he hook sits there on the back of your knife, waiting for an opportunity to unexpectedly surprise you with its usefulness.
Every good song needs a solid hook and well, I'm starting to believe every SAK does too. The multipurpose hook is the victim of ridicule from many an unimaginative soul. You may not readily assume that a pocket knife would come equipped with a hook, understandably so, and I must admit I can see the hook coming off as a bit curious or unexpected. I, however, find when carrying a SAK that has the hook, I feel all the more equipped to handle a variety of daily tasks. In my experience, the multipurpose hook is great for turning a variety of hooks and screw eyes, stretching out new guitar strings, prying that keychain open, and of course, helping me carry things. I'd say my most frequent use of the hook is a mount for the pen on my Compact and Climber +. (Kind of a boring application so I'll spare you pics )I recently participated in the a minimal challenge and started a small project using only a SAK. The hook really came in useful, especially for those final turns on the brass hooks to spare my fingers. Just turning the SAK on its side will give you more leverage, just have to be careful with the soft brass. So what do you think of the hook? I also welcome any criticism of aforementioned hook! You probably won't convince me not to like it but I'd like to see you try! Thanks for reading!
Always think outside of the box and keep a loose and open mind
I agree with you on the combo tool, it simply cannot do as much as the openers can.And less people would dislike the fishscaler if they saw it as a general purpose ruler/fork/metal poky thing.
Yea the hook is great! I would be VERY careful twisting it like that, the hook is the only tool that jothra managed to damage on Vicky the huntsman, and it was caused by twisting. http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,46255.msg762902.html#msg762902I recommend reading the whole thread, its funny and informative!
I started this poll once, out of curiosity. http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,58265.msg1056172.html#msg1056172The hook got a considerable dislike percentage. Personally, I like the hook. Show contentAnd the fish scaler. Combo tool, not so much.
Quote from: MacGyver on March 16, 2017, 12:31:59 PMAlways think outside of the box and keep a loose and open mindI think it all boils down to this. The ability to see potential in any situation.If you have the flexibility of mind a hook can be anything, so can a canopener (also a great orange peeler by the way ^_~).
Love the hook personally. Used it to great effect building a chicken coop (threading wire through timber uprights to secure netting ) the hook was brilliant for pulling the wire back through. Also used it a few times for an extra couple of inches stretching behind a chest of drawers to retrieve something dropped down the back. There's always the classic 'Zip line' use when escaping from baddies on a cable car, and this clip from the excellent 'Moonrise Kingdom' must be shown - It's the SAK law:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1Fm7uzVfI
I like how this guy uses the hook on a box in order to not mess up the box.It starts at location 1:40. Watch until 2:19, he uses it twice. https://youtu.be/y8wPp5YJ9Hw
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Why ANY tool should be dismissed or bagged on is beyond me. Especially with SAKs. When there are so many tool combinations available, there is no reason to not get the one that has the tools out want and not one's you don't. You don't need a particular tool?; Get a different model. Don't generalize from the specific, and assume that because YOU have no use for something, no one else does either. I hate "reviews" where half of the tools are dismissed out of hand with, "Never use it." Really? Then review something you have used and don't waste my time. All this to say, thanks for the hook thread! Great write-up and replies!