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I really like the Victorinox One Hand Fireman model (it’s like the One Hand Trekker, but it has a corkscrew instead of the “T-handle” Phillips and also adds a very sharp serrated “rescue” blade to those on the OHT.) However, the OHF is one of the big 110mm SAKs and it’s just too darn big for me to carry comfortably in my pocket. I have purchased both the Cordura Vic pouch and the old-style Vic leather belt clip pouch for the OHF but I never really liked them.

I have seen this braid called several things before, including the Survival Bracelet braid, but I am not sure what the correct name for it is.  I just call it a braided lanyard, and i think it looks really cool, as well as providing alot of length in a small package, and retaining the inner strands if you are using paracord.

The Hangman's Knot is also known as a Noose or (to Knife Enthusiasts!) as a Chris Reeve Knot.  Its easy and effective, and like any other knot, can be adorned with fancy beads.  The big benefit of it is that it can be done with almost any length or type of cord, and if using paracord, you can retain the inner strands- very handy in a survival situation.

The Completion Knot can be used with both the Round and Square Knots.  It seems a little complicated so don't get discouraged if it takes you a couple tries to get it right.

The Round Knot, also called El Knoto Roundo is similar to the Square Knot except it looks a little fancier.  It isn't any more difficult to tie, and is also great for a beginner like me!

This is how to tie a Square Knot Lanyard, Defender style.  This knot is a great way to keep two fairly long hunks of paracord or any other type of cord handy without having to put up with alot of bulk.

At the risk of turning into another SAK vs Multi discussion, I thought I would compare and contrast the one handed flagships from Victorinox and Leatherman.  On one side, we have the Victorinox One Handed Trekker (OHT), and on the other, the Leatherman Wave.  Rather than try to decide how to compare a plier tool to a knife, I am going to look at it as which would be preferable if one was to only carry one of them.

With regards to Paul, the original Maximum Minimalist!

    Swiss Army Knives have always been recognized as being versatile gadgets with a myriad of tools to cover virtually any occasion from pooping a cork to replacing a distributor cap and rotor.  In fact, the term "Swiss Army Knife" has become synonomous with versatility.  How often do you hear the phrase "This is the Swiss Army Knife of ..." to describe a be all tool of whatever situation it is designed for?  With knives like the SwissChamp series, the ToolChest Plus series and the WorkChamp series, it's no wonder that folks think they can do just about anything at all, at any time with a Swiss Army Knife.

While the Swiss Army Knife provides an excellent amount of outdoor utility, it is good to also carry a larger fixed blade on longer outings. Some of the best outdoor knives have convex grinds. The following information should prove useful in deciding whether a convex ground knife is right for you.

Collecting Swiss Army Knives is a growing hobby. Just by looking at the numbers if people who are signing up for SOSAK,, the Victorinox Collector's Society and so on, SAK Collecting is becoming quite an industry unto itself.