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My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« on: May 16, 2016, 02:14:05 PM »
I've been dreaming of the ultimate SAK for the last nine years or so.
I think I've finally come up with it.
I know "The Bushcrafter" already exists, but I think mine is better. I'm not sure though, if it's possible to build; with the spring requirements and all.
It would be a two layer, 93mm with Alox scales. Layer one would have a standard blade and saw. Layer two would be an awl and a multi-tool screwdriver/bottle/can opener (my favourite SAK tool). The backside would have a reamer with an eye and a chisel.
As well, there would be a toothpick and tweezers (yeah, I know they don't have them for Alox scales).

So, what's your dream SAK?


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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 02:44:01 PM »
two layer:

saw, blade, awl, can opener sharpened on both sides (round outside can be used to gouge out spoon bowls)

scales are a little different. rounded out but with a spot to put a ferro rod on one side, and a tube of matches on the other.
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 03:16:58 PM »
If it were possible I'd like Swiss Bianco midshipman model and replace the large blade with a screwdriver bit holder, and the can opener with the reaming awl. Replace the cap lifter with screwdriver storage thing like on the cybertool. Alox of course. Marlin spike, saw, screwdriver bit holder, and screwdriver bits, and reamer/awl.  Yikes no blade.

I think the cybertool bits are small, but you could tighten up your pistol grips or take a radio apart or something like that.
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 04:01:10 PM »
I carry the "Huntsman" everyday.....
The "Gut Hook" is about the only not used blade, so replace that with a ferro rod or the micro LED flashlight...and would be perfect.

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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 04:45:41 PM »
I could never understand what that 'gut-hook' was on there for either. :shrug:    A while back, I went to the Victorinox website to see if I could find the answer in one of the Q&A areas.   Turns out, it is a 'parcel carrier hook'......not too handy for that purpose here in the U.S.A. because the USPS does not allow string or cordage on any of the packages that they ship, but they still do in many European countries. :popcorn:
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 04:54:25 PM »
Yeah, can say that I don't think I ever used that attachment.....
But I do use most all the other blades and such most everyday....tooth pick, big blade and scissors ...the most.
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 05:07:31 PM »
   I am surprised that some of the more "knot head types", here on B&B, do not realize the asset they have with that  "parcel carrying hook".
 ;)


   Great for tightening up some types of knots, when needed & also, believe it or not, as a type of "marlin spike" to undo them also.
Another " ;) "


( BTW...We used to use a similar "dedicated" type device back in the late 60's/early 70's when I was playing a lot of hockey, for tightening up our laces. )

 :)


    I do not have a "dream " SAK. I was lucky enough to get the one from Wilderbeast in one of the pass arounds & it does enough for me that I cannot think of much else to have on it to make things better.


  I am enjoying the topic though.
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 05:16:44 PM »
Yeah, that toothpick is VITAL for me......one reason that my Victorinox 'Farmer' stays in my toolbox.  My EDC SAK is a Victorinox 'Hiker.'.......no scissors or parcel hook and they replaced the corkscrew with a Phillips screwdriver.  Other than that, it looks like the 'Huntsman.'

 :rofl:  JB, I actually thought that hook just MIGHT be used for tightening hockey skate laces at one time. 
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2016, 05:39:17 PM »


 :rofl:  JB, I actually thought that hook just MIGHT be used for tightening hockey skate laces at one time. 


Yup. LOL it still could, along with some other things like I mentioned. I guess I just try to look at the possibilities for something, rather than dwelling on the uselessness & possibilities for failure. (Example being...I still use compass/map & do not trust GPS. Compass & map has not failed me,and  I have seen GPS fail miserably. GPS has it uses & possibilities, but not for "me". )
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To each our own.




Same with the "Dream SAK".
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ETA P.S. _ I "whittle" my toothpics. NOt a requirement for some it seems... LOL ;)
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 06:06:25 PM »
Outside of batonning a suitable piece off of my chair leg at the Texas Roadhouse, raw material for whittling a suitable toothpick can be mighty scarce in some locations or situations, JB......YMMV. ;D
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2016, 06:42:20 PM »
I use the parcel hook to carry firewood back to camp. I tie a loop in a piece of paracord, wrap the wood and then hook the loop onto the parcel hook. This way I can carry the wood one handed
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2016, 06:51:07 PM »
Wow, I always thought it was some kind of Pot Hook..........
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2016, 07:16:39 PM »
I use the parcel hook to carry firewood back to camp. I tie a loop in a piece of paracord, wrap the wood and then hook the loop onto the parcel hook. This way I can carry the wood one handed
So you are using it for the job it was designed for and the rest of us were trying to tie our shoes with it.......you're a pretty smart feller! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2016, 08:30:47 PM »

  I use mine for untying tough knots,  and for tightening twine and bankline when lashing poles or making tripods for camp chairs,  it actually comes in pretty handy when you learn what it's for,  I had a Remington folding bird knife that had two cutting blades, a choke wrench and a gut hook that resembled the carrying hook on my SAK Tinker,  so I can understand where one might think that,  but the hook on the SAK is actually much too short to be used as a gutting hook.
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2016, 08:36:43 PM »
I figured you'd use the main blade for 'untying' YOUR knots, Moe. 8)
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2016, 09:31:55 PM »
I figured you'd use the main blade for 'untying' YOUR knots, Moe. 8)

  Sometimes, it depends on the cordage used,  have you been hitting the single malt again ?

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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2016, 09:38:54 PM »
I figured you'd use the main blade for 'untying' YOUR knots, Moe. 8)

  Sometimes, it depends on the cordage used,  have you been hitting the single malt again ?

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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2016, 09:56:35 PM »
I figured you'd use the main blade for 'untying' YOUR knots, Moe. 8)

  Sometimes, it depends on the cordage used,  have you been hitting the single malt again ?

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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2016, 08:05:53 AM »
If there is a sharp knife blade available....there is no such thing as un-tying a really bad knot.......Duh...
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2016, 08:49:08 AM »
Life is too short to have to deal with bad 'knots' in the first place. :pissed:      Correctly tied knots are easy to untie.......without having to resort to a knife. :chopwood:
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2016, 10:37:59 AM »
I was trained as a sailor first and a tradesman second. I take pride in my knotting and splicing. Probably comes from Scouting and from my Dad having been a sailor too.
That being said, "If you can't tie knots, tie lots!"

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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2016, 10:54:09 AM »
If you could be assured your dream sak mod would work or fit together, how much would you pay for an unassembled kit?
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2016, 01:10:39 PM »
Add scissors and tweezers to the alox farmer, and then make the main blade a locking blade. And make it in a firesteel farmer version as well.

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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2016, 02:58:41 PM »
If you could be assured your dream sak mod would work or fit together, how much would you pay for an unassembled kit?
Is that possible?
I'd probably look at $50-75.
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2016, 03:30:58 PM »
I use the parcel hook to carry firewood back to camp. I tie a loop in a piece of paracord, wrap the wood and then hook the loop onto the parcel hook. This way I can carry the wood one handed
So you are using it for the job it was designed for and the rest of us were trying to tie our shoes with it.......you're a pretty smart feller! :thumbsup:

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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2016, 05:13:35 PM »
I would probably have to go with a field master, but add the pliers to it.

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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2016, 08:23:28 AM »
I would probably have to go with a field master, but add the pliers to it.

ME too!!  I have four of them, all bought on the secondary market.


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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2016, 01:13:26 PM »
Well,  I'm not a big fan of SAK's.  But I bought Kelly one simple one.  Pink.  She loves it and her nephew collects them.  Happy for them.
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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2016, 03:05:35 PM »
I had one when I was a kid. It was okay till I lost the tweezers and the toothpick.  Then it was just another knife with some tools I never used.  My ideal SAK is made by Leatherman.  No disrespect intended. 
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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2016, 06:16:47 AM »
Again no disrespect meant to fans but bought exactly 2 FAKs in my life.  One for my nephew who collects them.  And one for my wife.  It's pink.  That's all she said she wanted when I went to SMKW's on an annual trip there.  Pink.  A knife.  That's what she got.  She cuts oranges and such with it.

On a sidebar...  Let'sRock  paddled into the first P&M  Challenge with a SAK to the laughter of 7 guys with big expensive knives.  He pretty much shamed us on his SAK skills.
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2016, 06:18:54 AM »
for my needs, the SAK One Handed Trekker fills the bill.

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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2016, 01:29:51 PM »
It's just camo ya redneck.
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2016, 01:38:21 PM »
It's just camo ya redneck.
I guess that's why he had to tie that string to it, because if he dropped it in the woods he'd never be able to find it again. :doh:
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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2016, 02:34:21 PM »
They make camo knives so you can sneak up on sticks.....
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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2016, 10:13:29 PM »
I actually kind of like that one.  Needs a neon yellow lanyard though so my sorry ass can find it when its laying in the corral.   :-*
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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2016, 06:41:29 AM »
Sam's camp looks like an African Safari.  Everything in it's place.  I have no reason to believe he could lose anything in the woods.
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2016, 03:46:08 AM »
If you could be assured your dream sak mod would work or fit together, how much would you pay for an unassembled kit?
Is that possible?
I'd probably look at $50-75.

I missed your post. Not to my knowledge, but I thought it would be a cool idea. I've seen some modify their own, and there are a few who offer it as a service.

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« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2016, 05:27:15 PM »
Pretty cool suggestions........ for the most part. ;D
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2016, 03:32:40 PM »
Hard to pick a favorite but I would like to see a Farmer with added scissors
and maybe a locking blade  :drool: so for now I'm ready to add a Fieldmaster   :drool:
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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2016, 05:35:45 PM »
I would like a orange farmer with a smaller blade added. Not sure where you would put it?
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« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2016, 08:53:37 PM »
That sounds like a neat idea. The Hiker and camper have large/small blades, saw, can opener, bottle opener plus awl and either a cork screw or Phillips screwdriver. Easy enough to imagine a Farmer with a small blade added.
Are there orange Alox scales?

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« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2016, 06:24:14 PM »
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Victorinox+Farmer

I might give up the bottle opener for a smaller blade but the flat screwdriver is handy.
Think I will carry my farmer next week.( My SAK farmer real farmers are too heavy to carry)  ;) ;)
The electrician plus is close to what I am looking for.
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« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2016, 09:04:30 AM »
I have an Orange Farmer.  That is pretty much my dream SAK.  Just the right tools and a color that is hard to lose in the woods.  For what it is worth, it is the only sak i have and the only SAK i like.  Go ahead...flame away.... id rather carry a multitool with pliers than an SAK.  YMMV and it obviously does.

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Re: My Dream SAK. What's yours?
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2016, 09:40:38 AM »
Outside of batonning a suitable piece off of my chair leg at the Texas Roadhouse, raw material for whittling a suitable toothpick can be mighty scarce in some locations or situations, JB......YMMV. ;D




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« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2016, 09:26:58 PM »
I have an Orange Farmer.  That is pretty much my dream SAK.  Just the right tools and a color that is hard to lose in the woods.  For what it is worth, it is the only sak i have and the only SAK i like.  Go ahead...flame away.... id rather carry a multitool with pliers than an SAK.  YMMV and it obviously does.

I was kind of thinking the same thing. I like my SAK but carry my Leatherman more. The SAK is great, small and slim but the leatherman can be very useful.
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« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2016, 09:23:04 AM »
I have an Orange Farmer.  That is pretty much my dream SAK.  Just the right tools and a color that is hard to lose in the woods.  For what it is worth, it is the only sak i have and the only SAK i like.  Go ahead...flame away.... id rather carry a multitool with pliers than an SAK.  YMMV and it obviously does.

I was kind of thinking the same thing. I like my SAK but carry my Leatherman more. The SAK is great, small and slim but the leatherman can be very useful.

I edc an orange juice.  The only neg is it doesnt have the saw.  But it is a great pocket carry regardless.
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