That‘s what I mean. If we go TSA safe we end up with a SAK that has Tweezers and Toothpick only
I know you said the intention wasn’t necessarily to pass TSA rules but I wonder if the below wouldL1: scissors | hookL2: in-line Phillips/magnifying glass | openL3: combo tool or cap lifter/nail file from Evo line or Sportsman | corkscrew?Plus scales ORL1: file | corkscrewL2: scissors | hookL3: in-line Phillips/magnifying glass | openL4: opener layer | chisel or small driver in place or awlIn going with the non-TSA and more of a brainstorming thought that may not even be possible is whether the chisel tool from a Spirit would work in a SAK mod? It would be awesome if it could fit across from either in-line phillips, cap lifter, or combo tool. But there would also be the question of would it be considered a blade because of the sharp edge and tip.
Would this work:L1: scissors | hookL2: in-line Phillips/cap lifter* | Combo Tool (from a Rambler)L3: wood saw | awl**L4: file | corkscrew***Plus scalesOne could also add the pliers to make it a 5 layer or replace L1 with the pliers depending on preference.
I have two used Ramblers inbound from Ebay. If I get to it before Max gets building, I will let you know how it goes.Opposite the in-line Phillips, I think I saw where Syph installed both the can and bottle openers with a .005" spacer and two back springs, like Vic does with the scaler and file on some knives. This would give you both openers (and screwdrivers)In place of the saw, I know it might sound silly, but you could include a fish scaler. The blunted teeth on the scaler makes short work of reinforced tape for opening cartons, and the blunt tip won't cut into the contents...then again, you could use the can opener for that.