Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tips and Tricks: Use the corkscrew on your Swiss Army Knife to undo stubborn knots

The Swiss Army knife corkscrew has long been maligned as a useless wilderness tool (unless you're a wine drinker of course), but it's actually great for undoing stubborn knots. It easily weaves into a tight knot after which it can be used to gently pull it apart as shown:

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Ok, so you're convinced the corkscrew has worth, but you'd still like to have a phillips head screwdriver on your Swiss Army knife (which the corkscrew replaces). No problem, just use the Swiss Army can opener for phillips screws:

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You'll now have the best of both worlds, and can even enjoy an occasional bottle of wine during your wilderness excursions!

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7 comments:

  1. Swiss army knives have a multitude of good tools to use and i sure plan on picking one up. I actually surprised that I don't already have one.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Rick. I own lots of knives and multi-tools but I think a Swiss Army knife is still one of the most useful wilderness tools out there. Cheers, Jason

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  2. not even in the same league as newer Leathermans

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  3. Not even in the same league as full size Leathermans

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  4. Depends on what you're using them for. I own both and will sometimes carry a Victorinox instead of my Leatherman into the backcountry, depending on what my needs are. 

    -Jason

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  5. Thanks for the comment Rick. I own lots of knives and multi-tools but I think a Swiss Army knife is still one of the most useful wilderness tools out there.

    -Jason

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  6. Have you seen the new low cost leatherman wings from home depot they are crap compare to a Swiss army tinker which cost less. For the price SAK are a great value and last forever.

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