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PocketGrip Review 4043

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,418 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
PocketGrip Review
« on: October 30, 2006, 11:50:12 PM »
Posted by our ol buddy Dave!  Check it out!

http://multitool.org/content/view/52/66/

Def

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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006, 12:38:17 AM »
Nice review Dave!
I make fun of the Wenger tools because they look strange, but I certainly admire the quality and workmanship. Both are top-notch.

A unique feature I like is the way the screwdriver blade locks. When you push down and are driving a screw, the blade locks. When you stop pushing, it unlocks. Very clever.

~Bob

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 09:42:54 AM »
The blade on mine isn't serrated.  Which is more common?

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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2006, 06:20:38 PM »
That looks just like mine!

I'm not sure which blade is more common, but I believe that the blunt-nosed example that David (and many SOSAKers  ;) ) have is less common than the "needle" nose type.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006, 03:39:06 AM »
I have a needlenose MiniGrip with a non-serrated blade, but my blunt nose MiniGrip has a fully serrated blade, just like David's.

(blunt pliers = serrated, needlenose pliers = non-serrated) Were they respectively all made this way?




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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006, 01:39:14 PM »
Another question:

Def tells me that the big SwissGrip is based on Wenger's 120mm Ranger series of SAKs. I see there are at least six other knives in that series with the same size frame.  http://www.wenger-knife.ch/scripts/modules/Wenger_Products/page878080.html

Which series of knives is the PocketGrip/MiniGrip based on? Are there many other knives in that series?

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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006, 01:56:01 PM »
The Pocketgrip is based on the 84mm series.  The majority of Wenger SAKs are based on that size frame.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,418 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006, 10:05:58 PM »
Wenger only has three size ranges- the 63mm (keychain size, like the Esquire), 85mm (standard sizes)  and 120mm (Rangers).  Unless of course you count their Standard Issue model which is officially a 91mm model but actually measures 93mm.  But that's the only model they make in that size, and it's done for the military contract so I don't count it.

Victorinox on the other hand, makes numerous different sizes:

58mm (Classic, keychain size)
74mm (only three models in this size)
84mm (Small pocket knives)
91mm (Standard sized pocket knives)
108mm (now discontinued but originally manufactured for German army contract)
111mm (large pocket knives)

Terry had it bang on when he said the Pocket Grip was based on the 85mm frame.  I just posted the rest so I'd look smart too.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2006, 03:42:08 AM »
You forgot the 100mm grafting models. :o
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,418 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2006, 03:43:59 AM »
I knew I forgot something...

Guess I don't look too smart after all!

Def

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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2006, 03:46:38 AM »
You forgot the 100mm grafting models. :o

Hmmmm.....100mm grafting model.......hmmm, are they as interesting as they sound?


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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,418 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2006, 03:57:50 AM »
Here you go Bob- great knives and cheaper than dog spit!  I used the Gardener model once when ripping some carpet out of a friend's house and it cut through it like a laser beam.  I have never seen anything cut rolls of carpet that fast or easily.  Of course I did bring my dog bone sharpener and touched it up a few times, but any knife would have needed that.

Def
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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2006, 04:40:21 AM »
Ah-HAH!!
My one and only Vic knife......given to me by a customer some time ago......I always wondered what it was.
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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,418 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2006, 04:54:11 AM »
You coulda just asked...

 :P

Def

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Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2006, 11:08:56 PM »
You coulda just asked...

 :P

Def

I like doing things the hard way.  :)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,418 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: PocketGrip Review
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2006, 03:26:42 AM »
Well, nothing wrong with that...

Def

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