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What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs? 438

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What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« on: August 15, 2020, 01:22:58 AM »
I am a traveler that dreads separation from my luggage and essentials since it has happened many times, despite my best efforts. Even roll aboard luggage can get separated at the last minute. I dislike shoulder bags and fanny packs. I carry my altoid tin, but sometimes I leave it, or put it in my luggage thinking it will rolls aboard with me, but the airline says there is no room and I have to check my bag.

My 91mm Huntsman has become my nano suitcase. Some cavities exist under and beside some of the tools. I began stashing things there. I am wondering, if anyone else does?

The saw layer is perfect to stash a “gum pick” that works much better than the scale mounted tooth pick for after lunch dental hygiene.I carry extra gum picks for replacement in my altoid utility tin in my roll aboard. I find I am often separated from my rollaboard, but never seperated from my SAK. I pop a new gum pick into my SAK each day. Gum picks also work great for light cleaning of pocket lint and cuttings-schmutz from tights spots around the knife and for applying small drops of mineral oil to the slip joints. I am a fanatic about tooth care on the road, because I once got lazy on dental care and found myself with a bad tooth ache. I can handle anything on the road but a bad tooth. Never again.

When I travel, I put two clumps of petroleum jelly under the scissors and press a sewing needle  in to resew buttons under the scissors.I carry a short length of thread in a pocket. Saved me a number of times.

Under another tool, it varies which, I smear a little Renaissance wax into the bottom of the layer under the long and short knife blades. I can scoop it out with the tooth pick, tweezers, or a gum pick, and wax the blades and tools, A bit of wax on the blade edges on deployment can be wiped away with the fingers easily. The wax adds a little extra protection in salt water environments.

So: let me know if anyone else has found things to store inside their SAK. Thanks in advance. 


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Re: What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 08:28:03 AM »
It hadn't really occurred to me to stash that many additional items in my SAK.  I salute your creativity...
 :salute:

P.S. You must be traveling outside the US.  Here, your SAK would be the first thing from which you would be separated, thanks to TSA.   >:(
Full Member Posts: 148
Re: What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 08:38:46 AM »
I often put either a small safety pin or paper clip under the corkscrew




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Re: What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 03:28:49 PM »
Very interesting.  I have not thought to do similar tho I also do not travel by plane. 

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Full Member Posts: 139 The SAK Also Rises
Re: What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2020, 04:47:58 PM »
@Nate j: I’m grounded like most others currently. Wife says I’m too old to risk confinement on a plane. But my solution to TSA restrictions on knives when I can fly is to fly to my destination and go to say, the Paris flea market, or ask directions to a few rumble stores, the first or second day, during adjustment from jet lag. The flea market always has a few used SAKs, if you are not too choosy. And on a trip I always find I have time to clean up a used SAK in the evening, or morning. And there are cutlery shops to buy new, if I feel like treating myself to a new one. I enjoy flea markets and thrift stores and so it’s kind of a low key way to adjust to time change. If I’m going somewhere, where I know someone, I mail them my SAK. At the end of the trip, if it’s just a clunker I give it away to someone, or If valuable or sentimental, I pop it in the mail.

@Echotech: Thank you for the paper clip idea. That’s great. I just coincidentally watched a Felix Illmer video a few weeks ago, where he showed how to bend paper clips into a few different shapes (e.g., a fish hook) with the parcel hook, or maybe it was the eye hole for the key ring. I will try the paper clip after breakfast. Thx again.

He had decided none of it was true, except what he carried with him everyday.-—SgtTowser

The future is like the past, but not yet censored and rewritten.—SgtTowser
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Re: What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2020, 05:12:08 PM »
I don’t stash anything inside, but I use the straight pin slot, at the base of the corkscrew, to insert a threaded needle.  I then wrap the thread around the base of the corksrew and hold in place using a piece of plastic straw.
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Re: What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2020, 05:52:25 PM »
I don’t stash anything inside, but I use the straight pin slot, at the base of the corkscrew, to insert a threaded needle.  I then wrap the thread around the base of the corksrew and hold in place using a piece of plastic straw.
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Great ideas!

I've bit the bullet on being separated from my luggage.  During one week-long trip a few years ago, I didn't bring any SAK or sharps or anything and all I had was my carry-on.  I'd done this numerous times before on short trips, and just went about my day like most non-SAK users.  But on this trip, I found myself reaching for my SAK often enough that I went around town searching for a pair of those little foldable scissors that you get in the cosmetics section of many chain drugstores.  I actually came up empty handed that afternoon after looking in multiple stores, unable to find what I was looking for anywhere.  Since then I have checked in a suitcase with my SAK inside.  I've been "badly separated" from my checked luggage only one time... and oddly enough... it turns out that my luggage arrived at the airport before I did, and was awaiting me in the unclaimed baggage office instead of the carousel.   :think:
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Re: What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2020, 09:57:43 PM »
My 111ers always carry an extra scalpel-blade (in the original metal wrapping) under their scales.
You never know when you need a bit of extra sharp!
Tomcat

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Full Member Posts: 139 The SAK Also Rises
Re: What do you stash under the tools of your SAKs?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2020, 07:25:25 AM »
Sos24,

the needle and thread using pin hole and cork screw is my next! And it liberates one of my under tool cavities for a new object. Thank you!

He had decided none of it was true, except what he carried with him everyday.-—SgtTowser

The future is like the past, but not yet censored and rewritten.—SgtTowser

 

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