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Which swisstool spirit would you rather have? 4189

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Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« on: August 30, 2006, 09:50:11 AM »
Which swisstool would you rather have? The swisstool spirit or the new swisstool spirit s? It would be nice to have the good old SAK spearpoint blade. But I use my scissors on my spirit alot.
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Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 09:52:54 AM »
Here's a pic of the spirit s
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Sr. Member Posts: 387
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 10:38:31 AM »
I would go for the blade version as the knife can do just about what scissors can & is more useful in MHO.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 12:15:03 PM »
I would opt for the standard version (although I will likely have at least one of each!) simply because I don't feel that the point on the blade is that necessary.  I don't often stab or poke at anything with the blades on a multi or SAK and if I need the tip to dig out a splinter or something, the scissor tips work just as well for that.
Def

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Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 06:43:18 PM »
 :)If I could choose I would prefer the Scissors and spearpoint blade rather than either current configuration.

T
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Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 10:45:37 PM »
:)If I could choose I would prefer the Scissors and spearpoint blade rather than either current configuration.
    That's the configuartion I would like to have also.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 10:51:32 PM »
Just out of curiousity, what is it in particular that you guys like/need about the spear point?
Def

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Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006, 11:11:08 PM »
I never really thought about it before but it's just something that I'm used to carrying. I've had a SAK in my pocket since I was 17. And you just get used to it. 

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006, 11:13:30 PM »
I thought that way too, but you know, the straight blade has really grown on me. 
Def

Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,751 Staff Writer
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2006, 02:17:40 PM »
If the serrated blade bothers you, you can remove the serrations, or just carry another sak with you like a bantam or something one bladed like a florist. The great thing about the spirit is it's size, I work as an asst. mgr in a groc store and people don't realize I carry a tool on my side. One time a customer driving one of those electric shopping carts complained of a burr of metal that was poking him and wondered if I could do anything, I pull out the tool and filed it down real quick. it took at least a few mins for the old man to have his jaw picked up off the floor. It's great when you floor people like that.

David
Administrator Full Member Posts: 231 Don't Panic!
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2006, 03:35:57 PM »
i think i'll prefer the standard version, with the serrated blade and the scissors, since i always carry other knife anyways, if i am in the woods i surelly will have a OHT and also one of my fixed blades, in the city a soldier would be a good combo

Esteban
No Life Club Posts: 1,457 4x4 since '74
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2006, 03:51:59 AM »
I don't own a Swisstool Spirit (yet).  To answer the question about the usefulness of a pointed knife tip, I use the tip of my knife to puncture the tough plastic packaging on today's "blister packs" before continuing the cut with the rest of the blade.

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No Life Club Posts: 2,886
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2006, 10:46:31 AM »
I hate Blister packs. It's like companies want us to buy their products, and then never open them. With my spirit I use the awl to puncture the pack then the knife to cut the rest open. It may mean I have to use two tools but it works OK.

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Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2006, 12:26:29 AM »
I hate Blister packs. It's like companies want us to buy their products, and then never open them. With my spirit I use the awl to puncture the pack then the knife to cut the rest open. It may mean I have to use two tools but it works OK.

I agree, I have cut myself many times on the dang plastic. Blister packaging does keep the cost down a bit and it doesn't look like we'll ever get rid of it so.....

T
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2006, 12:28:15 AM »
I wonder how folks getting their first knife manage to get it out of the blister pack?
Def

Banner Member No Life Club Posts: 1,523
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2006, 03:31:19 AM »
I wonder how folks getting their first knife manage to get it out of the blister pack?
Def

 :'(Teeth!

T
Administrator Administrator Sr. Member Posts: 314
Re: Which swisstool spirit would you rather have?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2006, 04:48:29 AM »
I wonder how folks getting their first knife manage to get it out of the blister pack?
Def

 :'(Teeth!

Have you tried the exploding bloomer trick  :o

 

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