Looks like QC is slipping over at Vic
Seems like it. Shame really, as I’ve had a couple of Vic products that I’ve just sent back, as QC was below acceptable to me.
This is a known "thing" and nothing to worry about. My Spirit X had it too
A known "thing" on the Spirit yes, but normally Swisstools don't have this problem ...Until now I only had one issue with a Victorinox product, and that was my son's "my first SAK" on which the saw catched the scale while closing it, went back to the store, they send it to Ibach and I got a new one. But all my other Vic stuff is just perfect out of the box (except for the handle allignement on my BO Spirit, but like MTMatt said, this is a know thing, which does seem to happen more often on the "new" Spirits as on the older ones ... ).Anyway, I hope Victorinox is not going down that road ...
My latest SwissTool X pliers rub the inside handle edge and the large flat driver "crate opener" doesn't snap in(needs a little push to seat). But, misaligned handles aren't anything new. One of my Spirit X's has very notable misaligned handles(an issue several members have noted) and the other Spirit X has pliers that are way to stiff(even after tons of working in). My Nomad has blade play in the locking implements. I could go on, but most of it isn't really that big of a deal. Vic mostly makes stuff made to be used, so I expect minor issues.
The new SwissTool they sent me in replacement for an abused example I sent in had this issue out of the box. It's so common, I just decided to ignore it and use it as is.