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I have seen the light and have the Spirit 2025

Newbie Posts: 18
I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« on: November 05, 2008, 12:38:02 PM »
Well after much 'um'ing and 'ahh'ing I finally bit the bullet and purchased a Spirit.

My impressions – a bit bigger and heavier than I imagined but a mighty impressive piece of kit just the same. From the size and weight point of view I am glad I didn't buy a Swisstool.

Everything opens and closes with a positive click with no sign of sloppiness. Its finish is just incredible. I reckon I could perform surgery with it today, sterilize it afterwards and do some more tomorrow. The handles when opened as pliers felt like – well, pliers. The most comfortable I have used on a multitool.

I have a 'new' Wave which I bought without looking at the entire market because of limited offerings (Leatherman seems to be the most popular where I live). I don't (in hindsight) like the one handed blades and there are other things that don't appeal to me. I also have a Juice KF4 and a Gerber MP400 that I picked up on the 'net.

All of these have characteristics that appeal to me but for mine the Spirit is the pick of the crop. I wish it had been my first purchase. It will be my last. I could have save a mob of money. These things are expensive in Oz.

All in all I am pretty pleased.

I am now going to sell others as they are pretty much redundant for me. I am unsure about selling the KF4 but may do so if the price is right. Seems it is a collectors piece. I suspect I may have bought the last one in Australia when I purchased it. And it was bloody expensive (really really expensive). They are all in very good condition with nary a mark on them.

Any takers - Aussies would be easier.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,249
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 02:04:11 PM »
Good to hear to hear to really like the Spirit as many others here, including myself.  I am curious though--what is it that you don't like about the one-hand opening blades of the Wave?

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
No Life Club Posts: 4,120 "Survival must be earned"-Klingon Proverb
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 02:54:10 PM »
Welcome to the addiction :tu: :salute:

Embrace the delightful madness :sak: :climber:  :multi: :drink: ::) :angel:

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
Sr. Member Posts: 475 One is never enough!
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 02:57:39 PM »
YOU'VE SEEN THE LIGHT! I just recently turned away from the dark side and got my first spirit as well....what a faaantastic piece of engineering.  Good choice and enjoy your new multi-tool zen!

-Dough

W
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Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 06:12:26 PM »
I'm glad to hear that you are pleased with the Spirit  :)

Will regards to your items for sale, may I suggest a that you start a thread in the trade section.  That way you will get the most exposure.

I'm back!!
No Life Club Posts: 4,233 I just don't know what went wrong.
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 07:21:38 PM »
Should we start a Spirit League or something and throw up some club siggies? :D

Got those frog legs.
No Life Club Posts: 2,563
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 08:01:19 PM »
I'll be in as soon as the new one comes out, scissors and clip point main blade. I already have the ratchet beautiful tool btw.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 10:20:17 PM »
Welcome to the Spirit appreciation society mate :tu:

The Spirit for my money is by far and away the best medium sized MT out there :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Sr. Member Posts: 475 One is never enough!
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008, 12:26:51 AM »
Should we start a Spirit League or something and throw up some club siggies? :D
I'm down!!! Who's good at photoshop? ::)

-Dough

W
No Life Club Posts: 2,149 WIFE APPROVED
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008, 01:01:06 AM »
I waited three years and finally got one and wondered "Why did you wait sooo long."  :bnghd: 
Now I have other MTs that I want to get rid of.

If only everyone would see the light... :twak:
No Life Club Posts: 4,233 I just don't know what went wrong.
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2008, 03:14:18 AM »
If only everyone would see the light... :twak:

I doubt they can with yellow on that background...

Got those frog legs.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,234
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2008, 05:02:51 AM »
If only everyone would see the light... :twak:

I doubt they can with yellow on that background...

 ::) :D

Don't have a Spirit but I do have a Swisstool very nice MT as well IMHO :tu:

and since I haven't already done so ::)

welcome to the forum kymg :D
Newbie Posts: 18
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2008, 12:30:22 PM »
Well NutSAK I don't like the one handed opening blade cos it makes me feel like a bit of a Rambo - knife at the ready and all that. I originally used an Schrade Old Timer (small one) that I found in a paddock one day. That was mighty handy I can tell you. I figured that the all round versatility of an MT would be a good idea. The size of the knife is I must say a bit scarey (compared to the Old Timer). I was not really after a big knife and really not one that I could deploy quite as quickly as that. I have not had a need for it in the past and don't really need it now.

I am really after a 'multitool' for its multiple uses not a multitool with two dirty big knives that seem to be at the centre of its many attributes.

And that is where the Spirit succeeds. It has a knife which is as 'equal' as the many other bits and pieces on the tool. The one thing it doesn't have is tweezers which I reckon are one of the mighty attributes of a SAK. Simple but effective.

Even though I have had the Spirit fo a while now I still sit and fiddle with it. It really is a brilliant piece of design and construction.

Thats all for now
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,249
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 01:28:00 PM »
OK. Thanks for explaining.  I understand your point on the Wave's blades.

As for tweezers, just snap a Victorinox 58mm knife (preferably the Rambler :pok:) to your keychain and you're set!

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
Sr. Member Posts: 475 One is never enough!
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2008, 01:32:40 PM »
Or do what I do, and get a Vic Explorer Plus to go along with either your Spirit or Spirit S.  The explorer plus has a plain edge blade (lacking on the spirit) or a nice pair of scissors (lacking on the spirit s...and lets face it, lacking on the spirit as well haha).  It also has a magnifying glass, toothpick, tweezers, pin, pen, microscrewdriver, corckscrew, and all purpose hook (all things that the spirit lacks).  I find these two to be perfect compliments and really get you prepared for EVERYTHING.  It is a tiiiiny bit big at 4 layers, but nothing over cumbersome.  If only they still made the Yeoman.... ::) :D

-Dough

W
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Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2008, 05:11:59 PM »
Great tool mate , welcome to the happy gang !

Chris
Full Member Posts: 230
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2008, 09:40:21 PM »
If only they still made the Yeoman.... ::) :D

-Dough

There's plenty of new Yeomans on the net (?)
Sr. Member Posts: 475 One is never enough!
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2008, 11:06:11 PM »
Relatively expensive unfortunately, and the advantage of going from 4 layers to 3 layers just isn't worth the layout cost.  I got a great shape explorer plus, and then replaced all of the components in it, for a total of 20 bucks.  Can't get a yeomen for that!! (if you can, pleeease tell me where :drool: :gimme:)

-Dough

W
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Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2008, 10:47:51 PM »
I have a Spirit on my belt as I type this .Fantastic tool .

Dunc
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Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2008, 07:19:40 PM »
If only they still made the Yeoman.... ::) :D

-Dough

There's plenty of new Yeomans on the net (?)

Be carefull about what you are looking at, best read here:

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=74&Itemid=35

I only wish they still did the orginal Yeoman.

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
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Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008, 05:33:35 PM »
oh boy, my Spirit arrived today.pretty little tool id say,like jewelry,me like a lot ;).
Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,083 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2008, 05:47:23 PM »
oh boy, my Spirit arrived today.pretty little tool id say,like jewelry,me like a lot ;).

It's good huh.  :)

I'm back!!
No Life Club Posts: 3,790 Why is it doing that?
Re: I have seen the light and have the Spirit
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 06:09:13 PM »
I do love it too. Now, if only they could imprint a ruler on some implement (e.g. back of the file), add a pocket clip, replace the rivets with normal fasteners, and turn the (spear-point PE) blade into an OH one... :) On a second thought, I believe what would suite me best would be an exact scaled-down version of ST-X (plus the OH part)... ::) Boy am I torn by this little piece of engineering that is the Spirit... I know that my TTi covers all of my needs but I just can't get the Spirit off my mind and hands (and pockets, eventually)...

 

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