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Right, so I got my Spirit X from Tim, and here's my review. I'm quite excited about this one because I had been obsessing about it for some time. Not the decision as to whether to buy one, but about how to get a pocket clip on it. I do not have the ability nor tools to perform the excellent mod done by J-Sews, so I had to think of something else.

This something else is the Clipdraw, which I first read about on this forum. This is not so much a review of the Spirit X as it is one of the Clipdraw on one.

First up, the Clipdraw. Here's what I bought

Ok, So my sister was snooping on my Amazon wishlist and she ordered me a New Soldier.  I have had it for a week and since we have been renovating my wife's old bedroom I decided to use it for everything I could.  Below is a list of how it was used and my opinions on it.

I’ve always wondered why Wenger ranger was not selected as an option for the new soldier, but I suppose whatever behind the reasoning will never be known to us. But I’d like to compare the predecessors of the new soldier, the OHT, and potential candidate from Wenger, the Ranger 78

Well this time, let us take a look at a few Wenger models.

Wenger it seems has been making Swiss Army Knives almost as long as Victorinox, the company that sort of started it all. Wenger has been in the business since the late eighteen hundreds. Interestingly enough, the Swiss Army, decided to reduce this rivalry by giving each 50% of their order. This way, Victorinox can state that it was the Original Swiss Army Knife, and Wenger can proudly claim that it’s The Genuine Swiss Army Knife as both had to make their products to Swiss Army specifications.

When I first got this bad boy last week, I actually said "wow" aloud after opening the monstrous main blade. Bigger by far than the Swisstool  RS blade and about as wide as the alox blade.  Features a nice sliding blade lock on the scales as opposed to the trekker liner lock which it shares the same body style with.

    It's hurricane season here, and two weeks ago we were almost hit with Hurricane Bill, the storm that ponded much of the east coast of North America.  Fortunately for us, it turned at the last moment and passes us by with only reasonably heavy winds and a large amount of rain, which caused some flooding in my garage, but nothing I wasn't expecting or prepared for.  Then, a week later we got the tail end of Hurricane Danny, which fortunately was again not a huge cause for alarm, despite being a bit worse than expected.

    One current issue model I have never owned is the venerable Cybertool- I don't know why, I have nothing against them, I just have never owned one until now.  And, I got to kill two birds with one stone by getting a 125th Jubilee Cybertool!

Here is something a bit different. I am going to be comparing two special edition collector Swiss Army Knives. In this short comparison, I will be giving you plenty of photographs, and my personal observations and thoughts. I have yet to see any direct comparison on the net (I am sure it exists, I have just not yet found one), so this could be interesting to a few people.

    The masses have spoken, and the 2009 SOSAK Knife Of The Year has been chosen!  Thanks to everyone who voted, and by a very wide margin the RangerGrip 78 has been selected to be the seventh SOSAK Knife Of The Year!

    Some time ago I managed to obtain some Nite Ize S-Biners from Marc at EDCDepot, and I have to say, I was hooked- no pun intended!  While they are not SAKs, they are great SAK accessories (SAKcessories?) that I feel are well worth sharing!