Nice but big! And I have a question.. What are the notch in the fishscaler do?(Image removed from quote.)[It's not failure if you learn something from it]
The notch is for quick-n-easy dentist work.Every time your kid shows you a wobbly "baby" tooth you whack that on there, give it a yank and voila! Job done.
Thanks GLBM. Are you sure you’ve got the space?
He prolly has one, he just can't find it under all those other multitools he has ..........
The SAKWiki says it's a line guide, but I have no idea what to use it for.Sent fra min FRD-L09 via Tapatalk
Thanks! I will have to look in to that, I have been fishing on and off for my whole life including putting on new line on a reel but have never used anything like that[It's not failure if you learn something from it]
...I did not appreciate at the time that less is more, and for EDC a 3- or even 2-layer SAK is all you need...
I completely agree, for EDC (i.e. on person carry) less is definitely more for me. I can do 2 layer cellidor, or 3 layer alox, but anything more I find to be a chore to carry comfortably.The fat SAKs are good for an EDC bag though... It works for me to have a lean SAK in the pocket, and a “tool chest” type in a bag, which is close-by when needed.Current favorites are Cadet, Pioneer, Farmer, Spartan in pocket. I often bag carry a 3-4 layer 111mm or a LM Rebar, and I have a Workchamp that comes along on holidays. The S54 looks like it’s made for this.
Some years ago, before I began collecting SAKs or finding MTO, I bought a Victorinox Evolution Grip S54, thinking it was the bees knees to have so many tools crammed into such a little ‘tool chest’.But it was just too big to carry, and has been sitting in a draw unused, unloved and forgotten for years. If anything, it put me off SAKs as I did not appreciate at the time that less is more, and for EDC a 3- or even 2-layer SAK is all you need.Now with a little more understanding, I have more respect for what this knife represents. Not a knife you would use, but a showcase of the tools available in more pocketable-sized 85mm models.So a little love is returning and I may even spoil this little guy with a sheath so he can get some sunlight away from the draw some day. I think he deserves it.
I agree. The layer takes up 7.1mm (0.28in) which is 20% of the 35mm (1.4in).And I never have much success with the tiddly compass. The magnetic ‘dip’ where I live means the South end of the needle tips down and sticks, so it’s a real fiddle to get the needle to swing freely.One MT.O member had the idea to use the empty space behind (inside) the ruler for storing a couple of matches, which is a nice idea. But I do look at how much more compact it would be without the ruler compass. Maybe a good mod opportunity?
I've been thinking about using the plastic compass holder as storage for some small things, since the plastic is hollow. I'm thinking of using a piece of cork that I can jam in the plastic compass holder, in which I can put a needle (since the S54 has no needle storage near the corckscrew, like the Vics do), and maybe some fishing line, hooks and some small lead balls as fishing sinker (or whatever you call this in English). Or some matches and a piece of match striker, or even a small firesteel, if I can find one that fits ... I'm going to try some of these options and see what works best.That way all the "lost space" would be put to good use .