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They say every knife has a story to tell.  I'm not really sure where this one's story started, but with me it was the day I found it walking down a road.

It wasn't until many years later that I'd find out it was a Camper model- not that it's name was really all that important to me.  When I found it, the reamer was already broken. It joined my tiny collection as my second SAK. I preferred it over my first even though it had the broken reamer because it also included the wood saw which my first one (a Spartan, as I also didn't know at the time) did not. I always longed for one that had the toothpick and tweezers as I thought that was ultra cool.

Fast forward a few years to when I was a bored teenager, and I decided the plain plastic scales were too slick.  I wanted something with more grip, and as an electronics geek, I happened to have a soldering iron handy.  I decided that burning some indents into the scales would give me the added grip I sought after. (what the heck did I need such grip for, I'll never remember... but it sounded like a good idea at the time.)

Given this was my first “modification” of this type I ever attempted, it didn't turn out so bad... in retrospect, I probably would have done it a bit more uniform if it ever occurred to me to do it again.