Swiss Army Knives.

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  1. ms6852

    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    I have used the corkscrew countless times in undoing knots on parachord during camping, fishing and hunting trips though out my life whenever I screwed up a knot or someone else did. Or the kids shoe laces before velcro was ever used on shoes.
     
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    Never cared for them. They seem to be to small or to big.
     
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    A good Barlow and a Multitool.
     
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    You never get splinters while at play in the great outdoors?
     
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    I really like the looks of a Barlow. For my job I still wear shirt and ties so strapping a Leatherman to my belt isn’t exactly acceptable. That’s why my Victorinox meets my needs. The Tinker has a full size blade which is good but not too many tools making me feel like I have a wad in my pocket.
     
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    Understood, the last barlow I had was a 2 blader.
     
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    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    A leather man or a Sog multi-tool is what I owned in the military, just recently acquired a Gerber from my neighbor seems pretty decent. Am not familiar with "Barlow".
     
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    Hi, ms6852, Not sure if Barlow's are made any more. There were a lot of them in the 50's and 60's.
     
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    Mine never held an edge that was sharp or lasted. No longer use them.
     
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    Back in the 1970's they had their own store in the mall. They would sharpen them for free for you. I always had mine with me so every time I was at the mall I would stop by and have them sharpen it.
     
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    Me either. But i bet if somehow one found it's way into a prison cell some bubba would find a way to make it into a weapon of mass destruction.:machinegunner:
     
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    I found the toothpick to be quite useless, The small blade always seamed to stay sharper than What LTS described as "the butter knife"
    I used the tweezers once to pull an unruly nose hair.
    I enjoy the bottle opener quite frequently, it is well made and has never failed in the heat of battle.
     
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    I would think that is the one part you have pretty much worn out.:cheers:
     
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    I lived in Switzerland in the mid-ish 70's for 2.5 years and the Swiss, who have a very dry sense of humor and loved to poke fun at themselves, liked to say that the cork screw on the Swiss Army Knife was the most used part of the knife that their soldiers used.
    For opening wine bottles for them of us who need some help figuring that one out.
    :cheers:
     
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    Barlow's were popular in the '60's. Google it.
     
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