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    Learn something new every day. I have a knife like that for over 50 years, did not know what the hole in the awl was for!

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    You're right, learn something new each day. I've been out in the garage to try it out.
    I have a 1972 Land Rover Series III Truck Cab/Pick-Up and a 1962 Land Rover Series 2a Carawagon Camper.

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    I can't imagine owning a Swiss Army knife and not bothering to look up the functions of the less obvious tools.

    Do you know what the original purpose of the multipurpose hook was?

    How about these tools ? The small knife is a Wenger and the larger is a Victorinox.

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    After I did a quick look, I understand why I never looked up what the hole in the awl was for. There in none in mine!
    I tried to upload a picture no luck.
    It is a Victoria with the company logo that my uncle worked for 66-68, on one side (Sika) and the Swiss cross on the other.

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    I've been told the 'skyhook' was for tightening boot laces, esp for ski boots. Also told it was good for carrying brown paper packages tied up with string. No guesses on those particular tools...none of mine have had them.

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    It seems like Victorinox would make up a knife with any combination of different blades/tools.
    The one I have has two blades (2" , 1 1/2") a can opener/small screw driver, bottle opener larger screwdriver with wire stripper? Scissor, Phillips screwdriver and awl no hole(90 degree). This one has a company logo (Sika) one one side and the Swiss cross on the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyer77 View Post
    It seems like Victorinox would make up a knife with any combination of different blades/tools.
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    I addressed the need for pocket knife kits before...

    We need pocket knife kits

    No commercial model will satisfy everyone's needs, or, if it does, will be too cumbersome to carry.
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    I think all the tools on it are for puncturing hands.

    Maybe it's just me.




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