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finn1sher, (edited )
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Made a fix with my EDC duct tape

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I came across this chair at my university that had its back falling off. It'll take a long time before it's properly fixed, or worse still, they'll toss it and replace the entire thing, so I wrapped some tape around and it's very solid now!

I have some duct tape folded around an old card in my wallet and used my victorinox knife to cut it.

wizzor,

Your flat duct tape packing is very clever. I’m going to shamelessly steal it.

finn1sher,
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@wizzor Please do!

finn1sher, (edited )
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The Victorinox swiss army knife is simply the best pocket tool! (Edit: no one tool is everyone's best)

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The more I look at alternatives, the more I realize, nothing can give you this much functionality in this small a package, while being so high quality and reasonably priced. Popular (machine-assembled) versions regularly go for $25.

The one caveat is that it falls behind modern knives in terms of safety and ease for opening/closing. I'd love to see a next-gen SAK without nail nicks.

finn1sher,
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@7heo @sleepybisexual Yeah I addressed this in another comment, it's dumb to say "this is objectively the best".

Buy I stand by Victorinox's quality! Have you see the Swisstool Spirit MX Clip? The tolerances and fitment are better than Leatherman tools according to many youtubers. Gerber is shite. I do wish Victorinox had more one handed models, and pivots you could disassemble like LM.

Anecdotally, my Mountaineer is shaving sharp, and I've batoned it through firewood and it's still that sharp

7heo,

Buy I stand by Victorinox’s quality! Have you see the Swisstool Spirit MX Clip? The tolerances and fitment are better than Leatherman tools according to many youtubers.

I’ll be honest, I don’t how it is since the new millennia… I just know that the store I went to, near Switzerland, swore by Wenger, and carried no Victorinox models whatsoever. So I dunno if it’s real or if they pretended because of a bigger margin, but they didn’t seem too fond of Victorinox knives.

Gerber is shite.

Never tried. I’m really happy with my leathermans. I only mentioned it because of some reviews I found. But yeah, I never actually got one.

I do wish Victorinox had more one handed models, and pivots you could disassemble like LM.

Yeah exactly. This is one of the best aspects of leathermans IMHO.

Anecdotally, my Mountaineer is shaving sharp, and I’ve batoned it through firewood and it’s still that sharp

OK so it would seem that the quality did, in fact, go up, since I was a kid. For the blades at least. That or my knives were given to me with dulled blades. I actually couldn’t tell.

finn1sher,
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Anyone else watch the new Ghibli movie and want the knife?

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Studio Ghibli's new movie, The Boy and the Heron, prominently places quite a few traditional Japanese knives, including kitchen knives, a sword, and the boy's pocket knife, a Higonokami. They're a carbon steel friction folder. I just thought it was a vibe seeing it in the movie.

If you want to buy one, fuck Amazon and Chinese copies, go directly to the source!
Edit: higonokami-knife.com may be less legit than others. See comment

finn1sher,
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@merde I think we'd appreciate most of your comment if you didn't call the movie boring

jtk,
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I see you updated the post to say that site might not be quite legit. I got mine today and visibly, it’s as advertised, however I have no clue how to authenticate any other claims they’ve made, such as the source and exactly what it’s made out of. Any ideas what I could look at to verify?

Either way, I’m happy with what I got for the price even if the story is bullshit. I was able to use PayPal properly (no “gift to a friend” bs I’ve seen on other scammy sites). The price on the site is the price, no additional shipping cost (it did ship from Japan), no tax (that might be a bit sus). It got here in 2 weeks, and it’s as sharp as a thing can be as far as I’m concerned. My only complaint is it’s really stiff out of the box (I was afraid I was going to slip and cut myself trying to open it) but after watching a few videos talking about them, I think that might be by design as they seem to be applying about the same amount of force I am. Also, I’ve never had a knife that opens like this so it’s probably mostly just my fear of the unknown, and I’m already getting used to it.

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