Swiss Army Knives

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  1. Kahr

    Kahr New Member

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    Just curious as to how many of you carry one? And if you do, what model is it? I'm more or less obsessed with Victorinox products, I have a SA watch, a butcher block full of Victorinox knives in the kitchen and around 10 different SA muti-tool knives that I alternate for pocket carry. My current favorite is my Voyager Lite, heres a link as opposed to listing all the features http://www.swissarmy.com/cgi-bin/Ms...d=707&query=voyager lite&hiword=lite voyager

    I remember when I was 8 years old and my grandpa gave me my first SA classic, I have not been with out one in my pocket since, if I for some reason forget to have one in my pocket(extremely rare) I feel like I'm leaving the house without my pants or something. Anyway, wanted to know if everyone else feels the same as I about Swiss Army.
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  2. john riley

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    I'm a big fan of the Vic. S.A. products carried a swiss huntsman attatched to mini mag solitaire light for many-many years I felt like with that combo I was ready for anythin!!!! I still think they are a great product however I feel that they've been alittle outshined by the newer more versatil Leatherman wave or sog multi tools> I carry a leatherman wave with me hereever I go But would feel almost as equally prepared if I had swiss huntsman!
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    I carry a soldier . when I used to work they would tease about my McGiver knife, but repaired a lot of machines with it.:) :)
  4. Tac

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    I have I guess what would be the first SAK, it's the big
    one w/stag/bone? panels and has not only a full size
    fork and spoon, but everything else one could imagine,
    scisors, files, big knife, small knife, etc, etc.... I have it
    tucked away (oh yeah cork screw, screw drivers, saw,
    fish scaler, punch, big loop ring and originally my first
    one (when I was about eight) was in a metal studded
    leather belt case w/slide clip closure.

    My brother brought it home for me when he left europe
    after his service in the Army.... I had it for years when I
    was a kid, but it came up missing somewhere along the
    years.... About 8-years ago I had mentioned the above
    to one of my cousin's who happens to be an avid knife
    collector and about 2-months later a package arrived
    from him and when I opened it, there it was, he had
    found one and sent it to me. It needed a little cleaning
    up, but not much, and that's the one I still have put away,
    minus the leather case, wish I could find one of those to go
    with this one.

    I was told that these were WWII era.

    Tac
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    I have got a Swissy around here somewheres I have got lazy to my Leatherman couldn't live without it
  6. Tac

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    Can't eat like home with a LM, I got one too,
    but nothin like that WWII SA, each can of soup
    or whatever I might use it for in the future, I will
    wonder how many soldiers in battle areas were
    in their Fox Holes using them.... That Sea Rat crap
    was the worst part, live game was a golden gift when
    (if at all) possible.

    Tac
  7. JohnK3

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    I carry a Super Tinker and I wear a SA Watch on my wrist. I even own a Swiss Army Tackdriver, aka Karabine-31. [grin]

    My kitchen knives, however, are made by Friedrich Dick. I have an 8" Chef's Knife, 12" Slicer, 3.5" Paring Knife, a 10" Steel and a 6" Fork, all by Dick.

    Yes, I have a 12" Dick, a 10" Dick, an 8" Dick, a 6" Dick and a 3.5" Dick.




    [grin]

    http://www.fdick.com/
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  8. Kahr

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    Super Tinker is a good one, that's what I carried for some time up until about 6 months ago when I got my voyager lite.
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    I carry the big Victrinox - I forget the model - but it has all the usual items plus the jewelers screw driver, straight pin, chisel, etc. It goes on the belt along with the Gerber Multi-Plier. As a pair they are tough to beat.
  10. Marlin

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    I have a big WWII era Swiss but don't carry it mainly due to its being so big and heavy. In the past I have ruined many a pocket and had to have the tailor replace.

    Since my Daughter, who worked in design helping develop the Mercedes "M" class vehicles, gave me my first Leatherman. I have carried one of those on my belt daily. I currently am carrying, and have since it came out, a WAVE. I thought she was crazy at first but wouldn't be without it now. In my pocket, I carry an Uncle Henry mini pocket knife, and have for over forty years, neigh on the fifty years.
  11. john riley

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    Marlin,

    Here, here to the versatility and sheer awesomeness of the leatherman wave, I"ve worked NYC EMS for the past 5 years and am constantly headed into situations where any variety of Shenanigans are possible, and having the leatherman multi-tool gives me an easy peacefull feeling about it all
  12. I too carry a pocket Leatherman, Marlin, a small one. While I like the Swiss knives, they do tend to be pretty heavy and bulky. I carry one in my truck though, and it has come in handy a time or two.
  13. Light Coat

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    I've owned and carried many of the SA models over the years. I now have about 10 Leatherman tools spread about in different tool boxes and in cars. I carry a Buck crosslock PRCA knife; I needed the hoof-pick much worse than the darned cork screw.

    My father bought one of the display knives from the (1960's?). Big thing on a pedistal with lots of blades in it (completely useless). He sells about 100 SA's a year. He gave me one when I was about ten. I didn't take well to it at the time; my godfather had given me a Q81 barlow that I loved about a year previously.
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    I have the Tinker but I've never carried it. I don't know what model the little Wenger is that I do carry is but it has only two blades & is super thin. My Leatherman rides in it's little pouch on my belt.

    I checked & the thin knife is a Patriot. Also, I remembered that my wristwatch is a Wenger Brigade.
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