i'm looking at making my own custom SAK by using parts from other models but not sure if it can be done or not..... i know between the backers and liners it determines what tools are functional and i do have access to a machine shop so it shouldn't be a problem making mods. so here's what i'm looking for combination tool from the walker which i think is the 84mmawl from the alox family, ie farmer, pioneer ect. i believe the 93mmscissors pruning bladepossibly or if needed:sawlarge blade if i can't have the combo tool from the walker than i'd just go with alox awl, scissors, pruning blade and either saw or another blade.is this possible? would i have to open any holes up ect... any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. yes i know bob lessard does custom work but i can't justify putting that kinda money out for a SAK even though his work looks amazing!
I'm planning something similar, but with a Phillips added, and on 93mm springs. Are you looking to build a 91 or 93mm? That will affect how many need drilling out.
If you want to do a 93mm build than you would need a combotool from a 91mm not the 84mm. The 84mm one will sit to low, and you will have trouble accessing the nail nick. You will also have to drill out the combotool to 3 mm if your using rivets. If it was me I would do scissors on one layer and another layer bottle opener and pruner.
Here's the 93mm awl on my Mega84 mod.
sweet! so it is possible! do you know if you could use a pruner blade instead of the large blade with the awl on the 84?
So you want to make an 84mm model. Scissors for the 84mm can be quite pricey, since they haven’t made them in many years(a golfer is usually around $60). You may just want to get a compact and replace the combotool with the awl.