My most used SAK tool, what's yours

Discussion in 'SwissBianco' started by wenkrush, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. -1984-


    May 27, 2014
    The awl and the large flathead screwdriver with the bottlecap opener.
  2. The Awful Truth

    The Awful Truth

    Jun 10, 2014
    I have used the small blade more than any other tool in my swiss army knife.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  3. asmith001


    Oct 8, 2012
    Although the can opener has seen a lot more use than I would have expected, I'd say the large blade on this one...

  4. harronek


    Nov 29, 2013
    The bottle opener and the small pruner blade on my Rancher .
    I can open a bottle with just about anything , but the ritual of getting out my SAK has become a treasured part of a bottle of Beer .
    I wish they made a true Sheepsfoot blade like the Electrician's but without the curved cutout piece .
    I would be in raptures if they did that , but until then the Pruner blade is as close as I can find , but its not ideal :)

  5. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    This = :thumbup:
  6. NMpops


    Aug 9, 2010
    In ALOX the awl is most used; in a standard SAK the pen blade is most used. The awl in an Alox will due most of the things a pen blade can do and some a pen blade can't.
  7. -SAKowner


    Sep 30, 2014
    The awl.
  8. Corwyn_bv


    Nov 13, 2014
    Nailfile+nailcleaner. Hey I have soft nails and everything I carry has nail nicks. :p
  9. Balrog99


    Apr 13, 2013
    Scissors, toothpick, large blade, and the magnifying glass. Can't forget the file on my ones that have them.
  10. SSubzero


    Jan 18, 2015
    I have used almost every tool on my Vic Classic SD many, many times. The only tool that I never used is the nail file.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
  11. Ascham


    Nov 26, 2009
    Has to be the main blade and awl on my Bushcrafter but the nail file on the Cadet sees a lot of action.
  12. camper2005


    Jan 27, 2015
    In order from most used to least used:

    1) the large flathead screwdriver
    2) the bottlecap opener
    3) the small blade
    4) the awl
    5) the saw / large blade
    6) the small flathead/phillips screwdriver / can opener
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
  13. Mike-The-Knife


    Dec 6, 2011
    I've had my Pioneer for quite a while now and I find by far it's the blade and the awl that I use the most .

  14. Yournickk


    Feb 2, 2015
    No matter what SAK I used, the small blade was always the most useful tool to me. These days I wouldn't even consider carrying a SAK that doesn't have the small blade.
  15. Dantone05


    Dec 31, 2014
    Cadet - nail cleaner by far because as a plumber sometimes I don't want to know what builds up under them nails. :eek:
  16. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

    May 28, 2005
    not only by the plumbers.
  17. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
    The scissors, and the toothpick get used all the time.
  18. -auspx-


    Feb 11, 2015
    The blades + the flathead screwdriver with the bottlecap opener + the small flathead screwdriver with the can opener are the most useful to me. Right now the Recruit + Classic SD combo is an essential part of my EDC.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
  19. hariph creek

    hariph creek

    Dec 17, 2014
    At first a presumed the awl would be a waste of space. Instead it's become a must have tool. I find the awl and scissors (I already EDC scissors on my Style PS) to be the most used tools.

    Bottle opener and big flathead screwdriver combo tool are a very close second.

    I've rarely ever needed the can opener. But when I have? It was so worth having!

    The corkscrew was something I thought I had to have. I don't use it often enough to justify it. Especially since I learned the "knife trick". This is opening up the world of Alox for me. I'm getting a Pioneer ASAP. So it looks like my daughter will be inheriting my Tourist.

    The one tool I still don't get and would rather see replaced with ANY tool is the Parcel Hook.
    Not a big fan of the saw either.
  20. Classic SD

    Classic SD

    Mar 1, 2015

    The Hook is sometimes referred to as the Parcel Carrier, since this in one common use. You might have to be a little inventive to think of using this tool, but it can be a very effective tool. It is rated for use up to 200lbs.

    Common Uses
    -Carrier/Handle (Parcel, Shopping Bag, Bucket)
    -Puller (Tarp, ))Tent-Peg((, Wire, Racked Computer, tin-opener)
    -Rope/Lace tightener

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