It looks better than the saks. The steel is slightly better. Everything is a bit bigger, which is good. Corkscrews - sak users keep trying to come up with different uses for the corkscrew - undoing knots is about the best use and they are great for that. You can also use something like a paracord loop - put the knot near the hinge end of the corkscrew, then wind the cord down the length of the corkscrew. The knife body can then become a handle for carrying shopping bags or a load of wood for example. Awl / reamer is a really handy thing - I've done boot and pack harness repairs and drilled lots of holes with it. Scissors are very useful - two of us had hair cuts on Fraser island with sak scissors. They're also really good for cutting stitches, trimming nose hair, eyebrows and finger / toe nails. Nice blade and it locks! That style of screwdriver isn't used much except on camera tripods, some battery compartments, telescopic sights etc - but they are good levers. The saw, of course, is useful, although the same style as a sak. No offset in the teeth but they work. I've used them on wood and hard plastic. I researched whether you can sharpen them without much luck. A fine file and a jewellers loupe (20x) should work at least for half the height of the teeth. The teeth are fairly complex. I always keep sak saws for emergencies. If I knew I needed a saw I'd take a bahco or silky. That belt cutter looks easy enough to sharpen. Spoke nipples come in all different sizes - you might be lucky.Anybody use one of these?
First Impressions My first impression of the Ruike Trekker LD42-B Multi-Tool was that it looked like a super-sized Swiss Army tool – that is once I had got myself past its rather unwieldy name! Measuring some 11.5cm long when closed x 2.5cm wide (including pocket clip) and 2.8cm deep and...bushcraftuk.com
Or the LD 41
They have a thumb stub 3 1/2 inch blade.
Cheers. The round ends were cut with a saw. I did do one cut through the whole thing with just the knife when I was collecting it, just to see if I could - took 30mins! The rest was all the knife.Great job! Did you do it all with the knife? And what sort of wood is that (hard or soft). It looks a very effective baton and a great looking knife.
Sorry; I'd never expect you to cut through that with a knife - I wouldn't. A small saw is much better for the job. I suppose I meant just making the handle. The timber does look heavy. Either way, nice job on the baton.Cheers. The round ends were cut with a saw. I did do one cut through the whole thing with just the knife when I was collecting it, just to see if I could - took 30mins! The rest was all the knife.
I'm not 100% sure what the wood is, but pretty hard I think, judging by the weight of the round. Might ask the group in another thread.View attachment 26330
Thanks, I'm sure it will see plenty of use around camp.Sorry; I'd never expect you to cut through that with a knife - I wouldn't. A small saw is much better for the job. I suppose I meant just making the handle. The timber does look heavy. Either way, nice job on the baton.