When I was into horses from the course of when I was 10-13, I wanted an Equestrian pretty badly for it's hoofpick; but I got stuck with a crappy ten-dollar special from Tractor Supply that had a clip-point blade, a comb, a hoof-knife, a hoof pick, and a useless awl (and I still have it!). Now that it's a liner-lock model, with the heavier pins, I'm thinking about making an OH version. So, maybe waiting 10-12 years wasn't too bad; seeing as it's now heavily upgraded. I'm thinking OH serrated blade and swapping the corkscrew for a backside Phillips (since the Equestrian is one of the few 111mms that has a combo tool; meaning no decent Phillips driver otherwise) and calling it the Roper.
Looking good Ray, I'm enjoying following along
. Rapidray - my only 111, the Garant, also has that stop - I got it earlier this year from Navarra, Spain - just had to have those orange tools and a use for an orange Vic lanyard!
Day 5 photosA little fruit this morning with breakfast. No fork, so improvised with the...shackle opener/marlin spike! Which worked out very well! Have you owners of this tool found any more unusual uses??
But the $64,000 question is...does it make a better fork than the fish scaler??I don’t have a SAK with that style of marlinspike but I have an Alox with the other type (a single straight spike with an eye in it). I used that recently to push a cloth belt through some very wide belt-holders on a kinda jumpsuit the wife has.
Of course it does! When you improvise, anything is better. Which is why the SAK will never die. Just so many uses.
You may just get that statue yet!
Here come two Swiss Pocket Bricks:
I never knew it existed! I could use that for both the 4 legged and wheeled modes of transportation!
Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
The Challenge is moving along nicely Ray
Thx!Didn't know the XL was usable. Here it is only a shelf queen, no user.How would Mr. Spock say? Fascinating!
Bonus photosFor a size comparison from the top to the bottom. The 91mm Woodsman, the WorkChamp XL, the Buck 112, and last is the Caset Trapper. And just for fun, a side view!
I really like that side view. The XL towering like a titan among the pygmies!