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Old September 12th, 2015, 12:29 PM   #46
 
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I could live without the cork screw. I drink more beer than wine. I use the bottle cap opener often.

I do like the pliers, they have come in handy for small jobs.
I could live without the bottle opener. I drink more wine than beer

BUT- the "cap lifter" is actually also a can opener- so I would keep it.

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Old September 12th, 2015, 02:07 PM   #47
 
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for what they are designed for, they are fine, and the first time I used the pliers on my buck, they warped and Buck said it was my fault and refused to fix it. I still use it in the glove box, it just isnt easy to retract. JMHO
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I don't by Swiss Army Knives...too much crap on one item!
^^^ EXACTLY!
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^^^ EXACTLY!

That depends on the model under consideration.

But if you don't like them,that just leaves more for those who do.
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I had one when I was a kid that's when it was useful... just use a real tool to get the job done
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Funny, I have a fortune invested in the best knives in the world (Busse, Chris Reeves, Fehrman, Falkniven, Bob Dozier, Mid Tech, etc)...and arguably my 2 most important functioning utility knives(described above in my previous post being for backpacking, and the other going on my AR500 III+ plate carrier) are both 2 of the most simplest Swiss Army knives that are offered.
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The largest SA knife is the fat, chunky SwissChamp.
Years ago, I worked for a sporting goods store which bought out a rival. All the rivals merchandise was dumped in our stores, marked down for cheap sale.
As warehouse manager for my store, I got to unload boxes of mixed stuff. Our company had marked a price on every item, and told us to sell it at half price.
Now, we sold the SwissChamp, for $75.
In one box of stuff, I found three SwissChamps, marked $40...so $20...less my employe discount, I ended up getting one for about $12.
I hadn't previously wanted one, but for that price, I jumped.
I've had it now for over 20yrs, and I can say I have used every single tool at least once. Sometimes, a particular tool has been a real godsend solving a particular problem.
My SwissChamp is in my work bag every day, along with a crkt lock blade.
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Like Hipower, I gave up on the plastic handles SAKs. I have a 4 blade Soldier that I bought in 1982. I've used all four blades a lot and it will outlast me, unless I lose it. If that happens I have a backup that I bought in 1992 that's never been used.
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The scissors on some they are too light to cut anything but paper.
Uhhh.........they were designed to trim officer's moustaches in the field.

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The largest SA knife is the fat, chunky SwissChamp.
Years ago, I worked for a sporting goods store which bought out a rival. All the rivals merchandise was dumped in our stores, marked down for cheap sale.
As warehouse manager for my store, I got to unload boxes of mixed stuff. Our company had marked a price on every item, and told us to sell it at half price.
Now, we sold the SwissChamp, for $75.
In one box of stuff, I found three SwissChamps, marked $40...so $20...less my employe discount, I ended up getting one for about $12.
I hadn't previously wanted one, but for that price, I jumped.
I've had it now for over 20yrs, and I can say I have used every single tool at least once. Sometimes, a particular tool has been a real godsend solving a particular problem.
My SwissChamp is in my work bag every day, along with a crkt lock blade.
Well, you sure got a bargain! I paid full retail for one of mine. The other was bought for about $15 at a gun show. It was from a batch of knives seized at court houses and airports. I rummaged through three buckets of SAK's and found several barely used. The small ones sold for $3-$7, depending on the model. My bought-new one has red scales, and the used one has black.

I got new black leather SOS Kits for both and one lives in my briefcase and the other at home. The Spartan is still the model I carry most in my pocket. But I sure like having the SwissChamp in reserve if its many tools are needed.
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The hook that come on some of them.
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I've got this one, bought it in 1987.
Someone called it a "tinker" but I think it is known as something else here.
Has all you can see plus a toothpick and a pair of forceps.
Can openers and bottle openers are now mostly obsolete.
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This thread makes for some interesting reading. I have always liked the Victorinox Swiss Army Knives.

In the past I carried a Handyman in a pouch, Ranger, Huntsman and currently an Explorer in my front left jeans pocket. Most of the useless tools I've used including the scissors, awl, magnifying glass and even the hook to carry wood. How you use it is up to you and your imagination.

I also have some Leatherman tools and they are great for more heavy duty requirements. Generally they're heavier and require a pouch to carry comfortably..

If you know what you need you should be able find the SAK for you. They're great quality tools and I'm very pleased to own the ones I do, often finding interesting uses for some of the tools. There's a place for both Victorinox and Leatherman in my world.

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Interesting thread to reopen. I'm not sure why we have this in a Ruger forum but as far as I am concerned Victorinox Swiss Army Knives are the standard for pocket knives. Pick the model that suits you.
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The saw is most useless to me. I damn near cut the tip of my pinky finger off with it 30+ years ago and I'm still scared to use it!!




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