Too much factory grease. I know it’s there for a good reason, but really, do they need to add so much that it ends up coating everything? What pet peeves do you have with your SAKs, specifically things the factory could change?
I really wish the cellidor scales would retain their shine a bit longer.
I wish they would put the blades centre or close to centre-line on the 3+ layer models. I find it awkward to cut or sharpen with blades offset so far to the side.
And why doesn't Vic sell scales normally? I'd like to be able to find them more easily.
Don't know if this is a peeve... No 84mm scissors....
Also, I would love something more useful opposite the inline Phillips, like an 0/00 inline Phillips, perhaps.
A OHO version of the spirit and a pocket clip option would be cool.
Oh, while I'm complaining, do something about the keyring mount on the pioneer. No other SAK has a keyring mount that digs into the hand like the pioneer. It just sticks right up there at an abrupt angle unlike all the other SAK's that has it more down and not so poky. Why is the alox SAK's get an obnoxious keyring mount? If in doubt, BRING BACK THE HOLLOW RIVIT!!!!!!!!
And why are not all scales Plus Scales?Why are Garrant SAKs the only 111mm ones to have plus scales? Why are 111mm Plus Scales not sold on their own?
Factory customization/modifications in tool options. I understand the labor cost would significantly go up for this, but as the modification market shows people want and would pay especially if they would be factory direct with warranty. Change out corkscrew for phillips, hook for awl, small blade for file, insert phillips or magnifier in place of an opener, etc.A couple more bladeless options, especially in an 84 or 91mm size. Some people want to still be able to have all their other tools where knives are not allowed. How about take the blade layer (and probably also the awl) off an explorer or even a super tinker. Maybe even make a hook belt/strap cutter to replace a blade.
Why are 111mm liners so thin and soft? They easily bend if dropped--you'd think the heavy duty line would be built stronger than that. And why doesn't Vic sell scales normally? I'd like to be able to find them more easily. Vic should sell them as widely as they do tweezers, toothpicks, and scissor springs. And while on the topic of scissors springs--why are the old springs for 1970s and older SAKs so hard to find? Only the scissors repair kit has them in it; and just a handful at that.
My SAK pet peeves are:1. People who don't understand economies of scale and modern production processes for inexpensive commodity products and constantly demand this or that feature or niche models that have both limited market appeal and poor commercial viability.That's about it, really. Oh, and the combo tool. Such a poor choice to add that to any SAK.
That's what I forgot to mention! The magnifier lens popping out of the translucent frame. I've found I have to be ridiculously careful to open it slowly. Twice, the one in my Explorer has popped out when I've snapped the magnifier open, not even with as much force as opening a blade. Just that little snap was enough. It gave me a devil of time one day, trying to find the lens on the kitchen floor. Surely Vic can sort this one out for free, or nearly free.