Spydies are not my first acquisition disorder.
I’ve been a Victorinox guy for a lot more years. I don’t pocket them much anymore. Most are strategically distributed in various bags I keep ready for this or that.
Give or take a few, here are SAKs I still have:
Shown above are the Picnicker atop the Adventurer, the Handyman (my favorite) in front of the Champion (bought around 1970), the ubiquitous Classic and the MiniChamp II (the one I’m most likely to pocket).
I once had a Spartan but my wife had to surrender it before boarding a domestic flight in India. She took over my Mariner (it looks like the side-locking Picnicker and Adventurer) on returning home. I had forgotten this theft until she copped to it tonight.
Now, when I need a shackle key, I’ll remember who has one.
BTW, the Sharpmaker brought back this knife’s mild serrations (my first in a folder) to better than new. Nothing like an aggressive Spyderedge, but ample for cutting line in an emergency on the Cape Dory Weekender we sailed in the Gulf of Maine for several years.
ETA: Well, thanks to the joys of this thread, I now have a new Spartan. I’d forgotten how much I liked it.
Marc <— a mere data-point, not an Influencer.
RECENT ARRIVAL: 52100 Military Model. ON RADAR: Siren; SwayBack; S90V Chief sprint-run. IN DREAMS: LC200N Military Model; Lil’ Native slipjoint; 52100 Shaman; Nitro-V Chief; LC200N Massad Ayoob (PE; G10); LC200N Breeden Captain (SE on recurve); Tusk (SE; G10).