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#131733 - 05/01/08 09:08 AM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: UTAlumnus]
Rodion Offline
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I have nothing but love and respect for Victorinox. If Swisstool wasn't so huge, this would be a no-brainer.

Edit: speaking of which, what do you guys think of the Spirit model?


Edited by Rodion (05/01/08 10:17 AM)
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#131737 - 05/01/08 11:14 AM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: Rodion]
Kris Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rodion

Edit: speaking of which, what do you guys think of the Spirit model?


Love the spirit. I have the spirit 's', and I thought i'd be missing the sissors, but getting a regular blade in the process makes up for it. IMHO, I put it above LM's and the LM's that I own are now in my survival kit and bob. Its with me every day in my bag.
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#131751 - 05/01/08 02:52 PM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: Kris]
Rodion Offline
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I think I'm going to go with Victorinox after all. Just too much positive experience with their products...

Here's another question: should I get the stainless steel Spirit, or the black, oxidized version?
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#131752 - 05/01/08 02:56 PM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: Kris]
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Multitool.org

Not to dis my fellow ETS brethren, but the MTO guys live and breath multitools. If you ever have a question about ANY multi, someone on this forum can answer it.

Plus the Mod Squad comes up with some really cool mods for these tools.

Greg

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#131760 - 05/01/08 04:55 PM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: Greg_Sackett]
Rodion Offline
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I did and have already gotten help. Thanks!

On a side note, I've been trying to get related info on another forum for some time now, with zero results. Glad I found this place! I'll stick around.
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#131789 - 05/01/08 07:56 PM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: Art_in_FL]
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Originally Posted By: Art_in_FL
Multi-tools are like girlfriends. Everyone has their own personal preferences and reasoning behind what they like and dislike. A lot of it comes down to what looks and feels right to you.



Does that mean a Swiss Army Knife in original colors is a red head? laugh

I love my Charge TTi, but most adults at my school freak out when I use it. Note: I'm a teacher, not a student. I EDC a leatherman squirt and leave the TTi in my briefcase or backpack.
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#131797 - 05/01/08 09:09 PM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: Rodion]
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I've got the stainless Spirit & the black oxide Swiss Tool. Given where you are both have advantages & disadvantages. Black oxide will get hot faster out in the sun but it won't flash like the stainless. The black oxide is a flat finish & would disappear if you dropped it at night.

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#131798 - 05/01/08 09:11 PM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: Kris]
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Same here except mine were Gerbers. Only thing I miss is that you used to be able to adjust the tension on the tools or swap blades between them using two pair of pliers.

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#131813 - 05/02/08 12:07 AM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: BrianTexas]
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Same here, EDC the Squirt E4 (electrician, very useful if you deal with electronics) and keep the Charge TTi in my backpack.
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#131913 - 05/03/08 12:05 AM Re: Multi-tool thread#546456 [Re: UTAlumnus]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Originally Posted By: UTAlumnus
I've got the stainless Spirit & the black oxide Swiss Tool. Given where you are both have advantages & disadvantages. Black oxide will get hot faster out in the sun but it won't flash like the stainless. The black oxide is a flat finish & would disappear if you dropped it at night.


Related to the 'shiny knife' thread I guess. A friend got his stainless Wave deeply bead blasted. Put a rough, matte surface on it. It is easier to look at in the bright sun, less glare, and it adds a bit of texture that helps when hands are sweaty.

He had his done for free. His brother works at a place that does that sort of work. If I could get it done at a reasonable price I think it would be a nice addition to an already nice tool.

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