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What is your Holy Grail? 14807

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,464 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #60 on: August 09, 2015, 09:34:53 PM »
A minty, brass lined, Old Cross Farmer!    :dd:

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #61 on: August 09, 2015, 09:40:06 PM »
P.Moore T-Rex and Des Horn Imvubu

When it comes to multitools it's a BO Swisstool and a custom Farmer with scissors
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #62 on: August 09, 2015, 09:51:45 PM »
P.Moore T-Rex and Des Horn Imvubu

When it comes to multitools it's a BO Swisstool and a custom Farmer with scissors

I'd just be happy if the new 93mm Alox with scissors would be sold here in the US so I could buy one. A Pioneer with scissors and a Cadet with scissors would be awesome!
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2015, 02:40:29 AM »
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.

And another....
Vaco 7 inch  plierench - I've only seen ads.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2015, 04:21:58 AM »
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.

Boy, detron, do I know that story!  +1

The only tool that I really want that's out of my reach is a Voyageur (the 84mm 2-layer version).  But probably someday one will come my way and I'll be able to afford it.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #65 on: August 10, 2015, 05:08:46 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.

Nice thread necro Aloha :tu:

I have since obtained the holy grail I posted here, and while not technically NIB, it was barely used, if at all, and much cheaper than I expected to pay.  No Pulse or stayglow Explorer though, but I don't really remember serious interest in either :think:  I can't think of anything at this point that I would consider a holy grail, other than maybe a birth year ('78) Wenger SI. 

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2015, 05:59:44 AM »
An 1897 Officer's Knife.

A Farmer's Knife with a phlegm blade.

A 68mm Accountant.

A Fix It-Pro lab tool.

Numerous others, all in good condition and at a reasonable price.

 Likely to happen? - No. But I can dream.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2015, 03:05:34 PM »
For now anyway, a Charge TTI with rebar pliers.
Dump the scissors and small bit driver and add an awl and the Surge's blade exchanger.
 :drool:

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2015, 03:10:59 PM »
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.

Nice thread necro Aloha :tu:

I have since obtained the holy grail I posted here, and while not technically NIB, it was barely used, if at all, and much cheaper than I expected to pay.  No Pulse or stayglow Explorer though, but I don't really remember serious interest in either :think:  I can't think of anything at this point that I would consider a holy grail, other than maybe a birth year ('78) Wenger SI.

You should definitely put a Pulse back on your list,  I think it would be right up your alley.   
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2015, 02:52:34 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.

Nice thread necro Aloha :tu:

I have since obtained the holy grail I posted here, and while not technically NIB, it was barely used, if at all, and much cheaper than I expected to pay.  No Pulse or stayglow Explorer though, but I don't really remember serious interest in either :think:  I can't think of anything at this point that I would consider a holy grail, other than maybe a birth year ('78) Wenger SI.

You should definitely put a Pulse back on your list,  I think it would be right up your alley.   

I have gone back and forth on the Pulse several times, but have yet to end up pulling the trigger on getting one for whatever reason :think:  My experience with the ST200's locks sort of turned me off from the Pulse though I think.  I actually sort of like the locks, but don't like the looks of them and how they interfere with the otherwise sleek features.  Not that I wouldn't give the Pulse a shot should I find one for a decent price ;)

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2015, 10:02:50 AM »
The Large WTF. Brad from Tactical KeyChain created a batch as a Kickstarter award and it's not available. I need an open wrench like that.

Tool Pen mini – good gracious, that's one expensive set of screwdriver when I just need like 4 bits altogether. But if Santa dropped one in my lap I wouldn't resist :D

Leatherman Raptor -- I could stomach the cost of this once but I can't be sure whether it'll be confiscated or not at any travel so it's out. I would pay good money for a TSA compliant folding medical shears but only the shears, those cutters on the Raptor kill it :(
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 10:08:16 AM by chx »

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2015, 02:25:33 PM »
I actually have another grail item I may have originally mentioned-my birth year Soldier, '78.  I now have one on the way thanks to M0rkoni :D

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2015, 02:53:54 PM »
....  :think: .... none! :shrug:

I think I've tried every multitool I want to try (out of the ones I know about), have gotten rid of most of them as time went by, and am just picking out the choice users from what's left. There was a time when I really really wanted a mint Gawain, but that fad has passed now  :D

I think the only thing I that would really make me sit up and pay attention, is an old Sheffield made knife with scissors, that's still sound enough to be a user. I have seen one up for grabs locally, but it's late 19th century, and whilst functional is more of a collectors item than a user




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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2015, 04:54:46 AM »
I think I'd like to have a near-mint Victorinox Passenger from the early 80s, like my granddad had, until my brother and I lost it for him.  :-\

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #75 on: September 16, 2015, 04:59:29 AM »
A minty, brass lined, Old Cross Farmer!    :dd:

HOLY? :drool:

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,464 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #76 on: September 16, 2015, 05:16:28 AM »
LOL!  :cheers:

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,464 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #77 on: September 16, 2015, 05:22:38 AM »
I think I'd like to have a near-mint Victorinox Passenger from the early 80s, like my granddad had, until my brother and I lost it for him.  :-\

  :cheers:  They are an awesome minimalist knife. I got one in a bunch of knives a buddy sent me...thought it was an explorer till time to clean it. They come up on the bay every now and then.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #78 on: September 16, 2015, 05:47:37 AM »
I think I'd like to have a near-mint Victorinox Passenger from the early 80s, like my granddad had, until my brother and I lost it for him.  :-\

  :cheers:  They are an awesome minimalist knife. I got one in a bunch of knives a buddy sent me...thought it was an explorer till time to clean it. They come up on the bay every now and then.

 :cheers:

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,464 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #79 on: September 16, 2015, 06:12:23 AM »
That's a neat idea Obi!! :2tu:

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #80 on: September 16, 2015, 06:13:30 AM »
That's a neat idea Obi!! :2tu:

Im gonna mod that for BLAST-OFF

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #81 on: September 16, 2015, 06:29:17 AM »
New in box old Cross farmer with the fat awl and the cutaway scale.

Anything cellidor with rivets or a bail or lnf.
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2015, 12:45:50 PM »
I'm fortunate enough to have my Grail

Birth year SAK


 

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2015, 02:27:21 PM »
I wouldn't mind a birth year soldier/SAK, but from what I understand I am pretty SOL.
'74 is a rare beast.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,464 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2015, 02:40:17 PM »
I'm fortunate enough to have my Grail

Birth year SAK

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Dude, you're ancient....and sadly, two years younger than me.     :facepalm:


 :salute:  ;)  :D

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2015, 04:54:51 PM »
I don't think there is a holy grail for me.

I knew my wife was a keeper when she transitioned from calling it a knife thingy to a multi-tool.

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #86 on: September 16, 2015, 08:21:39 PM »
changes all the time   :D :D :D

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #87 on: September 16, 2015, 08:48:00 PM »
My holy grail has changed a few times. I remember back when it was a Technician. Got one. Then it was a limited run (X/50). Got a handful. Then it was a Sebenza. Got one of those. I don't really have a holy grail at the moment.  :think: Maybe a mint "real" 2223.  >:D

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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #88 on: September 16, 2015, 09:02:10 PM »
I wouldn't mind a birth year soldier/SAK, but from what I understand I am pretty SOL.
'74 is a rare beast.

Not that very rare but very expensive:
http://www.couteaux-du-soldat-suisse.ch/J02/index.php/en/product/489-r1726-wenger-1961-74-model
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Re: What is your Holy Grail?
« Reply #89 on: September 16, 2015, 10:38:40 PM »
None that I am aware of. There are pieces I'd like to acquire and that's all.

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