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What is your Holy Grail? 16951

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,078 Wooooo!
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #180 on: August 05, 2016, 05:14:05 AM »
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Haha, man I suck :rofl:

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Lol, I had already awarded the badge but nice to see you started a new thread anyway.   :D

I saw that after the fact...Guess I should've checked first :facepalm:
 :whistle:

K-Tibbs
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,078 Wooooo!
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #181 on: August 05, 2016, 05:14:44 AM »

K-Tibbs
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,730
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #182 on: August 05, 2016, 05:18:32 AM »
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Haha, man I suck :rofl:

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Lol, I had already awarded the badge but nice to see you started a new thread anyway.   :D

I saw that after the fact...Guess I should've checked first :facepalm:
 :whistle:

Just gives you a chance to show it off all over again :pok: :D :cheers:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,730
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #183 on: August 05, 2016, 05:19:29 AM »
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,078 Wooooo!
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #184 on: August 05, 2016, 05:21:00 AM »
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

Sent from my SM-G920R4 using Tapatalk



Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Haha, man I suck :rofl:

Sent from my SM-G920R4 using Tapatalk



Lol, I had already awarded the badge but nice to see you started a new thread anyway.   :D

I saw that after the fact...Guess I should've checked first :facepalm:
 :whistle:

Just gives you a chance to show it off all over again :pok: :D :cheers:

True ;)

K-Tibbs
No Life Club Posts: 3,189
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #185 on: August 07, 2016, 04:21:48 AM »
I dont know if I can answer this because I find a new one every time I save up enough and buy the old one :facepalm:


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No Life Club Posts: 3,105 American Clandestine Materials Executive (ACME)
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #186 on: August 08, 2016, 06:23:12 AM »
Mine would be a bit different than most of ya'll's.

Savage 24C, they haven't been made for 25 years? 30? They were a combo gun, 22LR/20ga, 18" barrels, and about 6 pounds. Cylinder choke so you could run slugs thought them, even though it meant your patterns were all short range. If I could find one that was well regulated (sometimes the barrels don't hit to quite the same vertical plane) and I had the money, I would snatch it up as fast as I could fill out the paperwork. Not the best at any one thing, but it will work for most everything in my neck of the woods if you've got the right mix of ammo on you.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #187 on: August 08, 2016, 06:39:05 AM »
Umm, any MT that is not for free?..  :think: :-[
No Life Club Posts: 2,789 Lifelike and remarkably self similar
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #188 on: August 08, 2016, 06:57:03 AM »
Mine would be a bit different than most of ya'll's.

Savage 24C, they haven't been made for 25 years? 30? They were a combo gun, 22LR/20ga, 18" barrels, and about 6 pounds. Cylinder choke so you could run slugs thought them, even though it meant your patterns were all short range. If I could find one that was well regulated (sometimes the barrels don't hit to quite the same vertical plane) and I had the money, I would snatch it up as fast as I could fill out the paperwork. Not the best at any one thing, but it will work for most everything in my neck of the woods if you've got the right mix of ammo on you.

I have a 22LR/410ga.  Best squirrel gun ever made. 

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And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
No Life Club Posts: 2,546
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #189 on: October 01, 2016, 05:51:32 PM »
I'd love to own a Robert lessard custom titanium SAK. But I dont think I would be able to bring myself to pay the price (for a SAK) literally or phsychologicaly  :'(. But boy are they fantastic!
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #190 on: October 02, 2016, 01:54:38 AM »
Right Now it would be a Benchmade 940 and BO Swisstool Spirit. The Benchmade isn't terribly expensive, but I just can't justify spending $150+ on another knife after buying a ZT. And I just can't find any BO Spirits.  :-\



Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,619 Master LM Squirt Ps4 And Lord of Navitools
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #191 on: October 02, 2016, 01:56:30 AM »
ObiChamp  :cheers:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,423
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #192 on: October 02, 2016, 07:28:40 PM »
Right Now it would be a Benchmade 940 and BO Swisstool Spirit. The Benchmade isn't terribly expensive, but I just can't justify spending $150+ on another knife after buying a ZT. And I just can't find any BO Spirits.  :-\

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+1 on the Swisstool BO.
Got mine yesterday and already can't imagine what I'd do if I suddenly didn't have it no more.

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,317
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #193 on: August 28, 2018, 05:07:07 PM »
Still no changes for me.  Grail item would be Mr Leatherman himself signing a tool of mine.  Not sounding arrogant but some of the items I like I could afford, I just cannot justify spending the money on them.  I'm still much to frugal to spend dough on such things.

No change for me.  I'd still like a signed LM from the man himself.  This would be my grail item.  I was thinking about what I'd buy or want to buy when the thought of this thread came to mind. 

I cannot think of anything beyond what I've already mentioned. 

Anyone obtain grails you havent mentioned? 

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 3,189
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #194 on: August 28, 2018, 08:16:21 PM »
My Holy Grail is the one tool that is so light you can carry it in your pocket and not know its there, but has every tool I will ever need. It is so small that it takes up virtually no pocket space. It is also the strongest tool in the world. Unbreakable, corrosion proof, and fire retardant. In addition to all your standard tools, it is equipped with a measuring tape, level, 100 feet of paracord, power jigsaw, butane lighter, full size axe, A pop up tent, spare underwear, toilet paper, and a built in projector connected to MLB.tv and NFL TV (with Netflix and Hulu capability of course), the nuclear football, my financial advisor, a month's supply of fine scotch, and the map to the lost Mayan treasure.  Oh yeah, its affordable too!

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,423
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #195 on: August 28, 2018, 08:20:07 PM »
Well I've got 3 Spirit S' in BO by now...
My current grail is a marlin spiked alox...

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #196 on: August 28, 2018, 08:55:42 PM »
Well I've got 3 Spirit S' in BO by now...
My current grail is a marlin spiked alox...
I have 2 First mates (new ones with silver scales and red shield), so I'm willing to sell you one. It's new, but without box. PM me if interested.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,423
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #197 on: August 28, 2018, 08:57:22 PM »
Pm!! :ahhh

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,317
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #198 on: August 28, 2018, 10:09:40 PM »
 :salute: wow

Esse Quam Videri
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,004 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #199 on: August 28, 2018, 11:19:49 PM »
Grail tool? As a collector, a few would be on my shortlist. I don't make smurf for wages, so there are a few tools I can't pay big bucks for right now that I would like to get in the future at some point.

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

There are a few more, but these would be the ones I'd like first. After those, maybe a Juice Pro or K4. Maybe SOG Paladin PT-525.

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Hero Member Posts: 858
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #200 on: August 28, 2018, 11:25:55 PM »
I have a Sheffield A100 clone that I modified with some different tools. I've been using it quite a lot in the garage lately, between welding and grinding tasks. It's a decently good tool, but would be better with more blunt-nosed pliers. I'm interested in trying out the real Kershaw A100 one day now that I've gotten used to the clone!

Charles.
No Life Club Posts: 4,287 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #201 on: August 29, 2018, 05:22:52 AM »
Grail tool? As a collector, a few would be on my shortlist. I don't make smurf for wages, so there are a few tools I can't pay big bucks for right now that I would like to get in the future at some point.

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

There are a few more, but these would be the ones I'd like first. After those, maybe a Juice Pro or K4. Maybe SOG Paladin PT-525.

I don't know about the XAVT, but most the others on your list are going to be hard to find on a limited budget.  But keep looking, sometimes you can find a B-I-N bargain on evilbay  :D

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,004 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #202 on: August 29, 2018, 05:50:07 AM »
Grail tool? As a collector, a few would be on my shortlist. I don't make smurf for wages, so there are a few tools I can't pay big bucks for right now that I would like to get in the future at some point.

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

There are a few more, but these would be the ones I'd like first. After those, maybe a Juice Pro or K4. Maybe SOG Paladin PT-525.

I don't know about the XAVT, but most the others on your list are going to be hard to find on a limited budget.  But keep looking, sometimes you can find a B-I-N bargain on evilbay  :D
Thanks, gregozedobe. :cheers:

I've bought everything on my ",To-get list" so far, up until the tools I listed here. I just have trouble with the really pricey stuff. Those are just Grail tools. I have so many great tools, I am pretty happy. :multi:
I found the Crunch, Recoil, JPST, one Wave, and Flair(and a bunch of common stuff as well) at the store I work at. Maybe the rarer tools will pop up one day. :)

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No Life Club Posts: 1,995
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #203 on: August 29, 2018, 07:39:49 PM »
I would really, really love to get an original Green SOG Micro Toolclip someday to complete my set..  :dd: :dd:

Oh, and some more TiNi SOGs, and a Leatherm.....  ::) :D

Maybe I have a green one for trade... I check it...
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,859 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #204 on: August 29, 2018, 07:55:48 PM »
I have owned a very wide range to tools, and most of them have since found new homes elsewhere, but I kept the ones that were the best fits for me.

As regards pliers based tools, I have no more yearnings for anything else. At least half of what I own are modifications, which I have tailored to suit my own tastes and preferences, and I managed to get everything I wanted before pricing started shooting upwards.

I'm totally satisfied with my array of traditional and modern folders too. I have a healthy assortment to choose from, and there's no "gaps" that need filling. Whatever the day has in store, in terms of activity or location, I have something to suit.

The only movement or change that I can see moving forward (other than selling off stuff that I haven't got round to yet), is Swiss knife modding. I have everything that I want to keep unmodified, and have most of the parts that I need for my six planned mods. These are rather complex projects, and will be quite labour intensive (not just simple tool changes), and will be done gradually over the months and years ahead, as time and health allows.

So my grail items cannot be bought, they must be made, and made by me. That's what gives them the added value over commercially available items. There's a feeling of pride in using something that you put together, which cannot be had from something you just handed over beer vouchers for.



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No Life Club Posts: 1,559 "My real name is Cosmo Pombal"
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #205 on: August 30, 2018, 04:09:44 AM »
For knives it would be a SOG Fatcat, Cold Steel 4-Max, and a Benchmade Adamas Auto in black.






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Hero Member Posts: 858
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #206 on: August 30, 2018, 04:31:12 AM »
Is it weird that after five minutes of holding one I really want a Case Sodbuster? I currently carry a multitool and a 91mm waiter... and I love using the waiter. But I LOVED using that sodbuster. I mean it’s not particularly expensive. It’s just got plain plastic scales. It’s not even sharpened to a very fine edge — just 25 degrees according to my lansky. But damn if I don’t like using it quite a lot. 

Charles.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,317
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #207 on: August 30, 2018, 06:56:41 AM »
Not strange at all.  We like what we like. 

Esse Quam Videri
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,317
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #208 on: August 30, 2018, 06:59:20 AM »
I've modded some tools but theyre still just LMs.  Which is why I still say having one signed would be cool.  I'd love to make a fixed blade.  I said having one made to my specifications would be close.  I change my mind.  Making one would be awesome.  Making something from a hunk of steel then adding handles.  Not sure thats entirely out of the question. 

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 1,995
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #209 on: October 08, 2018, 09:06:44 PM »
A „Spyderco 25th Anniversary Delica“ would be great...

 

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