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Compact Appreciation 13202

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2015, 09:47:50 AM »
My stag scaled one.
Does the DofE count in  :think:

It does as far as I'm concerned. :tu:

The Compact sparked my interest in 2 layer scissor SAKs, so I had to get a 84mm Golfer and the Wenger Diplomat.  I now feel the need for the DoE. :doh:

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2015, 09:57:29 AM »
The Dofe is really good non scaring EDC.
I prefer the Phillips over the CS.
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2015, 10:57:14 AM »
I got a Compact for my wife, it's sitting in a drawer as she won't use it nor let me take it :shrug:


I've always been undecided on whether I like the Compact or not so much. It's the lack of prying and driving screws ability that really makes me prefer the Climber over the Compact ( Huntsman over both :whistle: ). I can forgo the small blade which I really like, however the fact that there's no awl on the Compact either just makes me go  :ahhh  :ahhh


Still, I think the Compact is a good complementary SAK for pairing it with tools lacking scissors, like my Spirit or Pioneer. :salute:
« Last Edit: November 12, 2015, 10:58:33 AM by firiki »

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2015, 11:45:28 AM »
The Compact is the perfect pocket tool for a dinner party or soirée.  The slim size won't cause an unsightly bulge in your outfit; you can open a bottle of beer (probably some hand-crafted Belgian Trappist brew, this is a fancy affair) or wine; and if you meet the man or woman of your dreams, you have the pen to write down their phone number.
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2015, 12:21:39 PM »
I usually have a pliers tool handy anyway. This is one of the reasons I don't mind my SAK not having a Phillips. If the pliers tool has a full Phillips, awl, and decent flat driver, a Compact would be a good choice as a companion tool.

I do have a Compact, which very rarely gets used, as it lives in a FAK. The lack of an awl is what stops me carrying it more, as my pliers tools don't always have them, so I rely on the SAK to provide that function.


My current users:
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
** = knifeless
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2015, 06:02:48 PM »
The Compact is the perfect pocket tool for a dinner party or soirée.  The slim size won't cause an unsightly bulge in your outfit; you can open a bottle of beer (probably some hand-crafted Belgian Trappist brew, this is a fancy affair) or wine; and if you meet the man or woman of your dreams, you have the pen to write down their phone number.

I just made myself sound like some kind of old-timey dinosaur, didn't I... thinking that people still use pens to write down phone numbers ::)
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,774 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2015, 06:25:17 PM »
The Compact is the perfect pocket tool for a dinner party or soirée.  The slim size won't cause an unsightly bulge in your outfit; you can open a bottle of beer (probably some hand-crafted Belgian Trappist brew, this is a fancy affair) or wine; and if you meet the man or woman of your dreams, you have the pen to write down their phone number.

I just made myself sound like some kind of old-timey dinosaur, didn't I... thinking that people still use pens to write down phone numbers ::)

Don't worry, it sounded just fine to me.  :tu:

 :think:

Which probably says something about how old I am as well. :-\

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2015, 06:43:13 PM »
The Compact is the perfect pocket tool for a dinner party or soirée.  The slim size won't cause an unsightly bulge in your outfit; you can open a bottle of beer (probably some hand-crafted Belgian Trappist brew, this is a fancy affair) or wine; and if you meet the man or woman of your dreams, you have the pen to write down their phone number.

I just made myself sound like some kind of old-timey dinosaur, didn't I... thinking that people still use pens to write down phone numbers ::)

Don't worry, it sounded just fine to me.  :tu:

 :think:

Which probably says something about how old I am as well. :-\

Ditto.....   :facepalm:

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2015, 12:07:43 PM »
The Compact is the perfect pocket tool for a dinner party or soirée.  The slim size won't cause an unsightly bulge in your outfit; you can open a bottle of beer (probably some hand-crafted Belgian Trappist brew, this is a fancy affair) or wine; and if you meet the man or woman of your dreams, you have the pen to write down their phone number.

I just made myself sound like some kind of old-timey dinosaur, didn't I... thinking that people still use pens to write down phone numbers ::)

Don't worry, it sounded just fine to me.  :tu:

 :think:

Which probably says something about how old I am as well. :-\

It sounded just fine to me, too. I'm younger than Gareth but I hate having to rely on energy-thirsty electronic devices to remember things for me. :whistle:

Omnia vincit amor. Vae victis.
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2016, 08:32:21 AM »
I never thought I'd find one of these at this point in time -- I mean people have somehow been buying Climbers, Mountaineers, and even Deluxe Tinkers!  I came into the store hoping to find a Deluxe Tinker or maybe an Executive....but Lo and Behold! a Compact!  Somehow they missed this one!

My next concern was the price coz I heard it was expensive for a 2-layer knife.  Well, the Compact costs more than the Executive by just USD5...Same price as a Minichamp!  Looking forward to take it through its paces soon!

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2016, 10:51:54 AM »
It is currently £21.53 on Amazon UK (though not in stock), not a bad price.  I bought a spare :)
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2016, 11:54:31 AM »
I never thought I'd find one of these at this point in time -- I mean people have somehow been buying Climbers, Mountaineers, and even Deluxe Tinkers!  I came into the store hoping to find a Deluxe Tinker or maybe an Executive....but Lo and Behold! a Compact!  Somehow they missed this one!

My next concern was the price coz I heard it was expensive for a 2-layer knife.  Well, the Compact costs more than the Executive by just USD5...Same price as a Minichamp!  Looking forward to take it through its paces soon!

Great choice  :tu:

The compact was my first SAK, and for everyday carry it is still my favorite one. In my humble opinion it is the best combination with the most usable tools in the thinnest knife.

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2016, 05:09:35 PM »
A bit late to the party, I know . . . but the Compact has always been my favourite daily carry.

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2016, 05:52:51 PM »

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2016, 08:01:59 PM »
One is always hesitant about hyperbole - but could this be the 'ultimate' Compact ?

'Copper Compact' from the gifted hands of MWDP.



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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2016, 08:16:52 PM »
The Compact is a great tool. As I like it as it is. But is has some limitations due to the two-layer+scissors construction. I need (!!!) a secondary blade on each of my EDC-knives. I use to carry an EDC-knife and a work-knife in combination. For several reasons. And the EDC-knives also in my freetime. 

The missing secondary blade is something that kicks the Compact out the EDC-rotation. An awl would be nice as well.

But it has a ton of pros as well. The scissors on a two layer knife is just such an easy carry. The combo-tool is something that doesn´t bother me that much. But the hook with the nail-file is nice to have at hand.

The Compact is such a great tool, I use to carry in the past rather frequently. The missing secondary blade could have been compensated with the blade on Classic or Escort or something of that liking.

C'mon Vic... get the Yeoman back into the regular lineup!


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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2016, 08:55:19 PM »
C'mon Vic... get the Yeoman back into the regular lineup!

I agree. For me, the Yeoman is about as good as it gets.  The Compact and Explorer Plus are close to the bulls eye, but the Yeoman hits it.


Swissbianco Yeoman Plus.

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2016, 08:56:10 PM »

The Compact is a great tool. As I like it as it is. But is has some limitations due to the two-layer+scissors construction. I need (!!!) a secondary blade on each of my EDC-knives. I use to carry an EDC-knife and a work-knife in combination. For several reasons. And the EDC-knives also in my freetime. 

The missing secondary blade is something that kicks the Compact out the EDC-rotation. An awl would be nice as well.

But it has a ton of pros as well. The scissors on a two layer knife is just such an easy carry. The combo-tool is something that doesn´t bother me that much. But the hook with the nail-file is nice to have at hand.

The Compact is such a great tool, I use to carry in the past rather frequently. The missing secondary blade could have been compensated with the blade on Classic or Escort or something of that liking.

C'mon Vic... get the Yeoman back into the regular lineup!



I agree with your point regarding the small blade and the awl. That is probably why, depending on what tools i expect to use, i choose either the compact or the rancher if i want a thin SAK.

If you want all those tools in one SAK, the Climber would be the best choice.

The yeoman doesn't have an awl and a small blade.

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2016, 09:11:57 PM »
I see your point, glenfiddich. And I agree - the Climber is a great tool as well. And I use to carry it frequently as well as the Super Tinker.

But I prefer a two-layer tool as my EDC knives. For working knives, more layers are great. I also like the Mountaineer, great pattern and many others.

I think, Vic / Wenger has such an ammount of toolsets, for the most tastes. That´s the fun of accumulating/collecting, isn´t it?

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2016, 09:18:37 PM »


I think, Vic / Wenger has such an ammount of toolsets, for the most tastes. That´s the fun of accumulating/collecting, isn´t it?

True! :D

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2016, 09:39:10 PM »
I didn't show off my newly acquired Yeoman mod (a grail of mine) here:



But honestly, what do you think is in my pocket right now? The venerable Compact. NOTHING beats the 2-layer glory and form factor.
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2016, 10:53:14 AM »
I think, Vic / Wenger has such an ammount of toolsets, for the most tastes. That´s the fun of accumulating/collecting, isn´t it?

And yet still we feel the need to mod them to create even more combinations :D
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2016, 01:50:07 AM »
Pocket carrying the Compact.  Just chilling on my desk with fellow toys...
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 01:58:47 AM by Zephon »
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2016, 05:03:08 AM »
Has anyone used the combo tool on this to actually open cans?
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2016, 05:56:57 AM »
Has anyone used the combo tool on this to actually open cans?

Yeah all the time on the 84mm bantams and waiter too. Works as good or better.
The pull motion seems more controlled for me, the push with the others sometimes leaves a bit of tin uncut if you move to far.
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2016, 08:33:28 AM »
Carried mine today, part of a regular rotation.
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2016, 09:27:12 AM »
Nice shot Drew. :tu:

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2016, 01:27:34 PM »
Even though my Micarta Compact is one of my favorite knives, i rarely carry it... instead i've this in the backpack:


And this in the 'hand bag': (the Micra is sometimes switched with a Squirt P4)

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #58 on: January 26, 2016, 01:42:35 PM »
My current edc:



My "too pretty to lose" semi-edc:


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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2016, 06:37:43 PM »
My Compacts...

1x Traded  >:(
1x Lost   :(
1x Timekeeper  :ahhh
1x D of E   :salute:

Just got two more with advertising scales on; one to carry and one to use for parts for a mod.
The one is mint and I think I'll carry it like this till the advertising wears off and then pop on the new plus scales sitting here waiting for it.


 

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