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Okay I guess the title was a big dramatic. But here is my observation of Leatherman’s and Wenger’s take on keychain tools, the Micra vs. Pocket Toolchest.

    Recently SOSAK member SwissStu decided to come up with a way to properly store and display his collection.  In typical SAK enthusiast fashion, he decided to build one, and I have to say, he did a heck of a job!

This being (adapted from a thread on) I thought I would look a one of the most versatile tools to be found on a SAK, the Victorinox Combo tool.  The Combo tool is found mainly on the smaller 84mm knives with the Compact being the only current 91mm knife to carry the tool.  It notably features on two of the more desirable out of production knives the Scientist and the Yeoman.

Danish Army Knife versus Dutch Army Knife

Danish - Solwa   Dutch - Victorinox



3 inches/76mm
3.15 inches/80mm

Clip Point

Slip Joint
Locking Blade

Knife Body

Large Lanyard Hole
Small Lanyard Ring

Olive Green Scales
Olive Green Scales

I was driving home from work Thursday afternoon when a friend phoned me up to tell me there had been a very bad car crash on the main road into my village, I thanked him and said I would alter my route. After hanging up my phone rang again from another friend telling that the school buses couldn’t get through and had been diverted. I then phoned my wife to make sure my girls had got home safe and she had told me the police had taken them off the bus and walked them across a field and around the accident. 3 fire engines , 3 ambulances , 1 air ambulance and more police cars then you could shake a truncheon at .The road was blocked all afternoon but I understand no one was killed but a woman was very badly injured and had to be cut free .

    Okay, I admit it, I have a problem.  I like to use a SAK every chance I get, whether it's the best tool to use or not.  Maybe it's an attempt to justify the extensive collection I have, or prove to those around me that a SAK is the handiest thing going, but for whatever reason, it's always the first tool I reach for, wherever I am.  Even in the kitchen I usually open cans with my SAK as after all these years I've yet to master an electric can opener, and finding a manual can opener in a drawer full of various kitchen utensils and gadgets can be a pain.