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Poll

Which of these stock Four Layer SAKs is your favorite?

Fieldmaster
4 (6.2%)
Huntsman
14 (21.5%)
Voyager Lite
2 (3.1%)
Explorer
29 (44.6%)
Deluxe Tinker
6 (9.2%)
Fireman
0 (0%)
Mountaineer
4 (6.2%)
Other
6 (9.2%)

Total Members Voted 65

Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite" 3451

No Life Club Posts: 1,637 Desk Jockey
Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« on: November 01, 2013, 10:05:56 PM »

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 10:06:48 PM »
I had to vote Voyager Lite, even though I'm too cheap to buy one. Better to spend lots of aggregate money on lesser models, eh? ;)

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 10:08:27 PM »
That was an easy pick.  Deluxe tinker!

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 10:08:53 PM »
I voted Other just to be difficult and because the Angler is a fun knife. And because I fully expect the Huntsman to totally dominate this poll when people start voting for real.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 10:16:44 PM »
What? No Wengers? :rant:

 :D

Well my favorite is the Wenger Forester. But the Tradesman and Nomad are also cool.

Also I'd recommend linking to SAKwiki as we non US folks get redirected to our local version of the Vic site (Swiss for me) and can't see what you linked to.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 10:28:55 PM »
Explorer has all the tools I need except for pliers (I'll carry a Skeletool). :cheers:

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 10:34:36 PM »
Explorer has all the tools I need except for pliers (I'll carry a Skeletool). :cheers:

Thats why I picked deluxe tinker, I like the pliers.


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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 10:44:56 PM »
I checked the SAK wiki...

In the 91mm size, the only one I own is...


a SwissFlame!  :ahhh

(Although I think I have a beat up Huntsman in my donor boxes... ;))

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 10:46:20 PM »
I expect the Explorer to be a runaway winner here, followed by the Deluxe Tinker. Personally I voted for the Voyager Lite though. The clock and plus scales have more than made up for the shabbiness of the light on the few times I've carried it. The main reason I don't carry it more is that I carry several items per pocket, which will prob ruin the clock as well as flatten the torch batteries  ::)


Although I do have a Factory made horn scaled Huntsman and Wenger Deluxe Cigar Cutter that are quite nice too ...



The added bonus with this pic is I can wave my Coach Climber under Reinier's nose again  :P :angel: :D
« Last Edit: November 01, 2013, 10:55:47 PM by 50ft-trad »



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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 10:48:19 PM »
I expect the Explorer to be a runaway winner here

Most likely.  That's the one I just voted for.....  :)

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 10:51:35 PM »
I voted huntsman. It handles most of my needs and the only plastic on it is the scales, if you choose normal ones that is. 
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 10:54:27 PM »
Of the current selection I'd vote Mountaineer but I prefer the Forester over the Vic Huntsman.

BTW, what's a Fireman? A Huntsman with nylon scales or are there other differences too? :think:
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 10:55:32 PM »
Explorer has all the tools I need except for pliers (I'll carry a Skeletool). :cheers:

Thats why I picked deluxe tinker, I like the pliers.

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You call these pliers? :twak:

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2013, 11:50:56 PM »

Explorer has all the tools I need except for pliers (I'll carry a Skeletool). :cheers:

Thats why I picked deluxe tinker, I like the pliers.

(Image removed from quote.)

You call these pliers? :twak:
I call them mighty fine small pliers!

My vote too goes to the Deluxe Tinker. :cheers:


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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2013, 12:07:33 AM »
I voted for the Explorer. It's been my EDC for a while and has everything I need.  :D

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2013, 12:30:53 AM »
Toss up between Explorer and DeluxTinker....

DeluxTinker got the vote because I end up carrying it more than the Explorer

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2013, 12:49:23 AM »
BTW, what's a Fireman? A Huntsman with nylon scales or are there other differences too? :think:

It's a lock blade model. Has some kinda tactical dreams to it. ;)

Click on the link I placed for it in the first post, and it'll take you to Victorinox's page on it.

Explorer is the runaway winner so far. 'Tis a popular model, to be sure!

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2013, 01:10:39 AM »
BTW, what's a Fireman? A Huntsman with nylon scales or are there other differences too? :think:

It's a lock blade model. Has some kinda tactical dreams to it. ;)

Click on the link I placed for it in the first post, and it'll take you to Victorinox's page on it.

Explorer is the runaway winner so far. 'Tis a popular model, to be sure!

Ah, the 111mm one. I assumed you were talking about a 91mm model as all the other SAKs on the list were 91mm. Then you're missing quite a few crowd favorites like the Outrider or Locksmith.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2013, 01:13:23 AM »
Other...
My soon to be arriving Traveller Lite. :D Absolutely love those digi plus scales.

I stop at 2 layers for a daily carry SAK to be honest. (Compact/Timekeeper) 
For big jobs I'd go with a 5 layer or more. I either want just enough or more than I need.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2013, 01:54:17 AM »
The all mighty Explorer!  :tu:
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2013, 02:27:42 AM »
Deluxe tinker for sure.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2013, 03:34:43 AM »
My favorite is the Explorer. I don't have much use for the mag glass, but that in line phillips, that one gets used a lot.

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2013, 05:17:43 AM »
I voted Mountaineer, as the tool I would most like to add to my Climber is a file.  TBH, though, three layers is pretty much my limit for regular carry.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2013, 06:20:25 AM »
Another vote for the Explorer here, although I also considered the Mountaineer as I'm a fan of the file as well. 

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2013, 06:27:45 AM »
Huntsman, partly because it's an regular carry when outdoors; partly because of the wide variety of great handles.

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2013, 11:36:10 AM »
I voted for the Explorer too. I like the Huntsman too for the saw, but since I modded my Explorer with the bit adapter it's proved it's superiority many times.

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2013, 12:57:49 PM »
I also voted Explorer, the only question is which of my 6 I want to carry, ( red ,onyx ,stay  glo ,blue, black or green.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2013, 01:03:12 PM »
Chicks dig the guy with the Explorer Plus in his pocket.





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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2013, 01:41:05 PM »
Chicks dig the guy with the Explorer Plus in his pocket.

It's funny you should mention that. Lemme tell you a story about that very topic.

When I went to visit my fiance for the first time, I had just bought a pocket hanger on the stop before hers. (I was in Taiwan for work, went to visit her in China "on the way home.") The Explorer is pretty chunky in the pocket. On a pocket hanger and appropriate length lanyard? Not at all chunky! But it looks even more dorky outwardly.

On our second day together, I wore it on the pocket hanger. She asked: "What's THAT!?" "A pocket hanger, so my Swiss Army Knife sits more comfortably in my pocket." "Oh, OK then." was all I got. Throughout that trip, I used that Explorer many times to help us out. Knife, scissors, Phillips, even the magnifier to help with a sliver. She gained a little respect for it, and even asked to use it a few times.

It's one of those things she came to expect of her guy.

So, as it turns out chicks DO dig an Explorer in the pocket.  :climber:




P.S. Coincidentally, ( ;) ) I also brought her a Victorinox Classic with Edelweiss scales from Taiwan. At first, she was charmed at my thoughtfulness. Now? She said she uses it all the time, which warms my dorky heart.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2013, 01:43:46 PM by Smaug »

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2013, 01:54:03 PM »
Chicks dig the guy with the Explorer Plus in his pocket.
The Explorer is pretty chunky in the pocket. On a pocket hanger and appropriate length lanyard? Not at all chunky! But it looks even more dorky outwardly.

I agree that hanging the Explorer in the pocket from an appropriate length lanyard is the way to go. Carrying it like that, you feel no bulkiness.

I use a nylon key chain fob that came with a Tom Bihn backpack that I received as a gift over 10 years ago. It is a black key chain fob, and one end clips to my belt loop on my jeans and the other end is attached to the split ring on my Explorer. You can not see or notice it when in use because it is black and it is flat nylon. If anything it might look like a part of my pants. It's very low-key, and it's definitely not noticeably dorky.

Although some stuff might seem really cool to us SAK geeks, that same stuff probably appears significantly dorky to most of the opposite sex (or just non-SAK nuts).

I picked the Explorer as my stock 'Four Layer Favorite'. The Deluxe Tinker would be a close second. If I had or if I could get a Deluxe Camper, that would definitely beat out the Deluxe Tinker in favor of the corkscrew over the philips back side tool.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2013, 01:57:41 PM by burnside »

 

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