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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,299 Aggressive in defence
Spirit owners club
« on: March 08, 2009, 02:22:35 PM »
I've done a couple of threads in the past about the Swisstool so I thought I'd start one about the Spirit . I will try and include as many facts as I can and as the thread grows then perhaps you guys may be able to add to it and any gaps we can ask Victorinox direct for info .

There are three main models in the Spirit range , these are

Std with scissors and blunt tip wavy edge blade ( butter knife as we've come to call it )   Model number  3.0227.   ( U.S 53800 )

S model with plain edge blade instead of scissors . Model number 3.0223. ( U.S 53809 )

New model with plain edge blade instead of blunt tipped wavy edge blade .Model number 3.0224 (U.S. Model #53814 Designated the Spirit X )

The 'S' model also comes in black finish with a model number of 3.0223.3 ( U.S 53815 ) . I'm not 100% certain but I think the last number ( 3 ) designates black finish .

There is also another Spirit Virsion of the X model thats issued to the Swiss Army .It has a Black oxide finish and while it has the same tools as the "X" ( scissors and plain blade ) it has blasting cap crimpers in the plier jaws . Model Number is 3.0224.3cch

An L (leather )  or N ( Nylon ) will also dictate what sheath it comes with i.e 3.0223.L would be a Spirit 'S' in a Leather sheath .

Quite why the U.S has to have a different set of model numbers to the rest of the world escapes me  :think:

Heres an example of the two different model numbers



Spirit compared size wise to other multis .... pst , Blast and original Swisstool






Difference in blade config between std ( on left ) and a 'S' model ( on right )



Now this is interesting , the Spirits jaws open wider then the 05 pliers on a Swisstool but the handles are closer together making it much easier to hold





last up heres a couple of the Spirit in the hand to give those of you who are thinking about getting one an idea of the size .






Dunc
« Last Edit: January 23, 2010, 07:22:55 PM by Dunc »


Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,142 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 02:27:25 PM »
Nice shots.

My biggest complaint about the Spirit is actually the SHAPE of the sheath.  It is quite square and box-like which means it catches on everything.  It became such a bother, that I don't EDC it much.  I gotta find a better sheath for me.

No Life Club Posts: 3,572
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 05:39:34 PM »
Cant say I'm impressed by the stock sheath either . I made a dangler sheath for mine , or I just coopt a suitable mag pouch when needed .

Chris
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009, 06:15:54 PM »
Good work Dunc mate :tu:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 06:28:12 PM »
Yes Dunc, great bit of work compiling all the Spirit info into one thread :tu:


Regarding the Spirit S, has anyone seen one in a stainless finish yet? ???

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 06:37:45 PM »
Yeah, and I have one.. DTH has one as well; ya'know, the one you put the pocket clip on..  :)

B
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 06:41:49 PM »
 :-[
Oops, sorry, I meant this new one here:

I've done a couple of threads in the past about the Swisstool so I thought I'd start one about the Spirit . I will try and include as many facts as I can and as the thread grows then perhaps you guys may be able to add to it and any gaps we can ask Victorinox direct for info .

There are three main models in the Spirit range , these are

Std with scissors and blunt tip wavy edge blade ( butter knife as we've come to call it )   Model number  3.0227.   ( U.S 53800 )

S model with plain edge blade instead of scissors . Model number 3.0223. ( U.S 53809 )

New model with plain edge blade instead of blunt tipped wavy edge blade .Model number 3.0224 ( Not available in the U.S yet)
 
The 'S' model also comes in black finnish with a model number of 3.0223.3 ( U.S 53815 ) . I'm not 100% certain but I think the last number ( 3 ) designates black finnish .


In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009, 08:17:05 PM »
Dunc,
I have a Stainless Steel Spirit S model with the same blades as your black finished model you have shown purchased from Tim(felinevet) a year :think: ... or so ago. My model number is 3.0223.L (53809).

Very comfortable to use and with good tool options.

Mike
« Last Edit: March 08, 2009, 08:20:10 PM by mike »

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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 08:31:15 PM »
Dunc,
I have a Stainless Steel Spirit S model with the same blades as your black finished model you have shown purchased from Tim(felinevet) a year :think: ... or so ago. My model number is 3.0223.L (53809).

Very comfortable to use and with good tool options.

Mike

Do you EDC it Mike ? If not what do you choose in its place ?
No Life Club Posts: 2,272 Ruler of the E01 society!
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009, 08:33:44 PM »
I recently got the Plus model with ratchet kit in leather sheath no. 3.0239L




Gabba gabba hey!
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2009, 08:37:32 PM »
:-[
Oops, sorry, I meant this new one here:

I've done a couple of threads in the past about the Swisstool so I thought I'd start one about the Spirit . I will try and include as many facts as I can and as the thread grows then perhaps you guys may be able to add to it and any gaps we can ask Victorinox direct for info .

There are three main models in the Spirit range , these are

Std with scissors and blunt tip wavy edge blade ( butter knife as we've come to call it )   Model number  3.0227.   ( U.S 53800 )

S model with plain edge blade instead of scissors . Model number 3.0223. ( U.S 53809 )

New model with plain edge blade instead of blunt tipped wavy edge blade .Model number 3.0224 ( Not available in the U.S yet)
 
The 'S' model also comes in black finnish with a model number of 3.0223.3 ( U.S 53815 ) . I'm not 100% certain but I think the last number ( 3 ) designates black finnish .


Bob the only model available in Black is the 'S'  Model number 3.0223.3 ( U.S 53815 ) which is suplied to the Dutch Army as far as I know it .



Dunc
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2009, 08:38:16 PM »
Dunc,
I have a Stainless Steel Spirit S model with the same blades as your black finished model you have shown purchased from Tim(felinevet) a year :think: ... or so ago. My model number is 3.0223.L (53809).

Very comfortable to use and with good tool options.

Mike

Do you EDC it Mike ? If not what do you choose in its place ?

I have it in my bag that I take to work with me, not that big of place so it's always nearby. Occassionally I carry it in my back pocket. I also have a SwissTool RS in my pickup and I leave an LM Blast at work just in case I forget my bag. :D

Mike

Common sense ..... so rare, it's virtually a super power.
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2009, 08:38:42 PM »
Oops, sorry, I meant this new one here:

New model with plain edge blade instead of blunt tipped wavy edge blade .Model number 3.0224 ( Not available in the U.S yet)

If you're asking if model 3.0224 comes in stainless finish, that's the only finish it comes in atm. :-\
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2009, 08:41:17 PM »
I recently got the Plus model with ratchet kit in leather sheath no. 3.0239L





Yes add that to the list  :tu:  With rachet and extension bar  :D


Dunc
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 09:12:06 PM »
Thanks  :salute:

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2009, 09:24:02 PM »
Hmm, I must be the few who actually like the spirit sheath, takes up the minimum amount of space as possible, and no features that I'll never use (i.e. hold tool in plier open position, which is what made gerber flik's sheath horrible IMO).
No Life Club Posts: 2,272 Ruler of the E01 society!
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2009, 09:44:40 PM »
I have no problem with the sheath either. If it was made any smaller the tool wouldn't fit inside  :)

Gabba gabba hey!
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2009, 09:52:16 PM »
Nope I'm a fan of the sheath too :)

I used to edc mine all the time at my last job, as it was a bit more sheeple friendly and compact than the Swisstool is. Now I'm back to carrying a full size ST, but I'll always have a soft spot for the Spirit :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2009, 10:52:39 PM »
 Spirit owners club!! Permission to be a admitted as a member.  :D




spirit w/leatherman clip and serrations removed

The regular leather sheath may be square shaped and bulky but the one that holds the bit wrench/kit and corkscrew is even bigger and sticks out even more on your belt.


It holds everything really nice though and is top notch quality. :tu:


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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2009, 11:04:17 PM »
I had a Spirit and I liked the sheath as well.

I much prefered the full sized Swisstool over it though so it never got carried. It seemed such a waste so I sold it.

I'm back!!
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2009, 11:07:06 PM »
I had a Spirit and I liked the sheath as well.

I much prefered the full sized Swisstool over it though so it never got carried. It seemed such a waste so I sold it.

I'm sure the new owner loves it.

Gabba gabba hey!
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2009, 11:09:41 PM »
I'm sure he does too.  :D

I do miss carrying my Swisstool, I may have to pocket it tomorrow.

I'm back!!
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2009, 11:24:35 PM »
SPIRIT S :ahhh



im also a fan of the leather sheath :tu:

A
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2009, 02:31:28 AM »
The version I have has an extension for the bit driver instead of a corkscrew.


of course, the extension also works in the ratcheting part.

The bit driver can be used for 1/4" sockets with the addition of an adapter
which is available in any hardware store:



R
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2009, 02:39:45 AM »
Spirit owners club!! Permission to be a admitted as a member.  :D

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spirit w/leatherman clip and serrations removed

The regular leather sheath may be square shaped and bulky but the one that holds the bit wrench/kit and corkscrew is even bigger and sticks out even more on your belt.
(Image removed from quote.)

It holds everything really nice though and is top notch quality. :tu:

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That's the sheath I have.  With ratchet and bits.

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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2009, 08:30:32 PM »
Oooh theres some good Spirit porn being posted  :tu:  I have posted these in the great picture thread but they will fit in nice here  :D











Dunc
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2009, 09:14:17 PM »




 


Now all I have to do is find some sexy log/post/wire fence and grab some more pics... :D
No Life Club Posts: 4,597 no nacimos con miedo...
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2009, 09:16:26 PM »
B E A U T I F U L :drool: especially the first one dunc

the new spirit is definitely on my list now,  :tu:

A
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2009, 09:17:36 PM »
Now all I have to do is find some sexy log/post/wire fence and grab some more pics... :D

Why don't you just ram the blade into that table...  :D :D

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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2009, 09:24:54 PM »
Now all I have to do is find some sexy log/post/wire fence and grab some more pics... :D

Why don't you just ram the blade into that table...  :D :D

yup, that works too:



 :D :D

A

 

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