Leatherman Multitool for pocket carry?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by HotFudge, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. HotFudge

    HotFudge New Member

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    I'm thinking about getting either a Leatherman Wave or Skeletool to replace my worn-down Buck Bantam, are these things gonna be small enough for every-day pocket carry? I mean there's no point in having the stupid versatility if I can't fit the damn thing in my jeans pocket.
     
  2. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

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    Been carrying an original Leatherman for years, excellent tool to have around. Inexpensive rugged and useful.
     

  3. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    What he said. I have one in the car, the truck, my desk, and one on the counter that makes it back to my pocket most mornings.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Leatherman is like a Swiss Army knife (which I carry) in that they come in different sizes. I have an original leatherman that is just a smidge bigger than a regular 3 blade pocket knife. And then I have the leatherman that has a small chain saw, a rock drill, a blasting cap crimper, and a winch. THAT one rides in the belt case.
     
  5. trip286

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    I carried the Leatherman Wave in Iraq, and was glad to have it.

    Story time:
    Once upon a time, a young lance corporal of Marines was unloading a truck full of "stuff" that was to be delivered to the company cp. This young feller came across several large shipping boxes of Leatherman Waves. When this young LCpl asked the company XO, "Sir, are these for us?" the XO replied with an evil sneer, "Hell no, devil nuts, they're good will gifts for some of the locals, so we can win the hearts and minds you freaking tard".

    The young Lance Corporal leading this B.S. working party was very disheartened and upset. He had been in this crap hold country for 8 months already and was sick and tired of getting shot at, having crap explode around him at random, and having to put up with the total idiocy of his chain of command.

    So the young Marine had a bright idea. While no one was looking he just grabbed one of the boxes, walked into his squad leader's berthing area bold as brass, and dropped them on the Sergeant's cot. He then ripped open the box, grabbed one to put in his pocket, and said loud and clear, "I just jacked these from the CP, enjoy!!" And all the Marines in the platoon mysteriously reported that their families had all coincidentally sent them the same model multi tool at the same time.

    A few long months later, this same industrious Marine was out on patrol, and somehow managed to trip on something. While laying on his side after busting his lip on his SAW, he looks to see what is wrapped around his feet. It was a nest of wires leading to a pair of 155MM rounds buried in a shallow depression. So he snatched out his Leatherman and began cutting all wires as fast as possible, after all, he thought, sometimes the unknown is better than the known.


    Yeah, I'd give my left one to have it back.
     
  6. lkd

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    There's so many Leatherman choices, but I like the New Wave. Locking blades accessible w/o opening the tool = Awesome.

    BTW, if you don't need pliers (but seriously, who doesn't?), you should check out the new Victorinox Swiss Army knives. Just sayin.
     
  7. NDCent

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    That's the kind I'm gonna ask Santa to bring me this year. :)
     
  8. HotFudge

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    Pretty sure the Skeletool's blade can do the same thing.

    The only thing I'm kinda iffy about is the blade size on both of 'em, I think the Wave's is just under 3 inches and the Skeletool's is like 2 and a half. The thing I loved about the Buck Bantam was that the blade was big and rugged enough to do crap that a knife wasn't supposed to do.
     
  9. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Leatherman Juice would be easier to pocket carry.
     
  10. BlindOldMan

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    The Wave with the optional pocket clip can be carried in a pocket. Without it,it's just a bit large for comfort. I regularly carry the Juice S2.
     
  11. Poink88

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  12. dhyayi

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    i bought the same stuff - Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife

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  13. Vincine

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    I have an original Leatherman. Its hinge is loose. I kept pinching my fingers with it. They have a lifetime warranty but I haven’t sent it back.

    I have a VERY nice Gerber version. The Gerber’s plier’s jaws are spring loaded pliers and pop open by themselves when you release pressure on its handles. It’s a lot nicer to tighten or loosen a nut, or cut or strip a wire with it. All the other tools are first rate and lock. The rear of the blade is serrated. And it is SO nice not be pinching my fingers with it.

    I keep it in the glove compartment. Sometimes I carry it my bag. It is too heavy and too big for a purse. It does come with a belt sheath. Women's pants don't have big pockets, if they have them at all. You could carry it work pants, I wouldn't think in suit pants, but that's true of the Leatherman too.
     
  14. Keithr

    Keithr New Member

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    I have one on my flack from when I was a boot saw gunner. Still there never know when you will need it!
     
  15. HotFudge

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    Yeah, I ended up buying a Skeletool. It's a little smaller than my Buck knife that it replaced, but it's a damn handy little tool.

    I might buy me a Wave or Surge to go in the truck once I start surveying this summer.
     
  16. Kodeman

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    I've been carrying the original leatherman whenever I go afield, on the water or at the range. Have had mine for many years, in fact, I'm on my second leather case for the original tool. I don't know much about the newer models but the first ones out are still tops in my humble opinion.
     
  17. RushTac

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    Leatherman MUT. 29 tools of absolute unnecessary bad a$$-ness at the ready whenever you need. More or less for AR shooters, but it does EVERYTHING!!! twice!
     
  18. Jamesaritchie

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    They're great for pocket carry. Just don't take one to an airport. I saw a show the other night about what the TSA confiscates, and the Leatherman is the number one item from men. One airport the show visited had several cases of Leatherman multi-tools sitting there. Hundreds and hundreds. I'd love to know what they do with them.
     
  19. ScottA

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    Christmas presents. ;)
     
  20. purehavoc

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    I have the Wave and I really like it however its heavy for pocket carry and really needs to be on a belt , There is really everything you would ever need in it and the cutters are super sharp and dont have a hard time cutting much of anything , Good thing is if you wear it out send it in they will fix it free. I dont carry mine every day but I do carry it alot , regardless there is always a knife in my pocket wether its on my belt or not .