New Victorinox Walker

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  1. nograveconcern

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    I like it! Might have to pick one up for my son. Seems like a good first knife for camping trips and so on.
     
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    Looks like it's a new version of one that used to call the Lumberjack, an alox model:

    http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Lumberjack

    The Walker has celidor plastic scales instead of alox, but both are 84mm long. That's slightly smaller than the Farmer. It also has toothpick and tweezers, whereas the Lumberjack did not:

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    I luvs it :dblthumb:
     
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    The Lumberjack/Plumber was not commonly imported into the US for some reason. I got these from a Swiss or Austrian vendor in 2006

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    Or no third tool at all...

    Seriously - I would love to get a (production) SAK that was just a blade and a saw.

    Best,
    Jamie
     
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    The closest I have seen to you thought is the SAK bushcrafter. Knife, saw and awl and in varying colors of Alox. I have one I use for pocket cary and really like it.
     
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    I have a lumberjack/walker in the od green alox scales. Just the right tools on for me but I do wish it was in the 91 mm size instead.

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    It looks nice. I like it. I can't say I'd replace my farmer for one though.
     
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    I like that hunter pro with wooden handle
     
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    LOL Yep! So close and yet so far! (I actually do own a bushcrafter, and really like it too.)

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    less=more. i like it. if i ever lose my hiker, i'll pick one up.

    am i the only one who prefers the classic plastic scales to the alox ones?
     
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    I'm with you. I have all cellidor except for the Farmer. Can't get myself to warm up to Alox, especially in the winter.

    You can square up the back of the combo tool for a striker. I am a big fan of the combo tool.
     
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    Allox would be KOOL but ya loose the TP/Tweezers!! John
     
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    +2 over here

    The plastic scales are lighter in the pocket for me.

    I have been meaning to do a SAK scale swap/mod that has the pen AND small flashlight. This may be the candidate :)
     
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    I sure wish I had my old SAK's. This thread makes me want some more. I like the Farmer, and Lumberjack. I wish Vic would make a medium size knife with a saw blade and scissors.
     
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    No, I'll stick with my EDC Hiker plastic scales and all, everything I need for in the woods and the 2 large/small phillip head and flat screw drivers and can opener for around house/vehicles without having to buy/carry 2 different models.
     
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    +1 The combo tool is under-rated. I have an alox Bantam that just has a large blade and a combo tool. Talk about less is more! :7:

     
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    Right on! Hiker fan here, too!

    Victorinox could make a killing if the made a la carte knives. You pick the tools and they put it together (obviously there would be guidelines/rules). Just something as simple as a dropdown menu could be used - if you pick something like a can opener, you have half a space left - you can then choose from the following tools to fill that void.... I'm sure we'd all spend tons of money.
     
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    what scales in that size have pen and light?

    -p
     
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    none to my knowledge

    I was thinking of modding the scales from a Midnite Manager..
     
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    like your idea.
    love my midnite manager but the pen would be more comfy on a longer handle.

    -p
     
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    So close to the perfect tool for me. I want an alox 93mm with the blade, saw, and awl. I don't need a can opener or screwdriver in the woods.

    I do find the combo tool quite useful for so I may pick one up.
     
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    The new Walker is simply a reissue of the old cellidor Lumberjack/Plumber. Nothing new except it's available once again with a new name.
     
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    Well, it's nothing groundbreaking, but it's here, and I dig.

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    Looks good, still need to pick one up for my son's next camping trip.
     
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    Well let's see, saw a few poles for your shelter and a handle for your fry pan, cut your shelter rope, gut/skin/cut your trout, partrige or squirrel and open a bottle of beer- what more do you need.
     
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    Boy, I forgot how nice and shiny new SAKs are. Cool knife.
     
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    I have one on the way:4: Bantam is a handy little knife can't see adding a saw hurting it. Besides it has been over a year since I got a new SAK :16:
    Roy
     
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    Well, I got 'er all chipped away and leaning. Should be able to finish the rest off with the saw. That will make a nice baton. Now to fell some firewood and get to split'n.
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    Recently picked up a Victorinox SAK Walker.. Been wanting to check one out for a while now.. It's definitely a sweet little knife.. I like the simplicity of it a lot.. With the 84 mm scales being smaller than the average Swiss Army Knife, I can really feel the difference when carrying it.. It's light and compact..
    I have a Farmer, and while I love the knife and its configurations, I just can't seem to get used to the Alox for some reason.. Seems bulky and heavy to me, I guess I also really don't like not having the toothpick and tweezers.. I have had/used a Camper for 10+ years now too..

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    L-R.. Alox Farmer, Camper and Walker..
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    Next to my Ol trusty Benchmade Mini-Griptillian for size reference.. Been EDCing that knife for a long time..
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    Thanks for looking.. Sorry for the crappy pics.. Weather's been funky..

    Mike
     
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    Almost impulse-bought one of those last month. Almost...
     
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    Ha.. This was an Amazon impulse buy.. So far I'm not regretting it.. Been carrying everyday it since it arrived.. :)
     
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    I've been looking at the Walker for a PSK tool. Knife, Saw and can opener all tools I want in a PSK pluse the compact size sounds like a winning combo for about $20.
     
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    I'm jonesing for one of these, even though another SAK is the last thing I need. Looks to me like it would be easy to sharpen the can opener into a useful carving tool. Gonna try that if I get one.
     
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    I like the alox versions, but it's sure handy to have the tweezers and toothpick this offers at times. Price is nice too. Lots of positive aspects to this one.
     
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    got it, love it!
     
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    I just picked one up today on Amazon, it's great. Don't let this little knife fool you, the bottle cap remover is also a can opener, I will post the picture of the can, you can see it hacked it a bit but who cares, one less tool, the clean triangle cuts were done with a typical can opener, not the SAK IMG_20170519_182041.jpg IMG_20170519_182439.jpg . I also tried the screw driver on it and it was flawless, believe it or not, you can angle it an use it as a Philips head also. I wanted a SAK with a saw and for 16 bucks, I'm thrilled, just wish it had an awl but I'll figure something out.
     
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    @cuzhead Yep, that new-design combo tool is one if my fave SAK features!
     
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    I picked up three Walkers recently. I really like them! One of them is now my EDC knife. At first I was thinking about modding the combo tool into an awl. I decided I'll get more use out of the combo tool so I'm leaving them as they are. Here they are displaying their tools.

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    I have a couple that I leave with relatives for when I visit them so I don't have to fly with mine nor check in baggage just because I want to bring a knife :4:
     
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    Your right Roamer, the funny thing is, I just started watching videos and researching about this knife and realize that this knife has a combo can-bottle opener on it, when I bought it, it said it only had a bottle opener on it, as I was looking at it, I said to myself, "this thing looks like it can open cans too, let me give it a try", thinking I came up with a new Revelation and wanted to share it with everyone, so much for that,LOL, it was a just a case of bad third party advertising it.
     
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    I've also found that using the back of the saw to strike a fero rod works great also, the spring is so strong that you don't have to support it from coming back on your fingers. If this just had an awl, it would be my perfect EDC, but that's why we're here, for ideas and discussions.
     
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    My idea of the perfect SAK would be this same size, but would have a can opener, large blade, saw, awl, magnifying lens, tooth pick and tweezer. These are all of the tools I want for a woods carry pocket knife.
    A bottle cap lifter to me is just wasted space. One reason is that it is very easy to improvise a cap lifter, and who the heck carries glass bottles with them anyway? For that matter, who even produces non-twist off lids, with the exception of some beer companies? A can opener is harder to improvise in the field, and I often carry a small can of tuna or chicken in my back pack.

    Edited: I finally read this thread and see that the cap lifter on this knife is also a can opener. That is definitely a positive. I still would rather have the traditional Victorinox can opener, because they are so effective.
     
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    Just ordered a few "walkers" myself. Looks like it might be the perfect every day & woods carry combo inexpensive solution...
     
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    Yup, that would be great! :) I'd dump the magnifying lens and add corkscrew, though.

    So, for me it would be
    84mm SAK
    1. layer - large blade, traditional can opener
    2. layer - saw
    backside (lol) - awl, corkscrew
    scales - tooth pick, tweezers

    I'll be ordering soon too. :-D
     
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    I have a couple lumberjacks.
    Replace the cap lifter cap lifter with a pen blade and I’d buy one in a heartbeat.
     
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    Dang, Im still thinking about having someone to move an awl from my Tourist to the Walker ...
     
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    If I am not mistaken the "lumberjack" is similar if not the same as the current "walker"

    From what I can tell the "lumberjack" had a regular cap lifter, where the "walker" has a combo cap lifter can opener which actually works for both tasks -surprisingly...
     
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