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SAK’s in old fashioned hardware stores

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by David Nowlin, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. bruno_go


    May 19, 2015
    Relly really great stories. Thank you all to share.
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  2. ScottK

    ScottK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 1999
    I recently visited Homer, AK while on vacation to pick up a few supplies. While there I was in a combo fish market and outdoor supplies store (Coal Point Trading Company) picking up some items. I noticed a lonely Victorinox Pocket Pal, sitting in half of its box (cover of box was missing). I hate to see an orphaned Victorinox knife so I asked the store's proprietor if I could take a look at the knife, she let me see the knife and since there was no price on the box accepted a reasonable offer. So I'm the proud owner of a new Pocket Pal, its an incredibly sharp little knife!

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  3. jazzz


    Feb 1, 2009
    That's beautiful. I had one in the 80's. Not sure where it went. I wish I still had it. Enjoy your cool find.
  4. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    Menards carries a couple SAK models.
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  5. pfranze78


    Aug 31, 2016
    Heck yes! Where I live in the north of the Netherlands there is a wonderfull hardware store, where they sell Vic's, Opinel, Leatherman, and a bunch of other brands. The owner is an avid knife collector himself, and is always fun to talk with. (even if you're not buying)
    Here is a picture of the shop window:
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2019
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  6. NMpops


    Aug 9, 2010
    The last old style hardware store I frequented was a True Value in Ypsilanti Michigan. Century old building, family owned store, worn wood floors, bellmabove the door etc. and not a single pocket knife for sale much less a SAK!
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