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SAK question

Post by tongueriver » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:24 am

What would be the best solution for a SAK type knife with a good scissor and very little else?

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Re: SAK question

Post by fergusontd » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:37 am

::hmm:: If you could find a Sak with the basic tools you could take it apart and build what you want with the exact tools you desire. I think there are Utube videos to show you how. ftd
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Re: SAK question

Post by 1fartsmella » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:03 am

Cal, I had a couple of these and gave them as gifts. Well made, not expensive...... Kershaw Twocan http://www.multitool.org/knives/kershaw-twocan
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Re: SAK question

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:22 pm

Keep it where you trim your facial hair, that SAK scissor is the best for doing that over any scissors I have bought. I don’t really use the rest of the knife for much anyway. Or give it someone w/ facial hair. If you want the easy way out that is.
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Re: SAK question

Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:50 pm

As 1fartsmella said, the Kershaw Two-Can is a good little scissor/knife. Though discontinued, they can still be found on eBay and they are dual purpose. ---► https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... n&_sacat=0
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The Victorinox Classic SD is a great little (2¼" closed) basic knife, nail file/light duty screwdriver & scissors. There are a Billy blue ton of them floating around. This is, of course, the Alox version. Scissors are a quite common tool in the Victorinox line of knives. It all depends on how large of a knife you are comfortable with.
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Re: SAK question

Post by tongueriver » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:52 pm

That is exactly the info I was looking for; thanks to all! And Happy VD! (oops; that didn't come out just right)

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Re: SAK question

Post by Myron » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:36 pm

I'll just add that one of my favorite Victorinox products is the Compact. It's the three tools that get me through 95% of my pocket knife needs, knife blade, scissors, and bottle opener in their full size 91 mm frame. They also utilize the so-called plus scales these days so you also get the toothpick, useless tweezers, useful ballpoint pen, and pin.

Up until the late-1980's, Vx made this exact same layout in the very pocket-friendly 84 mm frame size. It was called the Golfer. Since Vx discontinued the 84 mm scissors decades ago, they have become collectible. Easy to find, but fetch a premium price.

The ultimate version of the 84 mm Golfer was the Alox Voyageur, but it is long discontinued and fetches a super-premium price these days. One of my favorites though, and a fun one to build yourself if you have an 84 mm donor SAK for the scissors.

The next step down size-wise is the 74 mm Executive. A dandy little pocket knife and I have carried one for years, but it has additional tools and implements. But still, not much in the pocket and works great for dressier occasions too.

Then finally the 58 mm frame size would be the Classic that jerryd recommended above. Too small for me, but as he mentions they made and continue to make a ton of these every year. You can buy them by the unit weight on eBay, no kidding.

Happy to post pics of any of the above if you'd like to see.

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Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:51 pm

Myron, if I haven't done it already, let me welcome you to AAPK. Glad to have you aboard. It sounds like you're going to be our resident go to fella for all things SAK. Stick around.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:06 pm

Thought y'all might be interested in seeing a picture of the 91mm Compact that Myron recommended. For any newbies, left click on the image to get a full size view.
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Post by Myron » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:30 pm

Thanks Jerry! I did just join within the last week and have already found it a warm and welcoming place with tons of knowledge floating around.

Here are some pics of the SAKs I described above out of my own collection:

A Voyageur, 84 mm ribbed Alox.
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Two Compacts, 91 mm cellidor-scaled SAKs.
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A Companion, 58 mm smooth Alox-scaled.
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A Golfer, 84 mm cellidor-scaled SAK perfection. :)
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Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:40 pm

Well there ya go then. Thanks for the education. Are you going to be our new Vic expert? Our old one went walkabout a few years ago so we've been winging it.
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Re: SAK question

Post by bestgear » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:06 pm

Myron wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:30 pm
I did just join within the last week and have already found it a warm and welcoming place with tons of knowledge floating around.
::welcome:: Myron, glad you found us and are already contributing. ::handshake::
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Re: SAK question

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:22 pm

Not a knife, but if you’re wanting a compact size scissors, this is a good choice. I have a pair - the scissors are great! https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Scissors ... B07STZPX2L

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Re: SAK question

Post by Myron » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:48 pm

bestgear wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:06 pm
::welcome:: Myron, glad you found us and are already contributing. ::handshake::
Thank you, bestgear!
jerryd6818 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:40 pm
Well there ya go then. Thanks for the education. Are you going to be our new Vic expert? Our old one went walkabout a few years ago so we've been winging it.
Happily! I'll keep an eye out for any SAK-related posts here, for sure. I also have my own blog, and often publish articles on SAKs and SAK collecting there too. I'm not sure what the rule here on AAPK is regarding links to outside sites, though. [goes to forum rules after joining and posting...] :oops:

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Re: SAK question

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:56 pm

Myron wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:48 pm
I'm not sure what the rule here on AAPK is regarding links to outside sites, though. [goes to forum rules after joining and posting...] :oops:
Silver and gold level supporting members are allowed to post links to non-AAPK sites. You can find details about that in the upper right side of the page, where it says "support AAPK" . There are other benefits as well.

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