Looks to be the same of this on wikipedia:This is the current official Swiss Army Knife, got it during military service 2004.
There are two types of 'tin openers' aka 'can openers' that have been included in knives. The dual purpose screw driver one like you have pictured is, in my humble opinion, the poorer option of the two.Never been able to use those tin openers effectively, but at least that integrates the small screwdriver.
In my experience of victorinox knives at least, the bump on the toothpick or the recess inside the slot wears away quite quickly, so eventually they just fall out. A missing toothpick is probably the sign of a well used victorinox.I bought this in 1992 the only thing missing is the toothpick..lol no idea when that got lost.
So... not a wheelbarrow, but...Actually the only tools that I normally need when out and about are things like a spade or an augur or a crowbar and wheelbarrow, but I somehow doubt any of those of suitable size come on any of these pocketable tools.
So, the idea would be that the knife would be fully optionable. There would be two types of side scales - with and without cutouts. Each blade/tool/spring would be sold separately. Things like pliers would be 2-3 blade thickness units and would need different springs, etc...Yes, although there's a little complexity to that. Each layer contains two tools, for example,I think the long knife and the short knife are on the same layer (which I don't see the point of personally), as are I think the corkscrew and the bottle opener (more sensibly, maybe). And with the corkscrew you need a different finishing plate because it needs to go top and have a cutout in the plate to be assembled fully.
I have had several Leatherman multitools, a Gerber, el-cheapo versions... There really isn't that much difference. Pick the tools you want to have on it, then find the one that is a closest match to that. Then if more than one meets your needs, factor in the, "how much will my wallet cry when I loose this thing."I'm tempted to get a leatherman because I can see the point of having pliers on my at many times, and those knives being built around the pliers have somewhat better pliers that you can get on a victorinox. That said, proper pliers are inexpensive, even more robust again, and I don't actually need them when out and about usually, so the handful I have dotted around the house are enough, even when I need a second pair to apply some torque. Actually the only tools that I normally need when out and about are things like a spade or an augur or a crowbar and wheelbarrow, but I somehow doubt any of those of suitable size come on any of these pocketable tools.
diy custom knife.. good ideai think that it would be better if you could just fill out an order form and the knife come prebuilt to your specs. just from a safety angle.. dont want the thing falling apart because someone didnt assemble it right.Someday someone is going to start a multi-function knife line-up or company that sells the individual blades/tools, back springs, handles, T-nuts and screws for a 'build your own' kit. None of these multi-tools winds up being perfect for 'everybody' after all -- which is a reason why there are so many kinds out there. Such a solution would likely be more bulky though.
I thought of that because I'd much rather have a bail hook than a corkscrew on mine. (Bail hook is a 3/4 loop of steel with a ~4mm ID to use for lifting tied loads or pulling on a loop of line/paracord.)
Yes - that is the bail hook I was talking about - they're handy if you remember you have one.diy custom knife.. good ideai think that it would be better if you could just fill out an order form and the knife come prebuilt to your specs. just from a safety angle.. dont want the thing falling apart because someone didnt assemble it right.
mine does have a bail hook on the back. with all the other things open i couldnt get it open..lol
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front is a chisel then a flatblade screwdriver the hook and last i am not sure of the name you can pierce leather and canvas and put thread through the hole to sew them up...
poor old girl has had a hard life and is a bit dusty..