Looking for a step up from a SAK

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  1. jackpine

    jackpine Fire? I don't see any fire!? Supporter Bushclass I

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    I am aware of GEC and others for quality classic American pocket knives but is there an equivalent in Swiss Army knives? Not mods or embellishments but a purpose build higher quality model? No complaints with my SAK collection just wondering if there’s a step up from the original multi tool
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    A second one? Lol I haven’t really seen one.
     
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    I'd consider the Swiss Bianco to be an upgrade from the standard Alox ( which I'd also consider to be an upgrade over a standard SAK).
    Otherwise if you're specifically asking about a "better multi tool" I'd suggest a Leatherman Charge tti, but I get a sense that you're looking for something more traditional.
     
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    Boker makes a couple traditional camp knife folders. Pretty much SAK tools (corkscrew even) but in a traditional package, can get them in stag scales, etc.
     
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    Leatherman Wave+. You’ll never need another multitool.
     
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    Love both of my Waves they reside in my camera bag and get home bag respectively, but for EDC on my belt, they are too heavy.
    An SAK Compact (urban environment) or Hunstman (in the Green) is my preference in keeping my trousers up. :)
     
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    jackpine Fire? I don't see any fire!? Supporter Bushclass I

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    Rarely use pliers
     
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    I have not yet found something better. Surprisingly great steel, flawless fit and finish, excellent function, and affordable. If you find something better, let us know!
     
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    jackpine Fire? I don't see any fire!? Supporter Bushclass I

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    I may search in vain
     
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    I use mine several times per day
     
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    The Wave is too heavy? I’ve never heard of anyone saying that. I keep a Becker BK2 (1 lb.) a ThruNite TN12, a Leatherman Wave+, 23 screwdriver bits, a work glove, and a spool of twine on my belt and it still keeps my pants up.

    Surprised the Wave brings down your trousers.
     
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    I haven't owned any of these.
    Photos taken from web.
     
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    The swiza comes in different color options, the boker has either carbon fiber or g10 handle. All of them have at least a couple different models with different tools. And I believe that the boker and leatherman have pocket clips. Not sure about the swiza. I really don't know if any of them are better than a SAK, but they are different options at least.
     
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    I'm not convinced you can.

    Swiza are good knives but can't say they are a step up.
     
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