SAK’D. In a tacklebox, shooting bag or pocket, it’s tough to beat the compact options presented by a Swiss Army Knife. From small two-blade knives to large models with multiple blades and features, these popular knives are the original multitools that go everywhere and are great for fixing issues while in the field.
Featured Photo: A well used Swiss Army Knife still provides a sharp blade or two, along with other options on the water or in the field. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today 7/19 – Another evening shot. Hi 85, Lo 60, Wind N@7
Tomorrow: 7/20 – Cooler. Hi 79, Lo 60, Wind N@9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:08AM Sunset: 9:30PM
Moonrise: 2:30PM Moonset 1:02AM
Overhead: 7:50PM Underfoot: 7:27AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter @ 2:52PM
EDGE HOUR: 2:00 – 3:00PM. The Edge Hour features the first quarter moon on the rise in calm conditions.
VICTORY. In existence for over 130 years and producing the Swiss Army Knife for most of them, the Victorionox company boasts one of the most well-recognized brands in the outdoors. With dozens of models in hundreds of configurations, there’s a knife with decades of history behind it for every outdoors pursuit
HOT DEBATE. Internet forums abound with battles over the most useless tool on the Swiss Army Knife, but when one person proposes hook, or fish scaler, or magnifying glass, another comes up with a response on how those items have helped them in some way (wire twist, scaling fish, starting fire with sun).
CHAMP. The SwissChamp is the largest, non-custom knife available from the Swiss Army Knife line. In its standard form, it has 33 different tools in 8 layers, with a total weight of still just 6.5 ounces, but other advanced versions of the model offer even more with a little added heft.