Hook use on SAK

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by David Nowlin, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    fingernail under the blunt spike? :)
     
  2. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    It wouldn't be all that hard to do. The steel is pretty soft for a modern knife. I don't recall ever trying it with a file, but a belt sander has no problem altering SAK tools.
     
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  3. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Turns out the hook is just the thing to yank out the oil seal around the shifter shaft on an old BMW motorcycle:)[​IMG]
     
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  4. fielder

    fielder

    684
    Jan 25, 2011
    Interesting to read all these uses, I've never used the hook on mine for anything.
     
  5. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Neither had I. I was thinking about trying to make something that would be stiff enough and have a hook....a hook! I have a knife with a hook...
     
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  6. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Honestly who really thought to ad a hook so you could carry packages that have string around them? Only us actual knife owners
    Have honest creative uses for it but if it was gone tomorrow i really wouldn’t miss it at all.
    DN
     
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  7. jazzz

    jazzz

    536
    Feb 1, 2009
    It works like a crochet hook to pull a string through a tight spot.
     
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  8. Komatose_Kamikaze

    Komatose_Kamikaze

    3
    Oct 31, 2019
    I use the space under the hook to store a sewing needle with 12' of thread wrapped around it. My hiking/outdoors SAKs are outfitted this way.

    The hook on the Compact has a nail file built onto one side of it. Victorinox, if you're listening, all of the hooks should be made this way.
     
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  9. MTB

    MTB

    103
    Jun 23, 2019
    Its been a while since this thread has been updated so I figured Ill share my latest hook use. I had some old aluminum "GI" AR mags I needed to do maintenance on and discovered that the hook can be used to disassemble them. The hook fits perfectly into the hole in the base plate and provides perfect leverage to release the detents from the mag body. Its actually easier than using a punch, which is the way I have always done it.
     
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  10. jlomein

    jlomein

    117
    Apr 27, 2009
    I use the closed hook on this old model Compact I bought used to secure a split ring for lanyards/swivel clips. This particular model has no attached lanyard ring. No nail file on the hook either.

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  11. GAGL

    GAGL

    91
    Jan 1, 2016
    The hook is great to put the bicycle chain back on the gear without gettin dirty hands.
     
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  12. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    First and foremost this is not my idea, I read it somewhere on here but unfortunately I can’t recall the member’s screen name...but I have used the hook to clean the bottom of my boots a couple different times after my weekly trip to the farm.
     
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  13. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    The hook is also useful for lifting pressed steel range tops for weekly stove cleaning.
     
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  14. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    But it's manly to lift them with your hands, break your nails, burn your fingers and practise not swearing!
     
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  15. GAGL

    GAGL

    91
    Jan 1, 2016


    This guy is a local and has written a book about the SAK. Some of you might know him.
     
  16. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    Just used mine to undo the knots in the paracord neck lanyard so I can slip the knife into a small pocket on todays cargo shorts. They are an older style without a tru tech pocket. 5692BC92-687F-499B-B402-717977BAE369.jpeg D8E4CF9E-8824-4D0E-A4E6-6D89C1A924B9.jpeg The knife is a Bark River Micro Canadian with 12c27 and micarta.
     
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