Thanks Rizio, so few offers in the UK?
I feel like I need to come on here and admit that I have a problem. I was browsing the interwebs, looking at SAKs. I saw one that literally made me.... then and quite literally have heart-pounding excitement at a new purchase. then I realized that I already own it in a different color.
Thanks Reinier. It's a rally, unfortunately I don't know anything else about it.
Picked up on my 42 birthday. In my favorite knife shop where I was allowed to choose my first SAK as a little boy. The sales team knows me and has reserved the damask number 4224 for me. Call me sentimental but for me such small things make the difference.(Image removed from quote.)
Many thanks guys! @ElevenBlade: Cool! For people who love knives, remembering when you got your first knife is always something special.I remember exactly how my father always took me to this store when he needed something there. There was a big wall where all SAK models were presented. I always looked at all the many SAK models that were presented and waited for my father. One day he was standing next to me and just said I could choose one! I pointed to the 111mm model Rucksack, thought my father would not agree because it was too big (or I was too small), but he bought it for me. At home my father put a cord on my knife and showed me how to attach it to my pants with a loop. He said "don't lose it, I won't buy you a second one!" I felt like a king and this knife meant a lot to me!
My dad would have smacked me upside the head if I chose the Rucksack. He picked out a red Tinker small for me. I really can't remember what I would have picked out at that age except that it would have been black. I think I'd have picked the Swisschamp (or equivalent). These days, I prefer the 2 layer SAKs, and have a particular appreciation for red scales. Red serves a purpose in nature... usually as a warning. For SAKs it makes it easy to find in your pack or if it's lost on the ground. It also serves as a "not tactical" signal in my natural habitat.
Happy birthday Sneider!You must be their favourite customer in that shop! Your corona-crisis alox haul is ridiculous. I hope your house doesn't collapse under the weight of 45,000 SAKs. You should ask an architect to figure out many SAKs the beams can hold and if you need to get rid of a few, feel free to dump the old cross oranges in my direction!