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What's your latest SAK?

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de Offline tinker gnome

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36480 on: August 01, 2022, 11:16:03 PM
Nice Frailer. I haven’t these mentioned on the Wiki?  `I have a red scaled one in a watch strap set that came with a Vic watch but never seen anything about them.

They are on SAKWiki, Bill. "Classic" page, variations, point 9.
Best regards and stay safe,

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36481 on: August 01, 2022, 11:23:24 PM
While searching about your knife I came across this Wenger minathor. It is a mini pocket watch tool kit. It is on the sakwiki page.

The Wenger Minathor is my favorite when it comes to "tinkering with minuscule parts". Countless watches from friends & family alone battery and strap changed. When I bought it (new), there was a note to order the missing tools from Bergeon directly, which I did shortly thereafter. Some collectors have this thing about completeness...  :facepalm:
Best regards and stay safe,

Wolfgang


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36482 on: August 02, 2022, 12:06:09 AM
Nice Frailer. I haven’t these mentioned on the Wiki?  `I have a red scaled one in a watch strap set that came with a Vic watch but never seen anything about them.

It isn’t listed as a separate model in the Wiki, but it is mentioned as a variant under the Classic.


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36483 on: August 02, 2022, 04:57:45 AM
Voyageur
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Beautiful! Do you know if that was built from scratch or if it was originally a Voyageur?


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36484 on: August 02, 2022, 07:38:40 AM
My Compact arrived today. Been wanting one far awhile. Love the 2 layer design. I think this will become a favorite.


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36485 on: August 03, 2022, 01:08:41 PM
G'Day,

Got a new 111mm today. One Hand Master RT.

I really like the grey scales on it, and the file instead of a saw. This might just become a new favourite.

Pete

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36486 on: August 03, 2022, 02:36:18 PM
That one is not at all easy to find. Nice snag.  :tu:
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36487 on: August 03, 2022, 03:58:28 PM
What other tools does it have?  Does it come with a non-serrated blade?  I carry the original (plain blade) Trekker when out in yard or woods.
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36488 on: August 03, 2022, 11:17:52 PM
What other tools does it have?  Does it come with a non-serrated blade?  I carry the original (plain blade) Trekker when out in yard or woods.

Semi serrated blade, stainless steel file and an opening layer. Backtools are philips and awl. Same layout as the '08 Soldier, but a file instead of a saw. I'll post more pics later today.

Pete


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36489 on: August 03, 2022, 11:19:01 PM
That one is not at all easy to find. Nice snag.  :tu:

Indeed, especially in Oz. Still has factory oil on.

Pete


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36490 on: August 04, 2022, 04:01:06 AM
Excellent find, Peter! :tu:
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One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36491 on: August 04, 2022, 09:56:50 PM
Not my latest, but one of them with related items.    8)




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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36492 on: August 04, 2022, 10:10:17 PM
G'Day,

Got a new 111mm today. One Hand Master RT.

I really like the grey scales on it, and the file instead of a saw. This might just become a new favourite.

Pete

I got one of these by accident instead of a Soldier 08 about 5 years ago, and never sent it back, as it had been a grail knife for a couple of years before that. If you're mostly doing mechanical work, as opposed to bushwhacking, it's the SAK to go with. I wish it had become a permanent catalog item.


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36493 on: August 05, 2022, 02:00:40 AM
What other tools does it have?  Does it come with a non-serrated blade?  I carry the original (plain blade) Trekker when out in yard or woods.

Thanks for the comments guys. It is a lovely knife.

Some comparison pics.

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36494 on: August 05, 2022, 02:02:59 AM
I got one of these by accident instead of a Soldier 08 about 5 years ago, and never sent it back, as it had been a grail knife for a couple of years before that. If you're mostly doing mechanical work, as opposed to bushwhacking, it's the SAK to go with. I wish it had become a permanent catalog item.

A nice "mistake"  :D I would not have sent it back either. I agree that it should have been a standard catalogue item.

Cheers, Pete


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36495 on: August 08, 2022, 04:55:05 AM
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36496 on: August 11, 2022, 07:21:18 PM
Forester wood - so nice to hold in the hand!
Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36497 on: August 11, 2022, 08:51:29 PM
Forester wood - so nice to hold in the hand!  [ Quoting of attachment images from other messages is not allowed ]

That's a fine looking SAK  :salute: :tu:
They don't like it up 'em!


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36498 on: August 11, 2022, 11:38:46 PM
Forester wood - so nice to hold in the hand!  [ Quoting of attachment images from other messages is not allowed ]

I really enjoy the wood scales as well, I have a Swiss Champ Wood and hope to collect other SAK's with wood scales as well.

Another collector told me to try a little bit of varnish on the scales but I'm not so sure on that, has anyone else tried that?


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36499 on: August 12, 2022, 05:05:51 AM
 :like: I should make getting a wood-scaled SAK a higher priority...
USN 2000-2006

One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWA0VjH6v3WS6gvLkPGk9KA/


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36500 on: August 12, 2022, 07:44:06 AM
Another collector told me to try a little bit of varnish on the scales but I'm not so sure on that, has anyone else tried that?

I use beeswax on my wooden scales, but I know others on here will have differing options - there’s no right or wrong with this!  :tu:


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36501 on: August 12, 2022, 09:59:59 AM
:like: I should make getting a wood-scaled SAK a higher priority...

Thanks. Wooden scales are great but not all of them are made equal...

I bought the forester as a replacement for my previous forester wood (I lent the previous one to my daughter for her school year end picnic and it got lost...).

First I wanted to try something new and ordered online 130mm Ranger Wood 55 but it felt too bulky and heavy and I did not like the look and texture of the scales neither and returned it and come to conclusion that the wooden scales are better to be chosen in person.

Luckilly, there is a Vx flagship store in my city so I went there. They had 5 Foresters Wood in stock. All of them looked very different - light, dark. textures..., two of them I did not like at all, two were OK and one I really liked. There was the downside of paying full price vs online stores (difference about 30%) but I think it was well worth to be able to choose the right one (and 20usd extra is not end of the world...) and as well it is fun to visit the store from time to time and check the latest LE in person (the pearwood scales on the Damast Picknicker looked great and they let me handle the 1891 replica as well - nice, but not for me and the Adidas shoes Classic looked good too!).

So if possible, I very much recommend to pick the wooden scales in brick and mortar stores.
Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36502 on: August 12, 2022, 10:04:42 AM
So if possible, I very much recommend to pick the wooden scales in brick and mortar stores.

Agree 100%, when I bought my SwissChamp Wood, I bought it in person as the store had several, same as your story and it is picking the one out that suits your own personal preference.

A point to consider as well which may or may not be obvious but on the Wood scales you do loose the scale tools.



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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36503 on: August 12, 2022, 04:48:20 PM
My latest SAK?

The Syph007 Urban X! from the July fundraiser giveaway!!!  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

 
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It actually arrived a couple of days ago but I haven't had much time to take a half decent picture or two. It's pretty cool! My first alox SAK and first custom at the same time. I'm not sure how much pocket time it will see - I'll give it a whirl but it's a little on the heavy side for my EDC preferences. But I'll definitely be keeping it close by at my desk (where I spend most of the day).


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36504 on: August 13, 2022, 08:42:31 AM
Congratulations! That’s a beauty! :cheers:


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36505 on: August 15, 2022, 07:57:17 PM
Came in the mail today. Brand new never used marlboro troubleshooter. My first 91mm was the marlboro trail guide that my grandpa gave me when I was 7 or 8. Still have but is now retired. Goal is to collect all. Two down three more to obtain :climber:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36506 on: August 15, 2022, 08:18:15 PM
Wow, that’s proper nice and unused is an amazing find. Like all the Marlboro toolsets and have modded several but would love to find an original with the scales. Great find.


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36507 on: August 15, 2022, 08:25:49 PM
Just got a new-to-me Huntsman in the mail yesterday.

I will admit that as soon as I gave it a Dawn and warm water bath and a few drops of oil, I was instantly enamored with it. It's VERY compact for a 4 layer SAK. The Deluxe Tinker is basically a full layer thicker despite having the same number of layers. And the Huntsman is SO light weight too. For me, weight is a bigger factor than actual size when it comes to loose pocket carry.

It doesn't really add much weight or thickness compared to a Climber and I get the wood saw too... which is kind backwards for me since I consider the 91mm scissors to be overkill (but nice!) when you also have a 58mm SAK in your pocket too. But the saw is so thin that it's kind of like adding only half a layer to a Climber in terms of effective thickness.

Anyway, sorry for rambling on (pun intended...).  I was just interested to discover, as I'm sure most of you already have, that the Huntsman is possibly THE most pocket-able 4 layer SAK out there. Definitely an easier carry versus the Deluxe Tinker and even the Explorer in terms of thickness/weight.

I'll stop now...


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36508 on: August 15, 2022, 08:51:24 PM
Great find Rocco! And congrats on your new Huntsman marlowe, an excellent SAK indeed! It's amazing what warm water and oil can do, mine went from unopenable to "new" just like that.

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
Reply #36509 on: August 15, 2022, 09:49:55 PM
Bought this NIB Wenger Highlander of off eBay for the princely sum of $21.34.

It's the first Wenger SAK that I've bought to carry and I look forward to messing around with it.

Lonza is apparently a reference to Lonza Group AG, a biotech business based in Basel.

Anyone have any idea of when it was made?


 
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