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#177171 - 07/22/09 12:17 AM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: Todd W]
Paul810 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
Originally Posted By: Todd W


I agree.

Your review is exactly what I`m looking for.

Thanks much!


No problem, I hope it's everything you're looking for. wink


On a side note, another great thing about it is the price. I've seen them for less than $40 online. That's within most people's price range for a quality multi-pupose knife. Unlike, say, a Leatherman Wave or Charge; which is a great tool, but at $70+ it's more than a lot of people are willing to spend.

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#177175 - 07/22/09 02:11 AM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: Paul810]
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1047
Loc: Hawaii, USA
I EDC an alox farmer as well. The perfect SAK to me would be an alox farmer with a locking blade and scissors. Now I carry the farmer and an executive on a key chain for the scissors. That's not a bad combo as the executive can be used around PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER..
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#177178 - 07/22/09 02:35 AM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: Schwert]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: Schwert
I favor the Farmer....thicker blade than the standard models...just the essentials of blade, saw, out-the-front awl (perfect for firesteel), can and bottle openers.








Very nice pictures, and thanks for the feedback.
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#177179 - 07/22/09 02:37 AM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: Paul810]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: Paul810
Originally Posted By: Todd W


I agree.

Your review is exactly what I`m looking for.

Thanks much!


No problem, I hope it's everything you're looking for. wink


On a side note, another great thing about it is the price. I've seen them for less than $40 online. That's within most people's price range for a quality multi-pupose knife. Unlike, say, a Leatherman Wave or Charge; which is a great tool, but at $70+ it's more than a lot of people are willing to spend.


I myself have 5+ SAK... and actually stopped carrying them for my leatherman wave, ended up ordering the one handed trekker for the wife and if it's not what I think it is she`ll probably get one of the ones I already have.
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#177224 - 07/22/09 01:32 PM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: Todd W]
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Just a word of caution regarding the Rescue SAK. They are few sellers on Ebay that are selling fakes. They are good copies even have the logo, come with a case, box and paperwork that approximate the real ones, but if you compare with a real Rescue SAK the discrepancies become apparent real quick.

The sellers are generally in Asian countries and the prices are relatively low. I purposely purchased one so I could show some of the scout groups I work with, what to watch out for when purchasing a knife.

Pete

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#177228 - 07/22/09 02:21 PM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: paramedicpete]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Report them to ebay.

Ebay does NOT like fakes.
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#177238 - 07/22/09 02:57 PM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: Todd W]
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
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Loc: Frederick, Maryland
They have (by others) been reported to Ebay and the current auctions suspended. They usually get to sell 2-3 knives before getting caught and then simply set up a new account and repeat the process.

Pete

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#177240 - 07/22/09 03:05 PM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: paramedicpete]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: paramedicpete
They have (by others) been reported to Ebay and the current auctions suspended. They usually get to sell 2-3 knives before getting caught and then simply set up a new account and repeat the process.

Pete


mad Ridiculous.
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#177244 - 07/22/09 03:17 PM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: Todd W]
jaywalke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains
I prefer my SAK with:

- 2 blades (1 locking, preferably)
- scissors
- tweezers

I don't use anything else in the woods. The new EVO knives are all nice, but they don't make one with the combination above. Thankfully I have an old Wenger Teton set up like this (they still make the model, but without the lock).


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#177262 - 07/22/09 04:00 PM Re: Best Swiss Army Knife for... [Re: Todd W]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3078

I've got the Victorinox Locksmith - virtually the same as the Trailmaster but it comes with a metal file as well as the wood saw.

http://www.victorinox.ch/index.cfm?page=183&lang=E

All the locking blade Victorinox's make for good cost effective and reasonably reliable multitools.



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