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Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« on: May 11, 2013, 02:49:36 AM »
I searched the hallowed halls of MTO for a Flair Owner's Club and found none so I figured I'd start one. I got my wife the Flair(s) for Mother's Day this year. I got two because I got a good deal on them both. I told her one can be hers and I can have one as well :D Here's some images





Hers

The date codes on this one are both 0799 but the corkscrew side handle is barely readable.





His

The date codes on this one are 1099 on the corkscrew side and 1199 on the other. The spreader knife was a little scratched and the main blade was dull but nothing I can't handle :D I really love the sheath on this one and don't recall seeing it before. If anyone has info on it let me know.







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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 06:04:01 AM »
That sheath is a beauty! They have not made those for years. I am jealous.
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 06:41:36 AM »
I have never had a Flair, but hope to join the club someday.

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 01:29:01 AM »
stealth007s , they're absolutely beautiful! just like the good ole' cap'n, Me too wants to join them ranks

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 01:31:39 AM »
I'm in. Got mine a few years ago when i first joined up here in 07. I throw up some pics tomorrow when i get back from work. One of my harder to acquire tools.  ::)

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 01:35:16 AM »
Now those are the best types of gifts they get one you get one. Great looking tools there hopefully I can join the ranks soon. Those things are really hard to come by.
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 01:51:32 AM »
The Flair is such a quirky tool- I hope she gets just how cool a gift that is!  :D

Def

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 01:57:37 AM »
The Flair is such a quirky tool- I hope she gets just how cool a gift that is!  :D

Def

I think she does.I hyped it up so much when I thought it was going to be her Christmas gift last year. She's a wine drinker and loves olives, pickles and cheeses. This tool will get a lot of use. Maybe it's a good thing I got two :think: :D

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Terry
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 02:38:56 AM »
Well I suppose it would be good if at least one Flair that was produced actually got used!

Def

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 04:32:24 PM »
as promised  :D







This one will never leave the collection.  :multi:

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 05:20:09 PM »
Well I've got one too but my corkscrew is floppy :(

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 07:53:41 PM »
My only Leatherman so far is a Flair. It's made me want a PST as well  >:D
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 09:11:36 PM »
The Flair is the ultimate multitool. It is as strong as the PST but with usefull extras. It has proper multitool pliers, screwdrivers etc. Nothing has come close to it yet.

I have used it (yes some do get used chief) to fix a rotiserie, move the spits about, shift the meat on them, cut the meat and eat it, with some nice wine, using just one multitool.

If,and I say IF, it has a shortcoming is that the corckscrew is a bit delicate. The Juice line gets stronger corkscrews.

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 01:37:48 AM »
the moment I saw this thread I was like "I wanna join" so i go and search online and see that they are EXPENSIVE!!!.... i envy you all...hope I get to have one before the year ends...if there are any left by that time hahaha... really cutesy little tiny baby fork

Cheers,
Gabriel

"you can't always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need"


"I have a confession to make: I am addicted to steel, I have a smoking problem, I have a short attention span and I am easily amused"

"Balisongs Forever!!!"
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2013, 01:39:41 AM »
the moment I saw this thread I was like "I wanna join" so i go and search online and see that they are EXPENSIVE!!!.... i envy you all...hope I get to have one before the year ends...if there are any left by that time hahaha... really cutesy little tiny baby fork.... my friend who owns a flair always says that his multitool has a folding trident.

and when he shows it off everyone's like "ahhh...well that'sa trident alright"

Cheers,
Gabriel

"you can't always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need"


"I have a confession to make: I am addicted to steel, I have a smoking problem, I have a short attention span and I am easily amused"

"Balisongs Forever!!!"
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2013, 02:46:21 AM »
Yay Im a member. Got to open a wine bottle last week with it. The tool buy was justified. That sheath is amazing. great find and a great start to the thread

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2013, 03:27:51 AM »
I searched the hallowed halls of MTO for a Flair Owner's Club and found none so I figured I'd start one. I got my wife the Flair(s) for Mother's Day this year. I got two because I got a good deal on them both. I told her one can be hers and I can have one as well :D Here's some images





Hers

The date codes on this one are both 0799 but the corkscrew side handle is barely readable.





His

The date codes on this one are 1099 on the corkscrew side and 1199 on the other. The spreader knife was a little scratched and the main blade was dull but nothing I can't handle :D I really love the sheath on this one and don't recall seeing it before. If anyone has info on it let me know.





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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 10:28:45 PM »
I'm in

Not a great photo but a good bottle opener
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2013, 11:57:08 PM »
i'm in as well.  mine came in the mail yesterday from ebay.  i love her.



sorry it's a terrible picture.  i took it with my phone, as i was anxious to go buy wine to open.
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2013, 12:04:59 AM »
i'm in as well.  mine came in the mail yesterday from ebay.  i love her.

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sorry it's a terrible picture.  i took it with my phone, as i was anxious to go buy wine to open.

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2013, 04:04:04 AM »
thanks!  i've had an awesome time lurking...i figured i would get in on some of the fun.


when you guys oil this particular tool, is it a concern what to use, since it comes into contact with food?  i've always oiled food tools with consumable oil, often olive when i can't get hold of the high dollar stuff.
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2013, 04:38:53 AM »
I am struggling to find a photo of my Flair in which I don't have the cocktail fork up my nose  :o :D.

Time for a new photo run I reckon  :think: :D :D


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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2013, 02:32:27 PM »
Job done  :tu: :tu:

You gotta love those old LM sheaths  8) 8)


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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2013, 03:03:14 PM »
i do love those old sheaths.  i'm actually kind of delighted mine had no gold stamping--made it a little different from my others.


where would one go about putting a lanyard on a flair?  if i had two, i would swap out or grind down the locking screwdriver on the non-corkscrew side and punch a hole for a lanyard.  i've got a short sterling silver chain i made (before i ran out of links, and money to make more links, and my silver wire source) that would be PERFECT, but i don't want to grind or punch anything if i only have one of them.

if i ever find a second flair i will certainly perform and display this thought.
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2013, 01:24:59 PM »
On the flair (as well as on the PST and the PSTII) there's a small thingy on one of the plier-pivots, with hole for a small splitring   ;) . Here, I made a pick for you  :salute:

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2013, 06:22:12 PM »
thank you for the pic!  oddly the small ring is on the other side of mine, but when i put a small splitring through it, it stuck straight out, had no play.  since that is the smallest ring i have i'll have to try something else, or a smaller ring or something.

i had no idea that little thing was a lanyard attachment.  i have one on my other older LM tools, and i have always hated it bec ause i couldn't figure out the use for it.  now that i know the use, i'm still not thrilled; what lanyard worth using attaches near the jaws?
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2013, 09:43:49 PM »
thank you for the pic!  oddly the small ring is on the other side of mine, but when i put a small splitring through it, it stuck straight out, had no play.  since that is the smallest ring i have i'll have to try something else, or a smaller ring or something.

i had no idea that little thing was a lanyard attachment.  i have one on my other older LM tools, and i have always hated it bec ause i couldn't figure out the use for it.  now that i know the use, i'm still not thrilled; what lanyard worth using attaches near the jaws?
Given the toolset of the Flair I wouldn't want the lanyard anywhere else.

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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2013, 01:33:07 AM »
i added a lanyard, but it might not stay forever...not because i might remove it but being silver it's got really soft links.  i don't see myself using the flair pliers much, so it's not really in the way.  got to find a s. silver fob for it, maybe a bunch of grapes or something.


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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2013, 08:59:56 AM »
Hi Flair owners, I am desperate to join your club, but thus far, I'm not able to find one in good condition. I have found one, but with a broken backspring for the corkscrew. The seller is asking US$45. Is that a good price and how important is the back spring? Should I be patient and wait for one in good condition? I'm in the UK, so we do not get Leathermans for sale on ebay. Please can someone show me a picture of what the backspring should look like?
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Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 12:02:18 PM »
Hi Flair owners, I am desperate to join your club, but thus far, I'm not able to find one in good condition. I have found one, but with a broken backspring for the corkscrew. The seller is asking US$45. Is that a good price and how important is the back spring? Should I be patient and wait for one in good condition? I'm in the UK, so we do not get Leathermans for sale on ebay. Please can someone show me a picture of what the backspring should look like?

Part of the flair  ;)  of the LM Flair is all the nice details on it, like the scrolls and the golden colour. If a part of it is damaged it does lose some of that flair.
You really want  a mint one if possible, something you can proudly show off and the broken backspring will result in a floppy corkscrew and make it less impressive (I think some other memebrs here had similar issues with the corkscrew).

Wait for a good one. They are around and if you buy a damaged one you will still want to buy a better one later anyway.

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