It is always hard to find your perfect SAK, but also a lot of fun. For your usage scenarios i would throw the Cybertool or the Handyman in the ring. The Cybertool should be perfect for your job in IT, and the Handyman can cover all your needs for house and garden.
Still searching.. one thing is for sure, I'm probably going to end up doubling the size of my Victorinox collection in the process!
I recently made a list of the most commonly used Victorinox tools that I find myself needing, as well as the "sometimes" tools, and the "rarely" tools. I've expanded my SAK collection a lot recently, and I am in the perpetual struggle to find out which model, or combination of models suits me most. I am in the office doing IT work M-F, but at home do homeowner stuff, and outside more yard work/homesteading and gardening. It would be easier if I did more of urban or outdoors, more exclusively!Thus far, I'm coming up with a few combinations, a few customs that could be possibly put together, and a lot of confusion. Any input from others is appreciated!I pretty much always have a SAK in my watch pocket, or clipped with a Vic belt hanger, as well as a single blade, one-handed opening flipper type knife or small fixed blade. I also always have a Classic SD on whatever key set I am using as well. Tools list:Often used- Main blade/small blade, scissors, wood saw, opening layer tools, Phillips driver.Sometimes used- reamer/awl, mini screwdriver, scale tools(pin, toothpick&tweezers, pen), pliers.Rarely used- Parcel hook, corkscrew (other than to hold mini driver), nail file (Cadet).So for the pair ups, I'm thinking perhaps the following:Pioneer X + CamperFarmer + Super TinkerHunstman + TinkerSuper Tinker + CamperOHT + For possible custom builds:Farmer with Scissors addedCompact w/ Reamer and backspring phillips addedOutrider with blade swapped for one-hand opening bladeYeoman with wood saw addedAny ideas? I currently have Tinkers, Spartans, Campers, Super Tinker, two Deluxe Tinkers, a OHT w/ serrated blade, and a couple Huntsmans already. Not opposed to using some as donors, acquiring different models, or changing this up some. I just see no reason not to carry a SAK along with whatever in my pockets, and so often need some of the tools offered for unexpected repairs and tinkering/widgeting. I have "real", proper tools in toolboxes if I know I'm going into a project or repair, and pliers based multitools available as well should I need them, but I'm thinking of the more unexpected repairs, screw tightening, small branch trimming/cutting, scissors snippings that come up. Thanks!-Jason
How about a Fieldmaster (Huntsman with Phillils instead of corkscrew)? You don’t get the mini driver or pliers, but I think everything else on your list is covered.
Just get a XAVT and have all the bases covered. https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=SwissChamp+XAVT
Some really good suggestions here! Thanks! I have thought about the Fieldmaster. That's a nice model to have. I do love my Super Tinker though. Working on a handmade belt sheath for the Deluxe Tinker- sometimes those small pliers are useful, but sometimes not. Super Tinker is about as big as I like to go in my pocket- fits in the watch/coin pocket nicely. Go 4 layers like a Huntsman/Fieldmaster and I prefer the belt or pocket suspension clips. For me I switch between urban and home/rural/woods so often and quickly, that carrying a single tool with all options is too much or too big, and carrying two tools has too much overlap and redundancy. Swapping SAK's when i get home is an option. Go from my Super Tinker to a Hunstman, Camper or similar- could afford to lose the scissors while at home or in the yard. That's where the wood saw comes in more handy at random, unexpected times (which is the whole point of a SAK). I could obviously just carry one tool with all of my possible needed options at all times, but I'm trying to avoid that as I hate having half a pound of tool hanging off my belt or in my pocket. I wonder if I could take something like a Camper, remove the opening layer. No.. then I'd lose the reamer, which is useful to me. Could the reamer be installed on the corkscrew backspring? So perhaps something like the Bushcrafter, but in cellidor not alox. Sm/Lg blades, wood saw, reamer. Or, if I have to, Sm/Lg blades, wood saw, corkscrew (with mini driver). I like the small blade on the wood saw equipped camper for carving and such. Some things to think about....probably over think.