I have considered these, although I have other 58mm ones. While on paper the specs look right, the reality is, the blade is just a bit too small for my use. Not just the length, but more the depth of it. Some of the stuff I cut is quite tough and you need something a bit more chunky.
Understood completely. Size of the blade and lack of handle length too for me. My 58mm users are essentially keychain backups. So I never leave the house without something.
A shame Vic doesn't offer this style in a larger size using the blade from the 84mm series. It seems once you upsize you loose the ability to have implements on both sides of the handle in this fashion.
Yeah, I think it’s because the two sided design is essentially limited to long and skinny tools as you lengthen it. 74mm tools have that issue too and wouldn’t be ‘beefy’ enough if lengthened to 84mm+. If the 74mm blades are big enough for you, the orange peeler could probably be modded to open bottles near its base.
There is another sub forum for modding which has several how-to write ups. I’m thinking the 84mm frame suits your requirements better since you want to avoid extra/backside tools. 91mm knives are a bit more challenging to build (find parts like both ‘blank’ scales) that won’t include either a corkscrew or Phillips. Just anything with 84mm scissors is usually expensive.