The Swiss Army Gnomes kept me up all night!
So here is my newest mod
(so fresh it’s still steaming!) a One-handed Waiter. This knife was
modified specifically for inclusion in a survival kit that never seems
to get finished. My previous strategy for a survival kit SAK was to
attach a short “bite” fob or lanyard that could be clenched in the
teeth to assist opening the knife in the event one hand was injured or
I had 3 Waiters to choose from, the one I chose was without the
toothpick and tweezers slot and had the smoothest action. The reason
for the handle choice is that I have found these scales are generally
full thickness with no hollow areas. This was important because it
would have left gaps when the clearance notch was cut for the thumb
The thumb stud was made years ago out of ¼’ brass rod for a small lock
back. Basically the same concept as the “Bandit” stud, the slot is
actually dovetailed to fit the wedge shape of the blade (won’t fall off
if the screws loosen) and there are screws on both sides.
The last thing done was to square the corners on the inside curve of the Combo blade for scraping a ferro rod.
By David Lau, a.k.a. Spork60