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    I recently picked up a used SAK Fieldmaster and was happy as a clam that the guy knocked off $8 because it was missing the tweezers and toothpick (also had a broken scissor spring). I still figured that the parts shouldn't cost that much. My questions are is where is the cheapest place to get these parts from. Victorinox prices were ok, but they wanted more in shipping than the parts cost. My main two questions are am I correct that I could put a pen in place of the tooth pick and is the pen any good? I know it won't work as well as a regular pen, but I don't see getting much use out of the toothpick.
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    I've picked up SAK toothpicks an tweezers on ebay. Buy in bulk (5 or 10 each) to save per piece and have a few spares in case one gets lost.

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    I have found mailorder of parts to be quite expensive.

    Some mall shops...cutlery somethingorother stores in malls sometimes have the whole box of repair items...springs, toothpicks, tweezers etc.

    Sometimes they do not charge an arm and leg for the bits.

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    Shipping costs for these things can get out of hand. You could stick a half-dozen of each in an envelope (costing maybe $0.50 and mail with a single $0.49 stamp. eBay has a bunch of sellers for this type of thing and many stores that sell the SAK have them, too.

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    If you have an REI near you...they used to stock spare parts. The pen will not fit the toothpick slot...it requires a special scale.
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    Best deal I've found so far was $6, which isn't terrible. Better than the $6 just for shipping. One place did say to mail in a check with a SASE and it'd just be whatever the parts cost. I know overall its not a lot, I just can't see spending the $12+ so places want for $3 worth of parts. I'll try the knife shop at the fleamarket. I didn't think to when I was there last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usingmyrights View Post
    I recently picked up a used SAK Fieldmaster and was happy as a clam that the guy knocked off $8 because it was missing the tweezers and toothpick (also had a broken scissor spring). I still figured that the parts shouldn't cost that much. My questions are is where is the cheapest place to get these parts from. Victorinox prices were ok, but they wanted more in shipping than the parts cost. My main two questions are am I correct that I could put a pen in place of the tooth pick and is the pen any good? I know it won't work as well as a regular pen, but I don't see getting much use out of the toothpick.
    I tried replacing my toothpick with the ballpoint pen with no luck.. maybe they sent me the wrong one, but the pen was just a bit too long -really wanted this to work though. On a side note, sometimes you can send the entire knife back and they will fizx it for you.

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    Mine went missing too on the job. I wonder how hard it would be to break off a piece of plastic off an old toy or cheap tool case and file it down to fit?

    One thing I found to avoid with a SAK. I put it in my pocket with a little bottle of bug repellant (containing Deet). The bug bottle leaked and it melted the plastic scales on my SAK. I caught it in time and washed it off, after a couple days of drying the plastic hardened again but it still carries the scars.
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    T obtain the Tiny Screwdriver for my Victorinox Spartan, I first contacted the US official repair center (in Connecticut, I believe) with little success. I finally wrote directly to the factory in Switzerland and got a courteous response with a free part shipped to me. Victorinox service is great.















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    There's a gun shop near me that has all the little stuff for SAKs. If you don't have any luck finding what you need PM me and I'll run past there for you.

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