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TSP Swiss Army Knife
« on: June 18, 2010, 09:53:07 PM »
We have had a number of requests for a TSP branded Swiss Army Knife.

We need some input on which Make and Model that you are interested in so we can see if it is something we can provide at a reasonable cost.

So, if you could tell us which ones you would want we will check into it. We will put up a poll for voting after we get some ideas.

Wenger or Victorinox?

Lockblade or Classic?

TW

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 12:10:37 AM »
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One handed Forester

Both functional yet not frilly.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 12:14:27 AM »


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Too frilly  :P


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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 09:22:09 AM »
I've never had much use for the cork screw, but something with both scissors and a saw would be nice.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010, 11:45:40 AM »
18 U.S.C. § 930 : US Code - Section 930: Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities

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The term "dangerous weapon" means a weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance, animate or inanimate, that is used for, or is readily capable of, causing death or serious bodily injury, except that such term does not include a pocket knife with a blade of less than 2 1/2 inches in length.

I'd like a pocket knife that meets this criterion so that I don't have to worry about where I'm carrying it.  (I think this standard also applies in Post Offices, but I haven't confirmed this.)

I've got two Swiss Army Knives sitting in front of me.  The longest blade on the Wenger is exactly 2½" from the tip to the nearest point on the "hilt" (although an obnoxious prosecutor might measure it differently and claim it's 25/8").  The longest blade on the Victorinox is 25/8" measured the same way, so clearly too long.

Our Wenger has a locking blade.  The lock is very secure, but I hate the design.  The lock release sticks out exactly where my index finger wants to go when I grip the knife.  Worse, there's a serious risk of closing the knife on your thumb while pressing the lock release.  I would really like a locking blade, but not with this design.  (I haven't seen a locking Victorinox, so I don't know if they're better.)

The functions I finnd most useful in everyday life are the longest blade and the scissors.  After that, probably the screwdrivers (I used to have one with a Philips screwdriver -- that was cool), the small blade, and the drill/awl.

I'd be most likely to carry one in my pocket if it were less than ¾" thick; ½" would be better.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 12:59:00 PM »
I've never had much use for the cork screw, but something with both scissors and a saw would be nice.
I agree

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010, 01:01:36 PM »
Camper

One handed Forester

Both functional yet not frilly.

I would buy the One Handed Forester.  I no longer carry any pocket knives that I can't open one handed.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010, 01:02:05 PM »
You need the corkscrew as a place to carry your screwdriver.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 04:44:00 PM »
I've got the Soldier knife which is almost same as the one handed Forester just different colors and it has a phillips screwdriver instead of the corkscrew, it's very handy and I've used the phillips more times than i would ever use the corkscrew. Maybe we should pick out a few and create a poll and see what people would want. Our these going to be customized? The trekker is nice too, I would have gotten that one but it was gift so I won't quibble. It would have been nice to have the tweezers, good for ticks and slivers which I seem to attract.

http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/Pages/Product.aspx?category=lockblades&product=54874&

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2010, 05:09:17 PM »


http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/Pages/Product.aspx?category=originalswissarmyknives&product=53511&
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I got one of these for Father's Day (the Swiss Champ knife only...not the whole kit)...I love it.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2010, 06:12:33 PM »
One-handed Trekker NS ( NO Serrations! ) is my favorite. I use that Phillips bit to tighten my 3-pin bindings and al kinds of other things.

It's a proven survival tool. A lot of the Hoodlums like them.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2010, 08:36:52 PM »
Victorinox!

I second the Trekker ( with no serrations) 


Heck, it is on my shopping list anyway  ;D

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2010, 08:54:34 PM »
One-hand Trekker


Definitely a good looking knife.  Although pricey compared to the original models.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 09:00:41 PM by HumeMan »

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2010, 09:31:38 PM »
Victorinox!

I second the Trekker ( with no serrations) 


Heck, it is on my shopping list anyway  ;D

I'll 3rd or 4th it, or however many it!

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2010, 12:09:51 AM »
I'm cool with the One-handed Trekker too. Definitely no serrations.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2010, 03:28:41 AM »
TW has a trekker and we both LOVE it.  So I guess the trekker it is.  We'll look into prices and customization this week.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2010, 01:29:46 PM »
Have carried the Victorinox Huntsman daily for 37 years. Have had to use it to field dress Deer in the past and it worked great.
Would think this with the TSP logo would be perfect. (color black or red)

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2010, 03:21:48 PM »
If you need a little research material, t a look at www.sosakonline.com.

Tell them I sent you ;)

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2010, 04:39:57 PM »
Instead of the "Dude with Headphones", could the knife just have an ant, or just say "The Survival Podcast"?

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2010, 09:06:32 PM »
I might be a little late but...I think the huntsman is the most useful.  I have carried one for about 15 years.  It got me out of a lot of jams in college.  Like needing to open a can of spaghetti o's, opening fancy non-twist off beer caps and the occasional bottle of wine for those special occasions!  The knife blades sharpened a lot of pencils in high school and college.  The scissors are adequate.  The awl helped me a lot after college when I lost weight and needed to add some tighter belt holes in my belt! 

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2010, 10:55:54 PM »
Fellow Survivalists,

I like the SOS Knife shown below.  It has a good variety of tools that can help the owner in an emergency without being like the famous caricatured Year Knife listed in The Guinness Book of World Records.    ;D

Gerry Kersey, Stanley Tools and The Year Knife
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/sheffield/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8562000/8562224.stm

The others could be good too, but remember: it has to be big enough to hold a legible TSP Logo and/or the Web Site.

« Last Edit: June 20, 2010, 11:01:42 PM by SnugInMyPod »

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2010, 11:19:16 PM »
I find the tools like the SOS too large in the hand compared to the size of the blades, and they are not pocket friendly. I would much prefer 2 smaller tools that had all of the blades I might use. YMMV.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2010, 11:45:27 PM »
if I was to Buy one it would most likley be the, just not sure if I need another knife right now ::)

One-Hand Trekker Non-Serrated


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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2010, 11:56:28 PM »
Looks like the Trekker is the most popular so far. I have one and I love it, it has the serrated blade and I still love it. I would not have gotten the serrated blade but it was a gift from a dear friend. If and when we order for the Gear Shop we will not get a serrated blade no matter what model we end up getting.

Thanks for the input everyone, please keep the ideas coming.

TW

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2010, 07:38:12 AM »
just not sure if I need another knife right now ::)


Haha! I can't believe you said that - I figure you guys are like my dieselhead and he always tells me he needs at least 4 on his person at any given time.  :D

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2010, 07:46:27 AM »
My wife has already threatened that if I buy one more knife, she'll leave me!! :o


I'm sure going to miss her tuna bake! ::)

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2010, 07:10:19 PM »
Wilderness and Fellow Survivalists,

I forgot to add: Every knife needs a good leather case and a good whetstone (as well as a case for the whetstone.)  So here are yet more opportunities to place the TSP brand and Web Site.


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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2010, 07:33:47 PM »
I think I like that trekker myself, and I do like snug's idea too.. maybe a belt pouch with a small diamond sharpener in it.  Coincidentally I still have the Victorinox that I got when I was in the Boy scouts, and still use it all the time.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2010, 07:34:04 PM »
Something simple.