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Would you buy a bladeless SAK?

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by VictorLouis, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. quattro98


    May 19, 2000
    I keep the Wenger Swiss Clipper AT in my carry on bag while flying. I recently bought a Victorinox Jetsetter to go with it to keep on my keychain when I travel.
  2. Saluki01


    Jul 6, 2014
    I wouldn't. I might be in the minority, but I don't like to carry multiple knives. I always carry a knife of some sort, but when I carry a SAK, it is the only knife I have on me. If I were to carry a bladeless SAK, then I would have to carry another knife to compensate, and that would add an additional item to my pockets.
  3. Thales of Miletus

    Thales of Miletus

    Nov 20, 2013
    Since I'm currently spending a week on a business trip and couldn't bring mine since I flew, it sounds very appealing right now.
  4. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    Yeah, I would take a bladeless sak but it sure wouldn't feel the same.
    It would help if there be a slotted tool blade which allows the removal or attachment for xacto blades
    or scalpels

    And while such a tool can never hope to take the place of the existing sak's large main blade tool,
    I certainly believe that it would make any such feature an attractive and marketable future product...
  5. m_bisson


    Jul 14, 2014
    Never! The knife is the main tool.
  6. SpookStrickland


    Sep 27, 2012
    A knife with out a knife blade....???? might as well remove your penis before you fly too.
  7. WRGreen


    Oct 29, 2013
    It would be tempting, even if only to desensitize the TSA goon/thieves to pocket tools. I've always thought the post 9-11 knife bans were kinda like buying 'Lo-Jack" after the car has already been stolen.
  8. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
  9. quattro98


    May 19, 2000
    I'd prefer to be able to carry my normal Manager, Small Tinker, and Nail Clip 580, but they're not allowed through security anymore. I'd rather have the bladeless models than no SAK while traveling.
  10. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Yup. Rarely use the blade as I always have another knife on me, but the tools frequently come in handy.
  11. BITEME

    BITEME Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Wonder if a small gut hook could be useful enough to do a lot of knife stuff?and would the TSA still consider it a knife?-It would be kind of interesting ,I would buy one rather than have nothing at all
  12. seanp


    Jul 4, 2013
    Yep. For sure. I carry a knife, a multi-tool, and two SAKs with me every day at work. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I've used the blade on the SAKs. The other Tools? Pretty much invaluable.
  13. znapschatz


    Jan 24, 2005
    Can't do that without a knife blade, so forget it.
  14. Reswob


    Aug 27, 2006
    Surprised how many people here actually use the SAK blade. I always have a separate pocket knife so the SAK blade(s) are redundant. I wish there was a better selection of bladeless multi tools. Not to appease the TSA weenies, but just because I'd rather have a smaller, thinner, lighter tool (or more tools in the same size), than carry around 1-3 blades that will NEVER be used.
  15. SAK Guy

    SAK Guy

    Jul 2, 2013
    Use my SAK blades every day, usually multiple times. Use other tools too just not as much as my blades.
  16. harronek


    Nov 29, 2013
    Its funny but the blades on my Electrician are what I use the most . I've used the bottle opener a couple of times , but to be honest I can open a bottle with just about anything so that isn't really a must have tool .
    When I carry a SAK its mainly because they for some reason seem to be the most widely acceptable pocket knife that the general unknowing uneducated public don't seem to have a problem with . They are not considered dangerous and deadly .
    For me they are a way of still carrying a Blade in some situations when my normal EDC knives would be considered inappropriate .
    If I want and need to carry pocket tools , then my Leatherman is what gets carried , the pliers are the most used feature followed by the screw driver bits .

  17. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011

    YES! I already do this with my Dremmel cut-off tool.

    Like you, I don't rely on a multi-function knife/tool for a knife blade. I have XL gloved sized hands and EDC an Opinel #9 99% of the time. I augment this with a Leatherman Micra (which replaced a long line of Victorinox Classics for me).

    [​IMG]EDC Pair by Pinnah, on Flickr

    Like you, I use the tools on the Micra a lot, but rarely use the pen blade. That's a bit of an overstatement and I'll come back to that in a second. But generally, when I need to cut something, I just use my Opinel.

    You will note that my Micra still has it's pen blade. When I need to fly, I carry a Micra that I cut the blade off of. It goes through TSA just fine. It's the red one here:

    [​IMG]image by Pinnah, on Flickr

    Another place where I prefer a knifeless tool is my luggable full-sized multi-tools. I carry one in my daypack all the time for EDC and honestly, the knife blade is worse than useless. I already have my Opinel and all the knife blade does is force me to leave the MT behind when I need to visit places that don't allow knife blades. It's extra weight and causes problems. I have 2 MTs that will soon loose their blades for this reason.

    Getting back to the pen blade on the Micra... I've started to whittle a bit in the past few years and the Micra's short blade is very useful for that. The Micra can be opened full length and makes a comfortable whittler. And it's nice to have a blade I can hand people who ask, "Can I borrow your knife." But honestly, other than giving up the whittling, I don't rely on that blade.

    Lastly, I wouldn't label the line the TSA line. I'd call it the "Companion" line. Tools for people who already carry a knife.
  18. mg357


    May 31, 2012
    Yes I would buy a bladeless Swiss Army Knife.
  19. Capt. Spaulding

    Capt. Spaulding

    Feb 7, 2014
    I just remembered. I own a bladeless SAK. :D
  20. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I would get it if it would be allowed on planes, etc. however if it had scissors and other "dangerous" tools they might not let it through security anyways!

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