Replacement Toothpick for a Swiss Army Knife





Introduction: Replacement Toothpick for a Swiss Army Knife

About: Hi. My name is Caleb. I am a guy who likes to make things. My all time favorite thing to do is blacksmithing, and knife making. I also enjoy wood working, beekeeping. I like making things the old fashion way...

Every one knows of the classic Swiss army knife and almost everyone has owned one at one point in there life. I picked this small victorinox up at a thrift store for 25 cents, sadly the tooth pick was gone, and so I made up my mind to make a new one! And so here is how I did it ,ll hand tools and its fairly simple. Hope you like it!

Step 1: Tool and Materials.

Your going to need a knife you could use the Swiss army knife easily. But I love my little single bevel neck knife, its great for small jobs and every day carry. If any one wants a knife like this I make them and your more then welcome to buy one from me! the one I used in this post is for sale.

For the tooth pick I used a small chunk of white oak. You could use Hickory or Osage. just be sure to use a hard wood.

Step 2: Split That Wood!

Now take you knife and split off a good sized sliver of the wood. To do this go with the grain of the wood and push down with your blade. you should end up with a wood chip basically.

Step 3: Fitting the Tooth Pick

Start trimming down your wood chip in till you end up with a small rectangle. Its all pretty self explainable just be sure to keep fitting it in the knife so you get the size right.

Step 4: Finishing

Just be sure that it fits in flush with everything so it looks like its meant to be there. you don't want a big square sticking out of the knife! And you have your self a brand new tooth pick for your swiss army knife! really simple I have not seen any one post anything on it before so I thought I would. I would love to hear what you think!




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    Very useful, thanks

    I wish Victorinox would make a set of Swiss Army lockpicks with a tension tool sliding in where the toothpick or tweezers go. I have 3 Swiss Army Tinkerers in various states of wear. Best darned knives I have ever used....

    Great find! That knife is worth many times more then you paid for it.

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    Thank you! You know what i found so great about the whole deal, was that the knock off of it was sitting next to it and cost more! haha

    How much do you charge for your single bevel neck knife? What do you use for the blade? You may not know the answer to this question since you purchased your Swiss Army knife used, but when you buy one new, they'll shave the hair off your arm like butter right out of the box. How does the edge on your knife compare?

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    I charge $35 for the knife with Kydex sheath and Para cord neck lace, I use old saw mill blades I believe that the steel is L6, its a type of high carbon steel. I have been making knives for a while now, I am by not means a master and am still learning a lot.

    I have never bought a new one but you can get them razor sharp! I have never tried getting a chisel bevel knife that sharp I am sure it can be done though, the swiss army knife edge would probably out last my neck knife though.

    I prefer the neck knife though because the swiss army knife is not nearly as ridged as the neck knife.

    i have a Wenger (as opposed to Victorinox) Swiss Army knife that I dearly love. So when the toothpick broke I was thoroughly bummed out, and have been pondering on the best way to replace it. I'm not very fond of plastic anything, and just happen to have some hickory plank cut-offs, so now I have the solution! Thanks, I'll be whittling a new one right soon.

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    Thats awesome! i hope it turns out good for you.

    Believe it or not, sells all the little separable bits for Swiss Army knives including the toothpick, pen, pin, eyeglass screwdriver, etc. Not to take away from the cleverness in this build - genuine hand-built is always cooler...

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    I have never know that! thanks for the info.

    Yu did a good job and it is a clever solution. A friend visited from Europe. The toothpick from her Swiss Army Knife was missing, as was the little screwdriver that fits into the corkscrew. I was able to order both on-line and get them to her before she had to leave for home.

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    Thank you! I'm glad you were able to get them replaced for her, next time you might have to make a tooth pick. ;)