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Swisstool Spirit!

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Swisstool Spirit!
on: December 24, 2007, 05:01:41 AM
I really overlooked the Spirit.. I bought it because I had to have it and never used it.. But I don't see why i never did! It is light and has everything you would need- and even a really nice leather pouch! It will never change my EDC but it is a really nice tool!
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007, 09:17:15 AM
Yes they are a very nice tool , the only thing I dont like is the blade . It would be ok if it had another blade aswell but on its own I find it lacking . But if you go for the S model you loose the scissors  :'(  Guess that why I always go with its bigger brother .


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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007, 10:08:38 AM
It is a truly great tool, and the only down side (with the S model) is the silly half serated blade (which I've modded on mine) other than that it's all the tool you could ever need :)
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #3 on: December 24, 2007, 10:11:20 AM
Yes they are a very nice tool , the only thing I dont like is the blade . It would be ok if it had another blade aswell but on its own I find it lacking . But if you go for the S model you loose the scissors  :'(  Guess that why I always go with its bigger brother .


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I have not yet seen and fondled any Swisstool. What particular model were you referring as "its big brother"? I am planning to buy one Swisstool within the 1st quarter of next year. What particular models are comparable in size and weight  with the Wave and Supertool? I want a model with scissors. Thanking you in advance, Dunc.

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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #4 on: December 24, 2007, 10:15:00 AM
and lastly, I don't like half serrated blade.


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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007, 10:19:04 AM
Yes they are a very nice tool , the only thing I dont like is the blade . It would be ok if it had another blade aswell but on its own I find it lacking . But if you go for the S model you loose the scissors  :'(  Guess that why I always go with its bigger brother .


Dunc

I have not yet seen and fondled any Swisstool. What particular model were you referring as "its big brother"? I am planning to buy one Swisstool within the 1st quarter of next year. What particular models are comparable in size and weight  with the Wave and Supertool? I want a model with scissors. Thanking you in advance, Dunc.

Eddie

Dunc's cleared off for a while, so I hope you don't mind me answering in his place :)

In terms of size you should be looking at the Swisstool X, as it's the model that comes with scissors  :)

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=199&Itemid=35

I've used my Swisstool X, for well over a year now, and despite the ocational hard use, it looks almost new!, no rust, no wear, and absolutely no problems with it whatsoever :)

Hope this helps mate :)
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007, 10:23:56 AM
Thanks so much, Mike. May i know just the the major differences between the X model and the RS?

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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007, 10:28:56 AM
Thanks so much, Mike. May i know just the the major differences between the X model and the RS?

Eddie
Basically you gain a serrated blade on the RS, but you lose the file :(, thats why I prefere the X as it has the most utility :)
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 10:34:27 AM
Thanks so much, Mike. May i know just the the major differences between the X model and the RS?

Eddie
Basically you gain a serrated blade on the RS, but you lose the file :(, thats why I prefere the X as it has the most utility :)

Thanks again, Mike. I will go for the X model then.


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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #9 on: December 24, 2007, 10:34:58 AM
Thanks so much, Mike. May i know just the the major differences between the X model and the RS?

Eddie
Basically you gain a serrated blade on the RS, but you lose the file :(, thats why I prefere the X as it has the most utility :)

Thanks again, Mike. I will go for the X model then.
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #10 on: December 24, 2007, 11:45:35 AM
The Swisstool X has a red marking on the handle while the RS has none. It that automotive acrylic paint?  Will it not easily peel off?
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #11 on: December 24, 2007, 02:23:50 PM
The Swisstool X has a red marking on the handle while the RS has none. It that automotive acrylic paint?  Will it not easily peel off?
It will wear off eventually, but its pretty tough, certainly I've still got all the paint on mine :)

Duncs the one to ask though, as he's really put his swisstool's through the mill :o
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #12 on: December 24, 2007, 02:44:42 PM
The Swisstool X has a red marking on the handle while the RS has none. It that automotive acrylic paint?  Will it not easily peel off?

All three models of the Swisstool has the red logo , Std , X , RS  . While the Spirit and Spirit S do not have the red logo .
    btw the logo is only on one side , on the other side it has VICTORINOX cast into the metal .While MickyD prefers the X I favour the RS model , although I do own all the models .
  Heres some pics for you .

Spirit


X model



This picture shows an RS with its tools open plus it gives you an idea of the size of the Spirit along side the Swisstools .


Spirit with tools open


Spirit along side its bigger brother




Here you can see the opposite side to the red logo



Std Swisstool


Seen here with a SOGv Powerlock


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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #13 on: December 24, 2007, 02:48:04 PM
Forgot to say about the paint  ::)  Its quite tough but will start to chip after a while . I always keep mine in its sheath when not in use so it doesnt come into contact with anything metal in my pockets .My RS model thats seen some very heavy use only has a couple of scratches on the paint .

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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #14 on: December 24, 2007, 02:50:53 PM
Told you Dunc would know :D

Do you miss your spirit yet dunc ???
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #15 on: December 24, 2007, 02:55:33 PM
LM123- I am glad you are liking it.  Do you plan to add it to the EDC rotation or just as a plaything around the house?

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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #16 on: December 24, 2007, 02:56:51 PM
Told you Dunc would know :D

Do you miss your spirit yet dunc ???

No not at all  :D  I never used it anyway as I always took the bigger Swisstool with me instead .

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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #17 on: December 24, 2007, 02:59:50 PM
I dunno, I always use the spirit for work, and the swisstool for everything else :)

But I work in a bookshop so it's hard to justify a wacking great tool on your hip :D
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #18 on: December 24, 2007, 03:51:20 PM
I think I am just going to play with it.. I will try to edc it during the week and see how I like it... Not to work but out of work...
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #19 on: December 24, 2007, 05:37:20 PM
Is there a stock sheath out there for the Spirit with a snap instead of the velcro one?
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #20 on: December 24, 2007, 05:44:13 PM
Not that I am aware of.

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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #21 on: December 24, 2007, 09:14:23 PM
Thank you so much for answering my queries about Swisstols.


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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #22 on: December 24, 2007, 09:15:29 PM
Thank you so much for answering my queries about Swisstols.
By the way congratulation on becoming a full member mate :cheers:
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Reply #23 on: December 24, 2007, 09:29:44 PM
I didn't notice that I'm already a full member. I am very happy for that. Thanks again.


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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #24 on: January 08, 2008, 04:17:17 AM
How hard is to get at the Spirit tools (and for that matter, the Swisstool tools), with cold, wet, wrinkled, clammy hands?

I asked because I struggle at times with the Climber and Classic 50 SAKs

While I'm here (grasping for faults with the Vic Multis) - How tricky is it to pull out some one-handed butterfly opening on these?


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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #25 on: January 08, 2008, 04:26:25 AM
You need a fingernail to get anything out, but they aren't as tense as some of the tools in a regular SAK...they seem to slide out easier on the Spirit.

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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #26 on: January 08, 2008, 01:49:21 PM
You need a fingernail to get anything out, but they aren't as tense as some of the tools in a regular SAK...they seem to slide out easier on the Spirit.

Gloves, forget it. :P

I agree, not as difficult as a SAK.  I was surprised how easy the tools came out actually as you do hear about how some struggle to get at the tools but I have had no such problems.
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #27 on: January 08, 2008, 03:46:27 PM
The spirit is noticiably easier to get the tools out of than the bigger swisstool, certainly a lot easier than the inside tools on my LM charge are :)
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #28 on: January 08, 2008, 04:50:07 PM
You need a fingernail to get anything out, but they aren't as tense as some of the tools in a regular SAK...they seem to slide out easier on the Spirit.

Gloves, forget it. :P

I agree, not as difficult as a SAK.  I was surprised how easy the tools came out actually as you do hear about how some struggle to get at the tools but I have had no such problems.

I agree to an extent...  The backsprings aren't as strong on the the Spirit, so the tools are easier to pull out but, due to the tools being recessed, I find the thumbnail slots a bit harder to access than on a SAK.  I carry a SAK with inline phillips quite often, and the Spirit phillips is noticeably more difficult to access.
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Re: Swisstool Spirit!
Reply #29 on: January 08, 2008, 04:54:17 PM
On my Spirit the resistance of the springs is less than my SAK's, however, there is a lot less room for your thumbnail. So I guess it averages out. Nothing too terrible though.
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