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Give me your top 5 SAK's

us Offline Roc

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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #60 on: January 04, 2017, 10:37:07 PM
Someone should start a new top 10 thread.  :pok:


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #61 on: January 04, 2017, 10:43:13 PM


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #62 on: January 04, 2017, 10:54:04 PM
Tinker
Tinker small
Spartan
Super Tinker
Climber
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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #63 on: January 04, 2017, 11:29:50 PM
1. Pioneer X
2. Climber
3. SwissChamp
4. Pioneer/Soldier/SI
5. Deluxe Climber

I did try to pick my top 10, and failed.  :facepalm:

Easier method >

58mm, Manager
91mm, Climber
93mm, Pioneer X
111mm, Master RT
SwissTool, Spirit

Much better!  :D
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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #64 on: January 04, 2017, 11:39:14 PM
For me, my start;
1. Celidor Vagabond (w/Phillips)
2. Farmer
3. Climber
4. Pioneer
5. Pocket Pal


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #65 on: January 04, 2017, 11:55:53 PM
Vic Huntsman (nylon handles)
Vic Super Tinker (silvertech handles)
Wenger Traveler
Wenger Pocket Tool Chest

These four knives probably account for 99%  of my carry time.

The old Vic Champion on the right sits close at hand in the desk drawer.



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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #66 on: January 05, 2017, 12:43:06 AM
1. My custom Pio X with inline phillips (2in1 layer Syph style)
2. Yeoman
3. My custom Yeoman + WS
4. My custom Golfer 84mm (phillips instead of CS)
5. Minichamp II


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #67 on: January 05, 2017, 06:29:52 AM
1. 93mm Solo
2. 58mm Manager
3. Farmer
4. Bushcrafter
5. ST Spirit
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us Offline Danjo

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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #68 on: January 05, 2017, 06:41:42 AM
1) Tinker 2) Traveler 3) Alox Pioneer 4) Camper 5) Classic SD

Hard to narrow it down, but I'll go with this for now.
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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #69 on: January 05, 2017, 06:43:45 AM
Someone should start a new top 10 thread.  :pok:

Yep. That would make it a BIT easier.
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us Offline gregpost

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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #70 on: January 05, 2017, 08:03:23 AM
Victorinox Ranger
Victorinox Champion Plus
Victorinox Swisstool X
Victorinox Swistool Spirit X
Victorinox Minichamp

I like the 111m and 130mm sizes but haven't found a specific model with that dynamite config/color combo. Also want to look into the Wenger RangerGrip series.


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #71 on: January 05, 2017, 09:26:22 AM
This is hard, narrowing my top 10 down to a top 5  :think:

Rancher
Compact
Vagabond (alox)
Solo (108mm)
Cybertool 34
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us Offline JamesJ

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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #72 on: January 05, 2017, 09:50:53 AM
Top 10 is too tough for me, and for my top 5, I'm talking about SAKs I actually own only.

Craftsman (has the v3 metal file which, though not ideal, can be used as a nail file, which is something I like about it)

Compact "Shiela Sexsmith" on a pocket hanger. This is mainly for shipping/post office runs and cutting cardboard boxes.

CyberTool 34 with the 4 other bits from the XAVT (I mainly use this on electronics, guitars, etc)

Rambler (I use this along with other SAKs that don't have a nail file, plus I like its hand feel for the mini phillips, CyberTool is kind of clunky when using the mini phillips bit.)

84mm Mod (scissors, saw, nail file, blade, openers, CS and reamer, nylon scales) Scissors and nail file are my fave tools. This is my hiking/outdoors SAK.

Honorable mentions:

MiniChamp with tweezers/pen combo (I recently got it, not sure if I really need all the extra tools aside from the 4 Rambler tools)

Recent model Camping Ranger "Nacho" (I use this for the new metal file, but there's no suitable nail file on it so I dont use it too often)

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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #73 on: January 05, 2017, 10:05:54 AM
In no particular order:
Woodsman (with in-line awl)
Passenger (with in line awl)
Spirit
Farmer
SI
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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #74 on: January 05, 2017, 10:14:58 AM
Rambler
Tinker
Mechanic
Electrician X :dd:
Cybertool 34


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #75 on: January 05, 2017, 10:18:03 AM
Rambler
Tinker
Mechanic
Electrician X :dd:
Cybertool 34

That would be a nice one. Maybe we should open a thread called "give me your top 5 SAK's that should exist" :think:
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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #76 on: January 05, 2017, 10:19:31 AM
It did exist, but I sold bits of it to fund a GEC habit.  Need to build another. :D


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #77 on: January 05, 2017, 10:34:46 AM
It seems we need "Give me *something* Top *X* *something* *something* SAK(s)"-topic soon, so anyone can give their list of tools they just want to share...
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Leatherman:
Charge TTi, AL, Squirt PS4, Surge, Juice XE6, CS4, S2, ST300, Crunch, OHT, MUT, Rebar, Brewzer, Signal, Raptor, Tool Adapter, Croc, Wave, Style CS, Freestyle, Skeletool RX, Micra, Wingman
SOG:
PPP, PowerLock, SwitchPlier 2.0, Paratool, PowerAssist, Reactor, CrossCut, PowerPlay
Gerber:
FliK, MP600 ProScout, MP600 blunt, Dime, MP-1, Diesel, MP400
Bahco:
MTT151, MTT051, MTT121
Knives:
Spyderco PM2, Tatanka, Bug, ZT 0452CF, CS Recon1XL, Benchmade 940-1 and 482
SAKs:
Too many to list here...


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #78 on: July 17, 2021, 01:58:45 AM
1) Rambler
2) Climber
3) Tinker
4) Alox Cadet
5) Camper


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #79 on: July 17, 2021, 02:57:43 AM
In no particular order:

Super Tinker
Swisschamp
111mm Soldier
Pioneer
Rambler


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #80 on: July 17, 2021, 03:15:17 AM
In no particular order:

Swiss Champ
Champion
Explorer
Mini Champ
Classic SD
SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
93mm: Pioneer Alox


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #81 on: July 17, 2021, 01:05:42 PM
1. Woodsman
2. Compact
3. Farmer X
4. Pioneer X
5. Huntsman
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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #82 on: July 17, 2021, 08:16:52 PM
1. Pioneer - X
2. Voyageur
3. Compact
4. Soldier - Pioneer
5. Huntsman

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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #83 on: July 17, 2021, 08:27:26 PM
1. SwissChamp
2. Hercules
3. Pioneer X
4. Ranger
5. Super Tinker


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #84 on: July 17, 2021, 09:47:46 PM
Choose only 5...  :ahhh Well I suppose I'll try...

Farmer X
My favourite for outdoors/camping... built like a tank with thick tools, easy to clean on the go, comfortable in pocket and in hand. Inline awl is excellent. Works well for EDC due to size and inclusion of scissors.

Woodsman
Second favourite for outdoors but also one of the best EDCs. It's an Explorer (one of the best urban EDCs) plus the wood saw, making it an Explorer+Huntsman combination. Wish they still made it... substitute would be Explorer though for current production models.

CyberTool 34/M
Great EDC that can accomplish pretty much everything I do with regards to tinkering and fixing things, with the bit driver, pliers, and micro-screwdriver. My most EDC'd for work (electrical engineering). I even regularly use the pin on it (and will probably add a second) as a post for contacts.

Classic SD Alox
The barebones kit with small scissors, blade, nail file, and screw driver -- unbelievably useful, but the reason it's my favourite: near zero carrying cost, at 6mm thick and 17g weight. You can have this on your keys, in a wallet, heck in your sock, in swim shorts, etc... and it never impedes you. Yet you're prepared for many a task. It also frees you from having scissors on your main SAK if you want to pair it. They just released like a dozen new colours for it too. And before you mention that you lose the toothpick and tweezers, if you want to carry those, you can just add those to your wallet as well. Love it!

Manager
Probably the smallest 'complete package' in my mind. One of the best travel companions: legal and considered harmless by everyone, everywhere. Very compact but has everything you need. The small Phillips driver is very useful for repairing electronics, opening battery compartments, etc. Personally I'd have the pen over the toothpick as I can carry those in my wallet (at no carry cost), whereas a pen generally takes up more space and aren't very pocketable.


Some runner-ups: Handyman (feels great in-hand, tons of utitilty), Ranger (Handyman without pliers.. very tool-dense), Executive (a more useable Classic), SwissChamp (a must-have, the big daddy), Tinker Small (such a nice carry/user... pairs well with Classic SD Alox!), Super Tinker (ideal EDC for many), Bantam Alox (incredibly thin and light.. little carry cost but basic kit).

Okay I'll leave it there.  :D


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #85 on: July 18, 2021, 10:01:40 AM
1. Ranger
2. Manager
3. Compact
4. Explorer
5. Executive

That is, only considering current-ish models. If we allow discontinued models/mods then all hell breaks loose (84mm scissors anyone?)


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #86 on: July 18, 2021, 01:37:03 PM
Meat and spuds:
Rambler
Alox Soldier
Swisschamp

Gravy:
Camper
Tourist
Rambler


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #87 on: July 18, 2021, 04:08:00 PM
When I see threads like this I say to myself, SELF, this should be rather easy.  Then of course I begin to compile my list and  :facepalm:

No particular order. 

Explorer. 
Manager or Midnight manager if thats ok.
Champion.
Farmer.
Tinker. 

I struggled with a couple.  While I like the Tinker I could have easily said Recruit.  I also could have easily said Swisschamp over Champion. 

I better post my picks before I change my mind......
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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #88 on: July 18, 2021, 09:31:35 PM
1. Explorer
2. Farmer X
3. Rambler
4. Skipper
5. Ranger 178


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Re: Give me your top 5 SAK's
Reply #89 on: July 18, 2021, 11:46:40 PM
1.  84mm Master Craftsman
2.  93mm Alox Carver
3.  111mm Workchamp
4.  58mm Vagabond
5.  111mm Equestrian

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