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Favorite SAK by Layer. 1448

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Favorite SAK by Layer.
« on: March 01, 2021, 04:11:45 PM »
I was thinking about my favorite SAKs by layer and it is odd that I prefer different styles in different layers.  Anyway here are mine up to 5 layers

1-Bantam Alox (84mm)
2-Tinker (91mm)
3-Climber (91mm)
4-Deluxe Tinker (91mm) (This one is the hardest because the Huntsman is very very close)
5-Ranger (91mm)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 05:52:45 PM by Steelej1976 »
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 04:22:33 PM »
Fun topic!

1 layer - Waiter 84mm
2 layers - Compact 91mm
3 layers - Yeoman 91mm
4 layers - Vagabond 58mm
5 layers - Woodsman 91mm
6 layers - Outdoorsman 91mm
7 layers - Champion 91mm
8 layers - SwissChamp 91mm
49 layers - Wenger Giant  :D 85mm
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 05:37:53 PM by FolderBeholder »
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 04:44:47 PM »
Interesting topic :

-  1 layer  : Bantam Alox (84mm)
- 2 layers : Compact (91mm)
- 3 layers : Pioneer X (93mm)
- 4 layers : Huntsman (91mm)
- 5 layers : CyberTool M (34) (91mm)
- 6 layers : Handyman (91mm)
- 7 layers : Champion C (91mm & discontinued)
- 8 layers : Swiss Champ (91mm)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 05:38:18 PM by guibur »

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 05:01:38 PM »
Nice topic.  Can I suggest putting the size next to the models?  I'm still a bit model/size illiterate, plus some names seem to exist for more than one.


I'll come up with my list and post, too.

My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 05:01:47 PM »
Agree with FB, this is an interesting topic!

1 layer  = 84mm Waiter
2 layers = 91mm Compact
3 layers = 91mm Yeoman/Climber (Climber being a close second)
4 layers = 91mm Mountaineer/Explorer (Explorer is a close second)
5 layers = 91mm Modeler
6 layers = 91mm Handyman
49 layers = 85mm Wenger Giant


(thanks FB for the Giant inspiration, and for anyone interested there's a Mad Max challenge ongoing where the Wenger Giants are featured)


Waiter, Compact and Yeoman, since they have some of the highest density of tools in small package.


Climber/Mountaineer/Explorer, since they all have scissors.  Explorer is one of the slimmest with inline philips which I really like.


Modeler, it features pretty much most of my well loved tools in one chassis.  Small/Large blade, scissors, inline philips, openers and metal file/saw.  Too bad it's discontinued.


Handyman is just what I like most in terms of tool sets, never too big a fan of fish scaler and have no real use for cybertool bit adapter.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 07:43:28 PM by comis »

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2021, 05:05:36 PM »
Nice topic.  Can I suggest putting the size next to the models?  I'm still a bit model/size illiterate, plus some names seem to exist for more than one.


I'll come up with my list and post, too.
I modified my post  :tu:

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2021, 05:07:40 PM »
Nice topic.  Can I suggest putting the size next to the models?  I'm still a bit model/size illiterate, plus some names seem to exist for more than one.


I'll come up with my list and post, too.
Thanks for the reminder, I too modified my post too.

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2021, 05:13:59 PM »
Interesting topic :

-  1 layer  : Bantam Alox (84mm)
- 2 layers : Compact (91mm)
- 3 layers : Pioneer X (93mm)
- 4 layers : Huntsman (91mm)
- 5 layers : CyberTool M (34) (91mm)
- 6 layers : Handyman (91mm)
- 7 layers : Champion (91mm & discontinued)
- 8 layers : Swiss Champ (91mm)
Dang guibur, and welcome!  Like SAKs much?  :rofl:

:climber:

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2021, 05:15:39 PM »
Modified and added another entry.
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2021, 05:18:09 PM »
Modified and added another entry.
Nice entry  :climber:
I wanted to put XAVT and even XLT too  :D
I put Swiss Champ though and it's the only one with 8 layers I think.

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2021, 05:19:14 PM »
Dang guibur, and welcome!  Like SAKs much?  :rofl:

:climber:

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I do  :tu:

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2021, 05:27:48 PM »
Fun topic!

1 layer - Waiter 84mm
2 layers - Compact 91mm
3 layers - Yeoman 91mm
4 layers - Vagabond 58mm
5 layers - Woodsman 91mm
49 layers - Wenger Giant  :D 85mm

Good choice  in the 49 layer class FB!  :rofl: :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2021, 05:33:42 PM »
 1 layer  : Waiter (84mm)
 2 layers : Compact (91mm)
 3 layers : Climber (91mm)
 4 layers : Explorer (91mm)
 5 layers : Ranger (91mm)
 6 layers : Handyman (91mm)
 7 layers : Champion (91mm)
 8 layers : SwissChamp (91mm)
11 layers: SwissChamp XLT (91mm)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 07:03:29 PM by VICMAN »
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2021, 05:36:59 PM »
Thank you Vicman!
I added even more entries.
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2021, 05:40:22 PM »
Thank you Vicman!
I added even more entries.

Nice choices FB! :cheers:
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2021, 05:54:29 PM »
Interesting topic :

-  1 layer  : Bantam Alox (84mm)
- 2 layers : Compact (91mm)
- 3 layers : Pioneer X (93mm)
- 4 layers : Huntsman (91mm)
- 5 layers : CyberTool M (34) (91mm)
- 6 layers : Handyman (91mm)
- 7 layers : Champion C (91mm & discontinued)
- 8 layers : Swiss Champ (91mm)

The Cybertool M (34) is a great one for 5 layers
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2021, 05:55:59 PM »
The Cybertool M (34) is a great one for 5 layers
:iagree: I like it too

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2021, 07:44:15 PM »
Thank you Vicman!
I added even more entries.

Great idea, I'm following suit.  Love those 49ers.  :D :cheers:

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2021, 08:57:45 PM »
Neat idea for a topic!

Here's mine:
1 - Alox Bantam (84mm)
2 - Compact (91mm)
3 - Climber (91mm)
4 - Farmer X (93mm), but Deluxe Tinker (91mm) is running a very close 2nd right now
5 - Cyber Tool M (91mm)

Alox Bantam is a lot of capability in an extremely slim package.  I keep mine in my wallet as a backup.

I'd take a Climber over a Compact any day, but in terms of packing the most useful tools into two layers, the Compact is where it's at.

Climber is simply the most useful tools that can be had in three layers.  'Nuff said.

Farmer X has been my go-to hiking and camping SAK since I got it, but I just got a(nother) Deluxe Tinker, and I want to try carrying it in place of my Cyber Tool M...

Cyber Tool M is extremely capable, and perhaps the ultimate urban/suburban tool.  (While technically a 5-layer knife, the bit driver layer is about the thickness of two standard layers, so the CT-M is closer in thickness to a standard 6-layer SAK.)  It is so thick that I actually find it a bit awkward in hand when using some of the tools (e.g. knife blades).  Also, while I'm generally a fan of the opener layer over the combo tool, I think Victorinox missed an opportunity to slim this knife down a bit by not going the combo tool route; with the bit driver and bits to handle any screws, there would not be significant loss of functionality.

I don't carry any SAKs above five layers, so I'll stop there.
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2021, 09:10:23 PM »
I get to 2 layers and then all my favourites are in there until you get to Swiss Champ!  :rofl:
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2021, 10:59:38 PM »
Good topic :tu:

1 layer: 58 mm Jetsetter
2 layers: 58 mm Manager
3 layers: 93 mm Pioneer X
4 layers: 91 mm Deluxe Tinker
5 layers: 91 mm CT 34
6 layers: 91 mm CT Lite
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2021, 10:59:50 PM »
--------- 1 layer   : Waiter (84mm)
--------- 2 layers : Pioneer/Soldier (93mm)
--------- 3 layers : Tricky one. Usually do not carry a 3 layer. Would choose the Super Tinker (91mm)
--------- 4 layers : Farmer X
--------- 5 layers : Ranger
--------- 6 layers : Handyman
Awesome Layer: Spirit XC  8) :D
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2021, 12:17:57 AM »
Great topic!   :tu:

1 layer: 84mm Waiter (Alox, mid-‘70s)
2 layers: 84mm Golfer (mid-‘70s, probably not what you’re thinking)
3 layers: 91mm Marlboro - The Trail Guide
4 layers: 84mm Craftsman 136ka
5 layers: 84mm Master Craftsman 136kmaU Hoffritz Explorer
6 layers: 91mm Champion (my original ‘84)
7 layers: 91mm ‘86 SwissChamp

But by recent use:
1 layer: 58mm Signature Lite
2 layers: 91mm McKinley (60% Serrated Tinker)
3 layers: 91mm Camper
4 layers: 91mm Fieldmaster (but this is being rotated out for an 84mm ‘73 Craftsman)
5 layers: 91mm Troubleshooter
6 layers: 91mm Troublemaker (Troubleshooter+Lite Mod)
7 Layers: 91mm Champ


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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2021, 12:42:04 AM »
Nice new topic

1 layer - ? (I don’t own one but like the Bantam)
2 layers - Compact
3 layers - Yeoman
4 layers - Farmer X
5 layers - Ranger
6 layers - ? (I don’t own one)
7 layers - Champion
8 layers - SwissChamp
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2021, 12:46:21 AM »
1 layer - ? (I don’t own one but like the Bantam)

This one?

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2021, 01:38:12 AM »
Keeping it to cellidor only to make my life easier:

1 - Waiter (84mm)
2 - Compact (91mm)
3 - Trail Guide (91mm)
4 - Huntsman (91mm)
5 - Modeler (91mm)
6 - Handyman (91mm)

I chose the 84mm Waiter only because I don’t own—despite years of searching—a 91mm Waiter Plus.

The only tough choice was the 5-layer model. It was a toss-up between the Modeler and the Master Craftsman.
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2021, 03:27:30 AM »
This one?
Actually, I’m thinking more of the Alox Bantam.
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2021, 04:27:02 AM »
1. Bantam Alox, Waiter close behind
2. Pioneer/Mod61 but more likely to carry a Compact or Cadet :facepalm:
3. Climber
4. FarmerX …or Huntsman   :ahhh
5. Ranger
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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2021, 04:46:19 AM »
Favorite that I have, or favorite that I want?

Goodness gracious.

1. Have: Sentinel Clip Serrated. (Don't want to keep it).   1. That I want: Not a fan of 1-layer SAK's.
2. Have: Tinker.   2. Want: Not a huge fan of 2-layer SAK's, but I like my Tinkers and Spartans kicking around.
3. Have: Farmer.    3. Want: Uh... i like lots of 3-layer knives, have Super Tinker, Climber, Camper, Hunter. Can't think what I would like more....
4. Have: (coming) Fieldmaster.   4. Want: Deluxe Tinker?
5. Have: Ranger .   5. Want: TRADESMAN. This is actually my holy grail knife.
6. Don't  have.    6. Want: Late Craftsman with pliers.
7. Have: (Under repair) Champion. Want: CTL
8. Just Sold: Swiss Champ. Want: Swiss Champ.
11. Not real excited about getting an 11-layer one, but hey.

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Re: Favorite SAK by Layer.
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2021, 06:31:50 AM »
Actually, I’m thinking more of the Alox Bantam.

Sorry Sos! I misunderstood your intent there.  :oops:

...

This thread is so much better than any thread asking about your ONE favorite knife. Even if it does narrow the scope in some way.  I can’t ever seem to whittle an answer down to one.  :dunno:

Even the what to grab in a fire situation...I mean I have two hands and can grab like 5 in each.  :D

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