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The most useful knife I own: Pioneer X

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DocT, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    I did a thread on the Cadet X on the Multitool subforum not long ago. There you will find a link to request products from Victorinox. Please contact them and request the Cadet X so we can all be happy.
     
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  2. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    I do not regret the other knives because I am a knife nut. However, I do think that sometimes I made some foolish choices. I have come to realize that a SAK is really the best thing I can have with me, day to day, unless I want to carry something "purdy".

    The SAK is really a multi-tool and I really think it should be called a SAT.
     
  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I don't regret the other knives either. Hell, I just bought a LionSteel BestMan model. The one blade model I have is a real nice modernized slip joint. Do you actually think I need this new knife? The one observation I have made with slip joints is that I am buying smaller ones now over the 4"- 4.25" size I used to favor.
     
  4. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
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  5. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    SAT? Swiss Army Tool? or something else?
     
  6. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    While living overseas, I got by with just one EDC knife, a Victorinox Spartan, over a 10-year period. It pretty much handled everything I needed a pocketknife/pocket tool for.

    For the past 20 years now, I've EDC'd a Victorinox Executive, which handles my 'finer' needs, and either. Vic Spartan or Pioneer in another pocket. I often choose the Spartan over the Pioneer, though, because I carry my eyeglass screwdriver (which gets a good amount of use) in the Spartan's corkscrew. But I find the Exec and on of the others covers most bases for me.

    I also own a Pioneer X, but find if I need scissors, my Exec covers that well enough for me, along with its other features. If the mine-screwdriver could somehow be stored in the Pioneer, then that, combined with the Exec, would make the perfect EDC combination, IMO.

    I also almost always carry some sort of OHO, clip-carry knife, but two SAKs are always with me, anywhere a knife is permissible to carry, and they get a lot of use. If I absolutely had to pick only one brand/type of knife I could carry, it would be my Vic SAKs.

    Jim
     
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  7. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

    105
    Feb 28, 2009
    I am certain a Cadet X would sell and be coveted by those that bought them ... excellent idea DocT and halden.doerge!!!

    I have been hoping the folks a Victorinox would replace the tooth pic and tweezer with nuclear control rods in the event I get thrust into a MacGyver like moment during a terrorist attack on one of the world's reactors. I can also see it in a co-starring role along with a roll of duct tape in a future disaster movie yet to be written.
     
  8. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Will do! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Billy The Blade

    Billy The Blade

    286
    Jul 30, 2014
    -Sounds like a great idea for a thread, 'What have you used your SAK for in the past, perhaps including today ?' (Ofcourse it may have been previously done.)
    -It sounds like it really saved the day on a number of occasions!
    :thumbsup:
    :thumbsup:
     
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  10. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
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  11. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    848
    Jul 4, 2017
    Well, you can replace the toothpick with a ferro-rod fire starter! That's almost as good. :D
     
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  12. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Aahhh, obsessions. Yes, I know about those. I don't think a person who visits a gun show and walks out with 5 new guns can't ignore that they are obsessed. The same kind of thing happens with knives but generally at lower cost. I have toned it down considerably.
     
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  13. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    Swiss Army Tool, yes.

    In many places around the world they classify Vics as multitools, which they are, and I think it is more accurate and less threatening in the modern world.
     
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  14. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

    105
    Feb 28, 2009
    You must be reading my mind. I've been using flint since my brother showed me how years ago after he was playing the part of a fur trapper during a winter camp out with some scouts complete with sleeping in a dug out snow cave in very sub-zero here in Minnesota. As old age keeps sneaking up on me I have been looking at ferro-rods. Sadly, I cannot remember which one I saw in a video comparison that looked to be superior to the rest of those tested and I cannot remember what site I was on watching the video. One bit of advice to all you younger guys ... take notes and don't forget where you put your note.
     
  15. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    848
    Jul 4, 2017
    Edison is reported to have said, "Success? I've had lots of success! I know thousands of things that don't work."

    Notes? Yes, I have thousands of notes! If only I could find them... :D
     
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  16. Earl1

    Earl1 Basic Member Basic Member

    349
    May 11, 2016
    A sak is one of those knives i saw alot as a kid. As i have gotten older thanks mostly to this forum lol, i have begun to carry a sak daily. Today i have the classic on my keys, an electrician in mt pocket as well as kershaw knockout. Oh and a leatherman sidekick on my belt.
     
  17. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Pretty good combo. I can't stand to have a multi-tool on my belt unless I know I will be using it and that generally means for work.
     
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  18. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Another fan here of the Swiss Army Knife Victorinox Compact. The scissors and corkscrew are indispensable to me. It's just a necessary pocket multi-tool.

    It's a constant companion to my MBK Laconico EZC or Shirogorov F3. EZC around town; Shiro on the road.
     
  19. A.L.

    A.L.

    Jun 27, 2007
    This, and better steel and smooth titanium scales :)
     
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  20. katanas

    katanas

    Jan 6, 2012
    Victorinox Compact around town :thumbsup:; the scissors and pen get the most use by me. The Huntsman for outdoors (hiking, camping, etc.) the saw is surprisingly effective, especially for cutting long wood pieces (up to around 5-6" thick) into smaller ones to chop (baton) for kindling. Sawing leaves a pretty flat surface making it easier to stand it up for processing. :cool:
     

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