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A bit worrying 3458

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,790 Aggressive in defence
A bit worrying
« on: October 21, 2006, 11:16:41 AM »
Found this on bladeforums about a Spirit lock failure  :o   http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429442

Dunc
« Last Edit: October 21, 2006, 11:19:03 AM by dunc5 »
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,343 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bit worrying
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 12:10:28 PM »
That is cause for concern.  This is the first time I've ever heard of something like this happening, but I am going to test mine with a few gentle whacks and see what happens.  I suggest everyone else do the same, and if you have any concerns, express them to your Victorinox representative.

Personally I am not that worried as I've used my Spirit for fairly heavy work in the past without the slightest budge, but better safe than sorry.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,213
Re: A bit worrying
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 01:06:20 PM »
Every blade on mine locks up tighter than a bank vault.

Then I flipped all the blades open at once to get a better look inside at how the Spirit locking system works. (Try it yourself) The basic mechanism is a strong, simple design. I can't understand how or why it failed on the guy. 
???

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,790 Aggressive in defence
Re: A bit worrying
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006, 02:12:41 PM »
Not sure where this photo came from but it shows the lock really well



All the tools on my Spirit are very tight , its just the play in the plier springs that bugs me .

Dunc
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,343 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bit worrying
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006, 10:48:24 PM »
As Kelly Bundy would say, "the mind wobbles."

I don't see how it could fail either, and it's not like it is a new design.  Isn't it exactly the same lock that's on the SwissTool and AutoTool before that?  I am not doubting what this guy has to say, but it certainly does seem odd.

Of course, every company is due a few manufacturing errors here and there, but usually Victorinox's are pretty few and far between.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Newbie Posts: 33 Hobbit archer
Re: A bit worrying
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2006, 04:33:26 PM »
I dunno...maybe he got a bad one?  ??? Something to look ot for, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it...

F
Jr. Member Posts: 52 I'm the one they call Dr FeelGood
Re: A bit worrying
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2006, 02:59:01 AM »
my guess is he got a bad one.Ill bet you could hang one of those from a post and dangle a few guys off it like they do in the Cold Steel videos

Yabba dabba doo!

 

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