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With the introduction of the Dual Density line, starting with the 2008 Soldier knife, Victorinox may have opened a can of worms they weren't expecting. SOSAK member Jatrias started this trend by sending in some photos that I used as SAKtivities throughout March. He also posted them on the forum at Multitool.org, and several other members joined in as well!
The AutoTool, 4⅞ inches (135 mm) long, 11.6 ounces in weight, was originally advertised when it came on the market in 1999 as an instrument with fourteen implements: (1) Pliers, (2) Wire Cutters, (3) Electric Crimper, (4) Wire/Bender Stripper, (5) Serrated Blade, (6) 3mm Screwdriver, (7) 5mm Screwdriver, (8) Phillips Screwdriver, (9) Can Opener, (10) Bottle Opener, (11) plastic Flashlight with an N style battery, (12) plastic Ice Scraper, (13) plastic Digital Tire Pressure Gauge, and (14) plastic Removable Fuse Puller.
Every once and awhile something comes along and kicks you in the ass. I have been trying to throw in my 2 cents worth. (a) It help’s Grant to fill the odd empty hole when he publishes his monthly. (I do not know how he keeps up his busy schedule or ideas) and (b) try to add a little Swiss knowledge and humor from my limited perspective. This one caught me snoozing.
The demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. Lets learn what it's like to be one of five Swiss army officers keeping watch on one of the world's political hotspots.
Since it's initial release last year the new Wenger Mike Horn model has gotten a fair bit of attention- something Mike Horn himself has been doing for years! Mike's history is long and reads like a Clive Cussler novel- from paragliding to mountain climbing to cycling to sailing, Mike appears to have done it all.
Ok, so it's not a Swiss Army Knife. That much should be obvious, but it should be of interest to any SAK collector because of it's SAK-like functions, and the fact that they are reasonably hard to find. I should know- I've been searching for one for years, and I finally found it on our own EDCSource of all places!
If you've been on the forums lately you have seen some interesting new colors appearing in some members' collections- Green, orange and blue ALOX models have been showing up, and for some reason they seem to be mostly coming from South Africa!
A few weekends ago with my family went to a beach in northern Chile (Temblador Beach, La Serena), the place is very beautiful and peaceful. Driving on the beach I could see traces (Garbage) of previous visitors, then came to my mind, as could transform salt water (sea) in fresh water (drinkable) with the residues found.
Yet another variant of the Soldier models is the elusive key ringed Soldier- a model I have had a somewhat twisted relationship with over the years.
How did this model get started? How many GI’s came home with Swiss Army knives in their pockets? The basic requirements to survive in the field are right there in your hand. This knife has opened more rations than we could ever count. How many cans of food, oil etc have been opened with the can opener? The screw driver has probably tightened more screws than we can count. The awl? The awl has picked and poked more different things than it was made for. The last and the best tool on the knife, is the bottle opener. Need I say anything more?