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  1. hsherzfeld

    I keep coming back to the Recruit

    You're probably right about it being an optical illusion. I've always assumed that the blade appeared wider due to some fluke in the manufacture of that particular blade. I lost that Recruit years ago, and I've never found another Recruit with the same fluke.
  2. hsherzfeld

    I keep coming back to the Recruit

    The Recruit was my first Swiss Army Knife that I bought with my own money as a kid. Back then (2010, my freshman year of high school), the roughly $5 difference in price had a lot to do with my choice of the Recruit over the Tinker. I just thought it was so cool to have a real Swiss Army Knife...
  3. hsherzfeld

    2 layer 84 vs 91mm

    My first SAK that I bought with my own money as a kid was a Recruit. I used the heck out of that knife. Later on, I bought my first Tinker (91mm), lost it, and bought a Small Tinker to replace it after reading a bunch of Amazon reviews about how people preferred the 84mm Tinker over the 91mm...
  4. hsherzfeld

    Corkscrew vs Phillips

    I used the corkscrew on my Explorer to undo a knot today.
  5. hsherzfeld

    The Vic Classic as a hobby tool

    Just something I thought I'd throw out there: for years, I've used a Victorinox Classic as a hobby tool when building model airplanes. It's almost as if Victorinox designed the Classic for just such a purpose. The scissors are great for cutting out decals, trimming plastic parts from the sprue...
  6. hsherzfeld

    SAK Scissors Question

    For years, my default SAK was a Tinker (partly because they're really affordable). But I decided to try out a Super Tinker late last year. I found that not only is the scissors layer fairly unobtrusive, but that the slight increase in handle thickness fills my hand better and gives me a more...
  7. hsherzfeld

    Multitool Saws

    I've never sharpened a multitool saw, but I have thought about how I would do it if I needed to. I came to the conclusion that the best tool for sharpening would be a very narrow diamond file, like a jeweler's file, with a triangular cross-section. If you can find one narrow enough, it should...
  8. hsherzfeld

    SAK Mods! Post your pics, questions and ideas

    I've posted this before, but here is my "Handy Explorer": A Handyman with the pliers layer replaced with the magnifying glass layer from an Explorer. It was my first (so far, only) SAK mod. I really only tried it to see if I could pull it off successfully; now that I can check "disassemble and...
  9. hsherzfeld

    Darn it!

    Whenever one of my knives falls off of a surface, it always seems to go in slow motion, especially if it's open. I always have to remind myself not to try to catch it on the way down, regardless of the damage the knife might sustain from impact. "A falling knife has no handle."
  10. hsherzfeld

    What is a SAK to you?

    I like that. "The Thinking Man's Knife".
  11. hsherzfeld

    SAK Scissors Question

    Agreed, the Super Tinker has become my minimum for EDC.
  12. hsherzfeld

    SAK Scissors Question

    I recently took up gardening as a hobby. I find the Vic scissors very useful for trimming spent flowers from plants.
  13. hsherzfeld

    The "Handy Explorer": My First SAK Mod

    So the story behind this knife is kind of complicated. I had a Handyman with an over-sharpened main blade that I planned to replace with one from a donor Tinker. At the same time, I had ordered a used Explorer on Ebay and it showed up with blades that were basically unusable (somebody had pried...
  14. hsherzfeld

    The "Handy Explorer": My First SAK Mod

    Well, I usually carry a Leatherman Wave. I prefer full-size pliers.
  15. hsherzfeld

    The "Handy Explorer": My First SAK Mod

    Or, since the fish scaler also has the ruler, does that make this an "Unrule-y Champion"?
  16. hsherzfeld

    The "Handy Explorer": My First SAK Mod

    Behold...the Handy Explorer! (Victorinox Handyman with the pliers layer replaced with a Phillips driver/magnifying glass layer)
  17. hsherzfeld

    Corkscrew vs Phillips

    I fear that you'll be disappointed if you're looking for SAKs at Target. They typically have a very limited selection of SAKs, usually just Classics and maybe one 91mm model. At least, the one near me does.
  18. hsherzfeld

    Corkscrew vs Phillips

    That's a great use for the corkscrew! I'll have to remember that one. In the limited time since I started carrying my Explorer, I've used the corkscrew to extract remains of dog treats from our puppy's "Kong" toy. Exactly! The Phillips driver has much better ergonomics when using the small...
  19. hsherzfeld

    Corkscrew vs Phillips

    I was in the Phillips camp for years, carrying only Tinkers and Tinker-derived SAKs like the Fieldmaster, until I bought a Handyman and then an Explorer with Christmas money in the past few weeks. With the Handyman, I had to "settle" for a corkscrew to get the rest of the tools...at which point...
  20. hsherzfeld

    Corkscrew accessories

    I haven't tried that set of screwdrivers, but, coincidentally, I had a three-pack of regular Victorinox eyeglasses screwdrivers delivered shortly before I saw this thread.
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