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Poll

Which of these stock Four Layer SAKs is your favorite?

Fieldmaster
8 (6.8%)
Huntsman
27 (23.1%)
Voyager Lite
3 (2.6%)
Explorer
46 (39.3%)
Deluxe Tinker
17 (14.5%)
Fireman
0 (0%)
Mountaineer
7 (6%)
Other
9 (7.7%)

Total Members Voted 115

Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite" 5297

Sr. Member Posts: 348 d---^__^---b
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2013, 01:59:43 PM »
I voted for the explorer.  It has all the tools that I use most frequently while still being just about pocketable for me.  In truth though I would really like to get my hands on a scientist and that would be the model I would make if I ever get into this modding lark.  :sak:

I'm thinking about buying a swisscard lite just for the magnifying glass, for those times when I'm carrying a different SAK.  I use the magnifying glass all the time and I couldn't do without it now.  It's really handy for reading tiny writing like the embossed expiry dates on drug packets, and I also use it to check the edge when I'm sharpening knife blades.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2013, 03:39:58 PM »
I also use it to check the edge when I'm sharpening knife blades.

That is an application I had not thought of!  :tu:

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2013, 03:42:23 PM »
Deluxe Tinker.

the Huntsman is a close second, but pliers are more useful to me than a saw.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2013, 03:43:52 PM »
What, no Grand Prix to choose?
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2013, 03:49:54 PM »


I'm thinking about buying a swisscard lite just for the magnifying glass, for those times when I'm carrying a different SAK. 

or maybe one of these?
http://www.trueutility.com/pocket-tools-store/true-utility-eyeglass-TU34.html

I have one and use it all the time. At around 2 ounces, it's not light, but it's made of metal/glass and pretty durable. Put a little dab of loktite on the screws and you'll be good to go.
No Life Club Posts: 1,191 Queen's Venturer
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2013, 11:18:20 AM »
I picked the...whaddayacallit...that thingy. You know...starts with an...H? I think it's an H.

Anyway, it took me, like, 30 days to choose.
Sr. Member Posts: 348 d---^__^---b
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2013, 09:32:35 PM »


I'm thinking about buying a swisscard lite just for the magnifying glass, for those times when I'm carrying a different SAK. 

or maybe one of these?
http://www.trueutility.com/pocket-tools-store/true-utility-eyeglass-TU34.html

I have one and use it all the time. At around 2 ounces, it's not light, but it's made of metal/glass and pretty durable. Put a little dab of loktite on the screws and you'll be good to go.

Thanks for the tip.   :cheers:  Looks like a smart bit of kit.  I might just get one of those instead.  Decisions, decisions...   :-\
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2013, 09:43:26 PM »


I'm thinking about buying a swisscard lite just for the magnifying glass, for those times when I'm carrying a different SAK. 

or maybe one of these?
http://www.trueutility.co...tility-eyeglass-TU34.html

I have one and use it all the time. At around 2 ounces, it's not light, but it's made of metal/glass and pretty durable. Put a little dab of loktite on the screws and you'll be good to go.

Thanks for the tip.   :cheers:  Looks like a smart bit of kit.  I might just get one of those instead.  Decisions, decisions...   :-\


Also, the 'fresnel lens' has some fans around here, might be good to look into those, too ;) Usually fits in a wallet.

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2013, 10:02:15 PM »
Explorer for me too ,had one ages ago but stupidly traded it but recently reinier kindly sent me one as a extra  :salute: its a old version with a grooved CS  :tu:
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2013, 10:20:02 PM »
Mountaineer.


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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2013, 10:58:58 AM »
No prizes for guessing my vote.
But really surprised by the results.
Would not have expdected the Explorer to be so far ahead and thought that the Phillips brigade would push the Tinker higher!!

PS. Yes and what about the Wengers?? You are all too Viccy biased!!
Loving my Evogrip 18 at the moment!!
« Last Edit: November 04, 2013, 11:02:12 AM by Huntsman »
Hero Member Posts: 849 The Yellow One
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2013, 11:13:58 AM »
Victorinox: Artisan




Wenger: EvoGrip S18


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,076 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2013, 11:39:33 AM »
 :ahhh
I repeat,  :ahhh  :D

My inability to answer this question (torn between the Huntman, the Mountaineer and the Deluxe Climber) lead me to buying a Vic Ranger (main user at home) and a Handyman (my bag EDC).

Since I had to vote for one, I went with the Huntsman. The metal file on the Mountaineer offers much greater versatility, I know. I find that both these SAKs have a perfect size for me to handle comfortably. Still, it had to be the Huntsman for me, don't ask me why.

Even if it weren't discontinued, I think I'd pass on the D.Climber -too thick and limited uses of those pliers for me.
I'm a little surprised to see this current lifting the Explorer so high.  :tool:


 
« Last Edit: November 04, 2013, 11:56:21 AM by firiki »

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2013, 12:11:48 PM »
I voted for other

From the SAKWiki list, I would probably choose the Swiss Bianco CyberYeoman but that's not stock. The two tools I need the most are PH0/1 driver (and not as back layer tool) and metal file. None of the 4 layer tools combines the two.

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2013, 12:39:20 PM »
No prizes for guessing my vote.
But really surprised by the results.
Would not have expdected the Explorer to be so far ahead and thought that the Phillips brigade would push the Tinker higher!!

PS. Yes and what about the Wengers?? You are all too Viccy biased!!
Loving my Evogrip 18 at the moment!!

Love my tinker but prefer the explorers inline Phillips  :tu:
Hero Member Posts: 981
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2021, 09:25:26 AM »
This thread is a bit older, so when I voted for Voyager Lite I actually meant Traveller Lite. Since we got us a dog and I need to go out with him at night, often in a hurry, I really started appreciating the Lite module. I now therefore carry either the CT Lite, the Huntsman Lite or the Traveller Lite in my trousers pocket. Given that our puppy has a tendency of going for my wristwatch, I have started to leave it off and use the Traveller's watch instead.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,972
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2021, 11:20:12 PM »
Favorites:

58mm is Vagabond
84mm is Huntsman Small
91mm is Explorer
111mm is Outrider
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2021, 11:55:18 PM »
Mine was the fieldmaster, but since I really like the alox world and it has grown since this was originally posted my edc knife is the FarmerX which is four layers, and ever since I got it for Xmas I haven’t carried anything else! Even had a special pancake sheath made for it, tilted and even holds the steel!
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2021, 12:15:52 AM »
Yep totally agree, Explorer is great but Farmer X for 4 layer is a superb tool.
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2021, 12:57:00 AM »
Mine was the fieldmaster, but since I really like the alox world and it has grown since this was originally posted my edc knife is the FarmerX which is four layers, and ever since I got it for Xmas I haven’t carried anything else! Even had a special pancake sheath made for it, tilted and even holds the steel!
JR

That's quite a sheath.  :tu:
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2021, 01:50:02 AM »
^^^  Wow certainly is ........

How things change in 8 years ...... I cannot believe it's been that long
No prizes for guessing my vote.
But really surprised by the results.
Would not have expected the Explorer to be so far ahead - and thought that the Phillips brigade would push the Tinker higher!!

PS. Yes - And what about the Wengers?? You are all too Viccy biased!!
Loving my Evogrip 18 at the moment!!
Can I change my vote please?  ???
I totally get the Explorer now - In fact it's in my pocket as I write this ........ and has been EDC for a few months.
The inline Phillips is great.
And the mag glass is so useful - as the years go by - and eyesight deteriorates  :'(

PS. I bought my Explorer on my way to the UK MT.o camping meet 2018 - So it has added significance for me!!
.... And for a bush walk/camping trip, or in the garden - I would probably pop a Wenger Ranger in my pocket or on my belt for the saw.
No Life Club Posts: 1,968
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2021, 02:03:59 AM »
Deluxe Climber.

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Full Member Posts: 126
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2021, 02:38:39 AM »
It doesn’t really matter which stock four layer wins this one because almost awl who have voted have impeccable discerning taste  :whistle:
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2021, 09:59:03 PM »
^^^  Wow certainly is ........

How things change in 8 years ...... I cannot believe it's been that long Can I change my vote please?  ???
I totally get the Explorer now - In fact it's in my pocket as I write this ........ and has been EDC for a few months.
The inline Phillips is great.
And the mag glass is so useful - as the years go by - and eyesight deteriorates  :'(

PS. I bought my Explorer on my way to the UK MT.o camping meet 2018 - So it has added significance for me!!
.... And for a bush walk/camping trip, or in the garden - I would probably pop a Wenger Ranger in my pocket or on my belt for the saw.

Sir Huntsman, thou art a noble opportunist! Not only did you forsake the SAK whose name you took, but also the Compact you used to praise. Is it safe to say the days of the Explorer in your pocket are also numbered?  :whistle:
Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,752
Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2021, 12:14:45 AM »
Rumbled  :o   - There is no escape from, or fooling, you Sir Simon.
And thou art a veritable soothsayer also - I have a post coming up on this very topic!!!!    :popcorn:
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2021, 12:32:47 AM »
What heresy is this Huntsman?! :twak: :twak:

 :D

Oddly I never quite got the Explorer.  I have one, I certainly don't hate it, but I never felt the love.  :shrug: Each to their own I guess.  ;)

Huntsman is still my top four layer with the Grand Prix a very close second.

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2021, 11:57:15 AM »
Just voted Mountaineer, while Explorer is a very close second to me.

I would say Explorer covers 95% of what I really need and use, but that 5% of time when I need a metal saw/file, I really do need it bad.  So Mountaineer for me.

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2021, 01:18:51 PM »
What heresy is this Huntsman?! :twak: :twak:
 :D

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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2021, 05:59:37 PM »
I voted Other.  I would have said Deluxe Tinker years ago but I realized a saw would be more helpful day to day and in an outdoor situation.  I agree with the MadPlumbarian that the Farmer X would be my new choice over the Huntsman mainly because if I carry a 4 layer SAK it is going to be for the Outdoors primarily and I want the added durability.  If I need the scale tools I will carry a Classic SD as well. 
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Re: Which is your stock "Four Layer Favorite"
« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2021, 07:31:04 PM »
I voted Deluxe Tinker, because it's the only one on the list that I actually own.  I have to admit I don't use it much though.  Those pliers add a lot of  size and weight to the Tinker and I just don't use them much. I bought it to compliment my SwissTool and make up for the large blunt plier head, but I find that I don't carry the DT or the ST much, in favor of smaller, lighter tools.  I keep the DT on my dresser and those small pliers come in mighty handy for making repairs to kids toys and jewelry. 

I sure see the attraction of the Explorer, and I'd like to try one someday, but I always have a plier-based MT on me.  They all have a good Phillips, so an inline Phillips isn't a big deal for me on a SAK.  I actually like the back spring Phillips. Mostly because I don't like the corkscrew, even with the mini driver. 

 

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