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Best Leatherman?

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
today I used wet n dry for the very first time in my life , im refurbishing a leatherman.
help needed: I put the wet n dry in a bowl of water but couldnt see any bubbles so i used it anyway is that ok??
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
Top Tip.
I used blu tac to clean the file on the leatherman. Blimey it cleaned it up beautifully, also the nooks and crannies of the multitool. Its coming along nicely now although I managed to lock the tin opener and screwdriver bit yesterday a short sharp tug this morning and they came loose . job jobbed.
 
Leatherman makes very handy tools. I bought a PST II about 30 years ago and have carried it pretty much daily. If various blades, tools get a bit sticky a drop of WD40 does the trick.

Again, about 25 years ago my son had a sailboat and several of his friends also had sailboats at slips at the harbour. I did not him to go out without a knife and bought him his own Leatherman I forget the model but I recall that it was designed for military and had a cap crimper. I got that model as it had a spikey tool that was an ideal marlinspike after I rounded off the sharp tip a bit. He had lots more skill than me at splicing lines. He carried it daily for a long time but now is a stockbroker and not too much need in an office
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
Just to say i ve had it afew weeks now but have not cut meself yet . A world record for me .
 
Wave for big
Skeletool for a small pocket rocket.
Upgraded from original Wave to Surge, mainly for the interchangeable bits and replaceable pliers jaws. The Wave pliers got a bit loose, but replaced under warranty after 15 years, feels like a toy compared to the Surge though. For street legal EDC, I have a Mini Tool (discontinued many years ago) which I bought in 1988 and haven’t broken yet...
 
I've lost 2 waves.
1 :they don't float working on boat rigging. Bloop.
2: I ripped the arse out of my mini backpack while negotiating a barbed wire fence at speed while cruising to a comfortable win in the dorset poachers vs game keepers 10k.
Keep no 3 on a leash.
 
I've lost 2 waves.
1 :they don't float working on boat rigging. Bloop.
2: I ripped the arse out of my mini backpack while negotiating a barbed wire fence at speed while cruising to a comfortable win in the dorset poachers vs game keepers 10k.
Keep no 3 on a leash.
Because of not floating issue my son put a split ring in the place on the leatherman and clipped to a lanyard from his belt.
about the “street legal” comment above, are you saying a Leatherman is not legal for kids sailing??
 
Because of not floating issue my son put a split ring in the place on the leatherman and clipped to a lanyard from his belt.
about the “street legal” comment above, are you saying a Leatherman is not legal for kids sailing??


Locking blade, so illegal here on the street without a good reason.
Cops get all excited here even if someone has a legal length non locking folder.
Yet nearly every cop has a gerber or Leatherman type on their belt.
 

tgo

War Hero
Street legal won't apply if youre using it for 'work' purposes i.e. have a reason to need it., You can't just go sauntering down the street with it in your pocket though.
 
I had a Gerber, I hated it. It had loads of blades etc but it wasn't durable.
I have had a Leatherman Wave for about ten years, it gets used most days with me working as a service engineer. I keep the blade sharp using a Redi-edge.
The quality difference between Gerber and Leatherman is significant imo.
 
Locking blade, so illegal here on the street without a good reason.
Cops get all excited here even if someone has a legal length non locking folder.
Yet nearly every cop has a gerber or Leatherman type on their belt.
No restrictions on locking blades in the US that I have heard of.
Folding knives used at work are required to have a locking blade by the Occupational Safety regulations.
Only restriction here is most states outlaw switchblades with exemptions for amputees or others with hand disabilities.
 

PFGEN

GCM
I've had a Wave in my kit for as long as I can remember. So far it's never let me down. I also have a couple of excellent Gerber knives which I learned recently wouldn't pass muster as a carry knife in the UK. One always goes with me when I'm knocking around the stables. A sharper version its clipped under the lip of the bed in case I have a sudden urge to whittle a stick at 4am in the morning.
 
I've had a Wave in my kit for as long as I can remember. So far it's never let me down. I also have a couple of excellent Gerber knives which I learned recently wouldn't pass muster as a carry knife in the UK. One always goes with me when I'm knocking around the stables. A sharper version its clipped under the lip of the bed in case I have a sudden urge to whittle a stick at 4am in the morning.
I prefer a claw hammer for late night whittling emergencys
 
These are ridiculously effective hand tools like a cross between a felling axe and a samurai sword. Thin heavy sharp blade, however well you imagine they cut they are better. The small one is far better than a hatchet or machete particularly up a tree.
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Locking blade, so illegal here on the street without a good reason.
Cops get all excited here even if someone has a legal length non locking folder.
Yet nearly every cop has a gerber or Leatherman type on their belt.
I have an original PST, the blades don't lock but the other side of the tool prevents you from cutting yourself.
I wonder if that would be legal?
 

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