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#232556 - 09/22/11 02:59 AM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Wishing the SAK was locking. Whats the smallest locking blade they make?

( Victoronix or that other co.)

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#232561 - 09/22/11 03:58 AM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: TeacherRO]
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The only Victorinox that lock are the 111mm One Handed Trekker size and the SwissTools.

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#232564 - 09/22/11 10:25 AM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: UTAlumnus]
Paul810 Offline
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Wenger also makes a few locking SAKs in the Evolution line.

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#232571 - 09/22/11 02:20 PM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: TeacherRO]
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The Wenger Evolution S18 has a locking main blade, good beefy scissors, and an excellent crosscut saw. I have been impressed by it. I got it as a minimalist option to a pliers-based tool. Of course it's not for brute force work like batoning wood, but you can do most cutting tasks well with it.

It is not purpose-designed as a one hand opening knife. But I have had no trouble pinching the main blade's nail nick between my thumb & index finger then levering it open. I don't think you'd be completely hosed if you had to deploy it one handed.

For vehicle-based operations it's too dinky but when every gram counts I like it.

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#232573 - 09/22/11 03:52 PM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: Glock-A-Roo]
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Originally Posted By: Glock-A-Roo
The Wenger Evolution S18 has a locking main blade, good beefy scissors, and an excellent crosscut saw. I have been impressed by it. I got it as a minimalist option to a pliers-based tool. Of course it's not for brute force work like batoning wood, but you can do most cutting tasks well with it.
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For vehicle-based operations it's too dinky but when every gram counts I like it.

I agree. I recently picked up a Wenger S13; it was a Scouts Canada branded model with the Phillips instead of the cork screw.

My reason (or excuse wink ) for buying it was so I'd have a light weight but capable tool that I could keep on my body while my main fixed blade was lashed to my pack.
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#232581 - 09/22/11 05:02 PM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: Denis]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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Originally Posted By: Denis
My reason (or excuse wink ) for buying it was so I'd have a light weight but capable tool that I could keep on my body while my main fixed blade was lashed to my pack.


Exactly the same here. I keep the Wenger in the small waist pouch that stays on me at all times while my Mora Force bushcraft knife rides in my pack. Great minds, great minds...! grin

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#232582 - 09/22/11 05:10 PM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: TeacherRO]
Pete Offline
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One quick suggestion is to take a look at the Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite knife.

www.coldsteel.com

It's a very small blade, but like most things they make - it's quite a tough knife. Lately I've been playing around with how many things I can accomplish using a knife blade that is very small. The Mini Tuff Lite is ideal for this exercise. One advantage to these knives with very small blades is that they are generally still street-legal almost anywhere in America (except possibly Philadelphia).

Pete2


Edited by Pete (09/22/11 05:10 PM)

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#232588 - 09/22/11 06:17 PM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: Glock-A-Roo]
Denis Offline
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Originally Posted By: Glock-A-Roo
Exactly the same here. I keep the Wenger in the small waist pouch that stays on me at all times while my Mora Force bushcraft knife rides in my pack.

I put a small lanyard I harvested from an old flashlight on mine which allowed me to hook it around my belt and let it hang in my front pocket (technically, I guess I used a girth hitch ...). I barely notice it's there.

Originally Posted By: Glock-A-Roo
Great minds, great minds...! grin

Or fools seldom differ ... but I think I'll go with yours laugh
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#232617 - 09/23/11 11:13 AM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: TeacherRO]
bigreddog Offline
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I second the praise for the SAK - easy to carry, friendly enough to use in public, and you can get a lot done with one - although the blade may not be as sturdy as some, you have purpose designed tools (saws, scissors, can-openers etc) which mean you aren't always having to misuse the blade

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#232630 - 09/23/11 03:14 PM Re: Knife: light, flat and locking... [Re: TeacherRO]
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again.. an old SF trick...attach one end of your SAK to a Bic lighter (attached with a couple of feet of duct tape)via a piece of 18" paracord or nylon cord... use the aforementioned girth hitch around your belt and slip lighter and knife in your front pocket

I'd trade the bottle cap lifter and can opener space of my Vic Farmer for a large pair of their scissors...staying with the alox handles


Edited by LesSnyder (09/23/11 03:14 PM)

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