S.A.K Farmer Review

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  1. RangerJoe

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    I have not done many reviews in the past, but this piece of kit deserves one.

    The SAK farmer is a very useful tool, I have had it now for well over 2 years, and really am impressed with it, every tool on it is very functional and practical for woods, and every day use.

    [video=youtube;F-9LihiP_sA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-9LihiP_sA&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
  2. rainforest

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    Thanks for the review Rangerjoe I liked the fact you were able to incorporate all the features in your review. Good stuff.
     
  3. Kerri

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    Great review joe, by the way tge flat head screw driver is pretty handy too
     
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    Great review. I've heard some say that SAKs are over rated especially in the bush, but I think this video proves otherwise. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. RangerJoe

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    for sure bro, completely forgot about that one.
     
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    It was the beer Kerri. :dblthumb: Great review Joe.
     
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    Good stuff Joe! Think you need to give Scout some beer.

    That's the one Slicer gave you......for forgot to tell everyone that it vibrates with the goodness of friendship or something like that.


    Must be magic because the blue is almost gone from mine......:6:

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    Good review, I really find mine handy. Has to be my most useful folder.
     
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    Two to three years in my pocket too...

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    Cheers,

    Marcelo from Argentina
     
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    Thanks for a some times over looked SAK jack of all trades knife. Well done.
     
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    Wow. I ordered one just now, literally 10 minutes before coming on BCUSA and seeing this thread. No buyer's remorse at all, thank you.
     
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    Thanks Ranger Joe for a great review of one of my all time favorite knives. I carry mine every day. It hangs from my belt on a hanger KABAR USMC made for me so it doesn't drop to the bottom of the pocket. I use it all the time at work, home, and in the woods.

    Thanks again,
    Donk.
     
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    I've been looking at the SAK's for EDC, since I find my leatherman a bit too heavy and bulky, at times, and really like the farmer. In Denmark we have some pretty tough restrictions on knifes (especially when carrying them in the city) how long is the blade, and does it lock?

    Thank you.
     
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    i can have it?
    Looks like good tool there,now bring on the beer and canned fruit cocktail -gross!
     
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    Good job Jojo, mine goes with me every outing
     
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    I love mine to. Great woods knife. thanks Joe Joe.
     
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    The blade length is 2.75" and does not lock. Total closed length of the tool is 3-3/8" (91mm). :3: Reference:

    http://www.gpknives.com/victorinox-farmer.html



     
  19. jcl-MD

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    The best thing about my Farmer is the a SUPER COOL FRIEND gifted it to me!!
     
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    Awesome review my friend!
     
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    SAK farmer.....a classic. Cannot go wrong with one. Great review!
     
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    Excellent review Joe! I love my Farmer!
     
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    Typical. EDC knives has to be below 7 cm and not lock in Denmark. Unless they're used for an "acceptable" task, which of course lies at the LEO's discretion. But generally, fixed blade knives larger pocket knives, and locking knives, are allowed if you're going fishing, hiking, hunting, diving, or working where you need it, and you transport it -directly- from the place you used it, to you home.

    Not sure I will buy a farmer, just for woods use, but I'm tempted!
     
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    I carry my Farmer everyday. I was close to getting the U.S. knife, but find the saw very useful.
     
  25. Iz

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    Nice tuque and shades, eh.
    Dig the knife and review too. Nice job, joruff.
     
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    Thanks for the review Joe, we're going to have to get together for a beer sometime - I'm buying.

    I second that, my 13yr old son gave me one for Christmas. For some reason I find it easier to use the back of the saw to strike the ferro rod.

    sak farmer.jpg
     
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    blade does not lock, and I doubt it is larger than 3 inches.
     
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    Haha.. Seems I misread what Roamer said. Thought the full length of the farmer, was the blade legth.. GREAT!

    Now I just need to locate a store nearby that sells them.
     
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    I love mine go it new for $20. Carry it everyday, and feel lost without one.

    Rifleman 336
     
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    That was great, thanks for taking the time to do this. I had been thinking about replacing my current folder for quite awhile,You made the decision of owning one an easy call now!
     
  31. RangerJoe

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    Wow, where did you pick it up for that cheap, if you don't mind my asking?
     
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    great review- especially liked the can opener demo and the lanyard advice...made me go back and watch bindlestich aka Iz's review of 4 pocket blades- ever since I found a US knife I have been impressed with what a small tool can do- and it rides in my pocket almost every day- cause it is too handy to leave at home. Especially enjoyed the fact that you batoned with it with the disclaimer to do so within reason.
     
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    Great knife, love mine. I struggle between it and my US knife. Both are workhorses. Thanks Joe
     
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    Great revie, Joe. I carry mine daily.

    In addition to striking a fire steel, I've used the awl for boring a hole in a stick to make a bow for bow-drill fires. Something I read in Kochanski's "Bushcraft."
     
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    Great use!, I've also used it to make scrapings, instead of using my knife.
     
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    I need to get one of those, looks like a perfect pocket knife for my needs.

    Great to see it in use, thanks RangerJoe. :dblthumb:
     
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    Finally got around to watching the vid, nice work! Pretty impressive batoning action on that little knife. Nice to know it can take it.

    P.S. Don't forget the screwdrivers! Besides turning screws, the big one makes a decent gouging tool and scraper. And the can opener and itty-bitty driver can also be used as a carving/spoon knife in a pinch. :30:
     
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    OK, I take that back. Made a splitwood fire tonight for supper using the ferro rod to catch some shavings and found that, yes the back of the saw with throw sparks well but the problem is it will fold back on you in use. It took a little getting used to using the awl but once you get the hang of it, it is much safer and works great.
     
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    SAKs are real nice. Thanks for the review.
     
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    I agree. The awl works great.

    [video=youtube;o2NrlKkncD0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2NrlKkncD0[/video]
     

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