I prefer Vic Classic over style myself.
With the abundance of multitools and SAKs I have available to me I get to be a bit choosy on things, and it's a direct result of that choosiness that I say all of this. Not every tool suits everyone's needs.
I'm glad your entire family agrees with me! Def
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I have a spinner link between the style and key chain split ring, it makes it easier to turn. I would be a good idea for the classic as well to make it less clumsy though how much better it makes it would be debatable given the direction some of the tools open(Image removed from quote.)
One solution I see is install a carabiner on Classic so it can be deattach when use, but that would increase the risk of losing the tool.
The battle of titans continues, I removed the scale on Style, and gave it a mirror polish throughout.It is now lighter, thinner and handsomer.
Quote from: Kampfer on August 16, 2016, 11:12:57 PMThe battle of titans continues, I removed the scale on Style, and gave it a mirror polish throughout.It is now lighter, thinner and handsomer.Very nice Have you replaced the rivet/pin with a hollow one?
This is a really interesting point KampfAlthough I have had a Classic for ages, usually on a key ring, and never had any problemsAlthough my main use of the tool is the scissors (nail trimming) so would not experience this problem!!Here is a Classic with its clothes offThe springs are all identical in the Classic/58mm line - Even the keyring spring is the same internally - as you can see - It just has the key ring loop as an addition on the end.It is such a clever design. The thin tools (blade/nailfile etc) have a spring each, the thick tools (scisssors/combi) use two springs Normally the knife and nail file/SD are on the bottom - So they open over the keyring as you have shown.But the knife could easily be built the other way, with the scissors on the bottom - opening over the key ring, which presumably would be better as no need to rotate the scissors.And the knife/SD opening over the other end - so rotation (and cutting) would be easy, if you had keys on the ring!So the question is ........ 'Why did Vic make it the way they made it?' !!
I thought about buying an Alox Rambler (for the extra driver) for a long time, but never pulled the trigger because I didn't like to spend $50+ on a clumsy driver.
Third, knife. Style did a fine job, no problem there at all. (Image removed from quote.)The Classic SD is so clumsy in knife mode it is almost un-useable. (Image removed from quote.)
Quote from: Kampfer on August 08, 2016, 09:56:39 PMThird, knife. Style did a fine job, no problem there at all. (Image removed from quote.)The Classic SD is so clumsy in knife mode it is almost un-useable. (Image removed from quote.)Please Kampfer, it only takes 5 seconds to remove the classic from the keyring!