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Carrying a SAK is pretty new for me. When I was a kid, nobody gave me a knife. They just don't give knives to little girls. I loved to go camping though and wanted my own knife, so I saved up and bought an Imperial Ireland hobo knife from Kmart, the one with the fork and spoon lol. I loved that thing! I was 8 years old and had no idea how goofy it was.Over the years I picked up a pocket knife here and there, cheap little things. My dad would never buy me a SAK. He always said a cheap knife from Kmart was good enough. So I kinda grew up with this idea that SAKd were the "real deal", the unobtainable quality knife I'd have someday.When I went off to college, multitools were becoming a thing, and I bought a Gerber MPT. That thing was my EDC in my purse for the next 20 odd years.Finally, in my 40s, I ended up with 150 SAKs as part of a TSA lot of seized knives I bid on and won. In there I found a minichamp 2 I wanted to keep and parts to put a light and a pen scale on it. It was my first-ever SAK. Also in there were 3 antique minichamps that have been discontinued for over 25 years. I sold the rest. I was hooked. Since then I've won more lots in more auctions, and each time I find a knife I'd like to keep. My new EDC is a cybertool M and I still have that custom minichamp 2 on my keychain. But I've also picked up a couple 30+ year old Champions and some other assorted antique SAKs.
@pomsbz, great carry. Its interesting how after so many years the gears we carry currently.
Thanks! Annoyingly they don't make the wallet any more and mine is starting to go. I don't really want anything else. I suppose I'll need to start trawling the forums making WTB posts.
If it's just the stitching, you might be able to mend it yourself, or any reasonably decent shoemaker. Or even a seamstress. If it's the leather, you might use the wallet parts as template to cut the shapes from some new piece of leather and make one from scratch.
It's requires a much tighter and consistent stitch than I could do by hand unfortunately. I do a bit of leather work and this requires a much higher level of expertise than I have.
I say you try to make some other projects first, to get used to leather stitching. Some simple pouches or pocket caddies. After that, work on your wallet. If you still don't feel confident enough, take it to a shoe repair store (after this covid has died down) and have them do it for you. If you do this, I suggest you watch while they do it, to have a hands on tutorial on how it's done.
Looking very, very good.