If you do not have any leads or info, but have a particular disco'd model that you are pining after, post it and let's see if we can help one another out.
Quote from: NJBillK on June 15, 2018, 08:52:05 PMIf you do not have any leads or info, but have a particular disco'd model that you are pining after, post it and let's see if we can help one another out.I am sure we have many experts here with a greater knowledge and information than that on the SAKWiki, it's usually only a matter of time until one of them comes along and tells everything he knows
If you´re going to do a mod: Syph007 makes titanium sacking needles that fit on a 91mm woodsaw spring. Maybe you can get one.
One of the reasons I like the stock Sacking Needle is that it doesn't add a layer, but adds more utility from the handles.
The sacking needle on that Professional adds a layer. Is the "stock" sacking needle (a.k.a. marlinspike) you refer to the one on the First Mate, Midshipman, etc.? The First Mate is very close to what you want, minus the awl.(Image removed from quote.)
Why not just buy a First Mate instead of using a Swissbianco as mod fodder?Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
Be warned though that the Ti sacking needle needs brass washers or it won´t move properly.
The First Mate still needs the awl and if I am going to add that layer
Quote from: NJBillK on June 18, 2018, 12:32:24 AMThe First Mate still needs the awl and if I am going to add that layerThe marlinspike on the First Mate is often pointy enough to act as an awl. If not you could always sharpen it a bit. The thing you may then be missing is a reamer I guess, but you didn't mention it...Also, I would tend to disagree on the "everything you need with nothing you don't" definition. In terms of carried SAK I've almost always had more than I needed, or than I thought I needed... until an unexpected situation came along which required me to get creative with what I had and use that one tool I always thought was useless. For me SAKs are "Everything you need plus everything you didn't know you were going to need" but I'm very much a "just in case" kind of guy so that maybe why I look at it like that For example I've never used the can opener as a can opener. Always thought it was ridiculous to have that on a SAK but its tip works great as a Philips screwdriver in a pinch (on the Victorinox can opener at least).I understand your search for the "perfect" SAK though and wish you the best of luck in your search for a collector NiB 4 Layers Professional. The tricky part is that lots of people don't label SAKs right when selling them second-hand.I would offer to try and find one for you in Switzerland but I've been snatching all the Wenger Professional models I could find for myself. And there's not that many around... Welcome to the MTo btw
I am sure I could figure out the layer count that I would want, and order the Sacking needle, spring scales, and correct screw/hardware length from Syph.
Don't assume that Syph will sell parts individually.
Quote from: hiraethus on June 18, 2018, 10:09:12 AMDon't assume that Syph will sell parts individually.Indeed. Modding SAKs is Syph´s way of making a living. He might sell you a part if you ask him nicely but if you want the whole shebang why don´t you let him do the mod.
Keep in mind that the parts that syph makes have larger than normal pivot holes in order to be compatible with the screws he uses to hold the knives together.