I have a couple of them, A Gerber and a Schrade. The Schrade is stonger but the Gerber is more compact and a lot handier. At least for me. I carry the Gerber all day and never notice its hanging there. I've had it for over a year and it's still good as new. KN
leatherman was the first and is the best. when i was a paratrooper we used them for EVERYTHING! this included opening our meals, to modifing our harnesses, to rigging explosives. since then they have introduced new models with more tools and some have a locking mechanism. but i havent had the heart to buy a new one; cause the old one is still on my side and is the handiest tool i have ever had. i will add that, any multi-purpose tool you have (be it gerber, schrade, leatherman,etc) is better than not having one. :agree:
I'll vote for the Leatherman,bought mine in the mid 80s when they first came out.I still have that set,hard use and everything is just perfect.Had to replace the leather sheeth a couple years ago,only 5 bucks from leatherman for replacement.SGB
i had a gerber and broke the pliers putting tire chains on last fall.. sent it in, got it back fixed...customer service was good on that but it did take 8 weeks. had it back a week and accidently dropped it in the hole while ice fishing.....the thing was jinxed.
bought the new leatherman. all features lock. it opens more stiffly than the gerber.....but i did have problems pinching myself in the handle with the gerber that i dont have with the leatherman. i like the leatherman better than the gerber at this point.
i am a fool with a multi-tool. and all my family mambers pick on me about it...lol
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