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Favorite 58mm

us Offline Kraken

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Favorite 58mm
on: September 01, 2022, 03:58:25 PM
Just wondering what everyone's favorite 58mm model is, past or present. I carry a Midnight Manager on my key ring currently. I started off with a Classic SD, then moved to the Rambler, then a MiniChamp for a while before landing on the Midnight Manager. I wanted to carry a small toolset and a flashlight and this fits the bill in a small package. I frequently use the pen while out shopping and that little led comes in handy when it's pitch black. I'm curious to see what your favorite is.  :popcorn:
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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #1 on: September 01, 2022, 04:27:52 PM
Just wondering what everyone's favorite 58mm model is, past or present. I carry a Midnight Manager on my key ring currently. I started off with a Classic SD, then moved to the Rambler, then a MiniChamp for a while before landing on the Midnight Manager. I wanted to carry a small toolset and a flashlight and this fits the bill in a small package. I frequently use the pen while out shopping and that little led comes in handy when it's pitch black. I'm curious to see what your favorite is.  :popcorn:

One more for the Midnite Manager! Went the same way, except for the MiniChamp. Great little toolbox, more than enough for my daily needs.

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #2 on: September 01, 2022, 04:28:21 PM


The Manager is probably my favorite, and I always have one with me on a ring with some other toys.  I like the micro phillips which is pretty useful in today's world, along with the pen.  The Alox Classic is also a winner.  You can handle a lot of things with the Classic and a mini light.


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #3 on: September 01, 2022, 05:42:47 PM
Midnight Manager.   :tu:

I carried a Manager for a very long time till FolderBeholder graciously sent me the MNM.  Its such a great little SAK tho chubby.  I appreciate the light on it more than I thought I would.  Perfect for those times when all you really need is some light. 

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #4 on: September 01, 2022, 08:20:47 PM
I’ve recently added a Caddy Plus T&T  to my keychain.
I’m a fan of the micro flathead for sunglasses and stuff.
Haven’t used the divot tool yet  :think:
It’s a great combo carry with the Harvester  :tu:






us Offline marlowe221

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #5 on: September 01, 2022, 08:54:35 PM
The Rambler is my favorite and has been in my pocket everyday since I bought it. No contest.


us Offline Bunk Tuppins

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #6 on: September 01, 2022, 10:23:41 PM
I've been carrying Classics and Classic SDs for decades on my key ring. The Alox Minichamp - my precious!  Very, very useful and not thick or bulky.  Here are some of my current favs

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #7 on: September 01, 2022, 10:29:17 PM
I carry a MiniChamp, because it's small enough to fit my wallet.

I'd love a Midnight Manager @Work, but Vic want over a hundred quid for the thing...! Pretty much any Rambler-like gets my approval, really.


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #8 on: September 01, 2022, 11:28:59 PM
I'm very fond of the Vagabond.

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #9 on: September 01, 2022, 11:45:31 PM
Alox Classic SD, though an Alox Rambler would move to the top of the list pretty quickly.


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #10 on: September 02, 2022, 02:46:28 AM
I’ve recently added a Caddy Plus T&T  to my keychain.
I’m a fan of the micro flathead for sunglasses and stuff.
Haven’t used the divot tool yet  :think:
It’s a great combo carry with the Harvester  :tu:

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SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (7), 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
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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #11 on: September 02, 2022, 02:49:34 AM
My modded MiniChamp is always with me.

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SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (7), 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: Favorite 58mm
Reply #12 on: September 02, 2022, 04:52:25 AM
I'm very fond of the Vagabond.
That is a real beauty! :like:

I have found that the newer 58mm combo tool can be very useful, so my favorite 58mm would be so equipped.
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us Offline BPRoberts

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #13 on: September 02, 2022, 05:08:25 AM
Rambler for me. Most of the other 58mm tools are iffy for me, and I like T&T more than the flashlight or pen.


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #14 on: September 02, 2022, 07:06:25 AM
Always carry either a Manager or Rambler.... like to have tweezers and also always carry a nitecore or RovyVon keychain light or it'd likely be a midnite manager  :climber: :tu:


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #15 on: September 02, 2022, 03:13:31 PM
I'm very fond of the Vagabond.

Oh my goodness, that's beautiful.
I've been seeing them on the eBay, but never in Alox.  I'm definitely super jealous.
The gushing and drooling finished for a minute, I've got to say that my Alox MiniChamp is my favorite.  (since I don't have a Vagabond.)  No thicker than a celidor Rambler and easy to carry.

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #16 on: September 02, 2022, 07:17:18 PM
I wish that the Alox MiniChamp was offered in other colors.   :salute:


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #17 on: September 02, 2022, 08:10:10 PM
I've seen some people get good results painting Alox. I think they usually use either nail polish or modeling paints.


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #18 on: September 02, 2022, 11:20:53 PM
I wish that the Alox MiniChamp was offered in other colors.   :salute:

Me too.
I saw a black one, used, on the eBay for a decent price, some time ago, and bought it.  Lately, I've seen Red being offered at well over a hundred dollars.

I saw a blue one on Facebook and drooled for an hour.  Of course it wasn't for sale.
Like BpRoberts said nail polish works good if you're wanting a distressed look.  I did one with some shade of red, from my wife's stuff.  Color bothered me so I went with black.

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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #19 on: September 02, 2022, 11:42:41 PM
My favorite is the Classic SD.  I have a Rambler but the Classic is lighter on the keys and my main use is the scissors and nail file.  I rarely if ever use the blade so the Rambler with the blade hinged better doesn't do much for me and the nail file on the Classic is easier to use when on the keyring. 


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #20 on: September 03, 2022, 01:37:27 AM

You can't have too many, yo.  This is about 30% of my stash.


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #21 on: September 03, 2022, 03:01:59 AM
Oh my goodness, that's beautiful.
I've been seeing them on the eBay, but never in Alox.  I'm definitely super jealous.
The gushing and drooling finished for a minute, I've got to say that my Alox MiniChamp is my favorite.  (since I don't have a Vagabond.)  No thicker than a celidor Rambler and easy to carry.
The Alox Vagabond has the tools arranged a little bit differently than the cellidor.   I do think the Alox MiniChamp is very close in line with the Vagabond.
I wish that the Alox MiniChamp was offered in other colors.   :salute:
I agree, but my wallet does not.
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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #22 on: September 03, 2022, 04:13:02 AM
It's only ever been the Rambler for me - I'd trust nothing else.  :tu:

I have the parts to make a Manager or Midnite Manager; but it makes for too thick knife for my taste, I carry a pen & keyring light anyway, & I'd miss the T&T.
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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #23 on: September 03, 2022, 06:31:48 AM
I do have a Alox MiniChamp as a part of my ever growing Alox collection, great as a backup, emergency blade.



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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #24 on: September 03, 2022, 11:02:00 AM
Manager. Always have one on my keys and use it everyday for one thing it another. Scissors go without saying but also use the pen, file and toothpick a lot…blade almost never!  :rofl:

FBs Vagabond does look really very nice though. Might have to acquire a mini champ to mod one…or maybe even a drifter!

Nice to see what everyone has though. I am a great fan of 58s  :hatsoff:


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #25 on: September 03, 2022, 04:33:07 PM
Favorite 58mm?  Rambler, of course. Next best favorite and actual EDC on my keys? Alox Minichamp.
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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #26 on: September 03, 2022, 05:17:26 PM
I've only carried a Classic. I had a Rover years ago, but I don't think I ever used it.

I think the Drifter would be my ideal tool set, but I've never actually seen one in the flesh.


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #27 on: September 04, 2022, 05:43:13 AM
Could you use the divot tool as a small fork?
Not a bad idea! Thanks
I’ll report back  :salute:


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #28 on: September 04, 2022, 09:23:52 AM
I've only carried a Classic. I had a Rover years ago, but I don't think I ever used it.

I think the Drifter would be my ideal tool set, but I've never actually seen one in the flesh.

I’ve only ever seen one on the SAK Wiki and they don’t seem to get mentioned on here either  - anyone actually got one in their collection or is the Drifter just a mythical beast?


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Re: Favorite 58mm
Reply #29 on: September 04, 2022, 11:44:12 AM
My favorites are Signature and Manager.  I placed a pin next to the pen and gave the other scale a second slot. So I have all plusscale tools on my 58mm and don't have to pay attention to them with my larger knife.
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