Recommendation? Help me choose a new EDC...

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by SuzukiGS750EZ, May 9, 2020.

  1. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ

    Dec 30, 2008
    Hey guys. I've been carrying a spyderco military and a victorinox minicamp as my EDC. I also EDC the minichamp along with a swisstool spirit. I'd love to get an alox, I just don't know which. I'm thinking the farmer. I use my multi tools a lot for Phillips which is the part stopping me from going alox. Also, tweezers & pen... I'd like to leave the minichamp behind and carry dedicated tools. Maybe even a light. So EDC overhaul... ideas?
     
  2. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    There are three threads going rite now on 2,3,4 layer SAKs, you might get some good ideas about what others carry and like to help you. Let us kno what you find
     
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  3. SteeleJ1976

    SteeleJ1976

    31
    Jan 24, 2020
    The Farmer X is coming out May 25th I believe (I hope). You may want to look into the one it is a Farmer with scissors.
     
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  4. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ

    Dec 30, 2008
    You just convinced me to wait :)
     
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  5. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    576
    May 17, 2013
    Definitely sound advice, if you like the saw and the scissors in alox format.

    However, if you do prefer to have tweezers/pen and dedicated inline phillips(which is stronger and more functional than backside phillips), then I'd recommend a 91mm Explorer with plus scale or Cybertool S(which essentially a Spartan + screwdriver with bits).
     
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  6. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018

    This should be a pic of the farmer x - I think I like it : )

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  7. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    I like that. I've been debating getting a pioneer x, but I like the farmer. Best of both worlds.
     
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  8. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ

    Dec 30, 2008
    Dirc, can you take some more photos please? Backside, shot towards blades, e.t. . curious on dimensions and thickness
     
  9. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    576
    May 17, 2013
    I think it is just regular Pioneer X + a 93mm saw + a liner, so it should be around 22mm thick(0.866in) and handle is 93mm long.
     
  10. Scott Free

    Scott Free

    Sep 15, 1999
    I edc a modded Farmer with scissors. You should know that the little screwdriver on the can opener of all Victorinox SAKs is designed to work with philips head screws and that it does so very well. I've used mine on philips screws using quite a bit of torque. No issues at all.
     
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  11. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ

    Dec 30, 2008
    I knew it was but I was curious if it damages the sharpened portion of the can opener in "deeper" (as in the depth the driver goes onto the screwhead) screws.
     
  12. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    The can openers don't tend to do much of their cutting towards the tip, and they're not really that sharp anyways so even if they do get a bit dull at the tip it won't effect much.
     

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