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Anyone carry a swiss army knife? (pics appreciated)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ukepicker, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Guitarzan

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    Looks like the perfect tool for my computer at work. . .
     
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    I keep a little Victorinox Rally on my keychain.

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    One of the highest quality items I own at any price.

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    I've been admiring that little combo tool (also on the executive, I think). bottle opener and magnetic screwdriver. Do you find it useful?
     
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    I've carried a Spartan for several years. When I used to travel, it would go into checked baggage and I would retrieve it at baggage claim, use it to cut off the airlines tags, and place it in my front left pocket. The most interesting experience was inadvertently carrying it on a visit to Windsor castle. Prior to entering the security area I realized my error and offered it to one of the uniformed authorities. He immediately asked me what I planned to do with it, to which I replied that I had simply forgotten that I had it. He calmly smiled, told me to keep it in my pocket, and slid open a desk drawer revealing 3 Uzi's.
     
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    Yes, the bottle opener works and the screwdriver is small enough to fit the screws in my eyeglasses.
     
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    I've fallen down a rabbit hole, looking at all those SAKs. I realize the one I have is a Picknicker:

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    I find the large pocket knife size works better with muh mitts. I leave it in a drawer unless I'm camping and then it comes in handy to poke anyone in the tent who's snoring.
     
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    You guys have a man-purse to carry all the things you are carrying?

    Asking for a friend.
     
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    Not *exactly*...

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    That one's on my radar, too. I'm gonna try a smaller and non-locking knife first, but that picnicker has everything I think I'll need. WITH a big locking blade.
     
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    The Swiss Army Knife is pure kitch. Great to have lying around the house, but next to useless out in the world. Knives do a few things really well, but the Swiss Army Knife doesn't do anything well. I think you are better off with what you are carrying now.
     
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    I have a dozen or so Swiss Army Knives, but don't carry them very often anymore.

    I typically carry a large "tactical" type folder (Spyderco, Cold Steel, etc), a Leatherman, a small AAA flashlight and a 9mm or .45 pistol with an extra magazine.
     
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    I carry a phone, wallet, pen, notebook, guitar pick, lock pick set, handkerchief, Swiss Army knife, flashlight, Zippo, keys, coin pouch and comb using only my pockets* with no inconvenience, discomfort or weird pocket bulges.

    * Regular jeans back, front and change pockets. Keys on a belt loop and knife in a belt pouch.
     
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    I have and have had dozens of SAKs. The whole gamut of little ones to one that had too many blades and was cumbersome to carry.
    I always kept one in my toolbox and bench when I worked in TV. A very indispensable tool.
    I think I have 3-4 in my dresser with the other knives I have but don’t carry
     
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    Brilliant little tools, come in handy for just about everything. I also have another mini with one of the sides off and the scissor spring broken which is still useful.

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    Thank you for dissenting!
    And, Mike, that may end up being my conclusion exactly.

    I don't expect the SAK to do anything well, but I hope for "passable".

    I really enjoyed carrying a multitool, got tired of the weight. I used the scissors, screw drivers and files regularly. But gave them up to lighten my load.
    Now I carry a flashlight, a knife and a pen and use each daily.
    (I also carry a prytool to save my good blades from prying tasks)


    I guess I'm hoping the SAK will be able to fill several roles, add a few conveniences and reduce weight, without a very noticeable difference in usability. I think it might work for me and my office/commuter lifestyle.

    If not, I'll gladly carry a spyderco again. I love my Delica and my PM2.
     
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    A Swiss Army knife trades robustness and being the perfect tool for the job for being handy and on you, and it's more for unexpected things that come up than for stuff you know you do every day. If you regularly engage in activities requiring more robust and specialized tools then you'll probably rely more on a tool box in your truck than a Swiss Army knife in your pocket.

    When I go hiking/camping, for instance, I carry a large fixed-blade knife, and I wouldn't dream of using my pocket knife for the same tasks. Or if I know I'm going to be screwing a lot of screws, I'll get my screwdriver. But for my typical work-errands-home life, I get a lot more positives than negatives from keeping my pocket knife on me.
     
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    Old school.....

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    Surprising how capable this little thing is. A bloke in England makes cases for all the leatherman range and some victorinox stuff.
     
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