Another option if you want "SAK with bit more old world style"
Neither has your suggestion. What's your point?
The woodsman if you want a saw + mag glass or the explorer plus if the saw isn't a must. I have to say starting a fire with that mag glass would be impressive.
I have burned some rubber with SAK magnifying glass but starting fire is very limited to where you live (in other words, you have to live somewhere where it's really dry and sunny for it to be even marginally effective).
My favorite SAK is the Swiss Champ. At some time or another, over the years I needed, every tool on it at least once. I'm pretty sure the day I put one of my smaller knives in my pocket, will be the day I need one of the tools the smaller knife doesn't have.
WTB: Western L77
A BiC is always on me, somewhere in the pockets even if I am not even what is called "social smoker".
As others have said, starting a fire with the mag glass on the SAK in theory is doable, but may not be practical or possible given what ever situation you are in. Of course many of us have things for simple novelty or experimentation etc etc. As a means of fire in a survival situation, it may do well in the desert where the days can be hot and powerful sun followed by sharply contrasted cold night temps.
In the news a few years ago, a few guys got lost or stuck in the wilderness, and one of them used the magnifier on his SAK to start a fire. They credited the SAK with helping them survive. I personally have never been able to do more with an SAK magnifier than get some smoke going and burn patterns in dry leaves.
I'm betting that the task would be much easier with a regular-sized magnifying glass, but I haven't tried that. I remember way back when I was about 4 years old, I was with a group of older neighborhood kids who had a magnifying glass and a G.I. Joe doll, and they were attempting to burn or melt the doll. I recall it seemed to take forever, but that eventually something happened that had them all cheering. All I remember is seeing a little smoke and seeing part of the doll's head with a small hole(?) in it. So if the possibility of needing to start a survival fire with a magnifying glass is important, I would probably experiment with a regular-sized magnifier (safely!!!) and carry that.
In college I was fishing one day and dropped my lighter in the creek. The magnifier on my explorer lit cigarettes for the rest of the day. It's an older model with the glass lens, though. Don't know if that makes a difference.
I was going to say that the older ones can start a fire. I have started many fires in camp with a magnifying glass (the operative word being 'glass').
I think a model Vic that has a firestarter on it would be better. I saw Swiss Bianco had one.
There was the Swissflame which incorporated a (mostly defective) torch lighter in it (jet beam)
I have started fires with my SAK maglens under the sun of the Summer in the Pyrinees, twice, but with a lot of patience and some very dry pine needles, and most other times I wasn't able to
Here in Canada, the Super Tinker costs more than the Fieldmaster does. The Fieldmaster has all the tools of the Super Tinker, plus a saw, but it's one extra layer.
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