Do the scales pop onto something on the frame or are they glued on? I'd just like to know what I'm getting myself into.
I bought one of the US NSN model all black tools version of the Swiss/German soldiers knife.I really like it but I can't quite figure out why they didn't bother with the tweezer/toothpick in the handle like the trekker has. I was thinking of taking off the scales and modding them but then I thought why not just get the trekker scales and go all black. I find having a toothpick on me all the time to be very useful and the tweezers have their moments.Do the scales pop onto something on the frame or are they glued on? I'd just like to know what I'm getting myself into.As a side note. I saw the Swiss Clip from Stat Gear. They say the knife must have the lanyard ring on the left side between the first and second liners. Looking at my knife (depending on their orientation of left) and their photos it should fit. I contacted them via email and heard nowt. Has anyone here tried it on a 111 size knife?
Thanks for the replies.If I can "pop" off the rubberised scales I'd replace them with the black ones that take the pick and tweezers.I bought the Swiss clip from amazon to try. If it doesn't work I'll just send it back or if the screw is short (which I anticipate to be the problem, I'll find a longer one).I wish Victroinox would get up to speed. They keep flaunting the same stuff over and over. Why can't they make a multitool in black with outside available tools and a oho blade?
They did. It's the Swisstool Spirit MXBS. It's not easy to get one though. They do this stuff on purpose. What that purpose is, I don't know. But they know very well that many people want OHO nonserrated locking blades and pocket clips and they're quite unwavering in not delivering on that. I can only guess that as a family owned company where the CEO has his own EDC preferences (Traveller, iirc) they seem to be firm in their plan to avoid modernization.
A big reason for not offering this imho, is that in a lot of European countries the combination of OHO + locking blades is illegal to carry.
They always seem to focus their options toward the world market's lowest common denominator in terms of legality. Perhaps it's important to them to never (or rarely) have their pocket tools classified as a weapon?