3 Layer SAKS

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by allenC, Jan 22, 2020.

Favorite 3 layer SAK?

Poll closed Feb 5, 2020.
  1. Pioneer X

    13 vote(s)
  2. Hiker

    3 vote(s)
  3. Super Tinker

    6 vote(s)
  4. Camper

    1 vote(s)
  5. Climber

    14 vote(s)
  6. Alox Farmer

    15 vote(s)
  7. Traveller

    0 vote(s)
  8. Spartan Lite

    0 vote(s)
  1. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    Favorite 3 layer SAK?

    For me, it has to be the Climber.
    I can live without a dedicated Phillips, but I must have the scissors.
  2. sv4


    Feb 13, 2014
    For me, it would be the Pioneer X. Alox plus scissors = irresistible :)
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  3. Storm 8593

    Storm 8593

    Jan 4, 2019
    Farmer for me , as the inline awl is great for deburring pvc pipe and the saw for cutting said pipe and also does a bang up job on drywall
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  4. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2013
    I am guessing Farmer, Climber and Pioneer X where they get more press would be more popular, but the beauty of SAK is there is always gonna be one that will fit the bill, and you could always get something different if you grow out of it.
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  5. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    The Camper is a better tool but the Farmer is nicer in hand and in the pouch (thinner) and pulls me more often. :) Where would we be if we were all rational? :D

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  6. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    As I looked at the choices.. I realized that I have none of those patterns.. HMMMM..
  7. Welshie12


    Jan 15, 2020
    My heart says alox farmer :cool:. My head says splinters, tweezers and therefore the camper :rolleyes::)
  8. Chacap


    Dec 2, 2017
    a beautiful Alox Pionneer
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  9. Grateful

    Grateful Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    My choice is the Climber. It’s also my most carried sak lately.
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  10. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Harvester. I prefer the additional blade over the farmer. I think the hiker might be next in line because of the pure value of it.
  11. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    You're missing out Amigo.
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  12. Tigerden

    Tigerden Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2019
    I voted for my Farmer. It has everything I need. SAK Farmer .JPG
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  13. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    One Handed Trekker. It goes with me on longish day hikes if I don't take any other tools like a folding saw. It is almost never in my pocket unless it is a temporary holding place because I'm using it. It goes inside whatever carry bag I have with me.

    I also like the Locksmith but it does not go with me in the outdoors. It is purely kept inside my field bag inside my truck as a tool along with bigger knives that I might need on occasion.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
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  14. SteeleJ1976


    Jan 24, 2020
    Super Tinker, love the tool set.
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  15. rt dak

    rt dak

    Dec 29, 2015
    I have the Pioneer X, Super Tinker and Climber... a SAK without scissors is no bueno for me. Out of the three i'd say the Climber is probably my favorite. I use the corkscrew a lot to pick knots out of the string I use to tie up my veggie plants in the garden.
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  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I'm just the opposite. A SAK with a scissors is just wasted on me so I don't buy those models normally.
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  17. tew3006

    tew3006 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Farmer. I carry it more than any other SAK.
  18. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Man, it's tough to beat a Farmer for rounded robust utility. Obviously the Camper is close and adds a couple more functions, but the stoutness of the Farmer is a tool in of itself.

    I would say for travel I would lean toward the Climber, but when I carried a SAK daily, it was usually my Farmer. The saw can really come in handy when you need it, and the extra layer makes it a little more comfortable to use compared to the old Soldier model I've had since 2003.
  19. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
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    This is an interesting Sakai Trekker which has had its wooden handle slabs replaced with Titanium slabs. There is room in the handle for 3 SAK tools: pen, tweezers, and toothpick. The main blade is ZDP-189. I think this handle set up would work on any 91mm SAK.
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  20. marsturm

    marsturm Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    The Farmer is my choice. I like the saw, rarely have need for scissors in the outdoors, have only used the tooth pick to access the tweezers which I've not found to be very effective for anything but minor tasks.

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