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Appreciation for the Explorer 51831

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #780 on: December 14, 2018, 04:25:25 PM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol

Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Not really...
Im afraid you didn't really understood what I meant....  :think:


I am afraid I understood you perfectly.
As an example, the only time I ever need a can opener is when the pull tab of a can breaks off.  If at that point, I have a tool in my pocket or in my bag that has a can opener, I can eat.
I am not planning for every eventuality that can happen, but having some things on me that cover some eventualities helps a lot. If I look at a SAK Pioneer with your perspective, then can opener, the bottle opener, and the awl are redundant, because I don't even use them 3 times a year. Then I better carry a Solo.

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #781 on: December 14, 2018, 06:34:56 PM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol

Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

Well at least you tried it.  Like I said, it doesn't work for everyone!  Life goes on!

I am not one that carries a pile of stuff in my pockets for "what ifs" and have always considered myself somewhat of a minimalist in EDC carry.  That said, I would much rather have my Explorer on me and not need it daily then to not have it.

« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 06:37:36 PM by sir_mike »
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #782 on: December 14, 2018, 06:56:43 PM »
Still waiting for mine..... :wait:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #783 on: December 14, 2018, 07:03:56 PM »
Still waiting for mine..... :wait:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #784 on: December 14, 2018, 07:14:59 PM »
Still waiting for mine..... :wait:
Patience my young Padawan  :cheers:

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #785 on: December 14, 2018, 07:26:08 PM »
Been carrying my Exploree for a couple of weeks now and I simply love it. The extra layer doesn't bother me at all.
Actually, the extra size doesn't. Last three years I carried a MiniChamp or a classic.
But a bigger knive is just so nice. And I love the fact it has a Phillips screwdriver.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #786 on: December 14, 2018, 10:05:54 PM »
I was asked recently to help choose a gift SAK for a mutual friend. He's a musician and works in electronics, and the Explorer quickly came to mind. A black Plus model would be best but was impossible to find in stores, and since there was no time to buy black plus scales we gave him the regular version in black, adding a mini SD from my box of spares. Hmmm - he wouldn't miss the pen if he didn't know about it!  ;)

Our friend was delighted. He carries it everywhere and uses it all the time.  :tu:

My ex's brother is on his second Explorer after losing his first one; he also carries it everywhere. He likes the inline Phillips especially. It gives him more confidence than the can opener tip and fits into more crowded spaces.

One of the great things about SAKs is that there's a model for nearly everyone. I have an Explorer and while I love its design, I prefer to carry other models. It does, however, fit certain people's needs very well. The world would be a poorer place without it.  :cheers:

P.S. I'd love to see an Explorer Lite, with an LED in place of the magnifier. Would be useful, say, for exploring the wardrobe and under furniture and car seats as you search for that misplaced SAK.

P.P.S. There's a nifty phone app called Army Knife for Android (it used to have "Swiss" in front but I believe Vic or someone cried foul). A suite of everyday functions, it includes a magnifier function and flashlight that I use regularly. You can use the light together with the magnifier - very handy. Easier and better than using the camera for some things, such finding and digging out splinters. The app's icon is a blue Explorer. :D
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 10:13:13 PM by Sawl Goodman »

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #787 on: December 14, 2018, 10:22:50 PM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol

Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Not really...
Im afraid you didn't really understood what I meant....  :think:


I am afraid I understood you perfectly.
As an example, the only time I ever need a can opener is when the pull tab of a can breaks off.  If at that point, I have a tool in my pocket or in my bag that has a can opener, I can eat.
I am not planning for every eventuality that can happen, but having some things on me that cover some eventualities helps a lot. If I look at a SAK Pioneer with your perspective, then can opener, the bottle opener, and the awl are redundant, because I don't even use them 3 times a year. Then I better carry a Solo.

I'm afraid you still don't haven't understood what i meant...   :facepalm:
I actually agree with what you've said above. But that's just the point, i only need a few basic tools that cover the basics and can be used for improvised uses that hehe nothing to do with their intended function...
I was only giving the example how i feel the extra phillips/mag layer (for me, for my use) doesn't justify the extra weight and bulk.
I can use other means of magnification, and I've already have a good tool for Philips screws (can opener), not to mention my bit system if i need it, so why would i need that extra layer...? Not to mention those too tools only have (practically) one use/function, the phillips could serve as a great glass breaker as well, but that's pretty much it.
You've mentioned, for example, the can opener and bottle opener, the actual functions of opening tin cans or pop bottle caps are at the bottom basement of my priority list, however those are my two most used tools on a sak, even more than the blade itself. I've improvised so many uses and tasks with those two tools that are just to many to mention. Similar thing for all other most used tools.

That's the beauty of sak's, even more the more simple ones, the amount of things/uses you can improvise with those implements. Almost nothing on a sak is ever "the right tool" for anything, just the beat possible that you have on your pocket to help you with a task in hand, in a pinch.

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #788 on: December 14, 2018, 10:34:16 PM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol



Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Not really...
Im afraid you didn't really understood what I meant....  :think:


I am afraid I understood you perfectly.
As an example, the only time I ever need a can opener is when the pull tab of a can breaks off.  If at that point, I have a tool in my pocket or in my bag that has a can opener, I can eat.
I am not planning for every eventuality that can happen, but having some things on me that cover some eventualities helps a lot. If I look at a SAK Pioneer with your perspective, then can opener, the bottle opener, and the awl are redundant, because I don't even use them 3 times a year. Then I better carry a Solo.

I'm afraid you still don't haven't understood what i meant...   :facepalm:
I actually agree with what you've said above. But that's just the point, i only need a few basic tools that cover the basics and can be used for improvised uses that hehe nothing to do with their intended function...
I was only giving the example how i feel the extra phillips/mag layer (for me, for my use) doesn't justify the extra weight and bulk.
I can use other means of magnification, and I've already have a good tool for Philips screws (can opener), not to mention my bit system if i need it, so why would i need that extra layer...? Not to mention those too tools only have (practically) one use/function, the phillips could serve as a great glass breaker as well, but that's pretty much it.
You've mentioned, for example, the can opener and bottle opener, the actual functions of opening tin cans or pop bottle caps are at the bottom basement of my priority list, however those are my two most used tools on a sak, even more than the blade itself. I've improvised so many uses and tasks with those two tools that are just to many to mention. Similar thing for all other most used tools.

That's the beauty of sak's, even more the more simple ones, the amount of things/uses you can improvise with those implements. Almost nothing on a sak is ever "the right tool" for anything, just the beat possible that you have on your pocket to help you with a task in hand, in a pinch.

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #789 on: December 14, 2018, 11:15:42 PM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol



Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Not really...
Im afraid you didn't really understood what I meant....  :think:


I am afraid I understood you perfectly.
As an example, the only time I ever need a can opener is when the pull tab of a can breaks off.  If at that point, I have a tool in my pocket or in my bag that has a can opener, I can eat.
I am not planning for every eventuality that can happen, but having some things on me that cover some eventualities helps a lot. If I look at a SAK Pioneer with your perspective, then can opener, the bottle opener, and the awl are redundant, because I don't even use them 3 times a year. Then I better carry a Solo.

I'm afraid you still don't haven't understood what i meant...   :facepalm:
I actually agree with what you've said above. But that's just the point, i only need a few basic tools that cover the basics and can be used for improvised uses that hehe nothing to do with their intended function...
I was only giving the example how i feel the extra phillips/mag layer (for me, for my use) doesn't justify the extra weight and bulk.
I can use other means of magnification, and I've already have a good tool for Philips screws (can opener), not to mention my bit system if i need it, so why would i need that extra layer...? Not to mention those too tools only have (practically) one use/function, the phillips could serve as a great glass breaker as well, but that's pretty much it.
You've mentioned, for example, the can opener and bottle opener, the actual functions of opening tin cans or pop bottle caps are at the bottom basement of my priority list, however those are my two most used tools on a sak, even more than the blade itself. I've improvised so many uses and tasks with those two tools that are just to many to mention. Similar thing for all other most used tools.

That's the beauty of sak's, even more the more simple ones, the amount of things/uses you can improvise with those implements. Almost nothing on a sak is ever "the right tool" for anything, just the beat possible that you have on your pocket to help you with a task in hand, in a pinch.

I have seen your shows, you don't have to explain it

My shows...?  I don't quite understand what you mean there...?  :think:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #790 on: December 14, 2018, 11:27:00 PM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol



Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Not really...
Im afraid you didn't really understood what I meant....  :think:


I am afraid I understood you perfectly.
As an example, the only time I ever need a can opener is when the pull tab of a can breaks off.  If at that point, I have a tool in my pocket or in my bag that has a can opener, I can eat.
I am not planning for every eventuality that can happen, but having some things on me that cover some eventualities helps a lot. If I look at a SAK Pioneer with your perspective, then can opener, the bottle opener, and the awl are redundant, because I don't even use them 3 times a year. Then I better carry a Solo.

I'm afraid you still don't haven't understood what i meant...   :facepalm:
I actually agree with what you've said above. But that's just the point, i only need a few basic tools that cover the basics and can be used for improvised uses that hehe nothing to do with their intended function...
I was only giving the example how i feel the extra phillips/mag layer (for me, for my use) doesn't justify the extra weight and bulk.
I can use other means of magnification, and I've already have a good tool for Philips screws (can opener), not to mention my bit system if i need it, so why would i need that extra layer...? Not to mention those too tools only have (practically) one use/function, the phillips could serve as a great glass breaker as well, but that's pretty much it.
You've mentioned, for example, the can opener and bottle opener, the actual functions of opening tin cans or pop bottle caps are at the bottom basement of my priority list, however those are my two most used tools on a sak, even more than the blade itself. I've improvised so many uses and tasks with those two tools that are just to many to mention. Similar thing for all other most used tools.

That's the beauty of sak's, even more the more simple ones, the amount of things/uses you can improvise with those implements. Almost nothing on a sak is ever "the right tool" for anything, just the beat possible that you have on your pocket to help you with a task in hand, in a pinch.

I have seen your shows, you don't have to explain it

My shows...?  I don't quite understand what you mean there...?  :think:


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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #791 on: December 14, 2018, 11:37:29 PM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol



Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Not really...
Im afraid you didn't really understood what I meant....  :think:


I am afraid I understood you perfectly.
As an example, the only time I ever need a can opener is when the pull tab of a can breaks off.  If at that point, I have a tool in my pocket or in my bag that has a can opener, I can eat.
I am not planning for every eventuality that can happen, but having some things on me that cover some eventualities helps a lot. If I look at a SAK Pioneer with your perspective, then can opener, the bottle opener, and the awl are redundant, because I don't even use them 3 times a year. Then I better carry a Solo.

I'm afraid you still don't haven't understood what i meant...   :facepalm:
I actually agree with what you've said above. But that's just the point, i only need a few basic tools that cover the basics and can be used for improvised uses that hehe nothing to do with their intended function...
I was only giving the example how i feel the extra phillips/mag layer (for me, for my use) doesn't justify the extra weight and bulk.
I can use other means of magnification, and I've already have a good tool for Philips screws (can opener), not to mention my bit system if i need it, so why would i need that extra layer...? Not to mention those too tools only have (practically) one use/function, the phillips could serve as a great glass breaker as well, but that's pretty much it.
You've mentioned, for example, the can opener and bottle opener, the actual functions of opening tin cans or pop bottle caps are at the bottom basement of my priority list, however those are my two most used tools on a sak, even more than the blade itself. I've improvised so many uses and tasks with those two tools that are just to many to mention. Similar thing for all other most used tools.

That's the beauty of sak's, even more the more simple ones, the amount of things/uses you can improvise with those implements. Almost nothing on a sak is ever "the right tool" for anything, just the beat possible that you have on your pocket to help you with a task in hand, in a pinch.

I have seen your shows, you don't have to explain it

My shows...?  I don't quite understand what you mean there...?  :think:



LOL  :rofl:

Oh man com'on... now you are just being silly.... I'm actually serious here... 
And no, i don't think i'm Macgyver, just a fan of the show, and also like his way of thinking  ;)

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #792 on: December 15, 2018, 12:01:09 AM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol



Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Not really...
Im afraid you didn't really understood what I meant....  :think:


I am afraid I understood you perfectly.
As an example, the only time I ever need a can opener is when the pull tab of a can breaks off.  If at that point, I have a tool in my pocket or in my bag that has a can opener, I can eat.
I am not planning for every eventuality that can happen, but having some things on me that cover some eventualities helps a lot. If I look at a SAK Pioneer with your perspective, then can opener, the bottle opener, and the awl are redundant, because I don't even use them 3 times a year. Then I better carry a Solo.

I'm afraid you still don't haven't understood what i meant...   :facepalm:
I actually agree with what you've said above. But that's just the point, i only need a few basic tools that cover the basics and can be used for improvised uses that hehe nothing to do with their intended function...
I was only giving the example how i feel the extra phillips/mag layer (for me, for my use) doesn't justify the extra weight and bulk.
I can use other means of magnification, and I've already have a good tool for Philips screws (can opener), not to mention my bit system if i need it, so why would i need that extra layer...? Not to mention those too tools only have (practically) one use/function, the phillips could serve as a great glass breaker as well, but that's pretty much it.
You've mentioned, for example, the can opener and bottle opener, the actual functions of opening tin cans or pop bottle caps are at the bottom basement of my priority list, however those are my two most used tools on a sak, even more than the blade itself. I've improvised so many uses and tasks with those two tools that are just to many to mention. Similar thing for all other most used tools.

That's the beauty of sak's, even more the more simple ones, the amount of things/uses you can improvise with those implements. Almost nothing on a sak is ever "the right tool" for anything, just the beat possible that you have on your pocket to help you with a task in hand, in a pinch.

I have seen your shows, you don't have to explain it

My shows...?  I don't quite understand what you mean there...?  :think:



LOL  :rofl:

Oh man com'on... now you are just being silly.... I'm actually serious here... 
And no, i don't think i'm Macgyver, just a fan of the show, and also like his way of thinking  ;)

 :rofl:

Yeah, I was kidding. Carry on....




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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #793 on: December 15, 2018, 12:13:11 AM »

Missing my dear friend Don Federico Cortés, His Lordship, the Boss.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #794 on: December 15, 2018, 12:47:39 AM »


Wow, that brings back a memory! 8)

Yeah it does!  Awhile ago I watched a few episodes on the original show on Netflix but now I think they are gone!
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #795 on: December 15, 2018, 12:49:22 AM »


Wow, that brings back a memory! 8)

Yeah it does!  Awhile ago I watched a few episodes on the original show on Netflix but now I think they are gone!
I have been watching some of the movies on YouTube.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #796 on: December 15, 2018, 12:54:47 AM »


Wow, that brings back a memory! 8)

Yeah it does!  Awhile ago I watched a few episodes on the original show on Netflix but now I think they are gone!
I have been watching some of the movies on YouTube.

I finished watching the whole 7 seasons again (for the n'th time) last month...  :facepalm:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #797 on: December 15, 2018, 11:49:05 AM »
Picked up this beauty yesterday. It's my third explorer.


Explorer White Christmas 2017

I'm a bit late to the party, but I found this on an unsuccessful hunt for a 2018 Christmas Sportsman.
The lady actually had two! So she still has one on display.
I'm afraid this one will not see a lot of use. Perhaps this christmas unwrapping gifts!

On a side note, I really dig the latest version of the magnifying lens (clear fitting, glass lens). It's a good trade-off between magnification and lens diameter.

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #798 on: December 15, 2018, 11:56:24 AM »

lady actually


Lady Actually :hatsoff:

I'm on pfrsantos duty today.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #799 on: December 15, 2018, 12:15:57 PM »
Picked up this beauty yesterday. It's my third explorer.

(Image removed from quote.)
Explorer White Christmas 2017

I'm a bit late to the party, but I found this on an unsuccessful hunt for a 2018 Christmas Sportsman.
The lady actually had two! So she still has one on display.
I'm afraid this one will not see a lot of use. Perhaps this christmas unwrapping gifts!

On a side note, I really dig the latest version of the magnifying lens (clear fitting, glass lens). It's a good trade-off between magnification and lens diameter.

What is the magnification on the new mag glass?
I prefer the old grey housing one for its 8x magnification, while on the other side, I really like the looks of the transparent housing.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2018, 12:17:47 PM by microbe »

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #800 on: December 15, 2018, 12:23:11 PM »
Picked up this beauty yesterday. It's my third explorer.

(Image removed from quote.)
Explorer White Christmas 2017

I'm a bit late to the party, but I found this on an unsuccessful hunt for a 2018 Christmas Sportsman.
The lady actually had two! So she still has one on display.
I'm afraid this one will not see a lot of use. Perhaps this christmas unwrapping gifts!

On a side note, I really dig the latest version of the magnifying lens (clear fitting, glass lens). It's a good trade-off between magnification and lens diameter.

What is the magnification on the new mag glass?
I prefer the old grey housing one for its 8x magnification, while on the other side, I really like the looks of the transparent housing.

The current version is 6x according to the wiki.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #801 on: December 15, 2018, 12:42:37 PM »
Picked up this beauty yesterday. It's my third explorer.

(Image removed from quote.)
Explorer White Christmas 2017

I'm a bit late to the party, but I found this on an unsuccessful hunt for a 2018 Christmas Sportsman.
The lady actually had two! So she still has one on display.
I'm afraid this one will not see a lot of use. Perhaps this christmas unwrapping gifts!

On a side note, I really dig the latest version of the magnifying lens (clear fitting, glass lens). It's a good trade-off between magnification and lens diameter.

What is the magnification on the new mag glass?
I prefer the old grey housing one for its 8x magnification, while on the other side, I really like the looks of the transparent housing.

The current version is 6x according to the wiki.

Thanks for the info. I'll be sticking with the gray housed old ones :-)

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@blackdiamonds_42
Sr. Member Posts: 296
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #802 on: December 15, 2018, 07:20:30 PM »
My Explorer has the new glass magnifier. The wider field of view is welcome for reading fine print and I find 6x magnification sufficient.

The only negatives are the flimsy-feeling housing and that the lens can occasionally come out and perhaps get lost. My used Explorer came with the lens loose in the package. It was easy to pop back in, though, and I haven't been able to pop it out again. A couple of tiny dabs of epoxy would secure it for keeps.

Still, I use the excellent magnifying app on my phone much more as I don't carry my Explorer.

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #803 on: December 16, 2018, 04:12:37 PM »
I'll be carrying my ruby Explorer today.  Whats funny is I think many of us have made use of our phones camera zoom to sees things better  :rofl:


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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #804 on: December 17, 2018, 08:21:44 AM »
What is the magnification on the new mag glass?
I prefer the old grey housing one for its 8x magnification, while on the other side, I really like the looks of the transparent housing.

My Explorer has the new glass magnifier. The wider field of view is welcome for reading fine print and I find 6x magnification sufficient.
The only negatives are the flimsy-feeling housing and that the lens can occasionally come out and perhaps get lost. My used Explorer came with the lens loose in the package. It was easy to pop back in, though, and I haven't been able to pop it out again. A couple of tiny dabs of epoxy would secure it for keeps.
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That's exactly why I like the latest magnifier @Sawl Goodman. Sure, the higher magnification of the old grey magnifier is better if you need things really up close. But the slightly lower magnificatioin (6x instead of 8x) and the wider lens diameter both add to the field of view and make it very comfortable to use.
I wouldn't want to trade my grey ones, but I'm pleasantly surprised by the latest one.

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #805 on: December 18, 2018, 10:20:34 PM »
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My new Explorer arrived today.   :tu:




After carrying exclusively 2-layer SAKs for the past couple of weeks, the Explorer feels big. Even so, It feels good in hand.

I do like the tool set (this one has a hook  :ahhh). I like the magnifier, too. Powerful enough to focus on fine print, decent field of view (for a small lens). I don't think I'd want a stronger glass at the moment.

It's quite possible this SAK could become a regular EDC SAK for me now. I always thought I preferred the Huntsman or Fieldmaster, but the Explorer is winning me over straightaway.  :tu:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #806 on: December 18, 2018, 10:31:09 PM »
Glad to see you got it in today! Looks good! Enjoy!  :like: :tu:  :cheers:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #807 on: December 18, 2018, 10:41:03 PM »
Thanks, Ray.   :cheers:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #808 on: December 18, 2018, 10:57:22 PM »
I'm carrying this one every day now for the last couple of weeks. It is a bit bulky, but got used to this pretty fast.
Also carried a Huntsman, but I just couldn't justify why on earth I was carrying a saw. In al those years, never used it once.
But with this, only thing missing is a nail file.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #809 on: December 18, 2018, 10:58:22 PM »
I'd rather have a nail file tool than the small blade.  :tu:

 

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