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#124023 - 02/16/08 04:27 AM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: SwampDonkey]

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1852

one of the things i like about canoeing is that you can walk
around Ely--the town at the the end of the road in Minnesota--
with a big sheath knife on and no one blinks an eye...just
another tripper back in town from the woods--

#124025 - 02/16/08 05:37 AM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Raspy Offline

Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 351
Loc: Centre Hall Pa
Try it sometime with a Spyderco Endura. It's big, opens fast and looks nasty with thr black handle and serated blade. Talk about freeking those around you.

Buy then again I could care less what others think.
When in danger or in doubt
run in circles scream and shout

And always remember TANSTAAFL

#124027 - 02/16/08 08:32 AM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: Raspy]
OIMO Offline
Opinion Is My Own

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 57
Loc: UK
I like the idea of a lower profile with 'just a swiss army knife' on my keys especially as I wear a suit for work unfortunately and the UK is not 'knife friendly' to begin with.

Having reviewed the Victorinox range (as an aside it seems that they offer far more products in to North American market than their native European market if the websites are to believed) I like the look of the Classic SD with Whistle in Red.

This should sit innocuously enough on my keychain; probably raising less attention than my Res-Q-Me tool in fact and has the benefit of adding a Whistle too.

So two questions before I click 'Order Now'; has anyone seen one of these, is it pealess and has anyone heard one of these, I am not expecting a replacement for my Fox40 but it needs to be better than a toy?

Edited by OIMO (02/16/08 08:34 AM)

#124028 - 02/16/08 08:48 AM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: OIMO]
SwampDonkey Offline

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada

I have never handled a Vic Classic with a whistle, but Doug Ritter has here http://www.equipped.org/pro_pocket_kit.htm while testing the Pocket Pro Survival Kit (note: there is a close-up photo also).

Good idea, this knife would be a useful addition to my key chain, more multi-purpose than my Fox 40.

If you get one please give it a try and report how it sounds.



#124029 - 02/16/08 09:09 AM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: SwampDonkey]
OIMO Offline
Opinion Is My Own

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 57
Loc: UK
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the link; I did a quick google before but didn't notice Doug's page. He seems to think it is pretty good so I will order it and report back here in due course.


#124038 - 02/16/08 02:33 PM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: SwampDonkey]
snoman Offline

Registered: 09/22/02
Posts: 181
I'm surprised no one said it yet...

"That's not a knife - THIS IS A KNIFE!!" grin

#124141 - 02/17/08 07:39 PM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: snoman]
stevenpd Offline

Registered: 09/15/07
Posts: 81
Loc: SoCal
I generally start out with my SAK because it is so easily recognized. Only if I am with people that I know do I use my Leatherman.
Always remember the 6 Ps
(Prior Preparation Prevents [censored] Poor Performance)

#124189 - 02/18/08 06:35 AM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: stevenpd]
katarin Offline

Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 127
Loc: Ca, usa
*chuckles* at a memory..
My boss and i were at a worksite. Someone had put scotchtape on a stop tab along with a note.. We couldn't get it off with fingers due to nietgher of us having fingernails. I walk over to my backpack and pull out my lil swiss army penknife.. we get the tape off.. and I put it back into my backpack. Later on he needs a knife for something else i cannot find my little one. So I pull out my generic swiss army knife.. My boss asks what else do I carry.

#124196 - 02/18/08 07:34 AM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: katarin]
Tjin Online   content

Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1774
i just carry a SAK Huntsman, it is big enough for most jobs, but doesn't look aggresive at all. I carry it both to work and to school. I could in fact easily carry something bigger at work, but i simply don't need it. Plenty of other guys walking around with folders and multitools on there belts here. (fire station)

#124214 - 02/18/08 01:55 PM Re: Whipping It Out In Public! [Re: Tjin]
GarlyDog Offline

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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
If it is a legal size blade, who give a #@*! what anyone else thinks. I EDC and use my Leatherman Charge in public if a legitimate need arises.

Edited by GarlyDog (02/19/08 01:05 AM)

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