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Old September 3rd, 2016, 06:08 PM   #61
 
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Wandered up on some hot gals on a beach and they had lots of wine and I had the cork screw.
One word "horney"



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My edc includes a Victorinox Huntsman,I've used all the tools multiple times. I do own tools to do most things,but it has sure been handy at times. The most useless tool,maybe a hook disgorger or one of those golf tool things.
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The corkscrew and the saw.

Victorinox Fisherman: no corkscrew but it has a fish scaler with a hook remover that work! The large blade's not bad for boning little fish, but when you're done the toothpick tastes funny...
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For me, the corkscrew is pretty damn useless.
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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.
The scissors on my mini are my fishing line cutter, work like a champ. Not for any kind of heavy duty work tho. got the knife on a lanyard, wouldn't be without it.
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Lifting a tight cork with the cork screw in a challenge but the knife will do it. Sometimes 3 people are needed - two to hold the bottle and one to yank on the knife.

I use the scissors every day. The can opener is used as a scraper when not opening cans and then there is the screw driver bottle opener for real beer bottles not having twist off caps.

Good steel - sharpens easily and holds an edge.
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Wandered up on some hot gals on a beach and they had lots of wine and I had the cork screw.
One word "horney"
I now have a good technique for a situation like that - 2 people or 4 hands pushing on knife/cork screw and bottle vs. pulling on knife and bottle. Most cork screws are the lever type and some corks can be really stuck fast.

The most useless appendage would be the smaller blade.

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Weird little hook on the side that flips out I have heard to use to carry plastic shopping bags??
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Weird little hook on the side that flips out I have heard to use to carry plastic shopping bags??
Yes you can carry plastic bags. I've used it to carry large bundles of wood (wired together in bundles). You can find things to do with any of the tools if you try.
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Weird little hook on the side that flips out I have heard to use to carry plastic shopping bags??
Got one on a super tinker I bought last year................Works wonders with knots in shoe laces or a fishing reel with a birds nest. Really easy to get them out with that little hook gizmo!
Can't say much about carry bags and such??
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The button hook is pretty much extra weight.

The tweezers are perfect for splinters, IME.
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In my sixty seven years,i've never owned a Swiss Knife.
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The small pair of forceps are next to useless.
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I just watched a YouTube video that deatured 76 different uses for the hook on the back of a SA knife. Some of them are pretty cool.

Imhave actually used that hook, AND the corkscrew, so the most useless tool to me would be the fish scaler.
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I just watched a YouTube video that deatured 76 different uses for the hook on the back of a SA knife. Some of them are pretty cool.

Imhave actually used that hook, AND the corkscrew, so the most useless tool to me would be the fish scaler.
Saw your avatar and now I need to watch, High Noon again. Love that theme song, too.

I find the corkscrew vital if you forget a larger one on a picnic. It is harder to use than the larger ones I have on Puma and Henckels German lockblade hunting knives, but usually works if it's all that's there. The comments about two people holding the wine bottle as one uses the corkscrew are somewhat true.

The Victorinox knife formerly made for the German Army has a larger corkscrew and usually works better. The corkscrews also open knots well.

The hook that some have mentioned is meant to carry packages wrapped with string. It does that well, but has many other uses.

I guess the most useless tool is a sort of narrow screwdriver on the back of some of the larger models. I don't think I've ever used it. But I guess that if you need to reach into a small hole to turn a screw, it'd work, and it's good to scrape mud out of a crevice in boots or on lugged boot soles. It may turn some screws on guns.

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