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What caused you to buy a swisstool

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What elements helped you to decide to buy a swisstool

Blade design
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Variety of tools
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Solid construction (good fit and finish)
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Company reputation/lifetime gurantee
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all the cool kids have them
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england Offline Dunc

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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #30 on: November 16, 2007, 11:11:56 PM
Before I got married I collected deactivated guns , a .38 Webley revolver , Walther PP , Sturm Ruger .357 Magnum police service six, .45 1911A1 , SLR 7.62 L1A1 and a 303 Lee Enfield No. 4 . Wish I had them now then I could spend hours online researching all the manufactorers marks and numbers etc.

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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #31 on: November 16, 2007, 11:14:16 PM
Before I got married I collected deactivated guns , a .38 Webley revolver , Walther PP , Sturm Ruger .357 Magnum , .45 1911A1 , SLR 7.62 L1A1 and a 303 Lee Enfield No. 4 . Wish I had them now then I could spend hours online researching all the manufactorers marks and numbers etc.

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I never knew you were into de-acts!, haven't they changed the law regarding owning them now anyway?

I know that fairly recently they had to have there actions totally welded up to complie with new regulations :(
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #32 on: November 16, 2007, 11:18:58 PM
Before I got married I collected deactivated guns , a .38 Webley revolver , Walther PP , Sturm Ruger .357 Magnum , .45 1911A1 , SLR 7.62 L1A1 and a 303 Lee Enfield No. 4 . Wish I had them now then I could spend hours online researching all the manufactorers marks and numbers etc.

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I never knew you were into de-acts!, haven't they changed the law regarding owning them now anyway?

I know that fairly recently they had to have there actions totally welded up to complie with new regulations :(

I dont know how the law stands now but I started to loose interest when they began welding them up . Being able to strip them was 90% of the fun .All mine were of the older kind and there prices are about the same as a live version  :o Were talking alot of money now . Wish I'd kept them but sold them to help set up our first flat together   :angel:

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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #33 on: November 16, 2007, 11:20:18 PM
Out of the whole list, I'd miss the No 4 the most :cry:
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #34 on: November 16, 2007, 11:31:50 PM
Out of the whole list, I'd miss the No 4 the most :cry:

It was a No.4 MK11 (two) and was made in 1949 and was in lovely condition . The SLR with black furniture was a bit of a beast too  ;) Nearly bought and Uzi once but just stopped myself shelling out £450 at the last minute .

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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #35 on: November 16, 2007, 11:34:26 PM
Out of the whole list, I'd miss the No 4 the most :cry:

It was a No.4 MK11 (two) and was made in 1949 and was in lovely condition . The SLR with black furniture was a bit of a beast too  ;) Nearly bought and Uzi once but just stopped myself shelling out £450 at the last minute .

Dunc
I used to shoot my uncle's No 4, and had (briefly) an Ishapore no4, lovely gone to shoot, more of a gentle shove comapred to the sharp recoil of a mauser or mosin/nagant :)

As for the Uzi, god above knows how much there worth now :o
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #36 on: November 18, 2007, 01:29:29 PM
The only reason I buy SAKs at all was one day, A cat came to my door.  That cat said, and showed, a video of me with my mistress :o ::).  And threatened to show that video to my wife :twak:, if i didn't start buying SAKs exclusively for Felinevet Tim!!! ::) :D

I still remembered what the cat said:"If you can afford a mistress, you can afford SAKs!!" :angel: :multi:
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #37 on: November 18, 2007, 01:30:37 PM
The only reason I buy SAKs at all was one day, A cat came to my door.  That cat said, and showed, a video of me with my mistress :o ::).  And threatened to show that video to my wife :twak:, if i didn't start buying SAKs exclusively for Felinevet Tim!!! ::) :D

I still remembered what the cat said:"If you can afford a mistress, you can afford SAKs!!" :angel: :multi:
:D :D Those damn cat's of tim's are pure evil aren't they :D
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #38 on: November 18, 2007, 06:40:16 PM
Pretty good sales strategy I guess. :)


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #39 on: November 18, 2007, 07:21:52 PM
Pretty good sales strategy I guess. :)
                And much better looking than the Fuller Brush man too

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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #40 on: November 18, 2007, 07:23:08 PM
Pretty good sales strategy I guess. :)
                And much better looking than the Fuller Brush man too
He sent a much better looking feline to you than I got >:(
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #41 on: November 19, 2007, 02:45:33 AM
Pretty good sales strategy I guess. :)
                And much better looking than the Fuller Brush man too
That's the pic of my mistress.  Whassup??
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #42 on: November 20, 2007, 04:22:38 AM
If that is you mistress then I guess that you have a lot of money to buy tools.  Either that or you have no money because you spent all of it on her. :)


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #43 on: November 20, 2007, 01:58:52 PM
If that is you mistress then I guess that you have a lot of money to buy tools.  Either that or you have no money because you spent all of it on her. :)

One thing I have noticed, Felinevet Tim hasn't denied involment yet??
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #44 on: November 21, 2007, 04:29:57 PM
If he denies involvment, it might affect his sales. :)


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #45 on: November 21, 2007, 05:44:00 PM
If that is you mistress then I guess that you have a lot of money to buy tools.  Either that or you have no money because you spent all of it on her. :)

One thing I have noticed, Felinevet Tim hasn't denied involment yet??

Moi? I can't keep those darn sales cats under control. They don't think I sell fast enough! Here's the head of my sales force:http://i8.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/c6/28/f838_0.JPG
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #46 on: November 22, 2007, 12:45:49 AM
If that is you mistress then I guess that you have a lot of money to buy tools.  Either that or you have no money because you spent all of it on her. :)

One thing I have noticed, Felinevet Tim hasn't denied involment yet??

Moi? I can't keep those darn sales cats under control. They don't think I sell fast enough! Here's the head of my sales force:http://i8.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/c6/28/f838_0.JPG
That's the evil, pointy earred, son-of -a-b**** that came to my door!!!
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 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #47 on: November 22, 2007, 12:54:42 AM
In that photo is he saying "you refused my offer" or "say hello to my little friend." :)


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #48 on: November 22, 2007, 03:13:24 PM
In that photo is he saying "you refused my offer" or "say hello to my little friend." :)
That AK pointed at was a good motivator.  Especially when he told me he would give my wife the AK after he showed the video
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #49 on: November 22, 2007, 06:17:50 PM
It was probally for the better that you gave into the sales cat.


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #50 on: November 23, 2007, 12:53:42 AM
For my first multi-tool it was a no brainer (as in I have none!) so many satisfied customers and raves. and it was perdy lookin too! :D


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #51 on: November 23, 2007, 02:28:47 AM
It is definately somthing to  :drool: over.


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #52 on: November 27, 2007, 02:23:36 PM
My first SwissTool (original Plus model with two blades & no corkscrew facility) I got from a swap with my cousin.  He complained that the ST was too heavy to put on his belt.  He swapped it for my Gerber MP-650 deluxe which was my EDC at the time.  At this time I also carried an LM PST.  When I started carrying the SwissTool, my first impression was: "damn! bluntnose pliers".  After a couple of months, I happily gave the PST to my brother.  The SwissTool earned my respect and confidence.

My current EDC (SwissTool X Plus) was a birthday gift from my wife and daughter from a couple years ago.  Both tools have never let me down or failed in any way. =)


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #53 on: December 02, 2007, 06:39:50 PM
I the Russian engineer. I use the Swiss officer knife in rather heavy conditions of 15 years - and the knife never brought me! Has got Victorinox Spirit Plus-fine quality of manufacturing, and full фукциональный a tooling. I am pleased.


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #54 on: December 02, 2007, 06:58:50 PM
Welcome to the forum Elexy!

It's always nice to hear stories from guys who do the hard jobs!

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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #55 on: December 02, 2007, 07:21:42 PM
I the Russian engineer. I use the Swiss officer knife in rather heavy conditions of 15 years - and the knife never brought me! Has got Victorinox Spirit Plus-fine quality of manufacturing, and full фукциональный a tooling. I am pleased.
Nice to have you along mate, you've got fine taste in tools :)
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #56 on: December 02, 2007, 07:39:59 PM
Thank for kind words! I am sorry for the bad English - it electronic translator. I am engaged in construction of optical fibre communication lines. Frequently it was necessary to work in woods, steppe - there where there is no civilization. Without a knife there there is nothing - a meal, a bed, it is necessary to prepare itself. But the Swiss knife is also the tool! I used it(him) at cutting and installation of an optical cable, fine repair электро and the radio equipment did not suffice ticks. Now I shall check up SPIRIT and I shall write the impressions.


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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #57 on: December 02, 2007, 07:46:49 PM
Thank for kind words! I am sorry for the bad English - it electronic translator. I am engaged in construction of optical fibre communication lines. Frequently it was necessary to work in woods, steppe - there where there is no civilization. Without a knife there there is nothing - a meal, a bed, it is necessary to prepare itself. But the Swiss knife is also the tool! I used it(him) at cutting and installation of an optical cable, fine repair электро and the radio equipment did not suffice ticks. Now I shall check up SPIRIT and I shall write the impressions.
Your english is a lot better than my Russian mate :), and like the saying goes ''knife is life'', and I'm glad to see your tools are working for a living and not sat in a draw at home :)
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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #58 on: December 02, 2007, 07:49:24 PM
Welcome Elexey! We look forward to hearing about your Spirit Plus  :)

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Re: What caused you to buy a swisstool
Reply #59 on: December 02, 2007, 08:07:46 PM
I shall necessarily tell about SPIRIT after tests. Several my comrades have usual Leatherman-I when have decided to buy the multipurpose tool have looked their tools - that not that, then esteemed forum - and think victorinox is victorinox-and have bought... victorinox!
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