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Compact Appreciation 13189

No Life Club Posts: 1,254 woes oke
Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2016, 06:42:43 PM »
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2016, 12:07:33 AM »
I gave away my old Compact. I always missed the awl and Phillips.

Lo and behold, I scored a modded Compact in a trade that had them both. This is my perfect 2 layer SAK.  :)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,074 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2016, 12:12:15 AM »
Not quite a Compact, but I carried this today....


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 #63 on: January 28, 2016, 12:25:30 AM »
Not quite a Compact, but I carried this today....

Clicked on "Like" simply coz I think that's something quite interesting....haven't seen that one before - at least in my neck of the woods.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,074 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2016, 01:14:11 AM »
Thanks  :cheers: It's a standard D of E LINK and I tool the round nose away leaving a kind of sheepsfoot blade profile.


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 #65 on: January 28, 2016, 01:40:17 AM »
Not quite a Compact, but I carried this today....

I want this knife.   :drool:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,074 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2016, 08:55:38 AM »
Not quite a Compact, but I carried this today....

I want this knife.   :drool:

 :salute:

I might switch the back scale over for a plus scale to be able to add the pen without losing the logo on the front  :) It's early days with it yet, but I really like the sheepsfoot blade for package opening and other "scoring" cuts.

I think I'll probably remove the keyring attachment too


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 #67 on: January 28, 2016, 09:53:16 AM »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,074 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2016, 11:17:53 AM »


Nice set!  8)

Agreed!  :tu:

I really liked the Timekeeper, REALLY liked it, but just couldn't bring myself to carry it. I just knew it would get wrecked clattering against all the other crap in my pocket.  :-[


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
No Life Club Posts: 1,254 woes oke
Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2016, 02:20:17 PM »

Agreed!  :tu:

I really liked the Timekeeper, REALLY liked it, but just couldn't bring myself to carry it. I just knew it would get wrecked clattering against all the other crap in my pocket.  :-[

Well thanks to you it made its way to the bottom of Africa.  It keeps good time and has helped my young daughters learn how to tell time on an analogue watch.
Who says tools need traditional functions ;)

I also cant bring myself to carry it;
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2016, 06:29:00 PM »
I like the Compact.  I have a couple of them.  This one and one NIB black one.

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2016, 02:06:32 AM »
The green Compact is on tap for tomorrow, it's been a long month, time for a treat!  :)
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2016, 02:28:32 AM »
If a 91mm length is acceptable as there is something to be said for the shorter 84mm and 85mm lengths, and slimness is the overriding primary goal, the Compact has the greatest density of the most commonly desired primary tools, including full-size scissors in the thinnest package with just two layers. I was impressed when I read the list of them and was even more impressed when I got one and put it in my pocket.



John
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John
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #74 on: April 02, 2016, 03:51:24 PM »
The Compact is a mighty fine toolset. Still missing the Small Blade, though.


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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2016, 03:24:28 PM »
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

I took a chance and gave my wife a Compact about 2 years ago. It was her first 91mm SAK, and I was not sure if she would actually use it. Well, it turns out she is now HOOKED. :D

It lives in her handbag, and she gets really annoyed if she forgets it at home. Every month or two I would give it a good wash, oiling and sharpening.

I feel the same as you about the Compact's lack of drivers and awl, and prefer the Climber.

Hans
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Compact Appreciation
« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2016, 06:04:04 PM »
Wrong thread oops


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Hero Member Posts: 616 Observe - Evaluate - Control
Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2016, 08:10:42 PM »
Since I've carried the Compact for another full week without the need to swap for another model, here's to appreciating it some more:

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #78 on: June 11, 2016, 09:03:31 PM »
Since I've carried the Compact for another full week without the need to swap for another model, here's to appreciating it some more:

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Agreed Windson...more and more, all I've been carrying is the 91Golfer or my Compact mod (with Awl and Phillips)!

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go."    -Will Rogers
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2016, 09:26:54 PM »
Since I've carried the Compact for another full week without the need to swap for another model, here's to appreciating it some more:

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Agreed Windson...more and more, all I've been carrying is the 91Golfer or my Compact mod (with Awl and Phillips)!
Funny, I have an old Golfer and an awl + Phillips mod myself, but I keep coming back to the standard Compact setup, if only for the added file on the hook.
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #80 on: June 12, 2016, 04:37:26 AM »
Love my compact I can't  seem to leave it behind.


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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #81 on: June 12, 2016, 04:00:33 PM »
Everytime I read this thread I think I'm missing out on something. Then I wander off and get distracted (lately by a few Classics). Perhaps it's time to find me a Compact. :dd:

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #82 on: June 12, 2016, 04:44:55 PM »
Everytime I read this thread I think I'm missing out on something. Then I wander off and get distracted (lately by a few Classics). Perhaps it's time to find me a Compact. :dd:

I think they're worth the time to go looking mate. :)

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #83 on: June 12, 2016, 06:11:13 PM »
Everytime I read this thread I think I'm missing out on something. Then I wander off and get distracted (lately by a few Classics). Perhaps it's time to find me a Compact. :dd:

I think they're worth the time to go looking mate. :)

+1!!!!

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #84 on: June 12, 2016, 07:21:21 PM »
Everytime I read this thread I think I'm missing out on something. Then I wander off and get distracted (lately by a few Classics). Perhaps it's time to find me a Compact. :dd:

I think they're worth the time to go looking mate. :)

+1!!!!

Well, the panel has spoken. Wise words and thank you.

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #85 on: June 12, 2016, 07:31:55 PM »
Everytime I read this thread I think I'm missing out on something. Then I wander off and get distracted (lately by a few Classics). Perhaps it's time to find me a Compact. :dd:

I think they're worth the time to go looking mate. :)

+1!!!!

Do it. You won't regret that one.  ;)
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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #86 on: June 14, 2016, 08:54:29 PM »
This thread has me carrying my Compact again.

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #87 on: June 15, 2016, 05:59:33 AM »
This thread has me carrying my Compact again.

Way cool, Gareth...enjoy!   :tu:

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #88 on: June 15, 2016, 10:02:58 AM »
It'd be good to have one for the file on the hook (I didn't think it possible to make the hook any more awesome!), but why are they so expensive?

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Re: Compact Appreciation
« Reply #89 on: June 15, 2016, 10:04:32 AM »
Hipster tax.

 

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