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Author puts SAK through serious test!

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by mnblade, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. mnblade

    mnblade

    Feb 7, 2000
    Thought you guys would enjoy this article I just stumbled across!

    http://knifenews.com/author-tackles-63-survival-tasks-using-swiss-army-knife/
     
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  2. mnblade

    mnblade

    Feb 7, 2000
    ... and -- gasp! -- it wasn't even an alox model, just a "mere" cellidor Camper.
     
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  3. Gafishing

    Gafishing

    764
    Aug 7, 2016
    Just read the article and saw his YouTube video.
    Very cool.
    Gonna buy his book too.
    Thanks for posting this

    Andy
     
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  4. StuntDouble

    StuntDouble

    Apr 26, 2004
    I've had that book saved on my Amazon wish list for a while now. I might just have to go ahead and pick it up.
     
  5. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    Thanks for the heads-up on the book! I'll be purchasing a copy myself.

    BTW, it says that he prefers a Rangergrip 79, so he may have used that instead of the Camper pictured on the cover.

    Jim
     
  6. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Cool thanks for the heads up. I'm going to order a copy.
     
  7. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    DaRn.
    I don't have the 'Camper' model. :(
    All I have* is the 'Recruit', 'Huntsman' and a old style 110mm(?) German Army SAK. :)
    Do y'all think they'd work just as well, or do I need get the 'Camper'?

    *I also have a 'Signature', but I doubt it would work as well in a bushcraft/survival situation as the 93mm or larger SAK's.
     
  8. numberthree

    numberthree

    Dec 14, 2000
    Felix has great youtube videos as well...
     
  9. berzerker

    berzerker

    801
    Jan 27, 2002
    Just picked up a copy: Cool book with good/positive view on knives.
     
  10. jackknife

    jackknife

    Oct 2, 2004
    I love the van!
     
  11. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    The Huntsman is a Camper with scissors added. You should be good on equipment, now all you need is his skillset.
     
  12. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    @yablanowitz
    Long, long ago, in my early years of being on this rock, I learned skill, finesse, and "common sense" (which it seems is not so common these days) beats brute force at least 110% of the time.
    Take batoning a knife for example. Personally, I've never understood why someone would want to take a chance of breaking their knife.
     
  13. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Nice! :thumbsup:
     
  14. pipedreams308

    pipedreams308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2006
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    Thanks to the OP. I got my copy today.
     
  15. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    Cool I got a Camper and Huntsman
     
  16. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  17. znapschatz

    znapschatz

    Jan 24, 2005
    The German Army SAK would probably be the best bet, unless it's the early one that has no saw. The current ones are a variation of the OH Trekker, my first choice for the purpose. Also, hang on to that Signature. You might need a toothpick, pull a thorn from a lion's paw or your own, dress a broken fingernail, trim your mustache or some other minor grooming purposes. Just because you are in wilderness doesn't mean you have to be a slob. And if you ever get hopelessly lost, you can use it to write farewells to your loved ones, provided you remember to bring some paper. :D
     
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  18. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    I came to love SAKS and wonder how I went 45 years + without owning one.
     
  19. WinchesteRalox

    WinchesteRalox

    291
    Mar 26, 2018
    Just read the article heck yeah that’s cool van, going to have to see if I can pick up the book.
     
  20. lonestar1979

    lonestar1979

    Mar 2, 2014
    These knives are strong anough if you know how to use knife.Large models are great for camping,especially if you complement it with a hatchet or large fixed blade.
     
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