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buy a Camillus version of the TL-29 electricians knife, ebay, no longer made but available under 60$.
I have one of those that I bought at what was the Knife Museum in Sevierville, Tn years ago but I carry an actual wood handled TL-29 I got on ebay a while back. For years I carried another real TL-29 that I found in the grass at Fort Monmouth, NJ back in '64 but it was lost somewhere in the 70's. I don't see how I could live without the screwdriver blade.
That place is amazing. About an hour from me
search a bit, the blueprint for the signal corps original TL is out there.
Not to say that's not a real TL-29 since my others are Camillus, too.
they're copies but the highest quality of any IMO- every knife company made a version, it seems.
items left and center are "Great Eastern" products, I believe.
I still have my dad's USMC issued(combat loss) K-bar which he carried in WW2. good steel, going to pass the goodness onward. carried a folding Buck for years at the works. tried the leatherman, weakass stainless metal is either brittle or too ductile. When you need a tool, go get one. Old school K-bar is the way to go, not the chinesium crap. carried that blade in my right calf pocket along with the parachutist's knife(worthless POS) while serving in the Air Force years ago. during preflight crew equipment showdown, I always got questioned if it was issue; why, yes it was. just keeping it in the family. All the same, they usually ignored the S&W Model 19-6 instead of the M15 .38spl while they looked over the blade.
The TL-29 is a working man's tool, but if you are out 'in the sticks', a knife with a saw blade makes some sense. A tool which can make more tools is very useful.