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It has occurred to me after collecting Swiss Army Knives for years that I have had a few curiosities about the symbolism of their emblems and trademarks. I didn’t know much about the Swiss Cross found on the Swiss Flag or whether it had any religious significance, but I wondered about it. Secondly, I wondered as many others I found out later, what the meaning of an “umbrella” had with Swiss Army Knives. And, I also wondered why CH was the official abbreviation for Switzerland. So, when I did a bit of research I found out some very interesting facts.

Hollow Handle SAK - This is just a quick mockup made from Plexiglas that I had around. It is on a Spartan for now; the right side of the picture shows it alongside a Huntsman.

Something I have been working on for awhile, I am not sure it will be successful. The pictures you see are a second attempt at a linerlock. The mechanism is roughly the same as a SAK Trailmaster.

Not what you expected eh? I posted this to encourage all you guys to do your own work. I'm just a coffee table hobbyist using basic hand tools.

    If you are like me you probably always thought that lightboxes were fancy, expensive things that onlt the pros needed or used and that they were expensive and a real pain in the butt.  Well, we are probably right, but I found a down and dirty, amazingly inexpensive way to get similar results!  Of course, I am far from a professional, and this will prove that, but you will also see what kinds of changes you can expect from a decent setup.

Good pics, like today's SAKtivity are well within the reach of folks with no skills!

By the omnipotence of the almighty Random Number Generator, the winner of the T-Shirt is...

 When one thinks of the unmitigated success that Victorinox has had over the years, it is easy to believe that any failures on thier part is a mere fairy tale. Nothing could be farther from the truth however. 

The Victorinox AutoTool dwarfs any other tool available

The SportRatchet isn't exactly a thing of beauty

    Often times the question of how to successfully remove scales comes up in the SOSAK forum at and the answers usually vary by about the same number of folks who post responses!  I was planning on posting this in the FAQ section, but I got a few too many pictures to post in a brief format like the FAQ's.  So, here is how I remove SAK scales.

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