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Title: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Yadda on September 27, 2013, 07:19:55 PM
What is your Holy Grail? What is the multitool that you want in the worst possible way, but for whatever reason it is just beyond your reach.... It could be due to limited availablity, price or some other reason.  It could be more than one item.  I have a small list.

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.

The quest goes on.  Someday.......
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: sawman on September 27, 2013, 07:22:39 PM
I'll play!

My Holy Grail is a Damascus Pioneer and Damascus Climber. Every time they come up, I can't afford them...  :-\
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: detron on September 27, 2013, 08:22:43 PM
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.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: microbe on September 27, 2013, 09:40:24 PM
I'll play!

My Holy Grail is a Damascus Pioneer and Damascus Climber. Every time they come up, I can't afford them...  :-\

I second that damascus Pioneer.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: microbe on September 27, 2013, 09:42:35 PM
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.

When I was younger, I wanted to get stinking filthy rich. At this point in time, I can comfort myself that 2 out of 3 ain't that bad.  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: sawman on September 27, 2013, 09:50:42 PM
 :tu: :rofl:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AHB on September 27, 2013, 09:56:32 PM
I would really, really love to get an original Green SOG Micro Toolclip someday to complete my set..  :dd: :dd:

Oh, and some more TiNi SOGs, and a Leatherm.....  ::) :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: J Mackrel Jones on September 27, 2013, 10:30:12 PM
A model 1897 Elsener Officer's Knife in good shape.
Then I would never buy another SAK.  Well maybe not Never...
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Yadda on September 28, 2013, 12:19:57 AM
A model 1897 Elsener Officer's Knife in good shape.
Then I would never buy another SAK.  Well maybe not Never...

Had to look this one up....Nice!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gregozedobe on September 28, 2013, 03:34:16 AM
Yellow, Green and White Gerber MP600's (preferably with BO tool components 'coz they contrast better)

Al Mar 4x4 valade (the lovely engraved version)

Gerber 650 evolution (the military version)

LM orginal PSTs  (Cabela's and Early Winters catalogue versions)

I don't rate my chances very highly, but a man can dream ......
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on September 28, 2013, 06:50:48 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. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AlephZero on September 28, 2013, 07:34:53 AM
What is my Holy Grail... hmmm...

Orange Alox Electrician maybe? :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: nate j on September 28, 2013, 08:28:53 AM
...have recently been thinking about getting a stayglow scaled Explorer so that I can see what those scales are like.

Totally worth it.  The stayglow scales are durable, subtly grippy, and of course they glow in the dark... 8)

The only negatives are that plus scales aren't available in stayglow AFAIK, and that the screen-printed(?) Vic emblem has a tendency to wear off (too bad it isn't the inlaid metal emblem like the cellidor SAKs).
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Thunderpants on September 28, 2013, 09:38:58 PM
Because I am a noob and I don't know any better, the cheesy camouflage "Black Ice Trailmaster" is something of a grail for me. Not like I have gone to the ends of the earth to find one - there's tons of them for sale online, if money is no object. But an extra $100 just for black blades seems a bit bonkers.

And I am sure after two days I would find the thing incredibly ugly and embarrassing.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Syph007 on September 28, 2013, 10:47:54 PM
For originals, I still want a pioneer 2223.

For a mod, I want to remake a pioneer with all damascus parts, even the springs.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CanadianLMfan on September 28, 2013, 10:51:57 PM
PST. :P :P :P
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on September 29, 2013, 12:26:15 AM
...have recently been thinking about getting a stayglow scaled Explorer so that I can see what those scales are like.

Totally worth it.  The stayglow scales are durable, subtly grippy, and of course they glow in the dark... 8)

The only negatives are that plus scales aren't available in stayglow AFAIK, and that the screen-printed(?) Vic emblem has a tendency to wear off (too bad it isn't the inlaid metal emblem like the cellidor SAKs).

I was wondering if the texture was any different.  I like the sounds of them being a bit grippy, but I had forgotten about the fact that the emblem can wear off.  I don't think that'd be a deal breaker for me though.  I think the glowing would be neat :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Teofilo on September 29, 2013, 08:57:44 AM
MT: A Cabella's Camo TTi

Knife: A Rick Hinderer's knife  :drool:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AlephZero on September 29, 2013, 10:47:59 AM
For originals, I still want a pioneer 2223.

For a mod, I want to remake a pioneer with all damascus parts, even the springs.

That sounds like a :drool: mod, Syph! But seriously, damascus springs? :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: kkokkolis on September 29, 2013, 02:55:07 PM
It was the Swisschap XAVT. I wouldn't justify 400€ for a SAK I would never use. But MTO persuaded me that I could and I found it for about half price, so I have it now.


Ἄφοβον ὁ θεός, ἀνύποπτον ὁ θάνατος· καὶ τ’ ἀγαθὸν μὲν εὔκτητον, τὸ δὲ δεινὸν εὐκαρτέρητον.
Φιλόδημος Γαδαρεύς
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Syph007 on September 29, 2013, 03:26:08 PM
For originals, I still want a pioneer 2223.

For a mod, I want to remake a pioneer with all damascus parts, even the springs.

That sounds like a :drool: mod, Syph! But seriously, damascus springs? :D

Ya any good steel can be used as a spring as long as you heat treat it just right.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Lynn LeFey on September 29, 2013, 07:49:41 PM
SOG TiNi Crosscut. I'd keep it forever.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: enki_ck on September 29, 2013, 07:54:06 PM
SOG TiNi Crosscut. I'd keep it forever.

For some reason I got a Elmyra Duff image in my head. :P

(http://images.wikia.com/looneytunes/images/6/67/Tiny.Toon.Adventures.S01E03.The.Wheel.O.Comedy.DVDRip.XviD-SAiNTS.JPG)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 29, 2013, 08:07:57 PM
SOG TiNi Crosscut. I'd keep it forever.

I've got one of those, it's really nice  :whistle:





 >:D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Lynn LeFey on September 29, 2013, 08:13:57 PM
I've got one of those, it's really nice  :whistle:

Thank you. Ship it right over. Terribly kind of you. :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 29, 2013, 08:30:35 PM
I've got one of those, it's really nice  :whistle:

Thank you. Ship it right over. Terribly kind of you. :D


Errrr ...... no!                :nanadance:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: nate j on September 30, 2013, 06:06:51 AM
One of mine was a NIB Vic Director, and I got one earlier this year.  I realize they would have to charge a bit more for them, but it is a crime they stopped making those engine-turned SS scales.  Other than that, nothing else springs to mind ATM.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: enki_ck on September 30, 2013, 03:04:34 PM
Mine would be a mislisted good condition (no oversharpened blades, cracked scales, ...) Wengerinox SAK in the Forester configuration (well small blade instead of nail file of course ;) ) with a Suisse Crossbow shield preferably for around $30. :dd: One can dream, right? :P
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: jerseydevil on September 30, 2013, 03:35:24 PM
An old Soldier from 1912 to go along with my Schmidt-Rubin from the same year.  :dd:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Accujohn on October 04, 2013, 10:00:58 AM
More multitools are obtainable than not, but i guess i'd like to FIND a valid 1983 pst... One of the very first. I'd want to discover it, rather than purchase one already attributed and overpriced.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gregozedobe on October 04, 2013, 10:38:13 AM
More multitools are obtainable than not, but i guess i'd like to FIND a valid 1983 pst... One of the very first. I'd want to discover it, rather than purchase one already attributed and overpriced.

It's always gratifying to find a bargain  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: dks on October 04, 2013, 11:40:34 AM
Whilst I do not have any multitool/knife that I feel I really need/want but cannot find (There are several that I would like to get if I accidentally saw them for sale, but I will not lose any sleep over it if I do not do so) there are certain multitools/knives that I would like to get for a reasonable price, rather than the prices that are usual for them.
An example of that is the LM flair, which I like as a tool and have a few but I do not want to pay the stupid prices they are selling for on eBay nowadays.

I did however manage to get a week ago one knife, that is widely available but I was not willing to pay the actual price they are selling it for (both new and used), for the right price for me (used).  So, assuming it is in good condition, I am happy about that.

More when it arrives.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: waveman7 on October 04, 2013, 11:38:11 PM
My holy grail was a camo charge tti w/ bo tools.  I've slowly worked my way up.  First Holt grail was a wave.  Then a charge. Then a bo charge.  Now finally the stars aligned and this is MINE.  I'm stoked.

Does any one know exactly what camo charge this is? 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AHB on October 04, 2013, 11:43:12 PM
My holy grail was a camo charge tti w/ bo tools.  I've slowly worked my way up.  First Holt grail was a wave.  Then a charge. Then a bo charge.  Now finally the stars aligned and this is MINE.  I'm stoked.

Does any one know exactly what camo charge this is?
Cabelas maybe..  :think: :think:
Leatherman Charge TTI (Cabela's Sec3D version: camouflage handles, black blades) (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,1117.msg12622.html#msg12622)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: hiljentaa on October 05, 2013, 12:52:24 AM
My holy grail would be Victorinox bringing back the old cross for Alox models, and finally making a 93mm scissor backspring.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: stealth007s on October 05, 2013, 08:36:52 AM
I'm really wanting any Syph custom :think:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Shotgundoug13 on October 05, 2013, 08:57:42 PM
I got my holy grail for $25 at a pawn shop. LM Vista.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Dr. Bahn on October 05, 2013, 09:28:19 PM
For some reason I got a Elmyra Duff image in my head. :P

(http://images.wikia.com/looneytunes/images/6/67/Tiny.Toon.Adventures.S01E03.The.Wheel.O.Comedy.DVDRip.XviD-SAiNTS.JPG)
Lovely!  :D

My Holy Grail is my Victorinox Champion which I own 30 years now.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/Veetec/Vic1_zps32a87fc7.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Veetec/media/Vic1_zps32a87fc7.jpg.html)

Since the original red scales broke some years ago, I switched them to black Plus scales. And I added a mini screwdriver which I found on a street during a visit in Switzerland about 20 years ago.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: turnsouth on October 06, 2013, 08:12:44 PM
(http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy135/turnsouth/LM%20Tools/holy-grail.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: enki_ck on October 06, 2013, 09:11:00 PM
(http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy135/turnsouth/LM%20Tools/holy-grail.jpg)

 :D

At first I was "But he has a bunch or Cores?!" :think: and then I saw the small print. :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: turnsouth on October 07, 2013, 02:56:15 AM

At first I was "But he has a bunch or Cores?!" :think: and then I saw the small print. :D

Yeah, it's the only one I need to complete my collection. Unless, of course, there are variations... :think: ... :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CanadianLMfan on October 07, 2013, 03:28:07 AM
One of mine was a NIB Vic Director, and I got one earlier this year.  I realize they would have to charge a bit more for them, but it is a crime they stopped making those engine-turned SS scales.  Other than that, nothing else springs to mind ATM.

Isn't it a Wenger Director?
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: nate j on October 07, 2013, 06:36:33 AM
One of mine was a NIB Vic Director, and I got one earlier this year.  I realize they would have to charge a bit more for them, but it is a crime they stopped making those engine-turned SS scales.  Other than that, nothing else springs to mind ATM.

Isn't it a Wenger Director?

The knife I'm referring to is a Victorinox Director:
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Director

While it was not the subject of my post, you are correct insofar as Wenger also made a Director:
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Wenger+Director
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: waveman7 on October 07, 2013, 06:41:06 AM
I got my holy grail for $25 at a pawn shop. LM Vista.

Amazing.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Yadda on October 08, 2013, 07:30:32 PM
I got my holy grail for $25 at a pawn shop. LM Vista.

Ah, ah, ah, hachoooooo...... , but seriously..... Great find!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: dks on October 08, 2013, 08:55:30 PM
(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee484/jladks/toys/IMG_7044.jpg)
Right knife and price  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Bensasupertool on October 09, 2013, 01:36:03 AM
I got mine used and wouldnt want it any other way. BO PST.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on October 09, 2013, 02:00:15 AM
this is so hard to answer as i don't know what one or 2 items fit into this category for me at this point in time.  i have some desperate wants but once i get them im quickly moving on to the next.  right now the coolest thing i have is a busted up Japanese Riveted PST.  even tho its pretty gnarly i like that it has Japan on the main blade and that it has survived who knows what.   

i do like the signed by Tim Leatherman tools some members have.  ok maybe if i had a PST signed by the man himself. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on October 09, 2013, 04:42:48 AM
this is so hard to answer as i don't know what one or 2 items fit into this category for me at this point in time.  i have some desperate wants but once i get them im quickly moving on to the next.  right now the coolest thing i have is a busted up Japanese Riveted PST.  even tho its pretty gnarly i like that it has Japan on the main blade and that it has survived who knows what.   

i do like the signed by Tim Leatherman tools some members have.  ok maybe if i had a PST signed by the man himself.

That would be pretty cool to have :tu:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on August 09, 2015, 09:06:11 AM
Necro revival.

I read over my post and since then I have several JPSTs.  I'd still like to have on signed to my by the man himself. 

I was thinking more on this and I feel the same with regard to the topic.

Anyone get closer to their grail?  Anyone obtain their grail since last posting here?

 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gregozedobe on August 09, 2015, 02:22:38 PM
At the moment I'd just like to know what an original 1983 Early Winters catalogue PST looks like.  Then I'd know what I'm looking for (or I might even already own one, I have a few early odd-ball PSTs  :facepalm: )

I know what the Cabela's version looks like, but have never seen a picture of a production Early winters version (I'm assuming that like the Cabela's one, the production tools looked different to the photos of prototypes shown in the catalogues).
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Smaug on August 09, 2015, 02:28:27 PM
A birth year (1976) Soldier SAK in decent condition.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: detron on August 09, 2015, 03:05:49 PM
Since I like learning ALMOST as much as having,  my current holy grail is the book jazzbass is working on.  :dd:

other than that,  I would love an old Vic Champion with a bail,  in user condition is fine.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AlephZero on August 09, 2015, 04:34:47 PM
At the moment, probably MP650 Evolution full set... Never gonna happen  :ahhh

+1 on the JazzBass' book :tu:

PS: and of course the ultimate Holy Grail, paracord skills of Stormdrane :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Demel on August 09, 2015, 08:35:54 PM
A blunt nose diesel. A wave with an awl replacing scissors, outside scissors to replace serrated blade and combo blade for main blade. A juice sized gerber dime. A powerlock with all outside tools...........and the hunt continues.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: kirk13 on August 09, 2015, 08:40:52 PM
72 Wenger Soldier. Think that's pretty much it :think:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Smashie on August 09, 2015, 08:47:58 PM
2011 soldier and a year of the rabbit knife
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on August 09, 2015, 08:54:09 PM
I'd like to revise my earlier post to include what Detron mentioned, Jazzbass book  :ahhh. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Zed on August 09, 2015, 08:59:25 PM
1970 soldier for me  :salute:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: toolguy on August 09, 2015, 09:24:50 PM
At the moment I'd just like to know what an original 1983 Early Winters catalogue PST looks like.  Then I'd know what I'm looking for (or I might even already own one, I have a few early odd-ball PSTs  :facepalm: )

I know what the Cabela's version looks like, but have never seen a picture of a production Early winters version (I'm assuming that like the Cabela's one, the production tools looked different to the photos of prototypes shown in the catalogues).

I still have an Early Winters watch from 1983.It was sold as the "Last Watch" because they guaranteed it for life and therefore it would be the last watch you would need to buy.LOL.

I'm not kidding.

I missed the Leatherman PST.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on August 09, 2015, 09:34:53 PM
A minty, brass lined, Old Cross Farmer!    :dd:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: styx 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
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: raistlin65 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 (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,59921.0.html) would be sold here in the US so I could buy one. A Pioneer with scissors and a Cadet with scissors would be awesome!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Yadda 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.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: strmliner 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.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue 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. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: ColoSwiss 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.

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Dean51 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:

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SteveC 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.   
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: windson on August 11, 2015, 10:28:11 PM
Vic Midshipman
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue 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 ;)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: chx 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 :(
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue 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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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AimlessWanderer 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

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Smaug 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.  :-\
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Obi1shinobee on September 16, 2015, 04:59:29 AM
A minty, brass lined, Old Cross Farmer!    :dd:

HOLY? :drool:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on September 16, 2015, 05:16:28 AM
LOL!  :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy 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.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Obi1shinobee 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:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on September 16, 2015, 06:12:23 AM
That's a neat idea Obi!! :2tu:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Obi1shinobee on September 16, 2015, 06:13:30 AM
That's a neat idea Obi!! :2tu:

Im gonna mod that for BLAST-OFF
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: VoetSak 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.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: PTRSAK on September 16, 2015, 12:45:50 PM
I'm fortunate enough to have my Grail

Birth year SAK

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0892_zps125dfa7e.jpg)
 
(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0891_zps1b669a1e.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: moonweasel 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.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on September 16, 2015, 02:40:17 PM
I'm fortunate enough to have my Grail

Birth year SAK

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0892_zps125dfa7e.jpg)
 
(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0891_zps1b669a1e.jpg)


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


 :salute:  ;)  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: ToolJoe on September 16, 2015, 04:54:51 PM
I don't think there is a holy grail for me.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: dks on September 16, 2015, 08:21:39 PM
changes all the time   :D :D :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: captain spaulding 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
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: wowaboro 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
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: firiki 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.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on September 19, 2015, 09:53:09 PM
Now that my birthyear SAK is on the way, I think at this point, my only possible remaining grail item would be an old cross red Pioneer.  Preferably either NIB, or barely used, but I know those are hard to come by for an affordable price.  Someday I'm sure I'll find one, but I just hope I'll be able to get it when I do.  Also, in order to be able to get one at some point, I should probably lay off any further purchases in the meantime.  I was fortunate to be able to get the '78 SAK, especially after telling my wife I was done getting more of these things for a while.  Once I get all my MTs/SAKs out of storage, I will likely have a for sale thread to help fund an OC red Pioneer.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: sawman on September 20, 2015, 04:33:48 PM
Mine is currently a SC XLT :drool: I could definitely use the additional tools :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: zoidberg on September 21, 2015, 01:10:44 PM
Mine is currently a SC XLT :drool: I could definitely use the additional tools :D

A user then, not for the collection?
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: sawman on September 21, 2015, 07:51:04 PM
Mine is currently a SC XLT :drool: I could definitely use the additional tools :D

A user then, not for the collection?
If I had one it would have to be a user. Too many useful tools to let sit.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: MWDP on September 21, 2015, 10:26:19 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2hwkwtt.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on September 22, 2015, 12:52:11 AM
^^^
 Gorgeous  :tu:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Kampfer on September 23, 2015, 06:57:27 PM
(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51718.0;attach=128452;image)(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=61214.0;attach=243212;image)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on September 23, 2015, 08:17:37 PM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SteveC on September 23, 2015, 08:23:46 PM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg.html)

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Cool birth year score !   

I wonder how hard it would be to find my birth year '67
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on September 23, 2015, 10:23:26 PM
Thanks Steve :)  Not sure how easy a '67 would be to track down.  The '78 took me over two years to get, but I wasn't trying too hard to find it either.

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Yadda on September 23, 2015, 10:45:32 PM
Spyderwrench/Byrdwrench

+1
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: BCNZ on September 24, 2015, 12:01:33 AM
Left handed Spyderco Military.  I carry and use mine most days.  The lefty version would be perfect!

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/526/18664053216_7a7c9764b4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/urh9LY)

[url=https://flic.kr/p/r1mdPo](https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8561/16412864556_bf4183d733_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/urh9LY)

[url=https://flic.kr/p/q1ok7p](https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/15756919183_54f69ca423_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r1mdPo)

[url=https://flic.kr/p/qApkMw](https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7525/16141877428_8d6b3b4f55_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q1ok7p)
 (https://flic.kr/p/qApkMw)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on December 15, 2015, 04:20:52 AM
Well I've finally managed to get my one other grail item, a brand new OC Pioneer :drool:  According to the seller in Ebay, it was new old stock that was left over in a display case.  It is indeed brand new as far as I can tell, and I love it.  This is the first item I've gotten that I've actually had the feeling that I shouldn't carry it.  Now it doesn't really work as a carry item for me anyway, but would be just fine paired with my Swisscard once I get it.  I just don't want to mess up these scales.  I never really intended to carry one if I ever got it, so it won't bother me if I don't.  I love the rear scale without that foolish engraving plate messing up the looks.  I don't have a clue how old it is though.  The openers are the non polished version, but the blade and awl are polished.  Victorinox Switzerland Stainless Rostfrei on the blade tangAnyway, here are some pics :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114938_zpsbdyx8mrp.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114938_zpsbdyx8mrp.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114944_zpsea0ffpy1.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114944_zpsea0ffpy1.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115053_zpsam0gar1l.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115053_zpsam0gar1l.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115101_zpsir8zvoq4.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115101_zpsir8zvoq4.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115147_zps9f8sdjgt.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115147_zps9f8sdjgt.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115213_zpsa3sqg6ue.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115213_zpsa3sqg6ue.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_214831_zpsubbxfgrd.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_214831_zpsubbxfgrd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: HarleyXJGuy on December 15, 2015, 04:34:48 AM
Beautiful.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: bdAmmo on December 15, 2015, 05:08:52 AM
Well I've finally managed to get my one other grail item, a brand new OC Pioneer :drool:  According to the seller in Ebay, it was new old stock that was left over in a display case.  It is indeed brand new as far as I can tell, and I love it.  This is the first item I've gotten that I've actually had the feeling that I shouldn't carry it.  Now it doesn't really work as a carry item for me anyway, but would be just fine paired with my Swisscard once I get it.  I just don't want to mess up these scales.  I never really intended to carry one if I ever got it, so it won't bother me if I don't.  I love the rear scale without that foolish engraving plate messing up the looks.  I don't have a clue how old it is though.  The openers are the non polished version, but the blade and awl are polished.  Victorinox Switzerland Stainless Rostfrei on the blade tangAnyway, here are some pics :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114938_zpsbdyx8mrp.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114938_zpsbdyx8mrp.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114944_zpsea0ffpy1.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114944_zpsea0ffpy1.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115053_zpsam0gar1l.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115053_zpsam0gar1l.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115101_zpsir8zvoq4.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115101_zpsir8zvoq4.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115147_zps9f8sdjgt.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115147_zps9f8sdjgt.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115213_zpsa3sqg6ue.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115213_zpsa3sqg6ue.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_214831_zpsubbxfgrd.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_214831_zpsubbxfgrd.jpg.html)

Stunning! Congrats :tu:  I'm sure someone will be along who knows how old it is.  Sure is a looker :drool:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on December 15, 2015, 05:13:51 AM
Thanks bdAmmo :)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SteveC on December 15, 2015, 05:49:19 AM
Great score M !

She's a beauty    :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on December 15, 2015, 05:52:07 AM
The last couple of years, I've been lucky enough to acquire several that were on my list....

Old Cross Farmer (#1)
Pioneer Boy Scout
Red Soldier
SC XLT
Technician
Black Oxide Spirit
Scientist
Yeoman
Radio Shack Special Mechanic
ALOX Woodsman
Space Shuttle
Astronaut
Master Craftsman
Key Ring Soldier


Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on December 15, 2015, 06:19:07 AM
Thanks Steve :)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on December 15, 2015, 06:20:07 AM
The last couple of years, I've been lucky enough to acquire several that were on my list....

Old Cross Farmer (#1)
Pioneer Boy Scout
Red Soldier
SC XLT
Technician
Black Oxide Spirit
Scientist
Yeoman
Radio Shack Special Mechanic
ALOX Woodsman
Space Shuttle
Astronaut
Master Craftsman
Key Ring Soldier

Wow, good couple years for you indeed eh?  Congrats :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on December 15, 2015, 06:27:11 AM
The last couple of years, I've been lucky enough to acquire several that were on my list....

Old Cross Farmer (#1)
Pioneer Boy Scout
Red Soldier
SC XLT
Technician
Black Oxide Spirit
Scientist
Yeoman
Radio Shack Special Mechanic
ALOX Woodsman
Space Shuttle
Astronaut
Master Craftsman
Key Ring Soldier

Wow, good couple years for you indeed eh?  Congrats :cheers:

Thanks Bud! I have been truly fortunate.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gingerman on December 15, 2015, 06:56:11 AM
Alox Farmer with the same basic tool kit, plus the addition of scissors.

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: bdAmmo on December 15, 2015, 07:11:30 AM
My holy grail multi tool is an early Cabela's PST with hollow knurled screws and "Leatherman USA" etched in the blade :gimme:.  I saw one similar sell for $449 on eBay recently :o.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AimlessWanderer on December 15, 2015, 10:44:02 AM
My grail items tend to be whatever tool is best for me for a specific job or setting. I never know what that is until I find it .... or build/mod it. I don't have any specific things that I consider grail items.... thankfully  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: tosh on December 15, 2015, 08:43:34 PM
My holy grail will be impossible to ever find and I've accepted that.

It is the limited Wenger Ranger that was given to the Alinghi Race Crew. Wenger created a special version that incorporated a rescue cutter.

I think only 12 were ever made  :drool:

That's my holy grail!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on December 15, 2015, 09:08:23 PM
My holy grail will be impossible to ever find and I've accepted that.

It is the limited Wenger Ranger that was given to the Alinghi Race Crew. Wenger created a special version that incorporated a rescue cutter.

I think only 12 were ever made  :drool:

That's my holy grail!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....cough, cough....OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh  :bnghd: :bnghd: :sa: :sa: :doh: :doh:   :dd: :dd: :dd: :dd: :dd: :dwts: :dwts: :dwts:


I can't ever un-hear that!!!!


:D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: tosh on December 15, 2015, 10:17:36 PM
Here you go SAK Guy...... >:D

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Bensasupertool on December 15, 2015, 10:45:41 PM
BO Minitool and a wore out gerber suspension from years of hard use.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: powernoodle on December 15, 2015, 10:49:13 PM
BO Minitool

Same here, though I'm in no hurry to get one.  Its just a missing piece from my Leatherman BO arsenal.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Bensasupertool on December 15, 2015, 10:56:00 PM
BO Minitool

Same here, though I'm in no hurry to get one.  Its just a missing piece from my Leatherman BO arsenal.

My feelings the same. Most Leathermans in the collection have their BO mate. Really I own my grail tool, a BO Supertool. The mini would just be icing on the cake. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on December 15, 2015, 11:09:55 PM
Here you go SAK Guy...... >:D

 :salute: The quest begins!!!!!  (and if I find one.....it's yours buddy!!)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: tosh on December 15, 2015, 11:27:32 PM
Here you go SAK Guy...... >:D

 :salute: The quest begins!!!!!  (and if I find one.....it's yours buddy!!)

lol - I'll hold you to that! :D :pok:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: mrynnr on December 15, 2015, 11:36:15 PM

Well I've finally managed to get my one other grail item, a brand new OC Pioneer :drool:  According to the seller in Ebay, it was new old stock that was left over in a display case.  It is indeed brand new as far as I can tell, and I love it.  This is the first item I've gotten that I've actually had the feeling that I shouldn't carry it.  Now it doesn't really work as a carry item for me anyway, but would be just fine paired with my Swisscard once I get it.  I just don't want to mess up these scales.  I never really intended to carry one if I ever got it, so it won't bother me if I don't.  I love the rear scale without that foolish engraving plate messing up the looks.  I don't have a clue how old it is though.  The openers are the non polished version, but the blade and awl are polished.  Victorinox Switzerland Stainless Rostfrei on the blade tangAnyway, here are some pics :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114938_zpsbdyx8mrp.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114938_zpsbdyx8mrp.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114944_zpsea0ffpy1.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_114944_zpsea0ffpy1.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115053_zpsam0gar1l.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115053_zpsam0gar1l.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115101_zpsir8zvoq4.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115101_zpsir8zvoq4.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115147_zps9f8sdjgt.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115147_zps9f8sdjgt.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115213_zpsa3sqg6ue.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_115213_zpsa3sqg6ue.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20151214_214831_zpsubbxfgrd.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/khtibbetts/media/MTs-SAKs/20151214_214831_zpsubbxfgrd.jpg.html)
:drool: :gimme: nice pics! Love me some OC!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on December 15, 2015, 11:38:43 PM
Thanks mrynnr

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on December 16, 2015, 12:19:55 AM
Still no changes for me.  Grail item would be Mr Leatherman himself signing a tool of mine.  Not sounding arrogant but some of the items I like I could afford, I just cannot justify spending the money on them.  I'm still much to frugal to spend dough on such things. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: hiraethus on December 16, 2015, 10:15:15 AM
I'm not sure if I've got one. :think:  There's nothing rare, expensive or unusual that I really, really want.  There are things that I'd get if money was no object, but I think I'd only be buying them because I could, not because I had to. I like cheap, standard and well-used tools, which seem to be easy enough to find.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on December 16, 2015, 04:36:33 PM
I'm not sure if I've got one. :think:  There's nothing rare, expensive or unusual that I really, really want.  There are things that I'd get if money was no object, but I think I'd only be buying them because I could, not because I had to. I like cheap, standard and well-used tools, which seem to be easy enough to find.

I concur, especially with the last part.  :salute:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: HarleyXJGuy on December 17, 2015, 03:20:12 PM

 I like cheap, standard and well-used...



Kinds my taste in the ladies.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on December 17, 2015, 04:29:55 PM
Yesterday's Small Climber and Salesman were on my list as well.   
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: magentus on December 17, 2015, 04:32:50 PM

 I like cheap, standard and well-used...



Kinds my taste in the ladies.

I feel so sorry for Mo. Mo, you just wash that man right outta your hair.

I am emailing you an MP3 copy of 'I will survive' to get you through Crimbo Mo.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: ToolJoe on December 17, 2015, 04:54:22 PM
No holy grail for me. I use em all regardless.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Corwyn on December 17, 2015, 05:45:44 PM
Maybe one of these fellars?

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad54/alaskaneagle/20121228_CRKRiverofFire_1_web_zps0a20e970.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on December 17, 2015, 06:12:00 PM
Meh,  I'm just not into the looks of the Sebenza.  It doesn't appeal to me in the least.  I feel like the BM 940 looks so much better.  I'm sure that one cost just over an arm leg and a few fingers  :D 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Corwyn on December 17, 2015, 06:15:44 PM
Meh,  I'm just not into the looks of the Sebenza.  It doesn't appeal to me in the least.  I feel like the BM 940 looks so much better.  I'm sure that one cost just over an arm leg and a few fingers  :D

Only 615 USD...  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: toolguy on December 17, 2015, 06:18:25 PM
It changes weekly.LOL.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on December 17, 2015, 07:05:42 PM
Meh,  I'm just not into the looks of the Sebenza.  It doesn't appeal to me in the least.  I feel like the BM 940 looks so much better.  I'm sure that one cost just over an arm leg and a few fingers  :D

Only 615 USD...  :D

While expensive certainly not unreachable. 

It would be neat to have a knife made by a custom knife maker, a "one off".  I wouldn't say grail item but neat no less.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on December 17, 2015, 08:03:37 PM

 I like cheap, standard and well-used...



Kinds my taste in the ladies.

I feel so sorry for Mo. Mo, you just wash that man right outta your hair.

I am emailing you an MP3 copy of 'I will survive' to get you through Crimbo Mo.
:rofl:

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Etherealicer on December 18, 2015, 09:08:06 AM
Meh,  I'm just not into the looks of the Sebenza.  It doesn't appeal to me in the least.  I feel like the BM 940 looks so much better.  I'm sure that one cost just over an arm leg and a few fingers  :D

Only 615 USD...  :D

While expensive certainly not unreachable. 

It would be neat to have a knife made by a custom knife maker, a "one off".  I wouldn't say grail item but neat no less.
Agreed, but if I went there I would go the extra mile and want to work with the knife maker. Not in the work-shop, that would be catastrophic, but in the design stage... you know so it fits me. That, or one from André Perret... damascene CyberTool anyone :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AimlessWanderer on December 18, 2015, 04:54:52 PM
Meh,  I'm just not into the looks of the Sebenza.  It doesn't appeal to me in the least.  I feel like the BM 940 looks so much better.  I'm sure that one cost just over an arm leg and a few fingers  :D

Only 615 USD...  :D

While expensive certainly not unreachable. 

It would be neat to have a knife made by a custom knife maker, a "one off".  I wouldn't say grail item but neat no less.
Agreed, but if I went there I would go the extra mile and want to work with the knife maker. Not in the work-shop, that would be catastrophic, but in the design stage... you know so it fits me. That, or one from André Perret... damascene CyberTool anyone :D

No damasteel for me. Some patterns do look nice, but I still prefer a plain homogenous steel
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on December 18, 2015, 10:10:21 PM
Meh,  I'm just not into the looks of the Sebenza.  It doesn't appeal to me in the least.  I feel like the BM 940 looks so much better.  I'm sure that one cost just over an arm leg and a few fingers  :D

Only 615 USD...  :D

While expensive certainly not unreachable. 

It would be neat to have a knife made by a custom knife maker, a "one off".  I wouldn't say grail item but neat no less.
Agreed, but if I went there I would go the extra mile and want to work with the knife maker. Not in the work-shop, that would be catastrophic, but in the design stage... you know so it fits me. That, or one from André Perret... damascene CyberTool anyone :D

Kinda what I was thinking as well.  I'm sure there are smaller knife makers who would be interested and not want truck loads of money either. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: strmliner on December 19, 2015, 12:39:47 AM
No holy grail for me. I use em all regardless.

+1   :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: trouthunter on December 28, 2015, 06:49:50 PM
Couldn't help myself.

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p561/trouthunter7/6a36d9919d.9435c334dc.aak2eY_zpsprhqveqm.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/trouthunter7/media/6a36d9919d.9435c334dc.aak2eY_zpsprhqveqm.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: cody6268 on December 28, 2015, 09:23:16 PM
As I've recently started actually collecting instead of a bunch of knives/multitools I alternate between, I've formulated a list. 


Any 100mm Soldier. I'd really like a 1941 one, since that knife saw WWII. Any from Wenger, Victorinox or the "minor cutlers" is fine. 

Victorinox Officer Knife--'Cause it's the one that started it all!

Soldier Model 1961 w/Waffenkontrol stamp.


SOG Pocket Power Plier and some no-name German pocketknife engraved with the post 1994 American LaFrance logo.    I found these on the Wayback Machine when browsing an older version of the American LaFrance site.  I found these on a version of the site dated 2001.

Zippo money clip--printed with the American LaFrance "Bar N' Bird logo.  This dates to the 1970s.   American LaFrance operated here in my town (Bluefield, VA) from 1986-1994.   Thus, I want these three, as unlike the cheap $5 Chinese tactical knife they gave away a few years ago, since they are good knives and tools.

Soldier Model 1961--Year 1996 (my birth year)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SteveC on December 28, 2015, 09:27:06 PM
As I've recently started actually collecting instead of a bunch of knives/multitools I alternate between, I've formulated a list. 


Any 100mm Soldier. I'd really like a 1941 one, since that knife saw WWII. Any from Wenger, Victorinox or the "minor cutlers" is fine. 

Victorinox Officer Knife--'Cause it's the one that started it all!

Soldier Model 1961 w/Waffenkontrol stamp.


SOG Pocket Power Plier and some no-name German pocketknife engraved with the post 1994 American LaFrance logo.    I found these on the Wayback Machine when browsing an older version of the American LaFrance site.  I found these on a version of the site dated 2001.

Zippo money clip--printed with the American LaFrance "Bar N' Bird logo.  This dates to the 1970s.   American LaFrance operated here in my town (Bluefield, VA) from 1986-1994.   Thus, I want these three, as unlike the cheap $5 Chinese tactical knife they gave away a few years ago, since they are good knives and tools.

Soldier Model 1961--Year 1996 (my birth year)


Just saw this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorinox-Soldier-Alox-Silver-Color-1996-96-Swiss-Army-Knife-93mm-/191734131861?hash=item2ca43eac95:g:WzkAAOSw14xWPzpz
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: moonweasel on March 15, 2016, 11:27:38 AM
I wouldn't mind a birth year soldier/SAK, but from what I understand I am pretty SOL.
'74 is a rare beast.
Awiiiiise zombie thwead
And, today achieved.
 By pure unexpected chance, and even better, cheapish. Just have to wait for it to turn up at the parents place :D :mail:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on March 15, 2016, 06:50:12 PM
I wouldn't mind a birth year soldier/SAK, but from what I understand I am pretty SOL.
'74 is a rare beast.
Awiiiiise zombie thwead
And, today achieved.
 By pure unexpected chance, and even better, cheapish. Just have to wait for it to turn up at the parents place :D :mail:
I love when this happens  :ahhh

Congrats. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on March 15, 2016, 08:51:03 PM
I wouldn't mind a birth year soldier/SAK, but from what I understand I am pretty SOL.
'74 is a rare beast.
Awiiiiise zombie thwead
And, today achieved.
 By pure unexpected chance, and even better, cheapish. Just have to wait for it to turn up at the parents place :D :mail:
I love when this happens  :ahhh

Congrats.
+1

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: icculus on March 18, 2016, 03:24:36 AM
Maybe one of these fellars?

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad54/alaskaneagle/20121228_CRKRiverofFire_1_web_zps0a20e970.jpg)

You and me both.  I think the River of Fire Damascus was a limited run though. Good luck actually getting one for 615.

Lots of grails for me at the moment.  A few mint OC items and 2009 heritage limited edition would probably be right up there at the top though
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on March 18, 2016, 04:02:30 AM
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,47471.msg1135434.html#msg1135434

I got my grail knife....3 of them to be exact! :D

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/January%20Farmer2_zpsm0jtgyk1.jpg)

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: sLaughterMed on March 18, 2016, 04:07:51 AM
I got my grail knife....3 of them to be exact! :D

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/January%20Farmer2_zpsm0jtgyk1.jpg)
I only see one. And I find it hard to believe you of all people only just now got a red OC Farmer. What am I missing here?
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on March 18, 2016, 04:23:40 AM
I got my grail knife....3 of them to be exact! :D

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/January%20Farmer2_zpsm0jtgyk1.jpg)
I only see one. And I find it hard to believe you of all people only just now got a red OC Farmer. What am I missing here?

The ones I was seeing were $250+ then things changed. Bought a nice EDC off Steve and two minty ones for around 125 ea.  I already had an Old Cross Farmer but not a "minty" one.

Here's the other two plus my old one.

edit- added group shot oh the new ones


Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on March 18, 2016, 05:39:06 AM
Nice ones SG :tu:

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on March 18, 2016, 06:02:18 AM
Nice ones SG :tu:

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Thanks buddy!  :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: icculus on March 18, 2016, 11:19:27 AM
Maybe one of these fellars?

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad54/alaskaneagle/20121228_CRKRiverofFire_1_web_zps0a20e970.jpg)

You and me both.  I think the River of Fire Damascus was a limited run though. Good luck actually getting one for 615....

Just went back and looked. It appears there were only 10 large Sebenza, 17 small Sebenza, and 17 Mnandi River of Fire damascus blades made as part of a special run.  Happy hunting.


Nice OC Farmers SAK Guy
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SteveC on March 18, 2016, 01:24:13 PM
I got my grail knife....3 of them to be exact! :D

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/January%20Farmer2_zpsm0jtgyk1.jpg)
I only see one. And I find it hard to believe you of all people only just now got a red OC Farmer. What am I missing here?

The ones I was seeing were $250+ then things changed. Bought a nice EDC off Steve and two minty ones for around 125 ea.  I already had an Old Cross Farmer but not a "minty" one.

Here's the other two plus my old one.

edit- added group shot oh the new ones

Nice !

 :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on March 18, 2016, 01:39:47 PM
Thanks guys!! :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: sLaughterMed on March 20, 2016, 04:34:28 AM
Got it, your grail was "new" OC Farmers. You really had me scratching my head there for a bit.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SAK Guy on March 20, 2016, 05:09:01 AM
Got it, your grail was "new" OC Farmers. You really had me scratching my head there for a bit.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Tomcat_81 on March 20, 2016, 01:42:23 PM
My holy grail would be the very first edition of a 84mm 'tourist'- should have 4 pins and be produced around 1900, the smaller brother of my profile pic. If someone came across that knife, I'd be most grateful ....
Tomcat
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on March 20, 2016, 09:48:25 PM
I love seeing thread necros, especially when it is for good news!

I wouldn't mind a birth year soldier/SAK, but from what I understand I am pretty SOL.
'74 is a rare beast.
Awiiiiise zombie thwead
And, today achieved.
 By pure unexpected chance, and even better, cheapish. Just have to wait for it to turn up at the parents place :D :mail:

Which '74 did you get?  Victorinox produced a very limited number on 1974 and I don't think any were supplied to the military- at least not officially.  Wenger provided most of the military requirements that year and I believe a third company (Rothlisberger if I'm not mistaken, which I very well could be) also produced some.

I have an AMEFA KL74, a 1974 Camillus Demo knife and two '74 Wenger SI's- one with a Waffenkontrol stamp and one without.

If you found a 1974 Vic then that is something to be very proud of!

Def
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: moonweasel on March 20, 2016, 10:07:55 PM
I love seeing thread necros, especially when it is for good news!

I wouldn't mind a birth year soldier/SAK, but from what I understand I am pretty SOL.
'74 is a rare beast.
Awiiiiise zombie thwead
And, today achieved.
 By pure unexpected chance, and even better, cheapish. Just have to wait for it to turn up at the parents place :D :mail:

Which '74 did you get?  Victorinox produced a very limited number on 1974 and I don't think any were supplied to the military- at least not officially.  Wenger provided most of the military requirements that year and I believe a third company (Rothlisberger if I'm not mistaken, which I very well could be) also produced some.

I have an AMEFA KL74, a 1974 Camillus Demo knife and two '74 Wenger SI's- one with a Waffenkontrol stamp and one without.

If you found a 1974 Vic then that is something to be very proud of!

Def
It is I believe, a Wenger. Advertised on a local auction site back home as a 'Swizz army knife'. It is still in the mail to my parents place, should arrive anytime now. It will still be a couple of months before I get my hands on it, no current plans to fly over for a visit.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on March 20, 2016, 10:15:02 PM
A 1974 Wenger is certainly nothing to sneeze at either.  Neither of mine were very easy to get a hold of, and represent a lot of years of wheeling and dealing.

Congratulations on being a hell of a lot more efficient than I am!  :P

I hope we will get to see pictures when you get it!

Def
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Barry Rowland on March 21, 2016, 01:31:45 PM
Mine would be an '83 PST (which I actually had, my Dad's, which we bought for him but I lost years later), or a SAK that was actually on the MacGyver show.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Jake Enns on March 22, 2016, 09:53:49 PM
My Holy Grail is a good set of pliers with a great blade that is at least 3.5inch, all other tools are optional, as long as there are not too many because I want a fairly light tool.
I have not looked too terribly hard but the Leatherman Skeltool is sort of what I am looking for but definitely without the caribiner on it.  I am also on a tight budget, so that doesn't help.  Has anyone seen my Holy Grail?
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: zepla on March 22, 2016, 10:14:12 PM
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7595.0;attach=11670;image

 :whistle:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on March 22, 2016, 10:15:57 PM
The original MTO Freestyle?  :D

Good to see you again!

Def
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: parnass on March 23, 2016, 01:03:26 AM
My Holy Grail is a good set of pliers with a great blade that is at least 3.5inch, all other tools are optional, as long as there are not too many because I want a fairly light tool.
...  Has anyone seen my Holy Grail?

Welcome to the forum, Jake.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: strmliner on March 23, 2016, 01:53:13 AM
My Holy Grail is a good set of pliers with a great blade that is at least 3.5inch, all other tools are optional, as long as there are not too many because I want a fairly light tool.
...  Has anyone seen my Holy Grail?

Welcome to the forum, Jake.


Welcome aboard Jake...that picture is the Leatherman Freestyle.   :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: sLaughterMed on March 23, 2016, 03:14:28 AM
My Holy Grail is a good set of pliers with a great blade that is at least 3.5inch, all other tools are optional, as long as there are not too many because I want a fairly light tool.
I have not looked too terribly hard but the Leatherman Skeltool is sort of what I am looking for but definitely without the caribiner on it.  I am also on a tight budget, so that doesn't help.  Has anyone seen my Holy Grail?
As mentioned, the Freestyle is an option.
https://www.leatherman.com/freestyle-12.html

Heres another. The CRKT Bivy
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,61047.0.html
http://www.crkt.com/bivy-rigging-multitool-9250

And one more. The Buck Xtract
http://www.knifecenter.com/item/BU732BK/Buck-X-Tract-Fin-Fishermans-Multi-Tool-425-inch-Closed-Black-Body-with-Nylon-Sheath
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: zepla on March 23, 2016, 10:36:03 AM

[/quote]


Welcome aboard Jake...that picture is the Leatherman Freestyle.   :cheers:
[/quote]

Not quite  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: zepla on March 23, 2016, 10:36:46 AM
The original MTO Freestyle?  :D

Good to see you again!

Def

Thanks man :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: zepla on March 23, 2016, 10:38:03 AM

[/quote]

Welcome to the forum, Jake.
[/quote]

And that of course  :salute:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Barry Rowland on March 23, 2016, 11:33:48 AM
+1 :salute:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Dalton Siedschlag on March 27, 2016, 03:24:39 AM
LM Pulse: don't have a way to buy one on the private market

Vic Spirit X: out of my budget

LM Charge Tti: WAY out of my budget

BM 940: $$$$$$

Spyderco Manix 2 G10: I bought the Byrd Raven 2 recently so it has to wait

There are more.....



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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: zoidberg on August 05, 2016, 04:15:41 AM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg)

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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on August 05, 2016, 04:22:50 AM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg)

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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: zoidberg on August 05, 2016, 04:41:23 AM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg)

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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on August 05, 2016, 04:53:12 AM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg)

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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Haha, man I suck :rofl:

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: zoidberg on August 05, 2016, 05:00:37 AM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg)

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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Haha, man I suck :rofl:

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Lol, I had already awarded the badge but nice to see you started a new thread anyway.   :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: PTRSAK on August 05, 2016, 05:06:23 AM
I'm fortunate enough to have my Grail

Birth year SAK

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0892_zps125dfa7e.jpg)
 
(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0891_zps1b669a1e.jpg)

I just doubled down on my birth year SAK

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8601/28524074621_43a759b249_h.jpg)

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0891_zps1b669a1e.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on August 05, 2016, 05:14:05 AM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg)

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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Haha, man I suck :rofl:

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Lol, I had already awarded the badge but nice to see you started a new thread anyway.   :D

I saw that after the fact...Guess I should've checked first :facepalm:
 :whistle:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on August 05, 2016, 05:14:44 AM
I'm fortunate enough to have my Grail

Birth year SAK

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0892_zps125dfa7e.jpg)
 
(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0891_zps1b669a1e.jpg)

I just doubled down on my birth year SAK

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8601/28524074621_43a759b249_h.jpg)

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0891_zps1b669a1e.jpg)

Congrats  :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Poncho65 on August 05, 2016, 05:18:32 AM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg)

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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Haha, man I suck :rofl:

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Lol, I had already awarded the badge but nice to see you started a new thread anyway.   :D

I saw that after the fact...Guess I should've checked first :facepalm:
 :whistle:

Just gives you a chance to show it off all over again :pok: :D :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Poncho65 on August 05, 2016, 05:19:29 AM
I'm fortunate enough to have my Grail

Birth year SAK

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0892_zps125dfa7e.jpg)
 
(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0891_zps1b669a1e.jpg)

I just doubled down on my birth year SAK

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8601/28524074621_43a759b249_h.jpg)

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/Peter_Thorpe/IMG_0891_zps1b669a1e.jpg)

That is awesome PTR 8)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Monrogue on August 05, 2016, 05:21:00 AM
Here's my latest grail acquisition, the '78 Wenger SI :)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100933_zpspuwabnuo.jpg)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u649/khtibbetts/MTs-SAKs/20150923_100717_zpst04vn7t2.jpg)

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Easy there cowboy, don't dig too deep.   ;)   :D
Lol, did I do something wrong?

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Not exactly...

...however the grace period of digging for badges ended last year and the description of most badges begins with 'start a new thread...'

New threads are good right?
Haha, man I suck :rofl:

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Lol, I had already awarded the badge but nice to see you started a new thread anyway.   :D

I saw that after the fact...Guess I should've checked first :facepalm:
 :whistle:

Just gives you a chance to show it off all over again :pok: :D :cheers:

True ;)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gdoolittle on August 07, 2016, 04:21:48 AM
I dont know if I can answer this because I find a new one every time I save up enough and buy the old one :facepalm:


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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: ironraven on August 08, 2016, 06:23:12 AM
Mine would be a bit different than most of ya'll's.

Savage 24C, they haven't been made for 25 years? 30? They were a combo gun, 22LR/20ga, 18" barrels, and about 6 pounds. Cylinder choke so you could run slugs thought them, even though it meant your patterns were all short range. If I could find one that was well regulated (sometimes the barrels don't hit to quite the same vertical plane) and I had the money, I would snatch it up as fast as I could fill out the paperwork. Not the best at any one thing, but it will work for most everything in my neck of the woods if you've got the right mix of ammo on you.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: ddogu on August 08, 2016, 06:39:05 AM
Umm, any MT that is not for free?..  :think: :-[
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Yadda on August 08, 2016, 06:57:03 AM
Mine would be a bit different than most of ya'll's.

Savage 24C, they haven't been made for 25 years? 30? They were a combo gun, 22LR/20ga, 18" barrels, and about 6 pounds. Cylinder choke so you could run slugs thought them, even though it meant your patterns were all short range. If I could find one that was well regulated (sometimes the barrels don't hit to quite the same vertical plane) and I had the money, I would snatch it up as fast as I could fill out the paperwork. Not the best at any one thing, but it will work for most everything in my neck of the woods if you've got the right mix of ammo on you.

I have a 22LR/410ga.  Best squirrel gun ever made. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: kaput on October 01, 2016, 05:51:32 PM
I'd love to own a Robert lessard custom titanium SAK. But I dont think I would be able to bring myself to pay the price (for a SAK) literally or phsychologicaly  :'(. But boy are they fantastic!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: radioactive_Man on October 02, 2016, 01:54:38 AM
Right Now it would be a Benchmade 940 and BO Swisstool Spirit. The Benchmade isn't terribly expensive, but I just can't justify spending $150+ on another knife after buying a ZT. And I just can't find any BO Spirits.  :-\

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PFna3EBWOAk/hqdefault.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3824/10809306714_aa194b5702.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Obi1shinobee on October 02, 2016, 01:56:30 AM
ObiChamp  :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Mechanickal on October 02, 2016, 07:28:40 PM
Right Now it would be a Benchmade 940 and BO Swisstool Spirit. The Benchmade isn't terribly expensive, but I just can't justify spending $150+ on another knife after buying a ZT. And I just can't find any BO Spirits.  :-\

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PFna3EBWOAk/hqdefault.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3824/10809306714_aa194b5702.jpg)

+1 on the Swisstool BO.
Got mine yesterday and already can't imagine what I'd do if I suddenly didn't have it no more.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on August 28, 2018, 05:07:07 PM
Still no changes for me.  Grail item would be Mr Leatherman himself signing a tool of mine.  Not sounding arrogant but some of the items I like I could afford, I just cannot justify spending the money on them.  I'm still much to frugal to spend dough on such things.

No change for me.  I'd still like a signed LM from the man himself.  This would be my grail item.  I was thinking about what I'd buy or want to buy when the thought of this thread came to mind. 

I cannot think of anything beyond what I've already mentioned. 

Anyone obtain grails you havent mentioned? 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gdoolittle on August 28, 2018, 08:16:21 PM
My Holy Grail is the one tool that is so light you can carry it in your pocket and not know its there, but has every tool I will ever need. It is so small that it takes up virtually no pocket space. It is also the strongest tool in the world. Unbreakable, corrosion proof, and fire retardant. In addition to all your standard tools, it is equipped with a measuring tape, level, 100 feet of paracord, power jigsaw, butane lighter, full size axe, A pop up tent, spare underwear, toilet paper, and a built in projector connected to MLB.tv and NFL TV (with Netflix and Hulu capability of course), the nuclear football, my financial advisor, a month's supply of fine scotch, and the map to the lost Mayan treasure.  Oh yeah, its affordable too!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Mechanickal on August 28, 2018, 08:20:07 PM
Well I've got 3 Spirit S' in BO by now...
My current grail is a marlin spiked alox...
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Etherealicer on August 28, 2018, 08:55:42 PM
Well I've got 3 Spirit S' in BO by now...
My current grail is a marlin spiked alox...
I have 2 First mates (new ones with silver scales and red shield), so I'm willing to sell you one. It's new, but without box. PM me if interested.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Mechanickal on August 28, 2018, 08:57:22 PM
Pm!! :ahhh
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on August 28, 2018, 10:09:40 PM
 :salute: wow
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 28, 2018, 11:19:49 PM
Grail tool? As a collector, a few would be on my shortlist. I don't make smurf for wages, so there are a few tools I can't pay big bucks for right now that I would like to get in the future at some point.

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

There are a few more, but these would be the ones I'd like first. After those, maybe a Juice Pro or K4. Maybe SOG Paladin PT-525.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: ChopperCharles on August 28, 2018, 11:25:55 PM
I have a Sheffield A100 clone that I modified with some different tools. I've been using it quite a lot in the garage lately, between welding and grinding tasks. It's a decently good tool, but would be better with more blunt-nosed pliers. I'm interested in trying out the real Kershaw A100 one day now that I've gotten used to the clone!

Charles.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gregozedobe on August 29, 2018, 05:22:52 AM
Grail tool? As a collector, a few would be on my shortlist. I don't make smurf for wages, so there are a few tools I can't pay big bucks for right now that I would like to get in the future at some point.

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

There are a few more, but these would be the ones I'd like first. After those, maybe a Juice Pro or K4. Maybe SOG Paladin PT-525.

I don't know about the XAVT, but most the others on your list are going to be hard to find on a limited budget.  But keep looking, sometimes you can find a B-I-N bargain on evilbay  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 29, 2018, 05:50:07 AM
Grail tool? As a collector, a few would be on my shortlist. I don't make smurf for wages, so there are a few tools I can't pay big bucks for right now that I would like to get in the future at some point.

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

There are a few more, but these would be the ones I'd like first. After those, maybe a Juice Pro or K4. Maybe SOG Paladin PT-525.

I don't know about the XAVT, but most the others on your list are going to be hard to find on a limited budget.  But keep looking, sometimes you can find a B-I-N bargain on evilbay  :D
Thanks, gregozedobe. :cheers:

I've bought everything on my ",To-get list" so far, up until the tools I listed here. I just have trouble with the really pricey stuff. Those are just Grail tools. I have so many great tools, I am pretty happy. :multi:
I found the Crunch, Recoil, JPST, one Wave, and Flair(and a bunch of common stuff as well) at the store I work at. Maybe the rarer tools will pop up one day. :)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on August 29, 2018, 07:39:49 PM
I would really, really love to get an original Green SOG Micro Toolclip someday to complete my set..  :dd: :dd:

Oh, and some more TiNi SOGs, and a Leatherm.....  ::) :D

Maybe I have a green one for trade... I check it...
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AimlessWanderer on August 29, 2018, 07:55:48 PM
I have owned a very wide range to tools, and most of them have since found new homes elsewhere, but I kept the ones that were the best fits for me.

As regards pliers based tools, I have no more yearnings for anything else. At least half of what I own are modifications, which I have tailored to suit my own tastes and preferences, and I managed to get everything I wanted before pricing started shooting upwards.

I'm totally satisfied with my array of traditional and modern folders too. I have a healthy assortment to choose from, and there's no "gaps" that need filling. Whatever the day has in store, in terms of activity or location, I have something to suit.

The only movement or change that I can see moving forward (other than selling off stuff that I haven't got round to yet), is Swiss knife modding. I have everything that I want to keep unmodified, and have most of the parts that I need for my six planned mods. These are rather complex projects, and will be quite labour intensive (not just simple tool changes), and will be done gradually over the months and years ahead, as time and health allows.

So my grail items cannot be bought, they must be made, and made by me. That's what gives them the added value over commercially available items. There's a feeling of pride in using something that you put together, which cannot be had from something you just handed over beer vouchers for.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: eTripper on August 30, 2018, 04:09:44 AM
For knives it would be a SOG Fatcat, Cold Steel 4-Max, and a Benchmade Adamas Auto in black.

(https://www.sogknives.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/s/o/sog_fc01_back.jpg)

(https://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/cold-steel-manual/Cold-Steel-4-Max-Tri-Ad-Gray-G-10-SW-62RN-BHQ-53273-jr-large.jpg)

(http://www.adamsknifeworks.com/store/images/images/bm2750-blkplain(large).gif)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: ChopperCharles on August 30, 2018, 04:31:12 AM
Is it weird that after five minutes of holding one I really want a Case Sodbuster? I currently carry a multitool and a 91mm waiter... and I love using the waiter. But I LOVED using that sodbuster. I mean it’s not particularly expensive. It’s just got plain plastic scales. It’s not even sharpened to a very fine edge — just 25 degrees according to my lansky. But damn if I don’t like using it quite a lot. 

Charles.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on August 30, 2018, 06:56:41 AM
Not strange at all.  We like what we like. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on August 30, 2018, 06:59:20 AM
I've modded some tools but theyre still just LMs.  Which is why I still say having one signed would be cool.  I'd love to make a fixed blade.  I said having one made to my specifications would be close.  I change my mind.  Making one would be awesome.  Making something from a hunk of steel then adding handles.  Not sure thats entirely out of the question. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on October 08, 2018, 09:06:44 PM
A „Spyderco 25th Anniversary Delica“ would be great...
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 08, 2018, 09:16:38 PM
Thanks to CeHo,  I will be crossing one "grail tool" off of the list soon. :woohoo:

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on October 08, 2018, 09:19:08 PM
Thanks to CeHo,  I will be crossing one "grail tool" off of the list soon. :woohoo:

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: ThePeacent on October 08, 2018, 10:43:29 PM
Thanks to CeHo,  I will be crossing one "grail tool" off of the list soon. :woohoo:

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

this might help you in the meantime... :D  :cheers:

(https://i.imgur.com/B6aywXu.jpg)

first multitool ever to have a OHO Blade, even before the Wave  :ahhh :hatsoff:
 
(https://i.imgur.com/2E6xUdY.jpg)

it's versatile, it's tough, solid, hefty and really good quality!!!  :gimme: :multi:

(https://i.imgur.com/4PZYGc2.jpg)

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 08, 2018, 10:50:12 PM
Thank you, TP! It is a thing of beauty!  :like:
It is going to look great with the 1999 Crunch(mint) and Gerber Grappler(mint).  :woohoo:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on October 08, 2018, 10:54:04 PM
Yeah, that’s a great set  :tu:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 09, 2018, 03:24:16 AM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Ron Who on October 10, 2018, 12:08:00 AM
I found my holy grail but here´s the next
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Dean51 on October 10, 2018, 12:39:09 AM
It might seem a bit strange but I've wanted a Rebar with two SE blades. I have the Rebar and the blade out lack the tool to change the blade out.
 :(
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: superpaco on October 12, 2018, 03:20:25 AM
My grail wants are pretty simple I guess. I just don't have the money to spend.

LM Flair
LM BO Supertool 200
LM Pulse (does it even come in BO?)
Victorinox Drifter Alox
Victorinox Astronaut

I'll probably end up getting 1 or 2 sooner or later but getting them all is highly unlikely for me....
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SolomonKane79 on October 26, 2018, 11:00:34 PM
Original AG Russell Seamaster knife! The one with serrations in the first half of the blase.


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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on October 26, 2018, 11:53:48 PM
Original AG Russell Seamaster knife! The one with serrations in the first half of the blase.


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A great looking knife... I keep my eyes open. Maybe i know someone who has this knife. I’ll meet him in September.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Ron Who on November 02, 2018, 06:50:41 PM
I found my holy grail but here´s the next

I found my holy grail but here´s the next
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Don Pablo on November 02, 2018, 07:52:49 PM
What I received from Etherealicer the other day. :dd:  :hatsoff:
(https://i.imgur.com/9s7Etek.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ONZgRVG.jpg)

Edit: a letter
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: _MattGyver_ on November 03, 2018, 12:00:23 AM
The origional victorinox swisstool, I love the tool, but can't bring myself to spend $100 on a MT! I'll buy 3 or four SAKs instead lol...
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: marko14 on November 03, 2018, 12:17:26 AM
Until i buy them Spyderco Salt 2 and Leatherman Wave BO

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 03, 2018, 12:48:13 AM
The origional victorinox swisstool, I love the tool, but can't bring myself to spend $100 on a MT! I'll buy 3 or four SAKs instead lol...
I am nervous to say this, but the OG SwissTool is better than 4 common-model SAKs. They can be had for $89 sometimes on Amazon. Worth every penny.  :tu:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: _MattGyver_ on November 03, 2018, 02:28:28 AM
The origional victorinox swisstool, I love the tool, but can't bring myself to spend $100 on a MT! I'll buy 3 or four SAKs instead lol...
I am nervous to say this, but the OG SwissTool is better than 4 common-model SAKs. They can be had for $89 sometimes on Amazon. Worth every penny.  :tu:
Maybe someday :dd:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: GrandpaPatch on November 03, 2018, 03:04:01 AM
I have own 2-3 (I'm not a SAK expert) smaller 4-5 blade versions of the SAK in the past, but they were never a serious have to have with me item. The Swisschamp that I have (posted here (https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,79489.msg1801361.html#msg1801361)) I have had for a long time. I haven't another SAK since getting this one. I have added Leatherman and Gerber multi tools to my list of goodies and have a few knock off multi tools floating around somewhere. So I would have to say the my 'Holy Grail' would be the SwissChampXAVT (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QGF986/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000QGF986&linkCode=as2&tag=smart0ef8-20&linkId=RK25QH5XWMLW4O2X[/url) While it is a large SAK, I would love to have a Victorinox Swisschamp XAVT just to have and hold and show off.  BUT, I don't think my wife would be happy with trading her car payment money for a SAK. I might need it to build a survival shelter after that happened! :woohoo: :whistle:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on November 03, 2018, 03:05:10 AM
Until i buy them Spyderco Salt 2 and Leatherman Wave BO

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That’s a good situation  ;)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 03, 2018, 04:57:06 AM
I have own 2-3 (I'm not a SAK expert) smaller 4-5 blade versions of the SAK in the past, but they were never a serious have to have with me item. The Swisschamp that I have (posted here (https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,79489.msg1801361.html#msg1801361)) I have had for a long time. I haven't another SAK since getting this one. I have added Leatherman and Gerber multi tools to my list of goodies and have a few knock off multi tools floating around somewhere. So I would have to say the my 'Holy Grail' would be the SwissChampXAVT (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QGF986/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000QGF986&linkCode=as2&tag=smart0ef8-20&linkId=RK25QH5XWMLW4O2X[/url) While it is a large SAK, I would love to have a Victorinox Swisschamp XAVT just to have and hold and show off.  BUT, I don't think my wife would be happy with trading her car payment money for a SAK. I might need it to build a survival shelter after that happened! :woohoo: :whistle:

 :iagree:
The XAVT is on my grail list as well. I love my XLT (in SilverTech scales), but would love to pull an XAVT out of my pocket when someone needs a screw tightened(but not a job big enough to scratch the precious[XAVT]). The XLT is quite a bit as it is, but more tools=better.. :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: marko14 on November 03, 2018, 06:22:50 AM
Until i buy them Spyderco Salt 2 and Leatherman Wave BO

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That’s a good situation  ;)
It will be much better when i have them in tool box.

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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on November 03, 2018, 08:54:22 AM
You’re right- I like the BO Wave too  :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 12, 2019, 08:11:30 AM

Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.

(http://i.imgur.com/DRSUixD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Vegpd7U.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lJYOrV0.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 23, 2019, 03:33:20 AM
Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.
(https://i.imgur.com/HERGg8J.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ea5BxWs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FLZ8esI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/A5ilpni.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SteveC on February 23, 2019, 05:42:50 AM
Congrats !    :like:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 23, 2019, 05:50:48 AM
Congrats !    :like:
Thank you, Steve! :cheers:

I never thought I'd be buying tools at that level(Vista and MP650), but turns out not buying a ton of Cheap & Cheerful tools saves a lot of money to use on higher tier tools. Who knew? :think: :rofl:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Aloha on February 23, 2019, 06:32:10 AM
 :hatsoff: Congrats. 
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 23, 2019, 06:37:55 AM
:hatsoff: Congrats.
Thank you, Aloha! :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on February 23, 2019, 06:31:08 PM
Gerber MP650.
Kershaw A100.
SOG Paladin PT-540.
Leatherman Vista.
Victorinox XAVT.
(https://i.imgur.com/HERGg8J.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ea5BxWs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FLZ8esI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/A5ilpni.jpg)

Great score - with sheath, box and paperwork- very nice
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 23, 2019, 07:57:00 PM
Great score - with sheath, box and paperwork- very nice
Thank you very much, CeHo! :cheers:
I am still excited about the NIB Vista.  :woohoo:
I spent an hour last night, carefully applying a light coat of protecting oil to the tools without getting it on the plastic/rubber. Definitely one of my new favorites. :)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on February 23, 2019, 09:09:41 PM
I understand you 100 % - the Vista is one of my favorite tools, too  :multi:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 23, 2019, 09:16:17 PM
I understand you 100 % - the Vista is one of my favorite tools, too  :multi:
:cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on February 24, 2019, 01:57:24 PM
It was a search for years:

Spyderco delica 25th anniversary
(https://i.imgur.com/eow4Gqv.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 24, 2019, 02:01:04 PM
Wow. that is a beauty, CeHo! :like:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on February 24, 2019, 02:38:15 PM
Thanks my friend  :tu:

I think it’s one of the 3 most collectible Spyderco models  :salute:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AlephZero on February 24, 2019, 06:27:31 PM
I got my Holy Grail, it's a Syph007 custom...  :D
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Mechanickal on February 24, 2019, 06:29:36 PM
Great find CeHo!!

Like Aleph, my current grail is a Syph custom.
Unlike Aleph, I ain't got one.

I'd love a ribbed Voyageur but not at it's current going rate.
And I'd love an exposed rivet SAK with bail.

:popcorn:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on February 24, 2019, 07:34:49 PM
Great find CeHo!!

Like Aleph, my current grail is a Syph custom.
Unlike Aleph, I ain't got one.

I'd love a ribbed Voyageur but not at it's current going rate.
And I'd love an exposed rivet SAK with bail.

:popcorn:

Thanks Mech  :tu:

I was hunting the knife for years. I asked the seller if he is sad he doesn’t have the knife anymore. He opened a box and shows another one  :facepalm:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Mechanickal on February 24, 2019, 07:35:38 PM


Everybody happy! :tu:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Smashie on February 24, 2019, 11:46:50 PM
I'd love to get my hands on another AG Russell Sting A1. I gave mine away
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 25, 2019, 12:31:44 AM
Thanks Mech  :tu:

I was hunting the knife for years. I asked the seller if he is sad he doesn’t have the knife anymore. He opened a box and shows another one  :facepalm:
That is good though. Less chance of the seller developing "seller's remorse." :cheers:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: getahl on February 26, 2019, 01:21:01 AM
My grail knife is a Classic with the blade opening away from the keyring, and a Camillus electricians knife with the screw driver removed, to make it a single layer. Those would make me happy.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Shuya on February 26, 2019, 10:22:32 AM
Those special Runs on the Benchmade 940 and 941...
The ones with Damascus blades, or titanium scales  :drool:

These were the knifes I was drooling over when joining the german knife scene years ago...the most beautiful and practical EDC knifes I have ever owned (had a green 940 which I gave to my Girlfriend, she loves it), in addition to the 710, a classic knife I sadly have never owned.

Wish I had the money and german knife laws were'nt that stupid regarding OHO blades.  :rant:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Reinier on February 26, 2019, 10:36:36 AM
And I'd love an exposed rivet SAK with bail.

:dd:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: israelpiper on February 26, 2019, 06:53:11 PM
MYERCHIN Captain Pro, blade and marlin spike, titanium.
(https://i.imgur.com/okwtSLz.png)

Specially for salt water environment. German 440C equivalent, but said to have even better corrosion resistance.

Tough on a pensioner's purse.   
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on February 26, 2019, 08:26:06 PM
MYERCHIN Captain Pro, blade and marlin spike, titanium.
(https://i.imgur.com/okwtSLz.png)

Specially for salt water environment. German 440C equivalent, but said to have even better corrosion resistance.

Tough on a pensioner's purse.   

Nice knife- I saw that never before
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SolomonKane79 on March 02, 2019, 09:56:46 AM
MYERCHIN Captain Pro, blade and marlin spike, titanium.
(https://i.imgur.com/okwtSLz.png)

Specially for salt water environment. German 440C equivalent, but said to have even better corrosion resistance.

Tough on a pensioner's purse.   
If you finally manage to get one make sure it is the latest version with the blade flipper, very handy. They upgraded their knives recently with the blade flipper thing.


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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: SolomonKane79 on March 28, 2019, 09:48:54 AM
Original AG Russell Seamaster knife! The one with serrations in the first half of the blase.


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Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Mechanickal on March 28, 2019, 11:56:46 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Yadda on March 28, 2019, 12:54:58 PM
Wicked looking knife in black metal finish.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: AimlessWanderer on March 28, 2019, 01:04:14 PM
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Very nice!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: microbe on March 31, 2019, 10:37:55 PM
My grail knife is a Classic with the blade opening away from the keyring...

Maybe you need to try a Rambler...
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Wessaen on April 17, 2019, 05:00:38 AM
I've finally been able to acquire the main grail items I have been lusting after these last few years.

A Peter Atwood R25, Wenger Titanium Ueli Steck edition, and a Vic Voyageur.

My next grails will be the Wenger Esquire Titanium 80% serrated (though I would also like the 100% serrated version), the Wenger VIP and the Wenger Nature series knife that just has the straight ribbing with no animal image.

In the meantime I've purchased a Wenger PTC and some titanium scales to make myself a Titanium PTC ( I may have a slight titanium addiction).

I suppose a red ribbed Voyageur would also be pretty neato but I also like being able to pay rent so that might not be realistic.

-Wes.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Yadda on April 18, 2019, 04:13:02 AM
I've finally been able to acquire the main grail items I have been lusting after these last few years.

A Peter Atwood R25, Wenger Titanium Ueli Steck edition, and a Vic Voyageur.

My next grails will be the Wenger Esquire Titanium 80% serrated (though I would also like the 100% serrated version), the Wenger VIP and the Wenger Nature series knife that just has the straight ribbing with no animal image.

In the meantime I've purchased a Wenger PTC and some titanium scales to make myself a Titanium PTC ( I may have a slight titanium addiction).

I suppose a red ribbed Voyageur would also be pretty neato but I also like being able to pay rent so that might not be realistic.

-Wes.

Really nice acquisitions!
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on April 18, 2019, 08:25:00 PM
I've finally been able to acquire the main grail items I have been lusting after these last few years.

A Peter Atwood R25, Wenger Titanium Ueli Steck edition, and a Vic Voyageur.

My next grails will be the Wenger Esquire Titanium 80% serrated (though I would also like the 100% serrated version), the Wenger VIP and the Wenger Nature series knife that just has the straight ribbing with no animal image.

In the meantime I've purchased a Wenger PTC and some titanium scales to make myself a Titanium PTC ( I may have a slight titanium addiction).

I suppose a red ribbed Voyageur would also be pretty neato but I also like being able to pay rent so that might not be realistic.

-Wes.

Cool  :like:

I love the Wen’ger Titanium
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Mechanickal on April 18, 2019, 09:29:29 PM
My only grail for now is a Farmer X.

I've got the needed donors. Just need to find the courage to build it... or find someone experienced who can.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: scottdill on April 19, 2019, 01:18:47 AM
I'm looking for a Wenger "luxury" cigar cutter in good shape.   I have the aluminum scaled one and the new Vic-Delemont version, but this is elusive to me

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on June 11, 2019, 03:56:34 AM
Quote from: gerleatherberman
Gerber MP650. - Found mint condition.
Kershaw A100. - Found NIB.
SOG Paladin PT-540. - Found near-mint condition.
Leatherman Vista/Hybrid. - both found NIB
Victorinox XAVT.
(https://i.imgur.com/TLmJJDd.jpg)

Getting there. Gotta take a break from buying for a bit, but will finish that list soon. Bought a Gerber Flik Fish NIP today on eBay(for half of what they were selling for last year) and am in the hole with the MT funds, as well as just ordered brake rotors and pads for my car.  :ahhh

There are others to replace the old list with though. Just like the Vista led to the want for the Hybrid, the PT-540 has led to the want for the PT-525. Now with the Flik Fish on the way, I'll be looking at finding the MP600 and MP400 Fishermans pretty soon.

New updated "top 5" grail list:

SOG made Paladin PT-525.
"Pocket Survival Tool" marked PST.
Gerber MP600 Fisherman.
Gerber MP400 Fisherman.
Victorinox XAVT.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: cody6268 on June 11, 2019, 04:09:07 AM
Likely ain't happening, unless Emerson makes some kind of commemorative. And even then, I probably wouldn't be able to afford it.  Unlike the Victorinox Master Craftsman, which was a run of the mill late 1970s Master Craftsman ordered by NASA, this one wasn't. Part of an order of 30 units in 1999, plus 4 prototypes. The cutout in the tanto blade is to open the rations.

Emerson Specwar--NASA.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Emerson_NASA_knife.jpg)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: mikekoz on June 18, 2019, 03:58:53 PM
  I will never own it, but the Wenger Giant! lol  :climber: :drool: :rofl:

https://www.amazon.com/Wenger-16999-Swiss-Knife-Giant/dp/B001DZTJRQ
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Butch on June 19, 2019, 11:05:57 PM
http://store.yellowhorseltd.com/buck110nativehorses.aspx
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Max Stone on June 19, 2019, 11:09:48 PM
Nice to see David’s work come up again! Beautiful.  :like:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on June 20, 2019, 01:43:59 AM
http://store.yellowhorseltd.com/buck110nativehorses.aspx
Butch,
Maybe skip paying the phone bill for a while and buy one. :pok:

Seriously a gorgeous knife though. Top notch. :drool:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Butch on June 20, 2019, 03:51:15 AM
 :cheers:k
Nice to see David’s work come up again! Beautiful.  :like:

I have a very early Michael Prater, but have never come up with either a David or Brian Yellowhorse but Someday maybe I'll have a set of each from the Painted Pony artists.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Happy Gilmore on July 15, 2019, 12:55:28 AM
Found my holy Grail, what a cool tool
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: eTripper on July 15, 2019, 01:35:15 AM
I currently have about [3] knives, that I would like to pick-up:  Cold Steel 4 Max, Cold Steel SR1, and the SOG XR SEAL:


(https://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/cold-steel-manual/Cold-Steel-4-Max-Tri-Ad-Gray-G-10-SW-62RN-BHQ-53273-jr-large.jpg)

(https://www.coldsteel.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/480x/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/6/2/62l_3.jpg)

(https://www.sogknives.com/media/catalog/product/s/e/seal_story.png)
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: cody6268 on July 15, 2019, 04:28:11 AM
Found my holy Grail, what a cool tool

Never saw anything like that ever before. Really interesting set up. Screw on blade, survival kit in handles, holes so the blade can be removed and lashed to a stick to make a spear?  And from what I saw about that model online, there's a sharpening stone glued to the back handle. Seems like it would make sharpening weird.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: CeHo on July 15, 2019, 04:56:40 AM
Found my holy Grail, what a cool tool

Great stuff  :tu:
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on July 15, 2019, 06:24:57 AM
Found my holy Grail, what a cool tool
Congrats, HG! :like:

Always a great feeling filling the tool void. :)

I currently have about [3] knives, that I would like to pick-up:  Cold Steel 4 Max, Cold Steel SR1, and the SOG XR SEAL:


(https://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/cold-steel-manual/Cold-Steel-4-Max-Tri-Ad-Gray-G-10-SW-62RN-BHQ-53273-jr-large.jpg)

(https://www.coldsteel.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/480x/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/6/2/62l_3.jpg)

(https://www.sogknives.com/media/catalog/product/s/e/seal_story.png)
Hope you can find some good deals on those beauties, eTrip!  :tu:

Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: gerleatherberman on July 15, 2019, 06:37:45 AM
Found almost everything on my earlier lists, except the Vic XAVT. :ahhh
But, those are easy to find, so it isn't a huge deal.

The new list is comprised mostly of tools needed to finish some sets.

1. West Marine Sailing Tool(the SOG made tool based on the PowerAssist with the Marlin spike instead of SE blade).

2. Paladin PT-525(made by SOG). They don't fetch a lot, but fate has it against me getting one, because I never have the money when one pops up for sale(my fault for not managing spare cash right though).

3. Gerber MP400 Fisherman(same issue as previous, but they come up for sale less frequently).

4. Pre-1985 Leatherman PST - non-Japan(already have two JPSTs). Probably the most costly of the grail tools listed.

5. Victorinox XAVT(carried over from original list).

But, as always, patience will win out(hopefully). If someone had told me back in 2017 that the collection would have so many rare tools, I would have declared them crazy. Like the Gerber Multi-Lock Trailrider, MP600 Cable Cutter, Multi-Lock FPRs(BN and NN), Multi-Lock Maroon Prototype, MP650 Evolution, Gerber Grappler, Gerber FLiK Fish, Leatherman Vista(and Hybrid), Leatherman Charge Ti(mint), Paladin PT-545, SOG PowerAssist(US version) EOD w/C4 punch,  etc. etc.
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: MadPlumbarian on July 15, 2019, 07:08:06 AM
I’ve had so many knives that I’ve wanted, but a while back when I found out that certain things can be done to a sak I sooo wanted a custom, especially after feeling a alox for the first time!
So one day the Mrs said to go ahead and have it made, so it did! That’s my pride and joy, I rarely even carry it, even when I do the sheath has a clip so if it was to open and fall out of the sheath it would dangle from the piece of paracord, just a little over protective!

I’m currently working on one with similar tools but is a tad smaller, yet I won’t be so worried to carry it or scratch it! That is if I ever finish it.
JR
Title: Re: What is your Holy Grail?
Post by: Ron Who on August 08, 2019, 05:54:23 PM
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