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Old July 22nd, 2015, 11:16 AM   #16
 
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I'm the odd man out. With the little flathead on the can opener (designed to fit in the philip's head screws of the K31) I never use the back of scale philip's head. The corkscrew, however; is great for undoing knots and holds the little eyeglass screwdriver. (I add the Victorinox eyeglass screwdriver to ALL my swiss army knives and to my leatherman with a corkscrew).



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Old July 22nd, 2015, 11:53 AM   #17
 
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That awl thing on back. Corkscrew good for getting knots out and did use it for an aunt that was trying to dig cork out with a butter knife.
Did she stop using the butter knife after you used the cork screw on her?
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I've got a Swiss Army clone by Gerber that has the most useless scissors. You couldn't even cut a blade of grass with it.
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I think the corkscrew being #1 unless I was stranded in Italy or the Napa Valley, but a close 2nd is the scissors. They can barely cut a piece of thread and the fact that you have a knife kind of negates the need for a tiny pair of almost useless scissors.
I find even the tiny scissors on the little Classic to work well for small tasks. The larger ones on longer knives are even better. One reason why I carry a little Classic in the inside pocket of a jacket is to have scissors handy if they're not on my pants pocket knife. It saves digging the SwissChamp out of my briefcase. And it's handy to reach while seated when I open mail in the car.

The women I know who carry SAK's usually use the scissors more than any other tool. I guess they work for them. I usually just trim a loose thread with them.

If you really never need a corkscrew, some models sub a Phillips-head screwdriver for it. In a basic pocket model, the Tinker replaces the Spartan in that role. Actually, I never use the Phillips-head screwdriver on knives that have it. I use the small screwdriver on the can opener blade on those screws.

It's obvious that each of us uses or prefers some tools that others reject. Fortunately the maker offers so many versions that almost everyone can be pleased and satisfied. Except maybe a woman... Actually, I even know some picky women who like their SAK's. Maybe that 's what women really want: just the right model of SAK. And lots and lots of shoes.

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I still have/use the same Leatherman Wave multitool I got as a kid. I did once get a Swiss Army knife as a gag gift once as a teen. Don't remember which tools it had on it because it served more purpose as a paper weight than an actual life saving tool. But I do remember the corkscrew so that's my vote. The only wine I drink is champagne and that don't need any special tools to open.
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from my observations...the most useless tool...was the one trying to use a swiss army knife...for what it was not intended
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Tooth pick. When your buddy borrows the knife, pops the pick out and uses it, pops it back in and hands the knife back. You go DUDE! He goes hu? And you never touch the pick again
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pretty much this. does boons farm have a cork?
I am an expert on Boone's Farm. I worked for the producer for 27 years before I retired. It has a screw cap.

My vote for the most useless tool is also for the cork screw. Too small to really be useful.
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I vote for the toothpick and corkscrew.
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Gotta have large gaps in your teeth to use the tooth pick
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Do not knock the cork screw, I came upon a couple of bikini clad gals on the sand dunes in Michigan, they had lots of wine but no way to open it.
I was their hero and earned another man card that night under the stars on the beach.
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Swiss Army Knife useless tools

I generally find that SAK's are a mandatory tool on camping trips but I seldom use a few of the things. Some of the larger models have a hook on the back which is kind of silly.
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