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What is your Holy Grail? 16020

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What is your Holy Grail?
« on: September 27, 2013, 07:19:55 PM »
What is your Holy Grail? What is the multitool that you want in the worst possible way, but for whatever reason it is just beyond your reach.... It could be due to limited availablity, price or some other reason.  It could be more than one item.  I have a small list.

Chamberlain's Wrench - I've only seen two or three and the price is way out of my range
Triplett Wrench - Another semi rare multi type tool that I'll probably never own due to price.
Coleman Pro-Lock - Employee's edition with brass handles and leather sheath - I've only seen one and I failed to pull the trigger.
Plierench Pivot Pliers - No technically a multitool, from the maker of the Plierench - I've only seen two online, both in the hands of collectors.

The quest goes on.  Someday.......

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 07:22:39 PM »
I'll play!

My Holy Grail is a Damascus Pioneer and Damascus Climber. Every time they come up, I can't afford them...  :-\

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 08:22:43 PM »
I try to have obtainable holy grails, so I do not feel poor  :rofl:

for me it is the  Traveller Lite.  I have a real chance of getting one of these one day, if I could quit buying $5-$7 SAKs off ebay long enough to save for it.

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 09:40:24 PM »
I'll play!

My Holy Grail is a Damascus Pioneer and Damascus Climber. Every time they come up, I can't afford them...  :-\

I second that damascus Pioneer.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 09:42:35 PM »
I try to have obtainable holy grails, so I do not feel poor  :rofl:

for me it is the  Traveller Lite.  I have a real chance of getting one of these one day, if I could quit buying $5-$7 SAKs off ebay long enough to save for it.

When I was younger, I wanted to get stinking filthy rich. At this point in time, I can comfort myself that 2 out of 3 ain't that bad.  :D

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 09:50:42 PM »
 :tu: :rofl:

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 09:56:32 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


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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 10:30:12 PM »
A model 1897 Elsener Officer's Knife in good shape.
Then I would never buy another SAK.  Well maybe not Never...

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 12:19:57 AM »
A model 1897 Elsener Officer's Knife in good shape.
Then I would never buy another SAK.  Well maybe not Never...

Had to look this one up....Nice!

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And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 03:34:16 AM »
Yellow, Green and White Gerber MP600's (preferably with BO tool components 'coz they contrast better)

Al Mar 4x4 valade (the lovely engraved version)

Gerber 650 evolution (the military version)

LM orginal PSTs  (Cabela's and Early Winters catalogue versions)

I don't rate my chances very highly, but a man can dream ......

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 06:50:48 AM »
I would say the Original Wave is mine.  I've wanted it for a good while, and I've yet to be able to save up the money for a preferably NIB one.  After I get a bit of money saved up, I end up spending it :facepalm:  I don't really have anything else I want to get, but I have considered the Pulse, and have recently been thinking about getting a stayglow scaled Explorer so that I can see what those scales are like. 

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2013, 07:34:53 AM »
What is my Holy Grail... hmmm...

Orange Alox Electrician maybe? :D

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2013, 08:28:53 AM »
...have recently been thinking about getting a stayglow scaled Explorer so that I can see what those scales are like.

Totally worth it.  The stayglow scales are durable, subtly grippy, and of course they glow in the dark... 8)

The only negatives are that plus scales aren't available in stayglow AFAIK, and that the screen-printed(?) Vic emblem has a tendency to wear off (too bad it isn't the inlaid metal emblem like the cellidor SAKs).
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2013, 09:38:58 PM »
Because I am a noob and I don't know any better, the cheesy camouflage "Black Ice Trailmaster" is something of a grail for me. Not like I have gone to the ends of the earth to find one - there's tons of them for sale online, if money is no object. But an extra $100 just for black blades seems a bit bonkers.

And I am sure after two days I would find the thing incredibly ugly and embarrassing.
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2013, 10:47:54 PM »
For originals, I still want a pioneer 2223.

For a mod, I want to remake a pioneer with all damascus parts, even the springs.

PM me or email sakmodder [at] gmail . com if you are looking for custom SAK work.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2013, 10:51:57 PM »
PST. :P :P :P

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2013, 12:26:15 AM »
...have recently been thinking about getting a stayglow scaled Explorer so that I can see what those scales are like.

Totally worth it.  The stayglow scales are durable, subtly grippy, and of course they glow in the dark... 8)

The only negatives are that plus scales aren't available in stayglow AFAIK, and that the screen-printed(?) Vic emblem has a tendency to wear off (too bad it isn't the inlaid metal emblem like the cellidor SAKs).

I was wondering if the texture was any different.  I like the sounds of them being a bit grippy, but I had forgotten about the fact that the emblem can wear off.  I don't think that'd be a deal breaker for me though.  I think the glowing would be neat :D

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2013, 08:57:44 AM »
MT: A Cabella's Camo TTi

Knife: A Rick Hinderer's knife  :drool:
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2013, 10:47:59 AM »
For originals, I still want a pioneer 2223.

For a mod, I want to remake a pioneer with all damascus parts, even the springs.

That sounds like a :drool: mod, Syph! But seriously, damascus springs? :D

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2013, 02:55:07 PM »
It was the Swisschap XAVT. I wouldn't justify 400€ for a SAK I would never use. But MTO persuaded me that I could and I found it for about half price, so I have it now.


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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2013, 03:26:08 PM »
For originals, I still want a pioneer 2223.

For a mod, I want to remake a pioneer with all damascus parts, even the springs.

That sounds like a :drool: mod, Syph! But seriously, damascus springs? :D

Ya any good steel can be used as a spring as long as you heat treat it just right.

PM me or email sakmodder [at] gmail . com if you are looking for custom SAK work.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2013, 07:49:41 PM »
SOG TiNi Crosscut. I'd keep it forever.
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2013, 07:54:06 PM »
SOG TiNi Crosscut. I'd keep it forever.

For some reason I got a Elmyra Duff image in my head. :P

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2013, 08:07:57 PM »
SOG TiNi Crosscut. I'd keep it forever.

I've got one of those, it's really nice  :whistle:





 >:D



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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2013, 08:13:57 PM »
I've got one of those, it's really nice  :whistle:

Thank you. Ship it right over. Terribly kind of you. :D
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2013, 08:30:35 PM »
I've got one of those, it's really nice  :whistle:

Thank you. Ship it right over. Terribly kind of you. :D


Errrr ...... no!                :nanadance:



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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2013, 06:06:51 AM »
One of mine was a NIB Vic Director, and I got one earlier this year.  I realize they would have to charge a bit more for them, but it is a crime they stopped making those engine-turned SS scales.  Other than that, nothing else springs to mind ATM.
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2013, 03:04:34 PM »
Mine would be a mislisted good condition (no oversharpened blades, cracked scales, ...) Wengerinox SAK in the Forester configuration (well small blade instead of nail file of course ;) ) with a Suisse Crossbow shield preferably for around $30. :dd: One can dream, right? :P
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2013, 03:35:24 PM »
An old Soldier from 1912 to go along with my Schmidt-Rubin from the same year.  :dd:

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2013, 10:00:58 AM »
More multitools are obtainable than not, but i guess i'd like to FIND a valid 1983 pst... One of the very first. I'd want to discover it, rather than purchase one already attributed and overpriced.

 

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