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Offline hayshaker

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the original multitool
« on: August 05, 2018, 04:11:08 PM »
I have a campers multi tool it looks old and has 11 pieces, some of these
were even bigger you know more stuff, I had one when i was little and don't rememberwhat ever became of it.
it has the spoon/fork knife sissors,saw,bottle opener,corkscrew,nailfile,ect,,,
the scales look like jigged antler and it has a pouch,
so any how does anyone remember these,? and you you haveone please post a photo if your able.
and what was the name for this knife. lets do a lil history piece here.
oh and another thing i can't find a makers mark anywhere on it,hmmmm
i guess this is americas answer to the S,A,K?
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 04:27:41 PM by hayshaker »

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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 05:09:23 PM »
I had one handed down to me from my Sister. It's made by palco, boy scout knife.
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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »
thanks XJ i sent a photo to post up so folks can see it.
i do remember seeing a number of these over time some smaller some bigger.
if my memory is correct the one i had had a reddish/brown leather sheath with small studs on it.

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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 06:49:03 PM »
Have mine as HS describes w/ cheap thin leather case. Leather tongue had cone shaped studs. As a youth was proud to carry on my belt. Big & bulky by todays standards...... Tut
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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 12:25:39 AM »
I remember those.  I camped with one... once.  Boy that thing was heavy and cumbersome.  But I guess it was the precursor to the Leatherman and Gerber multitools.
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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 05:22:15 AM »
I would like to that when most of us here as kids, camping gear
was very heavy in most areas, tents sleeping bags cookwear. and yes those knives.
remember as kids going camping with canned goods and potatoes onions ect,
today it's mre's freeze dry mountian house, titanium cookwear feather weight everything.
and if you got dough a diesel motorhome with all the comforts.
yep times sure have changed,

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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 05:37:31 AM »
Man that mil surp cotton sleeping bag and tent stunk.
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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 07:00:07 AM »
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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 08:44:58 AM »
Yellowyak, that's it. Mine seems to be more robust, the spoon is the size of a tablespoon with larger fork width. Cumbersome. Tut


























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Re: the original multitool
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 07:55:17 AM »
I had one of those when I was a kid. I think I threw it away.

Related perhaps, I also had a Spork and gave that away. I preferred chopsticks, SAK (or other multi-tool) and fixed blade knife. Run of the mill bamboo chopsticks come in handy for other tasks, and are very lightweight.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2019, 08:50:21 AM by marchone »
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