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Nick5912

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Multifunction or single blade?
« on: 12:51:43, 22/07/19 »
I have been asked what I would like for my birthday.
New multifunction tool or single fixed blade knife???
I am leaning toward fixed blade.
Opinions please?


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jimbob

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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #1 on: 12:57:28, 22/07/19 »
Opinel number 8.Single blade.
Light as a feather.Sturdy as an oxen.Sharp as something which is extremly sharp and keeps it's edge.
Too little, too late, too bad......

andyapanel

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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #2 on: 13:08:33, 22/07/19 »
I  carry a Leatherman Juice when backpacking.
It is relatively light and has all the tools I might need


https://www.leatherman.co.uk/juice-cs4/364.html

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #3 on: 13:28:57, 22/07/19 »
A leatherman would be rather nice.
Their not cheap, but blimey their handy items, and beautifully made, so i recon its money well spent.
Its not like blowing money on a gimmicky gadget, that seemed like a good purchase, but collects dust in a draw.

Like the Swiss Army knives, Leatherman have multiple uses.

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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #4 on: 13:38:16, 22/07/19 »
Its not like blowing money on a gimmicky gadget, that seemed like a good purchase, but collects dust in a draw.

Indeed ... or in a cupboard  ;)
Where there's a will ...

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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #5 on: 14:21:49, 22/07/19 »
For hiking I carry an Opinel wood handled folding knife in my pack. Useful for cutting string, cheese and sausage.  The blade locks out and is probably a tad long for the old bill's liking.
For skiing I have a Leatherman multi-tool in a pouch on my salopettes.  Useful for cutting string and fixing bindings.  Not that great with cheese or sausage though - blade is too short.
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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #6 on: 14:45:03, 22/07/19 »
If you want a single blade Opinel are cheap, light and isn't the end of the world if you lose one.   No 5 if you want it for slicing food etc and the No 8 or 9 if you want a 'proper' knife you can use for prepping materials other than soft cheese.


Failing that the Leatherman Squirt is excellent, light and versatile, and the Leatherman Style CS is a simple scissors and knife combo which is, in fairness, 90% of what I ever use it for.

Nick5912

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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #7 on: 15:17:00, 22/07/19 »
Thanks all for your ideas.


UPDATE

I (OH if I'm being honest) have just found my old Gerber Multitool, I broke the blade on it several years ago and had assumed I had binned it. Whilst discussing your ideas with OH she produced the Gerber and enquired if it could be fixed.


So I have decided to buy a fixed blade knife to complement the broken bladed Gerber.


FURTHER UPDATE[/size]

Just spoken to Fiskars (Gerber in UK) who have told me the blade may still be covered by it's 25 year warranty! Happy days.

Cheers once again.
« Last Edit: 15:53:18, 22/07/19 by Nick5912 »

Nick5912

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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #8 on: 11:52:58, 23/07/19 »
What a result!
Fiskars are unable to replace the blade on my old Gerber multitool.
So they are replacing the whole tool under warranty!!!!!
I cannot praise this company highly enough, no quibbles just great communication and customer service.
Now I can stop looking.
Cheers everyone for your input.


Nick

richardh1905

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Re: Multifunction or single blade?
« Reply #9 on: 13:52:58, 23/07/19 »

 O0 great service!


For short trips I just take a very small and ancient pipe cleaning pen knife, for opening packets, cutting cheese etc.