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Small tinker appreciation. 14163

Full Member Posts: 217
Re: Small tinker appreciation.
« Reply #90 on: June 16, 2021, 11:00:59 AM »
:cheers:  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.
It may be the solution you already have in mind, otherwise you may consider adapting Wenger scissors to work in the 84mm frame (fairly easy). 91mm scissors can be used as well but it's a bit more work (requires a backspring modification).
Sr. Member Posts: 426
Re: Small tinker appreciation.
« Reply #91 on: July 11, 2021, 09:41:25 PM »
At the risk of taking some fire for asking, can I get a Small Tinker that isn't red? I think the tool set looks fantastic, but after growing up with decades of the "swiss army red", I like my new knives to have a bit of variety to them. At the very least, make it easier to tell them apart!

I just got a Donuts printed full-sized Tinker from SMKW. The printing is really too fragile to EDC, but a small tinker to take with me sounds amazing.

You can get new 84mm red, black, or white scales on ebay. Not a ton of choice but it's something  :D
Newbie Posts: 32
Re: Small tinker appreciation.
« Reply #92 on: July 12, 2021, 10:30:30 PM »
So just buy the Red and some replacement scales, and manually mod to White or Black... 🤔 Well, better to know one's options. thanks for this!
Sr. Member Posts: 426
Re: Small tinker appreciation.
« Reply #93 on: July 12, 2021, 11:33:03 PM »
So just buy the Red and some replacement scales, and manually mod to White or Black... 🤔 Well, better to know one's options. thanks for this!

That's pretty much what you have to do with most of the 91mm as well, especially if you want colours like yellow or blue, as most are only red or a very small selection of scale options.

If you're careful with removing the scales and use warm water (~70 C) you can reuse the scales (at least once).  :cheers:

I've been reaching for the Tinker Small quite a bit lately. Such a nice carry  :D

 

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