The Victorinox SwissTool Spirit XBS is the baby brother of the SwissTool. This stunning version of the SwissTool has a neat black oxide finish. This is not only very nice to look at, this coating also makes the multi-tool extra rust resistant. The Spirit has 24 functions. Completely made from stainless steel and polished. The Spirit comes with a nylon sheath with belt loop. With this solid sheath you can easily hang the SwissTool from your belt. The closure is made from Velcro and therefore easy to open. In this sheath you can easily store your multi-tool and take it with you.
The main advantage of the Victorinox multi-tools is that all tools are easily accessible without first having to open the pliers. When opened the tools are immediately locked. As such the tool can never close when you don't want it to, also making it perfect for heavy-duty tasks. This work horse will regularly come in handy. At home, at work or outside in nature.
SwissTool Spirit XBS versus SwissTool Spirit BS
The main difference between these two models is the design and the size. The X is a little more angular, robust and larger. The handle of the X is also enhanced with a ruler. The Spirit XC is a lot slimmer, smaller and the design is more elegant. Finally, the X has a smooth blade and the Spirit XC a serrated knife with a blunt tip. Other than that the multi-tools are fairly similar.
Most important tools
You open the pliers by opening the handles. The beak has been enhanced with small serrations that offer you additional grip. The tip is relatively small for precise tasks, such as bending fish hooks. The spine of the beak is curved to make sure you can easily move around in tight corners and bend a wire with ease. The pliers has been enhanced with a wire cutter and wire stripper. The wire cutter is also great for cutting small sticks and stems. Good pliers come in handy more often than you might think.
The large droppoint knife is razor-sharp and has a cutting edge of no less than 6 cm. Once opened the knife will immediately be locked. As such the tool can never close when you don't want it to, also making it perfect for heavy-duty tasks. When opening and closing the blade you hear a familiar click. The knife is very solid and perfect for outdoor and survival purposes.
The solid teeth cover approximately 6.5 cm of the saw blade. Branches the size of a wrist are therefore easy to get through. The saw is thin. The spine is approximately 1.5 mm thick and the teeth 1.3 mm thick. Because the spine is smaller than the teeth the saw won't get stuck in the wood and it limits friction. In addition to living wood this saw can handle pallets and shelves. When gardening and working around the house the Spirit is a true life-saver!
The file has three sides you can use. One side that functions as a metal file, a rougher side for softer metals and a side that functions as a metal saw. This is the narrow base of the file and it is perfect when sawing screws or nails in half.
Reliability and perfection up to the smallest details: a Victorinox is a true companion for life. Victorinox guarantees that all knives and multi-tools are made from stainless steel. For that reason Victorinox gives out a lifelong warranty on material and production flaws. As a result you never have to worry when you find a production flaw.