Another BYSAK, but this one is in amazing condition for a 65 Wenger M61 with red scales - sadly it wasn’t cheap…..
those micarta scales
Awesome to see you've put those parts to good use
Great to have you on MTo Maxdog, an excellent cross section of SAKs you have there, small medium and large. They do of course get smaller and bigger, but a Rambler or Manager for your keychain might be a nice addition
Thanks Echotech! Yeah I've been eyeing the Midnight Manager. I think my keychain has room on it. I feel like I am on the precipice of the SAK rabbit hole, and love it!
Hey guys! I'm a complete newbie here, but I'm so glad I found this forum and community. I was about to ask what a SAK is, but then I just figured it out, Swiss Army Knives, duh! LOLI'm not a newbie to Swiss Army Knives, just don't know a lot about them, as I was gifted a Victorinox Recruit (learned the name of this model recently) about 15 years ago at work. My manager gave all the staff of engineers a Swiss Army Knife one Christmas. So the Recruit with nylon scales on mine has been a trusty companion ever since and always accompanied me in my work laptop bag, and I always reached for it whenever I needed any cutting or "MacIvering" to do to get something done! What a quality and reliable little tool. I recently gave it a well deserved cleaning and oiling, and it feels as good as new with that satisfying Victorinox blade snap back sound! The scales show a little patina from years of good use, and the Victorinox logo is somewhat faded with character. So I bought a new "Swiss Champ" about a month ago. Had to use up my credit card points I accumulated. All I can say is WOW! It's the trusty Recruit on steroids! Absolutely love it! Such awesome quality and craftsmanship, and utility. I saw in a youtube review someone mentioned "The Swiss Army Knife, while it won't replace the right tools, it is the right tool when there is nothing else around". I say absolutely, in fact for cutting and MacIvering, it is the best tool. I also heard "the best survival knife, is the knife you have on you", which is so true with the Swiss Army Knife, as they are so darn compact and light for the tools it can pack in it's little foot print, you can have one on you all the time as an EDC.Another knife that started to appeal to me was the Huntsman, as it seemed to focus it's complement of tools for the outdoors giving you just the right tools for that. And then I came across the Victorinox Evolution S17 with a locking blade, with a similar complement of tools as the Huntsman, so I got that, and I really like that one too. My little Recruit will continue to accompany me in my laptop bag for work as I love it's compactness and the extremely efficient complement of effective tools. Learned recently from watching SAK youtube videos, that little pen blade works great as an ink eraser. Army officers used that blade for exactly that, to gently scratch off the ink from the surface of the paper to erase mistakes, and it works like a charm. Here are my modest complement of Swiss Army Knives so far!
Got my first Climber a few days ago, don’t know how I missed this one for so long.