noce mod. I wish I loved the combo tool. I've tried but I find the combo tool underwhelming. I have 84mm Golfer that really wants to play but is relegated to queen status. I encourage you to go for a minimal SAK challenge with that SAK . Push your SAK comfort [\b]
Even cats love 84mm.
Bumping this thread a bit...My true 84mm SAK love I passionately call Jalox Jr. shown here with its bigger sibbling, Jalox...(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
I was looking in my collection for the 84mm SAKs and I found quite a lot of them. pic1 84mm ECONOMYpic2 84mm ALOXpic3 84mm normalpic4 84mm ECO
Actually, on second thought, I think you're right. The Waiter has such a lightweight profile that it just feels wrong. But I looked closer at my recently bought Tinker and the liners seem to be the same material.Thanks,Jeff
My passion for 84mm had to see this thread on the front page! I'm very new to SAKs (3 weeks!) but five out of a the eight I've acquired are 84mm. My first "real" SAK (after my excelsior many years ago) was a Tinker Small. On paper this seemed like the perfect SAK with its balance of size, layers and backside tools. How wrong I was! As soon as it arrived I could only look upon it with disgust. My opinion on the backside Phillips had changed during the time the Tinker had spent in transit. I had underestimated how effective the can-opener driver would be, and I am now of the (controversial) opinion that all Cellidor SAKs should have a corkscrew! Not that I've ever used it, or the mini-driver. It's all about the character...The Sportsman (or Tourist) are the perfect balance of layers to tools for my use (and aesthetics), although I do see the appeal of the Waiter as an ultra-light carry. The Waiter is noticeably thinner and lighter than the 2 layer 84mm's, but this makes it feels slightly unbalanced in my hands. Despite its obvious omission, the Walker is also an excellent little knife. The saw is very efficient for the size and I find it performs fairly similarly its 91mm cousin. I'm not a huge fan of the combo tool as a driver (although it has surprised me on a few Phillips heads), but it's a price I'm willing to pay to stick to 2 layers. Alox isn't really my thing, but I have to admit lusting over the alox Walker.
Today I received another custom made copper scaled Victorinox. This time an 84mm Excelsior and a right little beauty she is too.Customised solid copper scales on a new SAK with subtle brass pins.I'm rather looking forward to her developing a decent unique patina (and probably many scratches) over time.She's got a bit of heft and gravitas (60g vs the standard 22g) which I really like.(Those interested can see her sister here: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,40930.360.html)
Absolutely gorgeous Grunthos