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Multi-Tools...

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by deputy tom, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Who carries them and what is your favorite? I've owned many multi-tools from several makers and my all time favorite is the Leatherman Original PST. Light weight, strong and a good selection of tools for my usage/ lifestyle. tom.
     
  2. zantwoe

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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.
     


  3. eb07

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    Leatherman skeletool. Light, small, functional. Takes leatherman bits too and one handed open of the knife is a plus.
     
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  4. countrygun

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    I had a Leatherman when the first came out but the minute I got my hand on the Gerber 1st gen it was over for me.

    I now have 3 of the Gerbers. I like the fact that I can snap the pliers into ready with one hand, because 1/2 the time my other hand is full of whatever needs the attention of the pliers. I carry a one-hand knife anyway
     
  5. bdcochran

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    Have the SOG, original Leatherman, Wave, 300, Charge. Had some Gerbers and smaller Leatherman tools. Gave them away.

    Have given approximately 15 - 20 used Leathermans as gifts to members of the family within the last five years. Always appreciated. Give money and it is gone immediately. Give a tool or a decent knife and you are remembered for a long time.

    My preference is for the Wave. Like the scissors feature. The multi-tool has surpassed the Victorinox knives within the context of an effective survival tool.
     
  6. wingryder

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    +1 I've had a gerber for more than 10 years. I love the one-handed operation of the pliers.

    I have a Leatherman Wave as well. It feels like a more solid tool, but somehow I still end carrying my Gerber more.

    PROTIP: I use my Leatherman Wave sheath to carry my spare G26 mag. :cool:
     
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  7. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    Same here.
     
  8. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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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.
     
  9. Fred, I understand your stance. I explained the kerry /leatherman connection to my wife. She gave me a Christmas gift leatherman with a sticker claiming it was from leatherman, kerry and their commie friends. She is a wonderful woman. tom. :wavey:
     
  10. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    :supergrin: :cool:
     
  11. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    The Leatherman Wave is by far my favorite, and I have several of them among other LM models.

    The thing that pisses me off, is that the Gerber 600 was a better tool. I have an early one that was a good solid hard use tool. It has had quite the toll on it over the years I have owned it. I bought a brand new one to replace the old worn one, and it was trash. Nothing but junk. A shadow of the former tool. The new one was relegated to tractor tool box duty. That's where old worn tools go to die.
     
  12. Officer's Match

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    Victorinox for me too after I kept breaking Leatherman's. Maybe I shoulda' got a purple heart like Heinz Kerry.
     
  13. kurt1305

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    I'm still carrying the original Leatherman Personal Survival Tool I bought shortly after I started in EMS 25 years ago.
     
  14. 1337-G

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    Leatherman Skeletool CX is my daily. I have a few others, Gerber etc., scattered about in various bags and toolboxes but that's the one that's on my belt every day.
     
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  15. bdcochran

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    " Maybe I shoulda' got a purple heart like Heinz Kerry. "

    Ok. I researched the comment. Some of the material indicates two of the wounds were self inflicted. He had three purple hearts. If you received 3 (and not necessarily in combat), you could apply to go home - and he did.

    So, hack away at yourself.:rofl:
     
  16. Officer's Match

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    Nahh, he's the original Multi-TOOL.
     
  17. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Leatherman Juice S2 since they came out. On my second one now, lost the first a year or so ago.
     
  18. OldSchool64

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    I've carried a cheapo of-brand (still decent quality) on numerous occasions but have rarely needed it, I usually have access to the one right tool for the job.

    One of these days I'll probably buy a Gerber.

    Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it :supergrin:
     
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