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Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox? 323

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Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:59:53 AM »
Hey everybody! Just wanted to give a formal greeting as I just joined a couple days ago. Also I'm looking at getting a new edc SAK and was looking at either a Small Tinker or Wenger Highlander, both are compact and have tons of utility. Really just looking for a solid 2 layer for everyday use and abuse.  Any thoughts or suggestions? :D
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 05:02:03 AM by _MattGyver_ »


Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,160
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 05:05:47 AM »
I think most will agree the small Tinker will hold up a little better, both great though.  I have both.  :D


Also, can't go wrong with a Pioneer/Soldier or Spartan/Tourist for a no nonsense 2 layer with tons of ability.  Compact is also highly recommended but geared more for urban EDC.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 05:08:41 AM by El Corkscrew »

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Newbie Posts: 17
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 06:29:11 AM »
I think most will agree the small Tinker will hold up a little better, both great though.  I have both.  :D


Also, can't go wrong with a Pioneer/Soldier or Spartan/Tourist for a no nonsense 2 layer with tons of ability.  Compact is also highly recommended but geared more for urban EDC.
All seem like good suggestions! The reason I'm still kind of debating is because I just recently bought my first Wenger (Swiss Sportsman) more for collecting purposes and to carry on the weekends as a light duty SAK. So I'm kind of starting to like these old Wengers, BUT Vics also seem to be built a little sturdier too, what to do?   :ahhh Also, here's a pic of my first Wenger
Newbie Posts: 17
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 06:32:02 AM »
The Tourist and Sportsman look pretty cool too!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 06:33:52 AM by _MattGyver_ »
No Life Club Posts: 1,051 Ride the Music
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 07:28:59 AM »
Some of the Wenger designs live on as the Vic Delmont Series.


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 13,719
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 07:40:50 AM »
You Wenger looks great.   I can highly suggest the 84mm Tinker.  I love the size and simplicity of it. 

Esse Quam Videri
Newbie Posts: 17
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 07:51:46 AM »
You Wenger looks great.   I can highly suggest the 84mm Tinker.  I love the size and simplicity of it.
Thank you! I'll take another look at the Small Tinker. Seems highly recommended around here.  :tu:
OCD Squad Leader Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,562
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 08:14:27 AM »
Get a Soldier '61... its the quintessential Swiss Army Knife.

Emergency Kit: Ovo Sport, chocolate, cheese, crispbread and a coin
No Life Club Posts: 1,597
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 04:00:49 PM »
Or you could go for a 111mm Picknicker/Nomad/Centurion/Adventurer... just like a Spartan or a Tinker on steroids, but super slim and sturdy. The big blade makes a huge difference if you're trying to make a salad!
No Life Club Posts: 1,557
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 04:10:34 PM »
Trying to figure out your EDC can be tricky. 
You have to think of what implements you want with you each day.  This sometimes makes a person look into 3 or 4 layer SAKs.

If you decide to go wider, I think an Explorer has quite a few tools that would come in handy and the Explorer is still in production.

Good luck with your decision.
No Life Club Posts: 1,258
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 04:12:15 PM »
In the sprint of MTO you should get both!  If not you'll miss out on either Wenger Wed. or Tinker Tue. After that you're going to need a Climber, Camper, Farmer, Soldier and a Swisschamp should get you off to a good start.

Welcome to MTO.

Jeep the SAK of the auto world or is it SAK the Jeep of the Knife world?
Newbie Posts: 17
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 04:18:37 PM »
In the sprint of MTO you should get both!  If not you'll miss out on either Wenger Wed. or Tinker Tue. After that you're going to need a Climber, Camper, Farmer, Soldier and a Swisschamp should get you off to a good start.

Welcome to MTO.
  :ahhh My collection is so incomplete! Thanks for the welcome  :D
No Life Club Posts: 1,557
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 04:22:55 PM »
Another to consider if you like the Wenger scissors is the Victorinox Evogrip S17.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,160
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 04:24:15 PM »
In the sprint of MTO you should get both!  If not you'll miss out on either Wenger Wed. or Tinker Tue. After that you're going to need a Climber, Camper, Farmer, Soldier and a Swisschamp should get you off to a good start.

Welcome to MTO.
  :ahhh My collection is so incomplete! Thanks for the welcome  :D

 :rofl:


it's sad, and funny, and true.

You'll need a Huntsman too...  :facepalm:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 13,719
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 04:56:11 PM »
Sad and True.  I tried to keep it simple for you.  I'm looking at a Farmer and Explorer Plus sitting right next to my 84mm Tinker  :whistle:.  There are just so many great SAKs and choosing one to be the ONE is hard, at least for me. 

Esse Quam Videri
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,630 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 05:38:00 PM »
My first Swiss Army Knife was a Tinker. It wasn't too long after I got the Small Tinker. It's a great knife.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,160
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 05:40:26 PM »
My first Swiss Army Knife was a Tinker. It wasn't too long after I got the Small Tinker. It's a great knife.

+1  Tinker was my first SAK too

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 17,735 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 06:34:14 PM »
Get the Wenger.
No Life Club Posts: 4,329 I'm blue!
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 07:09:16 PM »
It doesn´t matter which one you get first. You´ll end up like us anyway.  8)
Sr. Member Posts: 318 Douglas's papa
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 10:32:36 PM »
Just get 1 of everthing & 4 champs...........then you will be good to go..............Oh heckydern no, forget about eating.........we are talking the important stuff here...... :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :drool: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :climber: :facepalm:

Shoot low sheriff, they're riddin' shetlands

137% Redneck
Newbie Posts: 17
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2017, 11:41:21 PM »
Lets see... My current collection is:
*Deluxe Tinker
*Hiker
*Vic S101
*Vic Evo 11
*Rambler 58mm
*Wenger Swiss Sportsman.

I know the S101 and the Evo grip 11 should be a perfect fit for me but I just don't like the Evo series...I think classics are much better made and cooler looking!
Newbie Posts: 17
Re: Hi everyone! Looking for next SAK. Wenger or Victorinox?
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2017, 11:42:40 PM »
Just get 1 of everthing & 4 champs...........then you will be good to go..............Oh heckydern no, forget about eating.........we are talking the important stuff here...... :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :drool: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :climber: :facepalm:
Right on haha only 1 week until payday...
 :gimme:
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 11:53:09 PM by _MattGyver_ »

 

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