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91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?

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91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
on: November 22, 2021, 06:18:01 AM
I'm planning a mod that won't have blade or opener layers. Is there a way to still have a key ring?

Just wondering if someone has been down this road before, so I don't have to reinvent the wheel.
SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
93mm: Pioneer Alox


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Re: 91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 08:03:19 PM
Always possible.

What layers are you planning?
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Re: 91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 06:31:41 AM
That would ruin the surprise when I unveil it.   :(
SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
93mm: Pioneer Alox


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Re: 91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 04:09:52 PM
I'm planning a mod that won't have blade or opener layers. Is there a way to still have a key ring?

Just wondering if someone has been down this road before, so I don't have to reinvent the wheel.
I don't know if you're reusing the old liners but if not that could be a way to incorporate a keyring. Like they did on older models.


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Re: 91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 05:33:51 PM
That would ruin the surprise when I unveil it.   :(

Well, I like surprises. But not gonna help me help you get a key ring on it!  ;)

Otherwise I could suggest a hole in one of the tools!  :D  :whistle:
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Re: 91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 05:26:07 AM
I don't know if you're reusing the old liners but if not that could be a way to incorporate a keyring. Like they did on older models.
Interesting idea. I'd planned to use the corresponding liners and sideplates. Are you suggesting a custom liner (or sideplate) with a key ring on it?
SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
93mm: Pioneer Alox


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Re: 91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 05:36:56 AM
Interesting idea. I'd planned to use the corresponding liners and sideplates. Are you suggesting a custom liner (or sideplate) with a key ring on it?

That’s the only way I could guess myself without knowing any other details. I’d use 0.8-1.0mm brass or nickel silver and template it off the spacer type. Or put it in the end if have backsprings with fixed ends.
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Re: 91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 09:25:36 AM
or a hollow rivet identical to old alox


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Re: 91mm SAK - Key ring without blade or opener layers?
Reply #8 on: November 24, 2021, 06:30:04 PM
Easiest would be to reuse an opener layer backspring with the lug on it. Cut a can opener or other tool to be the tip rest in the opposite side and spacer as needed or shave/mill the backspring and CO rest to the same thickness.
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