First impressionJust unpacked them. Getting it out of the sheath was very difficult.The tabs are not sharp, but they stand very proud, so there is a good chance they generate some nasty pressure points in the pockets. Also, not a fan of the blade-grind. That said, they work very well.Will carry it for a while, but I'm almost certain that the benefit (OHO) does not outweigh the drawbacks (blade-grind, hot-spots).
How?! Did you ask if it'll be available everywhere?
Magic...ordered it from Singapore (shipping rate was reasonable and it was here lightning fast)... a well traveled knife
The OD Green "rubberized Cordura" sheath would've been perfect, but they go with the stiff regular sheath. It makes no sense to me. That's an off-the-shelf-solution to the tightness, as the OD green sheath has more "give", is capable of horizontal/vertical belt carry, MOLLE, and whatever else you need to strap it to.
Yes, the BO version uses the OD green sheath.
Something else I find strange besides the blade grind, which I can fix is the fact they shortened the main blade by a few millimeters (2.5”/6.2 cm) compared to the S, RT, or XBS (2.7”/6.8 cm).
Finally have a video on YouTube https://youtu.be/yzXQ-qFtXVg
Nice video! Gosh, I really want one of these in BO. Ideally with a saw instead of the scissors, that would be near perfection.
I can't believe they left out the smurfing saw! I swear they do this just to wind me up!
The Victorinox design team: "We are going to design the perfect Spirit, people have been asking for one handed opening for a long time. Ooh, I know, let's not put in a saw, we'll use these tiny scissors that don't open very far. That will keep the fans nicely riled up". I really don't dislike the Spirit scissors that much, it's just that I would prefer a saw in this particular tool.
I didn't even take 2 days with my new Spirit XBS until I had to widen up the scissors opening... I just couldn't tolerate it.
...I sure hope it's not my fault Should not have posted the pics here last year....