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aflyinghaggis

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#1
Ouch, yestarday I was cutting into something with a Victorinox swiss army knife and almost lost the top of my index finger when I was cutting into something when the blade folded into me! Well I want to buy a Leatherman as I realise that they have locking blades, does anyone know a good budget model and where to get it cheap?
 
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aflyinghaggis said:
Ouch, yestarday I was cutting into something with a Victorinox swiss army knife and almost lost the top of my index finger when I was cutting into something when the blade folded into me! Well I want to buy a Leatherman as I realise that they have locking blades, does anyone know a good budget model and where to get it cheap?
Get a Leatherman Juice. Compact and stylish, ideal for the modern soldier. Plus they don't look gay at all, in their vibrant colour variety.
 
#3
I've done that before, just about did my fingernail in half!

Do a search on gerber or leatherman, there was a couple of pages worth of discussion on this topic just about 2 weeks back.
 

maguire

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#4
I'd be just as careful with them - the cutting blades on a Leatherman are (or used to be, anyway) coated surgical steel - years ago when I was supporting the hardware in a dodgy call centre in manchester, my boss borrowed mine, with me warning him 'careful - it's REALLY sharp.'
five minutes later he was on his way to A&E to get his fingers sutured...
 
#7
I've got one, it's pretty good overall. The pliers have a spring return in them, which is handy, the handles are chunky enough to give a good grip and the price is good for what you get.
I don't rate the pouch much that comes with it, I would reccomend getting a tougher one.
 
#8
I have always been a Gerber man myself.

The PX in JHQ is the cheapest place to get one, if you are in Germany. If not, I reckon Ebay might be the way fowards.
 
#10
You have to remember that Gerbers and Leathermans are good multi tools but not good knives. If you need a knife use a knife!
Most people that I know who carry a multi tool on their belts also carry a good lock knife.
 
#13


Can highly reccomend this.
 
#14
That's what I use
 
#15
wolverine9314 said:
aflyinghaggis said:
Ouch, yestarday I was cutting into something with a Victorinox swiss army knife and almost lost the top of my index finger when I was cutting into something when the blade folded into me! Well I want to buy a Leatherman as I realise that they have locking blades, does anyone know a good budget model and where to get it cheap?
Get a Leatherman Juice. Compact and stylish, ideal for the modern soldier. Plus they don't look gay at all, in their vibrant colour variety.
I think the Leatherman Juice leathermans (?) are really cute!! If I had one I would definately go for that because of the pretty colours!! :D
 
#16
You can get swiss army knives with locking blades now.... in fact I remember seeing one in about 1990.

So you don't have to get tooled up if you don't want, just for the locking blades.

I use an old Leathermans.... I don't think it even has a name. The first model.... pliers, knife, screwdrivers and file.
 

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