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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Man Out View Post
    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.

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    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-M...nyL&ref=plSrch


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    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.

    I liked it so much I bought a second one.

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    Default favorite light weight pocket knife w/scissors?

    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.

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    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.
    Dogs are excellent judges of character, this fact goes a long way toward explaining why some people don't like being around them.

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    I use the Gerber Dime. Has all the through hiking essentials: scissors, pliers, blade, tweezers, bottle opener.

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    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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    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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    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.
    Let me go

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    Gerber dime is pretty good as well.

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    +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.

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    Victorinox Classic w/ P38 Can Opener attached... 0.9oz.


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