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Old 08-11-2013, 19:46   #21
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I carry the Victorinox SwissTool in my EDC bag. The only multi-tool I've had... got it at Smoky Mountain Knife works several years ago when we were traveling through Tennessee.
100% agree- best tool ever.

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Old 08-12-2013, 05:11   #22
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100% agree- best tool ever.
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Old 08-24-2013, 13:48   #23
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Indeed.

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I also like the Swiss-tool but the weight keeps me from wearing one on my belt. I prefer those for back-pack or glove box duty. tom.
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Old 08-24-2013, 14:08   #24
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I have a Leatherman Charge and Wave. The Charge is superior to the Wave.
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Old 08-24-2013, 15:29   #25
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I have a Leatherman Charge and Wave. The Charge is superior to the Wave.
I may have to check out a Charge. tom.
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Old 08-24-2013, 15:33   #26
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I recall Tim Leatherman signed a letter in support of Hanoi John Kerry.

I wouldn't give him a penny. There is nothing his two-hands-to-open tool can do that my Gerber can't.
I just wanted to add that most of my Leatherman tools are pre kerry endorsement as most of my S&W pistols are pre agreement guns. tom.
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Old 08-27-2013, 21:11   #27
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Retired my Wave when I handled the Swisstool. No comparison in fit/finish. Victorinox FTW.
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Old 08-30-2013, 21:40   #28
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I've only carried one for the last 20 (?) years and it's always worked for what I needed....the original Buck Multi-tool.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:56   #29
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I've had a Leatherman for years; it rides in my camera bag, but hardly gets used. I have a Sebertool S4 on my keychain that sees use almost daily and an ASP T2 that gets used even more. The scissors are great for trimming cigars.
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Point of information:

I carried the original Leatherman for many years. At some point, I broke it (I forget how). Anyway I called the company and they promptly replaced it with no questions asked.

The CR rep asked why I seemed so irritated. I said it was because I was expecting to be told to go away. She said no, they guarantee their product.

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I do think the scissors are a significant addition for a multi-tool.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:10   #31
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While I have the Leatherman OHT, and find it to be excellent, it's in my car, so it doesn't really qualify as an EDC.

My EDC is the Leatherman Squirt PS4, on my keychain. Works out OK for me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:44   #32
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Point of information:

I carried the original Leatherman for many years. At some point, I broke it (I forget how). Anyway I called the company and they promptly replaced it with no questions asked.

The CR rep asked why I seemed so irritated. I said it was because I was expecting to be told to go away. She said no, they guarantee their product.

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I do think the scissors are a significant addition for a multi-tool.
I broke the jaw of my first Gerber--completely due to abuse on my part--I called to ask about repairs, and said I would happily pay, since it was my fault for having abused the tool. I shipped it, and 2 days later a brand new pair came--no charge. I went out that day, and bought the needle-nosed version of the same tool. I carry it to this day.

Years of hard daily wear later:

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While I have the Leatherman OHT, and find it to be excellent, it's in my car, so it doesn't really qualify as an EDC.

My EDC is the Leatherman Squirt PS4, on my keychain. Works out OK for me.
Is that OHT as good as it looks? I've never seen one in person. Wish it had scissors in it though.
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Old 09-09-2013, 17:20   #34
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Is that OHT as good as it looks? I've never seen one in person. Wish it had scissors in it though.
It's BETTER than it looks, IMHO.

All the blades/tools on it lock open. They are stiff, but it's doable with one hand, especially if wearing a glove. Definitely a hard-use item. If you haven't already, check this out: www.leatherman.com/product/OHT
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Old 09-09-2013, 17:47   #35
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I love my gerber with the carbide cutters. Has anyone used the multitasker?
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Old 09-09-2013, 20:51   #36
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Learherman supertool and Victorinox swiss tool spirit my two personal favorites!
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:04   #37
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an honest response

I bought my tools before the Charge and the Victorinox items came on the market. Otherwise, I would have chosen them. I do have one Charge unit.

Of all the potential tools, the scissors function has been the most important to me. On that basis, the Wave is the basic model for my usage. Already, I have the number Waves that I will ever need.

The lesser alternative tools from Leatherman and Sog are being given as gifts to relatives over time. For example, I have three nieces in high school who will be driving within the next few years and will need tools in their cars. It isn't like giving a silk handkerchief, but certainly more functional The nephews who already drive received old, clean leatherman tools in pouches.
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:51   #38
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Personally, I think the Leatherman's are way overpriced. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of junk out there that's not worth it, but I bought a couple of off brands that are great. Have a Berkley I keep in the range bag.
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:58   #39
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I didn't think the price was terrible when I bought mine. I've even changed my mind into thinking it's worth their price. Glock vs Hi Point.
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Cirdan - I agree, way overpriced. This is why I bought USED through eBay until about a year ago. Then, even the prices on eBay went crazy.

I figured that: 1. most people are honest when describing a used item; 2. a tool on a leatherman is either broken or not; 3. I don't carry about scratches on a tool. However, with a slight improvement in the economy for some people, the prices on used tools has skyrocketed and so I don't buy anymore.
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