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グリーンベレー・アタック・シリーズを始めとしプロフェッショナルのためのナイフを作り続けるアルマーが新しいナイフをデザインした。EOD(爆発物処理班)ナイフと名付けられたこのナイフは、実際にSWATの爆発物処理班で使用されている。機能の追求から生まれた無駄のないフォルムが新鮮だ。特に存在感のあるペンチが目につく。ブレードの厚みを合計15mmとることでハードな作業にも耐えるよう設計されたこのペンチはラインカッターも兼ねている。またドライバーの先端は薄いテーパー仕上げでスクレイパーとしても使える。これにプラスドライバー、ロープカッター、ナイフブレードでEODナイフは構成されている。特殊な用途のために生まれたナイフだが、ツーリング、カヌーイング、フィッシング、キャンピングで、一度でもペンチの必要なシチュエーションに出会った人なら、このナイフの実用性の高さが理解できるはず。ポケットツールとして常時身につけておきたいマルチパーパスナイフの傑作だ。 Al Mar, who have been making knives for professional including Green Berets Attack series, designed the new knife. This knife named "EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Knife" is used by SWAT EOD team. This simple form pursuing practicality is novel. Especially this unique pliers stand out. The pliers blade have 15mm thickness not to break even within heavy use, and have the wire cutter. The end of flathead screwdriver was thin taper processed, can be used as a scraper. The EOD Knife was also assembled with a phillips head screwdriver, a rope cutter and a knife blade. This knife was made for special applications, but anyone who encounter situations even once which need pliers may understand high practicality. This is the masterpiece of multi-purpose knife you should carry with every day.
ナイフとプライヤーを備えたパワフルなエマージェンシー・ナイフ"クイック・プライヤー"は、コンパクトで丈夫な設計。車載用のナイフとして、アウトドア・スポーツ用のナイフとして、優れたポテンシャルを発揮します。また、ハンドルの裏側には、携帯に便利なベルトクリップがセットされています。 The Quick Plier, a powerful emergency-knife with a blade and pliers, is designed tough and neat. As a knife for on-board tools, for outdoor sports, it will demonstrate excellent potential. And there is a belt-clip on the backside of the handle, make it easy to carry.
1. LEATHERMAN2. Seki City, “Japanese Knife Capital”3. SOG4. AL MAR5. Spyderco6. G. Sakai7. Kershaw8. IC. CUT9. Fujimoto Knife, Kayama Knife10. etc?(Image removed from quote.)Fig. 3-1 SOG Paratool3.1 Overview To be honest, I don't know about SOG much more than Wikipedia information...SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, LLC is a company famous for their reproduction SOG Knife from the Vietnam era. The original SOG knife was also manufactured in Japan.  I think "Japanese Trading Company Yogi Shokai" was an Okinawan company, which awarded the first contract. At that time, Okinawa was under the rule of the US military. I think it is highly possible that this company exported knives made in Seki city to the US military. Sorry we have gone off topic now.In this chapter I will talk about the MTs made by SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, LLC.3.2 Manufactures The current SOG knife is also manufactured in Seki city. Known manufacturer is,G. Sakaihttps://www.gsakai.co.jp/jp/Hattori hamono Co., Ltd.http://www.hattori-hamono.comKinryu hamono seisakujyo Co., Ltd (closed?)3.3 SOG MTs Made in Japan There are only two SOG MTs that can be confirmed as made in Japan. Those are ToolClip and Micro ToolClip (1st Gen).ENCYCROPEDIAhttps://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=ToolCliphttps://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Micro+ToolClipGreat review of ToolClip, written by Grant Lamontagnehttp://www.multitool.org/tools/sog/sog-toolclip-reviewGreat review of Micro ToolClip (1st Gen) , written by 665aehttp://www.multitool.org/tools/sog/sog-micro-toolclip-1st-gen-review(Image removed from quote.)Fig. 3-2 ToolClip (First Model)(Image removed from quote.)Fig 3-3 First model has a protection case for serrated blade.(Image removed from quote.)Fig. 3-4 ToolClip (Later Model)(Image removed from quote.)Fig. 3-5 ToolClip first model (left), and later model (right)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Fig. 3-6 3-7 3-8 Micro ToolClip 1st Gen (black), and 2nd Gen (pink) There is no clear evidence, but I think G.Sakai created these MTs.I will consider it in the G.Sakai chapter.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Fig. 3-9 3-10 3-11 A.G. Russell Compact Multi ToolI think they are the same manufacturer because the pliers are the same material (lost-wax casting?).3.4 Question By the way, in the description of Wikipedia What does "higher priced folders" mean? Does this mean "sheaths" or "cases" ?References1. WIKIPEDIA. (2018). SOG Specialty Knives, Retrieved October 30, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOG_Specialty_Knives2. WIKIPEDIA. (2017). SOG Knife, Retrieved October 30, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOG_Knife
Finally I found an advertisement for gold model Leatherman Mini-Tool release.(Image removed from quote.)Doi, Y. (Eds.) (February 1988). "LEATHERMAN Ad," Knife Magazine No.8 (Vol.3 No.1), p23. Japan: KK World Photo Press
I cannot recall if gregozedobe has stopped by . Greg are you out there?
Yep, I'm still around, healthy(ish), just not as active on MTo as I used to be. Thanks for asking
L-500の発売を記念し、すべてのレザーマンツールにメタルマッチ(U.S.A製)が付いています。To celebrate the launch of the L-500, a metal match (made in U.S.A) will be a gift to everyone who purchases Leatherman tools.
A Homework from Greg (About Patent Problem of G. Sakai MobilePenchi)Buck tool was launched in Japan in fall 1996.G. Sakai Applied for a patent about MobilePenchi in February 1996.Patent application publication number 特開平9-216168Filing date was February 7, 1996. G. Sakai filed a patent before Buck tool was sold in Japan. I think they did not imitate, but happened to come up with a similar mechanism.And four years after, they launched MobilePench in 2000. At least in Japan, there seemed to be no patent issue.How about this answer, Professor Greg? (*'ヮ')ﾉｼ