believing that it would not work.


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Nice there's plenty of that around my area. This has been fun getting to experiment with everyone  :cheers: :)
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What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4768 on: September 16, 2017, 01:01:51 PM »
Refrigerator door handle came off this morning. Had to put it on quickly and rush to work. The driver on the tip of the can opener worked fine for the torx bit which was smaller than #30 but bigger than #20.




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Re: What did you use your Sak on today?
« Reply #4769 on: September 16, 2017, 04:41:21 PM »
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