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So you want good pictures of your Swiss-Army-Knife, how do you do it?
So glad you asked.

At a recent family gathering, me and some of the other guys got into a conversations about knives. We went through the "what everyone carries" routine and surprisingly, every knife there was either a SAK, or a Stockman pattern slipjoint. As is typical, most of the stockmans were carried by the older guys, most of which are former farmers and serious outdoorsman. And the SAKs were typically carried by the younger guys, with the exception of my Dad who surprisingly carried the SAK I gave him, (and he's managed not to lose)

SOSAK members are always ready to answer the call of those in need.

 For quite a few years the Victorinox Mauser was my outdoors SAK of choice. I hadn’t been introduced to the beauty of alox models yet and there was something about the 108mm size that felt just perfect. When I learned about the collection value of a Mauser I promptly retired it, it had served me well from age 10 and it was time to find a replacement.

I had some extra time to work in the shop today and decided to attempt to customize a Vic Soldier.

Tim sent me an old climber(Thanks Tim)that was in pretty good shape except it was naked, no scales. Well I found an old carbon fiber RC10 remote control car chassis at the swap meet and the rest is history.

I was looking through the new Blade and saw a couple knives that looked handy. Large handles and small (by comparison) blade. LOTS of control of the blade with that big ole handle. But they were fixed blades.
I seldom carry a fixed blade, but wondered what I could figger out for a folder.

Being a longtime disciple of Kathryn Kane, I have concocted a few modifications over the years and now have a place to share them.
Presenting my HotSpark Tinker (84mm)

Credit goes to Spudley for giving me the ideal for this.

Materials needed: J-B Weld, large diameter straw from Mickey D’s, tool of choice (Phillips, Allen, Torx, etc.) and masking tape.

Introducing the most beautiful aftermarket handmade sheaths available!

Often times the subject of carrying a SAK is brought up. In fact, easing the carryability of tools has spawned a number of credit card type tools like the Victorinox SwissCard to the Spydercard. Many times, the discussion goes to maximum size for pocketability, then into number of layers that are comfortable etc. I personally prefer carrying SAKs in sheaths, which is the subject of this article.