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