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Poll

Which 2 layer SAK would you choose?

Cadet
1 (2.2%)
Compact
19 (41.3%)
Electrician
0 (0%)
Pioneer
7 (15.2%)
Recruit
1 (2.2%)
Spartan\Tourist
5 (10.9%)
Sportsman
2 (4.3%)
Tinker\Tinker Small
11 (23.9%)

Total Members Voted 45

2 Layer SAKs 988

Full Member Posts: 210
2 Layer SAKs
« on: April 09, 2021, 05:41:54 PM »
Which 2 layer SAK would you choose for EDC or is your favorite 2 layer of the ones listed? 
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,972
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 05:52:31 PM »
Easy poll for me, I like the Compact.
No Life Club Posts: 2,629
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 06:24:47 PM »
Although I love pioneers and soldiers, the compact wins for as an edc for the scissors - though I’m more tempted these days by 3 layers, my InvesTigator, my Yeoman mod or a trusty Pioneer X...... but the compact (called the golfer when I got mine) was an edc of mine for years......
Hero Member Posts: 509
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 06:28:05 PM »
Sportsman for me all day long. I have modded lots of two layers trying to make the ultimate edc but I still like this one the best!  :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,249
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 06:36:00 PM »
I voted for the Compact. :cheers:
Hero Member Posts: 709
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 06:52:19 PM »
Tinker, 91mm. Have carried same one for about 30 years. Best EDC ever made. Have about 60 other SAKs, none as good a EDC as the Tinker.
Rich

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Sr. Member Posts: 470
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 07:08:33 PM »
Compact if it's my only one.

Tinker Small or Cadet if I can have my Classic SD Alox tucked away in a wallet or 5th pocket for the scissors and nail file.

A Cadet X would probably rival the Compact if Victorinox made it.
No Life Club Posts: 3,306
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 07:13:43 PM »
For me it would be the Tinker (small) but if they made a Cadet X.... :drool:

They don't like it up 'em!
Hero Member Posts: 881 MAJ/APA
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 07:23:52 PM »
How about this golfer mod

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,152
2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 07:33:48 PM »
From the list, it is definitely the Compact, because I can’t do without the scissors on my carry SAK.  I have a few Compacts that I rotate between.

I would really like to see Vic bring back the 84mm with scissors, the 84mm Voyageur is on my wish list. 

No Life Club Posts: 2,092
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2021, 07:37:51 PM »
My first SAK was a Spartan, and I carried it exclusively for many years, so I'll always have a bit of a soft spot for them.

If we're talking about which one I would prefer to carry today, I find I really miss the scissors if I don't have them, so I voted Compact.  Really, though, I consider a three-layer (Climber or Pioneer X) to be about my minimum for EDC.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,152
2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2021, 07:41:25 PM »
How about this golfer mod

That is sweet. 

I would love to find a phillips with file.  Although, I would be wanting to find a way to put it as an inline phillips with a yeoman.
Hero Member Posts: 695
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2021, 07:42:43 PM »
I voted for the Compact, as it was the knife I carried daily for many years, but truth be told I might be just a bit happier if I could be allowed a Pioneer and a Classic.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,972
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2021, 08:02:43 PM »
Although, I would be wanting to find a way to put it as an inline phillips with a yeoman.
That would be a nice setup if possible.  :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,197
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2021, 08:49:00 PM »
Polls like these don't work for me.
I rotate between different models.
The most popular 2 layer ones are...

- Executive
- Cadet
- Pioneer / Soldier
- Spartan

...and I'm missing my Compact that became a Yeoman  :dunno:


Formerly known as MTMatt
Hero Member Posts: 834
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2021, 11:33:19 PM »
A tinker with an executive is increasingly my non troubleshooter day carry. They are so thin and light together I could paint them flesh tone, carry them On a dog tag Shaneat a nudist colony, and no one would notice.. 😉
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,082
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2021, 11:40:44 PM »
I have/had (only one I don't have is a Tinker Small, but only because I gave it away as a gift) every single one of them on the list, and while it was close for Pioneer, Electrician, and Tourist, I had to go with Compact. Has most of the stuff one looks for an in SAK with the weight of a Spartan.
Sr. Member Posts: 470
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2021, 12:17:45 AM »
A tinker with an executive is increasingly my non troubleshooter day carry. They are so thin and light together I could paint them flesh tone, carry them On a dog tag Shaneat a nudist colony, and no one would notice.. 😉

You could just tell them you feel naked without your SAK.  :D
Hero Member Posts: 834
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2021, 02:02:35 AM »
You could just tell them you feel naked without your SAK.  :D

 :rofl:
Hero Member Posts: 872 Improvisational Engineer
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2021, 02:28:33 AM »
The Soldier/Pioneer is my number one SAK.

-Todd

Every moment is an adventure. Are you equipped?
Hero Member Posts: 811
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2021, 04:37:45 AM »
I can't vote, sorry. Not enough options. My choices:

- 97 Soldier for work, most home use, and occasional urban carry. Fantastic sturdiness and awl. One of my favourite SAKs.  :salute:
- Tourist or Spartan (either plain edge or serrated) for most urban carry. The small blade and corkscrew give them bonus points. Two of my favourite SAKs.  :tu:
- serrated Recruit for speSmurfpillst cutting duties at work. Another of my favourite SAKs.  8)

Rambler
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,256 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2021, 10:37:24 AM »
Voted Pioneer because there's no space for the SI. My other fave 2 layer is the fabled BuSchröder of which I own one of the two made  ;)
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No Life Club Posts: 4,248 Carpe titanium
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2021, 11:30:25 AM »
Voted Sportsman because for me it's a perfect real world carry. Scissors are a nice to have if we're being serious and 84mm is a very, very, nice pocket carry compared to anything 7mm bigger
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Hero Member Posts: 509
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2021, 12:12:52 PM »
Voted Pioneer because there's no space for the SI. My other fave 2 layer is the fabled BuSchröder of which I own one of the two made  ;)

That is sweet. I have a blade, saw and some nice dark green alox scales from a harvester so next time I have a spare awl that is going to be a project - was literally just toying with ideas for what to try out a bail on too!
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,256 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2021, 12:14:57 PM »
That is sweet. I have a blade, saw and some nice dark green alox scales from a harvester so next time I have a spare awl that is going to be a project - was literally just toying with ideas for what to try out a bail on too!
Go for it - green scales will look amazing  :cheers:

I'm going to try popping a hollow rivet on my Farmer once I've summoned the courage.  :D

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf
Hero Member Posts: 798
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2021, 12:43:58 PM »
Pioneer at work, Tinker at home /office work for me

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are "
Newbie Posts: 14
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2021, 10:05:52 PM »
I voted Tinker, but would have gone with Compact if it had a Philips screwdriver rather than the worthless corkscrew.
Newbie Posts: 37
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2021, 06:55:36 AM »
It's funny, for many years a 2 layer SAK has been the norm and standard with the Soldier/Pioneer/Spartan and other Scout style knives.  It's only in more recent times have we 'upsized' to 3 layers or more being the minimum for EDC.  I'm typically with my Climber when in town and switching for a Huntsman, Camper or Trekker when outdoors.

I guess the change in attitude has been the SAK has for many years been viewed as a secondary tool to supplement and augment larger main tools like a fixed blade knife or a hatchet.  Today, the SAK is the only tool we typically carry in our pockets and thus the desire/need for more options.

Full Member Posts: 210
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2021, 03:49:05 PM »
My first SAK was a Spartan, and I carried it exclusively for many years, so I'll always have a bit of a soft spot for them.

If we're talking about which one I would prefer to carry today, I find I really miss the scissors if I don't have them, so I voted Compact.  Really, though, I consider a three-layer (Climber or Pioneer X) to be about my minimum for EDC.

I am with Nate that I typically carry a Climber as my minimum for my day to day SAK but I like the Tinker for 2 layers as I am not willing to give up the opener layer even for the scissors.  I also like the small blade so the Compact just doesn't get it done for me.  It is interesting to see how popular the Compact is though, it is a very versatile SAK. 
No Life Club Posts: 2,575
Re: 2 Layer SAKs
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2021, 04:14:33 PM »
Spartan has been my EDC for a year or more.

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