Testing the awl:Making a pilot hole in a 2x4 is no problem. (Image removed from quote.)Comparison with PX awl. PX hole on top, Armbar on bottom:(Image removed from quote.)Making holes in leather. Thicker leather on the left, thin leather on the right. Armbar holes top row, PX holes low row. Hard to see, but the holes made with the PX are cleaner. It also punched through the leather way easier. The Armbar had a harder time punching through both leather pieces. During that test the awl also collapsed and drew first blood. (Image removed from quote.)
Bit Holder with Standard T25 bit:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)The bit sits deeper in the holder than I expected. You can see that in the second pic. The bit holder is also slightly larger than the bits (original and standard), resulting in some wiggle room. I don't think it is enough to cause issues during use. I assume it is done on purpose to remove the bit with ease. I used the original bit to drive a #6 screw into the aforementioned 2x4. It worked pretty straight forward, I never had the feeling the bit driver was about to collapse. One issue might be the pry bar. At its rest position, the thin edge presses into your hand when holding the tool real tight. It might be worth deploying the pry bar half way to avoid that.
...Makes sense that the driver had to be deeper because of tlike Becks every now and then, but I also have access to Paulaner
Perfect size. Thanks for he photos
New Tool, New Club I figured we can consolidate all information, testing and photos in here. Let's start with the unboxing:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
My first day impressions in short:- Decent blade, works as expected- Bit driver works straight forward, no issues so far- Awl is pointy, sharp and in desperate need of a means to prevent it from collapsing. Not necessarily a lock, a tight snap like on the PX would be enough. - Scissors are average. Not enough leverage and they should open wider. They also cannot cut finger nails. At least not mine I don't like the deployment, because you have to unfold the scissors moving one arm in the closing direction. This means they will collapse, unless you prevent that with your other hand. - Pry bar is working. Nothing fancy- Hammer function not yet tested
You're blood brothers now!Thanks for the ongoing review Sir VAL Its a reminder of the near perfection of the SAK that even modern rivals fail to better it. Except maybe on the driver.
Now that's better That's actually my poison of choice
I love the packaging
That's a bit disappointing indeed. I was hoping for a more enthusiastic review on the blade and scissors. Though I'm not sure what to expect from the blade... Maybe I finer edge? Sir Vic, does it deploy easily with one hand?The scissors seems to have a lot of room for improvement... Spring, angle of opening, sharpness...Oh well.... I ordered the Armbar Cork, I'll post some initial impressions when I get it.
The OH deployment is smooth but might take some getting used too. This is not a large MT so in order to open the blade with the same hand you are holding it, you need to almost contort your hand. I have average sized hands, so people with larger hands might find it hard to do at all.I am looking forward to your impressions on the Cork. I wonder if there are any major differences besides bit holder/corkscrew
but it is a lot of wasted space and air they have to ship
When did you order it?
At least that's cheap compared to wasted weight.
Monday, from a retailer... They say it's on backorder
I am hoping that since your one is some of the first ones out that they are just working the kinks out of it