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Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:43 pm
by kootenay joe
Yes, the saw blade on SAK's cuts well without binding. It is a very useful blade.
kj

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:00 pm
by knife7knut
Although I don't normally collect Swiss Army Knives somehow they seem to fall into my hands occasionally. Here are two I recently acquired.
The miniature metal handled one has a logo that looks like a fist clenching a bar or something like that. Fifty cents at the local flea market.
The big is called a Ranger 06 Mountaineer and has never been carried.$12 at the same flea market.

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:39 am
by kootenay joe
Ray, your Ranger Mountaineer can sell on ebay for $30-$40. It is a real workhorse of the SAK's, a very good back country carry knife.
kj

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:42 pm
by knife7knut
kootenay joe wrote:Ray, your Ranger Mountaineer can sell on ebay for $30-$40. It is a real workhorse of the SAK's, a very good back country carry knife.
kj
Roland:What I like about it is the size and lightness of it.A big knife that doesn't weigh a short ton. Still a bit too large to pocket carry though.

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:56 pm
by gsmith7158
I always carry mine in the truck. It has seen some rough duty! ::tu::

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:13 pm
by kootenay joe
I find a saw blade is often useful. With twigs/brush it can be easier to saw through than slice through and the saw blade on SAK's cuts well without binding. The only other makes i have found with a good saw blade is Eye Brand (Schlieper) and Schrade USA, the 97OT.
kj

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:14 am
by knife7knut
kootenay joe wrote:I find a saw blade is often useful. With twigs/brush it can be easier to saw through than slice through and the saw blade on SAK's cuts well without binding. The only other makes i have found with a good saw blade is Eye Brand (Schlieper) and Schrade USA, the 97OT.
kj
The saw blades that cut the best are the ones that the blade thickness is less at the top than at the teeth.A lot of the early style saws had parallel sides(same thickness top and bottom) that cause the blade to bind.Although I find that saws that cut on the back stroke(pull) seem to work better for me the one on the Mountaineer is multi-directional.

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:02 pm
by jmh58
Nice!! I keep looking for that "LIKE" button!! Fine SAKs Gents!!! ::tu:: ::tu::
John :D

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:53 pm
by jmh58
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Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:58 pm
by jerryd6818
My first one in quite a while. It just grabbed me. A red one next month (I hope).

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:01 pm
by jmh58
::tu:: ::tu:: Nice on jerry !!!
John :D

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:18 pm
by jerryd6818
Thanks John. It's a snappy devil.

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:42 am
by kootenay joe
I like the alox ones that also have a saw blade (or, now scissors are an option); i.e. a 5 blade knife rather than the 4 blade shown above.
kj

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:00 pm
by kootenay joe
Pictures: 5 blade Alox SAK's
kj

Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:05 pm
by kootenay joe
And here is a big SAK, 4 1/2" like the 2 shown above but this has a saw and big scissors as well as a locking master blade. Super good back country carry, in a belt sheath.
kj