Whats your choice and why? Leatherman vs Swiss Army Knife

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  1. observe

    observe CONTRIBUTOR AH Fanatic

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    Lets start with the first one....:confused:

    [personally,a very tough choice for me-I have both and love both-one on my belt and one in my pocket-- !]:rolleyes:

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    I go for the gold cross
    not with all the gizmos on it
    just a single blade
    16 bucks ,at the local gearstore
    sharp as a razor in seconds
    l use it for everything from cutting fruit to net mending and caping and gutting deer, l think its called a bunting knife .or fruitiers knife
     
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    I'll take the Leatherman, I just think it's more useful for everyday chores. I think the pliers is very good and that is a real selling point for me.
     
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    I prefer the spear-point...:confused:


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    Leatherman for me, that tool has saved me more times than i can count in a jam. The fact that the Army issues/uses them over the traditional Swiss Army Knife kinda says it all.
     
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    When I go hunting I have the Victorinox Hunter on my belt. Good lockable blade and a gut hook which is a great tool. I have gutted and field dressed many deer with it.
    At work I carry the Leatherman wave.
     
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    In my rucksack, a Victorinox Swisschamp, on my belt, a Victorinox Sentinel (one lockable blade).
     
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    I'd have to say Leatherman. I personally carry a Gerber multi-tool. I use the pliers more than you would think. Also has a great set of knife blades.
     
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    Put me down for the Leatherman. I've got one now that has to be at least 15 years old. It's been opened/close so many time it just about flips open on it's own. Somehow this thing refuses to get lost. I left it on the fender of a horse trailer as we we loading up for a week long elk hunt. Got 30 miles or so down the road and had to stop for some reason. Found it sitting right where I left it. At the moment it's floating around the house somewhere as my kids are always using it and of course not returning it. But it'll show up again.
     
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    Leatherman has a lifetime warranty. If you send it back they'll completely rebuild it to new specs.

    I found one on the road with missing blades ect and they made it like new w/o any charges.
     
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    That's tempting to do, but it's kind of like scars on your gunstock, lots of memories around the silly thing. I've used it at work, camping, hunting, fishing and in the horse barn. So I sort of almost hate to make it new again.
     
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    Then ask them to "tune it up" so the blades lock and what ever it needs. It'll still be the same knife but back to tight and workable.
     

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