Does that Swiss Bianco logo ever bother you? I have been tempted to order their uniquely colored SAKs on more than one occasion but that silly logo always turned me off.
Quote from: GoatDragon on August 19, 2017, 01:42:28 AMDoes that Swiss Bianco logo ever bother you? I have been tempted to order their uniquely colored SAKs on more than one occasion but that silly logo always turned me off.Yes. I don't like it. Obviously I got it from SwissBianco and it's honest in that way, but I'd have preferred a less intrusive +B somewhere on the knife or even scales. I don't like the way the logo screams "+B Swiss Bianco".Nevertheless, I really enjoy the knife. As an alternative, I could have gotten a second Silver Alox Pioneer X and ground the key chain attachment off. Would have been cheaper, too. But...I like the green and I'm getting used to the mad, screaming logo on the blade. Earlier +B's did not have that logo on the blade. ***sigh***
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Quote from: zrxoa1 on August 20, 2017, 04:26:41 PMSAKMC = Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkFTFY.
Started a little sewing project this afternoon. Man, oh, man did the PX come in handy, from adjusting the machine to sharpening the fabric marker. (Image removed from quote.)Why the Pioneer X? Because....scissors. This is why every man, woman, and child needs one of these.
...can we rename that to be the "can do'er"?
ASSEMBLYI started by sewing the belt loop on to the back panel.(Image removed from quote.)The handle was a bit twisted from years of use and I didn’t get it set straight. Not a big deal. Next I sewed the bottom half of the snap to the front panel—there wouldn’t be time to do this later! The snap played havoc with the sewing machine. A competent sewer would have done a neater job, but I got the snap good and attached. (Image removed from quote.)As you can see I formed the pocket for the knife using the front panel. I ran a line of stitching across the front panel to secure the pocket. Then sewed the front panel to the back. Seemed like a good time to add the top half of the snap, that went a bit better. By my standards.(Image removed from quote.)Knife fits!Last few touches: edges got trimmed up, sides and bottom were taped, and grommets were added.(Image removed from quote.)Tested on belt:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)And test on neck chain:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)CONCLUSIONSWell, I really like the sheath. It may be ugly, but it is comfortable both on the belt and hung from the neck. And, perhaps most important, the knife is really secure. Some of the rough look is due to using re-purposed materials, but predominantly the sheath’s faults are due to my lack of skill. Some elements might have turned out better if I had hand-sewn them. The concepts here are pretty straight forward, and I think anyone could find some suitable materials to use to construct a basic sheath. And it was fun. Give sheath making a try!I’m happy to answer any questions on this, but keep in mind, I’m a complete amateur. As I think you can tell.
Is it possible to eclipse the SAK Pioneer X?(Image removed from quote.)Apparently not. I tried to get a shot of our 93% eclipse here, but the iPhone doesn't seem to have a "Solar Eclipse" mode. I rigged up a pin-hole projector and was able to capture a tiny image (look closely):(Image removed from quote.)Happy Eclipse day!