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It seems like just yesterday I rolled out a new site called EDCSource, but in fact, it was one whole year ago. In that time we've made a few changes and already suffered through at least one software upgrade.

But, more importantly, I have used EDCSource to get some cool items to add to my collection over the last year- things like my Swiss Cross Rucksack, my Master Gardener, my Kershaw 3030 and a few other goodies that I'd been after for some time.


As usual around here we like to do things to celebrate anniversaries- something that lasts the whole month long, so check out EDCSource for details on what's happening, when it happens!

Ok, I realize that many of you think ALOX articles are getting old- very old. I'm pretty much in agreement with you, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop writing about new ALOX finds! This month's addition is an interesting one though, even for those of you tired of reading about the latest fancy colored Pioneer.

When Victorinox initially released images of the new Dual Pro model I was a bit skeptical. I thought that the extra opening hole would get in the way, or at the very least be uncomfortable during use. As most of you will know by now, I am wrong an awful lot- although an amusing twist this time is that I was at least partially right, at least this once.

I wrote this at the end of August, but wasn't able to include it for technical reasons.  Rather than let it go to waste I thought I'd publish it this month.  Sorry if it's a bit out of date!

It's that time of the year again in my neck of the woods. We are all keeping track of the weather reports to see if Hurricane Earl makes landfall this weekend, and if so, what kind of intensity it will be. Latest estimates are that it will hit here as a Class 2 hurricane, which shouldn't be too bad as the Class 3 we had a few years ago flattened most of the province and left very little for other storms to destroy!

I suppose I should title this one “Swiss Style Knives” since these aren't really trying to pass for real SAKs so much as they are simply pocket knives that are similar to those produced by Victorinox and Wenger. Still, they aren't real SAKs and I'm certain the typical layman wouldn't know the difference, since these are about the right size, have the same features and are very similar in appearance.

We almost managed to get a month without a new ALOX model, but at the last minute, this pretty blue ALOX Electrician Plus arrived at my door!

It seems that we always talk about New Rangers these days, but what about the Old Rangers? They were never imported in significant numbers to the North American market, with a few more making it into Canada than in the US, so they provide a n interesting challenge for collectors.

With computers dominating the world nowadays, one may think that the humble SAK, and us dinosaurs that use them, may be obsolete. I beg to differ, and here's the proof.

I'd like to use this space for a moe if I may- It's Movember, which means it's time to raise some funds for Cancer research. All the details can be found here:


Members on, led by Mat Sullivan, have put together a Multi Moustache Growing Team, and we could use all the support we can get! Log in to our team page or the general page and look for MultiMoe in the teams and give till it hurts!


I'll be posting my personal progress once a week in the SAKtivity section, but you'll be able to track the whole team's progress at,23875.0.html

I first saw these at SHOT last year while meeting with Rick Case, owner of Nite Ize, and I was intrigued by the concept. It's one of those simple things that apparently no one has thought of, despite being so obvious!