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Swiss army urban edc

Postby Cao87 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:01 am

Hey I am looking for a small multi tool from Victorinox or Swiss army that can fit in my pocket
That has scissors and knife but I don’t want to spend over $100 I don’t go camping or do any outdoorsy
Stuff but I don’t want to go super small like going on a keychain small. Please could you make a top 5 list
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby James Y » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:12 am

I’ve carried the same Victorinox Executive SAK for more than 20 years now. It’s small, but is larger than the Classic and similar-sized SAKs. If that’s still too small, there is the Alox Pioneer X which also has scissors, but which might be a little heavy in the pocket. AFAIK, virtually any SAK model that is bigger than the Executive and has scissors will be a little pocket-heavy.

I don’t have a top five list, so my list is...

Executive
Alox Pioneer X
Compact

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Ankerson » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:15 am

Just get an SAK, they have tons of different models.

Look at the COMPACT model.

Or the Traveler.

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:22 pm

The Victorinox Compact is just what you need.
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby PStone » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:24 pm

Nvm. Misunderstood size you were looking for. I agree with the previous posts. Compact is a great selection.
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Halfneck » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:25 pm

Victorinox Compact.

1) large blade
2) corkscrew
3) mini screwdriver
4) scissors
5) bottle opener
6) can opener
7) screwdriver 5 mm
8) wire stripper
9) multipurpose hook
10) nail file
11) toothpick
12) tweezers
13) pressurized ballpoint pen
14) pin, stainless steel
15) key ring

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby bearrowland » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:39 pm

Executive or Rambler for keychain size, otherwise I'd get the Compact.
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:03 pm

From smallest+thinnest to largest+widest with scissors:
Classic (cheapest and smallest)
Executive (one of my favorites)
Compact (most expensive knife listed)
Climber (same tools as Super Tinker but has corkscrew instead of phillips screwdriver)
Super Tinker (2nd to 3rd most expensive on this list)
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:03 pm
From smallest+thinnest to largest+widest with scissors:
Classic (cheapest and smallest)
Executive (one of my favorites)
Compact (most expensive knife listed)
Climber (same tools as Super Tinker but has corkscrew instead of phillips screwdriver)
Super Tinker (2nd to 3rd most expensive on this list)
You forgot the Pioneer X. :)

OP, I carry a Pioneer X. If there is anything I can’t do with that tool I need to get my toolbox.
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Evil D » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:30 pm

I wanna say the models I've always used were called the Forester? It's the one that has two blades, scissors, a metal file and a wood saw and a couple of other typical bits. The scissors and wood saw and file are critical for my uses so I like models that have those. Even with my Spyderco EDC and my Victorinox Spirit I still always have a SAK in my backpack.
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Cao87 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:10 pm

I’m in between I think
Huntsman or climber
Super tinker
Compact
What do you think
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby bearrowland » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 pm

I carried a Huntsman exclusively for 32 years and rarely found myself wanting for anything. In those days, I drove mainly air-cooled VWs, and the caplifter screwdriver saw a lot of use
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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Cao87 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:30 am

I’m in between super tinker and climber but I’m leaning towards super tinker because I’d rather have the philips over the cork screw what do you think also the climber on amazon has more colours what do you like the blue camouflage or the glow in the dark one

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby James Y » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:41 am

As for Phillips or corkscrew, it all depends on your possible uses. I like the corkscrew, because I use it to store my mini-eyeglass screwdriver (which is sold separately); and I also use the corkscrew to help loosen overly-tight knots. I never actually use the corkscrew to open wine bottles, because I don’t drink.

As for Phillips, if you have enough uses for one, then opt for that feature. I personally found that the back-opening Phillips works well for some Phillips screws and not so well for others, especially if the screw in question requires a little more length to reach.

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Cao87 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:23 pm

Actually now I’m looking at pioneer x or the super tinker
As you can tell I can’t make my mind up
I like how thin the pioneer is but on amazon Canada it’s more expensive $53
I like the super tinker because it has more tools but it’s cheaper $36

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby James Y » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:40 pm

Cao87 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:23 pm
Actually now I’m looking at pioneer x or the super tinker
As you can tell I can’t make my mind up
I like how thin the pioneer is but on amazon Canada it’s more expensive $53
I like the super tinker because it has more tools but it’s cheaper $36
That has to do with the Alox handle scales are far more durable than the Super Tinker’s cellidor (plastic) scales, as well as the tools on the Pioneer X slightly thicker and more robust than those on the cellidor-handled SAKs. Also, the small screwdriver on the end of the can opener tool on the Alox models (and the regular models, too) work on some Phillips head screws, if you don’t have a dedicated Phillips head screwdriver.

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:58 pm

Personally I like the full sized Victorinox multi-tools the best. But if I ever was in the market for a smaller unit I would look to Victorinox first.

I'm so sold and jaded on Victorinox's multi-tools I'm not even sure if Wenger ( their main SAK competitor) even makes multi-tools or not. But it wouldn't hurt to look their selection over. Because the SAKs they made for BUCK weren't half bad at all.

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby James Y » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:06 pm

JD Spydo wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Personally I like the full sized Victorinox multi-tools the best. But if I ever was in the market for a smaller unit I would look to Victorinox first.

I'm so sold and jaded on Victorinox's multi-tools I'm not even sure if Wenger ( their main SAK competitor) even makes multi-tools or not. But it wouldn't hurt to look their selection over. Because the SAKs they made for BUCK weren't half bad at all.
Joe,

Victorinox bought out Wenger back in 2005, when Wenger was in financial trouble. They also saved the jobs of the Wenger employees. Now it is a part of Victorinox. So now, all of the products made at the old Wenger facility are stamped ‘Victorinox Delemont.’

I also like Victorinox’s multi-tools, like my Spirit. But I don’t carry it every day. I do carry my SAK Executive and Spartan and use them every day. I’ve been carrying the same Executive for about 22 years now. Sometimes I switch out my Spartan for my Alox Pioneer.

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Cao87 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:37 pm

Just ordered the silver pioneer x because I like the scales. Another question could the awl be used to break a window

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Re: Swiss army urban edc

Postby Ankerson » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:01 pm

Cao87 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Just ordered the silver pioneer x because I like the scales. Another question could the awl be used to break a window

No.


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