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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1770 on: January 15, 2018, 12:14:17 PM »
I had one of those S models, but I prefer having the scissors so I got rid of it. I have been wanting a Spirit X to carry because the blade profile is better and more versatile for me, and has scissors. The black is pricey I suppose, but it has been earning it's keep.  :salute:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1771 on: January 15, 2018, 12:29:58 PM »
I came very close to carrying the RT a couple of times, but it's probably one of the favorite things I have in my collection, and I'd rather keep it nice. I never did find an extra one to carry for even near a reasonable price. Besides, my original Spirit has always been fine for a user.  :tu:
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1772 on: January 15, 2018, 01:52:08 PM »
Spirit and CRKT (proof that not all blades that come out of China are junk!)
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,782
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1773 on: January 15, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »
Spirit and CRKT (proof that not all blades that come out of China are junk!)
Still waiting for the Pilar to arrive in the stores... :envy:


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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1774 on: January 15, 2018, 02:00:58 PM »
Spirit and CRKT (proof that not all blades that come out of China are junk!)

Great picture!  :like:
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1775 on: January 16, 2018, 04:14:43 AM »
Opening lunch

BUCK: X-Tract, 360
GERBER: Clutch, Shortcut, Dime*, DimE*, Octane & Crucial FAST
MP600 NN, CentreDrive, Grappler
Diesel*, Nickle*, Bullrush, MP600 BN, Flik & MP600DET* all in BO
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Crunch, MTO Style CS, Sideclip, BO Kick*
SOG: PowerAccess, Blacktip*, HD PPP
VICTORINOX: SwissTool Std, X(CS), & RS all with red logo, Spirit XBS
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1776 on: January 16, 2018, 10:46:18 AM »
Opening lunch

An excellent tool for the Great Indoors too.  :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1777 on: January 16, 2018, 02:05:40 PM »
 :salute:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,363 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1778 on: January 16, 2018, 08:19:05 PM »
opening nuts   :cheers:


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,199
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1779 on: January 22, 2018, 11:14:09 PM »
Excellent pics all :salute: :like:

2018-01-22_09-57-32 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,199
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1780 on: January 25, 2018, 02:09:23 AM »
0124181414 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

0124181415 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,363 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1781 on: January 25, 2018, 02:33:46 PM »
a toolbox in your pocket


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1782 on: January 25, 2018, 11:22:34 PM »
Spirit and friend.  :salute:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,363 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1783 on: January 26, 2018, 02:11:51 PM »
so shiny it puts all others to shame


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1784 on: January 28, 2018, 02:55:22 PM »
 :cheers:

You have been warned. Unleash Spartans!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,363 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1785 on: January 28, 2018, 04:16:49 PM »
:cheers:

It seems like wooden benches and Spirits are made for each other   :D  :cheers:


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1786 on: January 31, 2018, 02:28:26 PM »
Day 43.  :salute:

I think what I like about the Spirit X is the pocketability and tool selection, it's a lot like a SAK, very high quality. The can opener just works, no fiddling around, a proven design. The scissors might be small, but they are very precise and work great. I think the way they are oriented appears to be left hand design, but they really are not, when holding the tool right handed and using your thumb, it's actually the right orientation, and when holding the tool in your left hand and using your index finger, the scissors are properly oriented again. YMMV, but they work well for me in either hand. The chisel/scraper/stripper tool is probably the most useful tool on it for me, and I have not had or seen any other MT that has this handy little thing, on other MTs, I usually (even on SAKs) end up improvising with a flat driver. The full size SwissTools have the chisel thingy too, but the screwdriver/caplifter on those is much thinner and I like to use the heavier one on the Spirit for prying things, it's more stout. The pliers are fine too, and the compactness of the tool overall makes the pliers more useful, you can get the pliers closer to the work because the handles don't limit how flat you can get them to things like other MTs. The pliers are also a good compromise between needlenose and blunt, right in between where they are most useful in most situations. I do prefer the X plain blade to the serrated razor profile for all around use, but if I wanted to carry a traditional folder also, I would probably prefer the standard Spirit blade for versatility. Most of all it's the way it carries, it's slim and smooth, and relatively light weight without giving up any durability or functionality. I have tried pocket and clip carrying other MTs, but they were either very conspicuous with a clip, or felt like they would chew through my pocket because of all the protruding uneven or rough surfaces. Some, like the full size SwissTool, are just too big and heavy to pocket carry, and the smaller MTs that are designed for pocket carry are not as nice or any more useful than a SAK, I'd be better off with a SwissChamp. I know there are varying opinions and needs among us here at MTO, but for me the Spirit hits that sweet spot between dedicated tools and a basic pocket knife.  :)
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,363 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1787 on: January 31, 2018, 05:39:39 PM »
Day 43.  :salute:

I think what I like about the Spirit X is the pocketability and tool selection, it's a lot like a SAK, very high quality. The can opener just works, no fiddling around, a proven design. The scissors might be small, but they are very precise and work great. I think the way they are oriented appears to be left hand design, but they really are not, when holding the tool right handed and using your thumb, it's actually the right orientation, and when holding the tool in your left hand and using your index finger, the scissors are properly oriented again. YMMV, but they work well for me in either hand. The chisel/scraper/stripper tool is probably the most useful tool on it for me, and I have not had or seen any other MT that has this handy little thing, on other MTs, I usually (even on SAKs) end up improvising with a flat driver. The full size SwissTools have the chisel thingy too, but the screwdriver/caplifter on those is much thinner and I like to use the heavier one on the Spirit for prying things, it's more stout. The pliers are fine too, and the compactness of the tool overall makes the pliers more useful, you can get the pliers closer to the work because the handles don't limit how flat you can get them to things like other MTs. The pliers are also a good compromise between needlenose and blunt, right in between where they are most useful in most situations. I do prefer the X plain blade to the serrated razor profile for all around use, but if I wanted to carry a traditional folder also, I would probably prefer the standard Spirit blade for versatility. Most of all it's the way it carries, it's slim and smooth, and relatively light weight without giving up any durability or functionality. I have tried pocket and clip carrying other MTs, but they were either very conspicuous with a clip, or felt like they would chew through my pocket because of all the protruding uneven or rough surfaces. Some, like the full size SwissTool, are just too big and heavy to pocket carry, and the smaller MTs that are designed for pocket carry are not as nice or any more useful than a SAK, I'd be better off with a SwissChamp. I know there are varying opinions and needs among us here at MTO, but for me the Spirit hits that sweet spot between dedicated tools and a basic pocket knife.  :)

very well put,
I agree  :cheers:

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1788 on: January 31, 2018, 05:44:54 PM »
Thanks Peacent.  :cheers:
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1789 on: February 09, 2018, 06:47:14 PM »
Hi! A first time poster/long time lurker here! Sorry for my english for starters, i´m from Finland   :drink:

Got my Spirit 6 months ago to replace my Gerber MP400 that served me well about 15 years. Still usable but the blades are getting too sharpened and grinded.
Balancing between Leatherman and a new Gerber, a local hardwarestore had a sale including Spirit for about 60$ that happened to be just the top of my budget. So, no hesitation, i went and bought it! And, without regretting, grew into it for 6 months.

Fine, you need good nails to get the blades out (in my Gerber they fell on they own) and being quite slippery it sometimes needs an extra focus on the job, yet can´t but admire how finely the Spirit is made. Everything snaps and the tool won´t bend while working.

Also the toolset seems to be well thought, there just is a tool when you need. For example, my most used tool in Gerber (except the pliers) was the can opener. It is a nice screwdriver, in fact many occasions better than the real ones in it, and a great prying tool. Actually, Gerber can opener is great for everything but opening any kind of can!  8)
With Vic, there is a well placed tool for variety of jobs. And being a carpenter/handyman i just love the awl and chisel!

Nice forum by the way, and i´ll look happily forward for years to come with Spirit by my side!


Ps. ...and shots from finishing my new speaker stands, the plugs were too long, didn´t find a 10mm drill, and who needs a sawblade in MT??!!  :cheers: 

IMG_20180209_174457408b by Jani Fofonoff, on Flickr

IMG_20180209_175024722b by Jani Fofonoff, on Flickr

IMG_20180209_200140944b by Jani Fofonoff, on Flickr
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 07:15:07 PM by Jan178 »
Newbie Posts: 6
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1790 on: February 09, 2018, 06:55:20 PM »
a toolbox in your pocket

Hey, i too have an Opinel with me!
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1791 on: February 10, 2018, 01:00:37 AM »
Hi! A first time poster/long time lurker here! Sorry for my english for starters, i´m from Finland   :drink:

Got my Spirit 6 months ago to replace my Gerber MP400 that served me well about 15 years. Still usable but the blades are getting too sharpened and grinded.
Balancing between Leatherman and a new Gerber, a local hardwarestore had a sale including Spirit for about 60$ that happened to be just the top of my budget. So, no hesitation, i went and bought it! And, without regretting, grew into it for 6 months.

Fine, you need good nails to get the blades out (in my Gerber they fell on they own) and being quite slippery it sometimes needs an extra focus on the job, yet can´t but admire how finely the Spirit is made. Everything snaps and the tool won´t bend while working.

Also the toolset seems to be well thought, there just is a tool when you need. For example, my most used tool in Gerber (except the pliers) was the can opener. It is a nice screwdriver, in fact many occasions better than the real ones in it, and a great prying tool. Actually, Gerber can opener is great for everything but opening any kind of can!  8)
With Vic, there is a well placed tool for variety of jobs. And being a carpenter/handyman i just love the awl and chisel!

Nice forum by the way, and i´ll look happily forward for years to come with Spirit by my side!


Ps. ...and shots from finishing my new speaker stands, the plugs were too long, didn´t find a 10mm drill, and who needs a sawblade in MT??!!  :cheers: 

IMG_20180209_174457408b by Jani Fofonoff, on Flickr

IMG_20180209_175024722b by Jani Fofonoff, on Flickr

IMG_20180209_200140944b by Jani Fofonoff, on Flickr

Welcome! I really like that last picture!  :tu:

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,363 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1792 on: February 10, 2018, 03:22:13 PM »
Hi! A first time poster/long time lurker here! Sorry for my english for starters, i´m from Finland   :drink:
]Jani Fofonoff[/url], on Flickr

welcome aboard!
You'll be very well here at MT.org. Coming from Gerber's MP400, you're a wise man  :D

the Spirit is really the peak of modern MTs! We had a 30 Day Spirit only challenge in the General forum this January. Nice thoughts and pics and uses of it!  :cheers:

« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 03:32:51 PM by ThePeacent »

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,363 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1793 on: February 12, 2018, 03:10:52 PM »

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Newbie Posts: 6
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1794 on: February 13, 2018, 08:07:26 PM »
Thanks all!

Hi! A first time poster/long time lurker here! Sorry for my english for starters, i´m from Finland   :drink:
]Jani Fofonoff[/url], on Flickr

welcome aboard!
You'll be very well here at MT.org. Coming from Gerber's MP400, you're a wise man  :D

the Spirit is really the peak of modern MTs! We had a 30 Day Spirit only challenge in the General forum this January. Nice thoughts and pics and uses of it!  :cheers:

(Image removed from quote.)

Yep, been reading the 30 Day Spirit for last, well, 20 days  :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1795 on: February 16, 2018, 07:40:22 PM »
 :salute:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1796 on: February 16, 2018, 08:52:46 PM »
 :salute:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,249 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1797 on: February 16, 2018, 08:53:09 PM »
 :salute:
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1798 on: February 16, 2018, 11:43:49 PM »
Oh I'd like a black Spirit... The silly thing is I bought several when they were reasonably cheap and they all got sold or given away. And now if I want one they cost like twice as much!

Oh well, I still have this beauty.
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Re: Spirit owners club
« Reply #1799 on: February 18, 2018, 04:43:26 AM »
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 07:22:43 AM by Vadim »

 

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