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    Brewbear
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    Thanks TC, I ordered 8 of them to keep around the house.

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    MarcH
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    This insane edc more than $20 but I couldn’t resist sharing it:

    https://images.app.goo.gl/pcW64zawpSE96xK56

    If that one is a little unreasonable for your wallet, here’s one that’s a little easier to pull the trigger on:

    Swiss army knife

     

    Marc
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    #54623
    Brewbear
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    Dear God…..with that thing you can field dress a moose, cut up a cow and do brain surgery all at once.

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    MarcH
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    And open a bottle of wine.

    Marc
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    Brewbear
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    And open a bottle of wine.

    Right you are.

    #54629
    airscapes
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    And open a bottle of wine.

    The only really needed tool in the bunch! 🙂

    I think this would fit  for the minimalist in the group!

    BTW, all I did was google cork screw with knife, never laid hands on this..

    https://www.amazon.com/Opinel-1410-Degree10-Corkscrew-Cheese/dp/B001BEL9U4

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    airscapes
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    Sorry, I meant to include a link, but decided to have a brain fart instead. https://www.grizzly.com/products/Bullets-com-Z-Knife/BL11195

    TC, after having these for a while, what angle do you use when sharpening them?

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    tcmeyer
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    So I never have to look up the specifics for that type knife, I always mount them with the key in the bottom holes and with the handle touching the vise.  I always set the angle at 20 degrees.  In fact, I do that for almost all of the small knives I have, so I never have to look for the “sweet spot.”

    By the way, if you always use an angle cube to set your angle, it doesn’t matter if you use the top or bottom key location.  What’s important is the angle and the position of the blade relative to the vise.

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    airscapes
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    Thanks TC, I have to I need to sharpen after using them to replace the caulk around the tub.. grout and ceramic tile wears them out quick but the cut and scrape Silicone really really well.  Now I can just go to it without a lot of time spent on the setup.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Timm
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    Reviving this thread two years later….

    Seems the price point may have to come up a little with inflation since ’17. Maybe under $30 or so?

    My favorites are the little Swiss army pocketknives–no bells nor whistles nor corkscrews: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001P14ZE?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details Easy on the pocket and pocketbook.

    I just finish touching up the factory edge on one of these that I bought a friend to replace the POS I threw away for him. Victorinox is pretty good steel for the price.

    The Opinel #8 is also a great choice still–either carbon or SS (Inox). I carry the filet knife version at all times and like to give away the traditional “peasant’s knife” version to friends who like a little more blade.

    Mine:

    I have no use for a “multi-tool” type knife. I’ve had several, including Victorinox and Leatherman. I have a Leatherman Wave a boss on a construction job gave me years ago. I don’t recall if I ever used it enough to have to touch up a blade. It’s around here somewhere. Not only are these knives too heavy and bulky to carry, but I almost always carry a 6″ Crescent wrench (real Crescent) and 6-way screwdriver on me. Sometimes a 6″ pair of Vise Grips, too. I fix things for a living so need real tools handy.

    I’ve never been a fan of the Wegner brand Swiss Army knives. I don’t even recall why. I just tend to think of them as the “second-rate” SAKs.

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