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This is the Great Wood Saw Challenge.  Despite these being all wood saws, I am testing them on PVC plastic pipe.  Why?  Good question, wish I had an answer!

    With everyone talking about one of these recently I decided that I should probably pick one up and see what they are all about.

The Fireman model comes in both one handed and regular models

I thought I would post a few pictures of SAK innards for those who might be contemplating this type of Mod.
Top pair is a Tinker and a Waiter with scales removed. Note the difference in the liners at the front rivet; I believe this is to accommodate the differences between the combo blade and the pen/nail file blades.

There isn't too much new to see here, this model is very basic in design. The backsprings are the same thickness and profile; they are in fact interchangeable with each other. The center liner is full profile, providing an extra margin of strength to the knife. The blade layer shown is a B&H contract knife that had a broken spring. It has been fitted with a spare ICAR backspring in order to repair the knife.

I'm calling this 84mm a "Fieldmaster, one of the knives that Rich at Central Valley Wholesale sold to me for parts; it was in pretty rough shape. Because this knife was so unusual due to the configuration and nail file feature on the square shank Phillips, I thought it was worthy of a restoration effort.

I received a number of Transulcent Victorinox Spartans from Tim/Felinevet yesterday - that's really fast service for this order and that 84 Soldier.

PWork came up with another great Mod idea…scary isn’t it?
I thought the PNecker ideal was just a fluke…

These are simple modifications that I think of as in the style of those in Kathryn Kane's book.

This is an Explorer provided by Tim at Felinevet for modding. The knife was in such good shape, I could have just cleaned it up and slapped a pair of scales on it!

This knife was done about 15 years ago and is the one on which I learned how to do hardware Mods.