On the picture above are the S557 Wenger knives in my collection. No need for many words, only the blue one is modified by me. I put on blue handle scales.
The S557 is the result of the evolution and history from 1893 until 2014.
This is important to have in mind and what it means is that how versatile the knife is can only be limited by imagination. The selection
of tools is made the best as possible for different tasks but a SAK is not limited by this. This means that the functions could work for many more tasks. The selection of tools is made for an area or needs. It is also in the SAK history that every function
should be versatile outside the normal. This is into the MacGyver it atmosphere and it can also mean how a knife with its functions can fit a sportsman fisherman or a survivalist or a Special Forces individuals survival pack. It all depends on the individual
need or tasks. The S557 is special because it would be the Wenger knife best designed to represent the Company but I believe it represents the best over-all design from Wenger. It is obvious that Sportsmen knives and SAK solutions are fused together as well
with this knife. There is no need to modify any functions but for sure I understand some may find that helpful. I did put on the blue to see in my hand how it looks. Colors and SAK goes hand in hand.
Improvisation is important with use and a flat screwdriver can be used for at least 100 things!
On a modern SAK the use of the standard functions plus scissors, Phillips screwdriver, pliers, universal wrench and locking blade equals one of the ultimate tool sets. A SAK can also
be used in combination with a fixed blade or a MultiTool with great success. The locking blade is not any fighting weapon because it was never made to be any tactical choice. The tactical choice on this is the safety and versatile use. It is designed in the
SAK tradition and that says it all.
A SAK can for sure be called a tactical tool in the sense it can be used to make things.