A Tinker Family . . .Apprentice, Small Tinker, Tinker, Super Tinker and Deluxe Tinker(Image removed from quote.)John
84mm Tinker is tops in my book. It came to me by total surprise. I would have never considered this tool years ago. Glad I hung onto a few. Such a great tool.
You tried a cadet by the way? I'm kinda traveling the world, spreading the good word of the cadet now. If I can get hooked of a 84 mm spring and scissors I'll make out the ultimate EDC I think!
Quote from: stoneshank on April 18, 2018, 02:14:58 AMYou tried a cadet by the way? I'm kinda traveling the world, spreading the good word of the cadet now. If I can get hooked of a 84 mm spring and scissors I'll make out the ultimate EDC I think! I love the Cadet. Great size and weight. Lovely tool set. I wrote to Victorinox and suggested they produce a "Cadet X"--Cadet + scissors. I am still waiting for a call from the Nobel Prize committee.
Tinker and Super Tinker!(Image removed from quote.)~ i love whittling and SAK's ~
Small Tinker, small Super Tinker (AKA Salesman) and small Deluxe Tinker (AKA Tradesman in Wengerese)......😜 To be more exact, it is a Serrated Tradesman.
Quote from: Boonies on September 20, 2018, 08:40:51 PMSmall Tinker, small Super Tinker (AKA Salesman) and small Deluxe Tinker (AKA Tradesman in Wengerese)......😜 To be more exact, it is a Serrated Tradesman. (Image removed from quote.)
Question about peoples' experience with the opener layer on the 84mm models.I realized that all of my opening has been done with 91, 93, and 111mm models. Each one does have a noticeable difference with the bottle opener. Not a bit deal, but I do find that I need a bit of adjustment when I get used to one or the other. I realize I can do an experiment myself, but I would want a good sample size of data points - and I don't want to form such an important opinion when I am drunk with a belly full of fish.My question is - does anyone have an opinion of the opener on the 84mm models in comparison to the others? Suffice it to say I have done enough opening in my day to have a preference for good performance characteristics for both the bottle and can opener. I would trust that they perform adequately if and when needed. But as an example, I don't like the bottle opener on a LM Micra. Based on that I don't think I would want to use a Rambler bottle opener.....And so, I wonder if anyone has opinions on the Tinker small or any other in that weight class.
Congrats. Its a great pocket size with lots of capability.
Are the Phillips drivers the same size on both?
Thanks! So far I love this model.
I was gifted a small tinker recently. I've had tinker in the past, and I liked it, but I gifted it off to someone who needed it more than me. I've been thinking of getting another SAK, and an 84mm one though. Washington D.C. and federal building regulations limit the size of the knife. My Vic bantam passes, but although I like the bantam, it's lacking a little. The compb tool is a little limiting. So I was ready to pull the trigger on a recruit, when this small tinker comes in the mail. I love it!Never having had a small tinker, I love the full compliment of tools, but the smaller size makes a difference in dress casual pants and "going downtown." Being a person who likes small pocketknives like Case peanuts and Vic classics. the small tinker fits in with my 'maximum minimalism' theory of operations. I guess being a lifelong light weight backpacker has left an influence on my psyche that runs deep. I always pick the smallest item that will get the job done. Monoculars instead of even compact binoculars, small compact car, compact firearms. I really love the small tinker. Now if only Victorinox would make a pioneer junior!
Welcome!I agree. The Small Tinker or Tourist would be fine for an EDC. but for me, over the years I've needed scissors. It's unfortunate that scissors don't come in an 84mm SAK any more. The 85mm SAKs lose a point in my estimation because while they are shorter than a 91mm, they are wider than their 91mm counterpart. But I might have found a solution to my scissor problem... we'll see.
You could just by an Evowood and sand each scale down 1.5mm and have virtually the same thing. I'm just happy, after all these years of not having 84mm w/scissors easily available, to have the Delemonts as a viable option.