Tiny but mighty

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by allenC, Apr 28, 2020.

Favorite tiny SAK

Poll closed May 18, 2020.
  1. Manager

    10 vote(s)
  2. Midnight Manager

    1 vote(s)
  3. Nailclip 580

    0 vote(s)
  4. Alox MiniChamp

    5 vote(s)
  5. Midnight MiniChamp

    1 vote(s)
  6. MiniChamp

    4 vote(s)
  7. Rambler

    17 vote(s)
  8. Other...please explain

    6 vote(s)
  1. Sawl Goodman

    Sawl Goodman

    Jun 4, 2018
    Thanks. It sounds similar then to the older, finer, 91mm metal file in use and effect.
  2. Sawl Goodman

    Sawl Goodman

    Jun 4, 2018
    I see the combo tool as a #0 to #2 Phillips with a passable cap lifter if you need it. It's a well thought out tool for low torque usage. The extra weight and thickness over the Classic is negligible.
    Last edited: May 1, 2020
  3. Sawl Goodman

    Sawl Goodman

    Jun 4, 2018
    Kind of liking the Spidey blade there. My one gripe about the 58mm blade is that it flexes when cutting some items like 6mm diameter hoses that I feel no small blade should be bothered by.

    I have to say "kind of liking the Spidey blade" because I don't like the protruding hump it makes, common to many OHO blades.
  4. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I just don't like bottle openers because I don't drink and would rather the cap lifter wasn't there.
    I have lots of things that incorporates a cap lifter and I'm fine pretending it's not there when theres no good alternative to said knife or multitool, but won't trade something without a cap lifter for one with it if what I've currently got works for me.
  5. Sawl Goodman

    Sawl Goodman

    Jun 4, 2018
    If you ground the hook off the caplifter, it wouldn't look like one any more. :D
  6. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    The Spydie blade is pretty small for on hand opening, but it’s quite fast 2 handed because of the hole and the protrusion.
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  7. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    The old file cuts in one direction. The new file smears in both directions.
  8. CSG


    Dec 15, 2007
    My vote was other - I find the Ambassador to be the perfect companion to the larger single blade knife I always carry. I carried the Classic for years but the slightly larger Ambassador is about perfect for me.

    However, I've got bigger SAKs in the vehicles and the main requirement for those is a corkscrew. I honestly couldn't tell you what models they are as I've had all of them for years. They also have the magnifying glass tool.
  9. SuburbanBarbarian


    Aug 12, 2018
    I think I've washed and dried my Recruit at least 3 times. Scales are slightly loose, but they stay on.
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  10. Trivette100

    Trivette100 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2019
    I doubt if anything like loose scales could happen to its cousin the Cadet.
    Last edited: May 10, 2020
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  11. jazzz


    Feb 1, 2009

    You might consider the Manager. It's a Rambler with a pen.
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  12. SuburbanBarbarian


    Aug 12, 2018
    Admittedly I mostly carry my Pioneer X these days.
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  13. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    I think the Rambler would be better as a 78mm.
  14. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    The Cadet and the Pioneer X are the only SAKs I carry. They can do most anything. But, we still need a CADET X!
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