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he.who.forgets
11-18-2014, 16:36
Anyone have any suggestions on a lightweight pocket knife with a pair of small scissors? I know the obvious answer is the swiss army knife, but I'm always afraid of cutting myself with no locking blade. Is there a similar product out there that as just as light and compact?

soumodeler
11-18-2014, 16:40
Leatherman Style Pocket Knife. There is also a multi tool variant, but the pocket knife weights in at 0.82oz.

Feral Bill
11-18-2014, 16:41
The chances of a SAK folding in normal use are tiny. Unless, of course, you will be stabbing something with a 1 1/2" blade.

Tuckahoe
11-18-2014, 16:42
http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831207-Clip-On-Multi-Tool-Scissors/dp/B0032XVNMQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1416343194&sr=8-6&keywords=mini+leatherman+tool

Leatherman Style CS.

bigcranky
11-18-2014, 16:43
I carry the smallest SAK. Scissors, tiny knife blade, file, toothpick, tweezers. I don't worry about the blade folding because it's so small I'm unlikely to try stabbing something with it :)

he.who.forgets
11-18-2014, 16:52
haha, I guess you all have a good point about the blade folding...and I don't plan on stabbing anyone. Thanks

Odd Man Out
11-18-2014, 18:55
Can't help you with the locking blade idea. I have a SAK Ambassador. It is essentially the same as the Classic, but slightly larger. I was going to get the Classic, but I found the scissors too small for my liking. The scissors on the Ambassador are large enough to make me happy, but still smaller than the most common full sized SAKs.

MuddyWaters
11-18-2014, 22:17
Leather man style is a good little knife. It has one of the sharpest blades your going to find on a production knife. Its flat on one side, like a razor blade.

The tweezers on this and a tiny SAK are worthless, the cannot grip hard enough to pull a tick, so pretend they aren't there.

JJMorse
11-18-2014, 22:51
Leatherman Micra

Wise Old Owl
11-18-2014, 23:31
Leather man over Swiss (Sharper- stronger steel - bigger pins) better pizza....:sun

BuckeyeBill
11-22-2014, 16:13
Leatherman Style Pocket Knife. There is also a multi tool variant, but the pocket knife weights in at 0.82oz.

http://www.campmor.com/Product___81248

Connie
11-22-2014, 16:42
I have the "Portable Small Folding Pocket Scissors" you can see on eBay: sharp, blades have a fine point, easy to cut moleskin.

I don't have a small folding knife, right now. I have looked at the knives, at the other thread.

The fact is, I almost never need a knife for backpacking. I use a little Zip-It razor blade in a plastic holder to open packaged food.

mattjv89
11-22-2014, 16:45
+1 for the Leatherman Style CS, I love mine. 1.4 oz. and around the size of a standard Bic lighter is nice and compact. I always carry it in the pack and frequently on my keychain when I'm not wearing my full size work Leatherman, don't even notice it's there when used this way. The knife and scissors are both very sharp and frequently used, the file/screwdriver is nice too and the clip doubles as a bottle opener, always handy to have. My one single gripe about the tool is the two little holes drilled in the knife blade, which are completely cosmetic as far as I can tell. They do a great job of filling with whatever food you're cutting, such as cheese or pepperoni, and need something around the size of a pine needle to pick them clean.

Grinder
11-22-2014, 18:01
I've carried a gerber paraframe pocket knife for 5 years. It's been entirely adequate.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gerber-Mini-Paraframe-Fine-Edge-Knife/16523863.
Before that I carried a 4 in Frost sheath knife one year (too big) and a home made hacksaw blade knife (had to pack it and couldn't access easily enough)

Odd Man Out
11-23-2014, 16:27
Leather man style is a good little knife. It has one of the sharpest blades your going to find on a production knife. Its flat on one side, like a razor blade.

The tweezers on this and a tiny SAK are worthless, the cannot grip hard enough to pull a tick, so pretend they aren't there.

I once e-mailed the SAK people about their useless tweezers. Copied them a link about tick removal and how important this is. I would think if they could make a pointed tip tweezer, they would sell a lot of knives. I have one of those plastic tick removal tools in my FAK. Nothing weighs nothing, but that is pretty close.

Xuxava
11-03-2018, 07:52
have owned a buch of kinves, different brands, different shapes, different blade materials, many of them failed for different reasons. My experiences with knives have shaped my opinions. A quality knife that suites your personal needs is one to hold on to wether it be 'stainless' or carbon steel. I have a D-2 steel folder https://mechanicguides.com/best-pocket-knife-for-whittling/ that I have carried for 20 years. The blade has been resharpened perhaps 100 times and has gotten a bit thin in the process, it looks like it has been through a couple of wars, dang ugly, but I would not trade it because it works. A knife is a tool, a good tool is worth it's weight in gold when you need it. I have had the best success with quality carbon steel blades hence my devotion to them, but I am not an ultimate authority, just a man with an opinion. Just remember, everything on a knife can be repaired or replaced,except the blade, the blade is the heart of every knife.

Analog_Kidd
11-03-2018, 09:03
I carry the Leatherman Squirt PS4. It checked all my boxes... Knife, pliers, scissors, screwdriver. And it weighs in at 2 oz

https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Squirt-PS4-Multitool-Black/dp/B0032Y2OT6

Traillium
11-03-2018, 10:07
I use the SAK Classic. The two tools I rely on are the toothpick and the scissors. I have very thick strong nails, and the scissors work well even on the nails of my big toes.
BTW, I have used the tweezers very successfully to pull engorged ticks out of dogs.

Feral Bill
11-03-2018, 12:26
I use the SAK Classic. The two tools I rely on are the toothpick and the scissors. I have very thick strong nails, and the scissors work well even on the nails of my big toes.
BTW, I have used the tweezers very successfully to pull engorged ticks out of dogs. Works taking ticks of of oneself, as well, as I sadly learned.

Heliotrope
11-03-2018, 12:49
I find the SAK
Classic scissors are a little flimsy. Scissors are as important as the blade for my uses. I prefer the leatherman style CS.


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Cheyou
11-03-2018, 17:00
I once e-mailed the SAK people about their useless tweezers. Copied them a link about tick removal and how important this is. I would think if they could make a pointed tip tweezer, they would sell a lot of knives. I have one of those plastic tick removal tools in my FAK. Nothing weighs nothing, but that is pretty close.

You could make yours pointed very easily.

connolm
11-03-2018, 21:27
Gerber Dime. Very light and compact. Two blades in Leatherman style folding pliers. Light and compact. Scissors work well and are spring loaded.

https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Dime-Multi-Tool-Black-30-000469/dp/B006M9NIDO/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541294681&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=gerber+dime&dpPl=1&dpID=41q7k7frnyL&ref=plSrch


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connolm
11-03-2018, 21:38
Sorry... More to add on Gerber Dime.

The purple is only $14.95 and is fooking beautiful.

It's a little bit larger than the micro SAK but much smaller than regular SAK.

The blades do NOT lock in place.

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methodman
11-04-2018, 09:19
I have a Leatherman Micra. It has a nice pair of scissors in it plus a pair of tweezers.It also weighs 48 grams. It seems to carry everything I need on the trail.

Wise Old Owl
11-04-2018, 10:14
This is a thought I would share that as young boys and girls most start with SAK as its a cheap mass produced stainless steel knife. Just like we fall in love with our first car, they generally turn out to be a great start. In a recent conversation with my wife of thirty years her car was about to have far too much work and needed replacement. From a luxury Caddy she was looking at a Kia or a small chevy. I said keep looking, and she found a very affordable Prius, that fit her needs.

It's same process for picking out a pocket knife. There are times when I have had to do a emergency trim of toe nails, remove a splinter, alter a broken zipper or fix something with a cutting tool. A locking blade is there to keep you safe. There are harder steels that stay sharp and light. some companies now have a lifetime warranty and will replace a broken one. The last thing anyone needs is a failure on the trail of good equipment. Hense I have given away all of my SAK for a collection of Leatherman and yes I broke the pliers once... It was replaced in a month.

Signpost
12-05-2018, 04:51
I use the Gerber Dime. Has all the through hiking essentials: scissors, pliers, blade, tweezers, bottle opener.

connolm
12-05-2018, 06:56
I used my Gerber Dime to fix a zipper that had come off the track in the middle of a 250 mile bikepacking trip. Cool! I felt so Macgyver.

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theinfamousj
12-06-2018, 15:36
I have a Gerber Dime that is my EDC, but someone gave me the smallest Leatherman (it has a scissors, too). Between the two, Gerber is smaller but the Leatherman's scissors were better.

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T.S.Kobzol
12-06-2018, 17:35
there is definitely a room for a company that makes great scissors within a multitool. Leatherman CS is the only game in town AFAIC but I wish it was even better. I like a good pair of scissors to cut my fingernails and hopefully be capable to cut my toenails too.

memphistiger02
12-07-2018, 10:56
Gerber dime is pretty good as well.

Puddlefish
12-07-2018, 13:08
+1 for Leatherman CS. The scissors are solid. I've handed them around the picnic table at a shelter during a few mealtimes, for people who were struggling with their "gapped" SAK scissors.

BradMT
12-10-2018, 11:20
Victorinox Classic w/ P38 Can Opener attached... 0.9oz.


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