I have decided to leave my Leatherman in my toolbox. Instead, I went to Big Lots Closeout and picked up a $4 cheapo version of it. I have a tendency to lose stuff on the range. I figure I could afford to lose a cheapo. The pliers come in handy for removing stuck motors.
Mine is a Schrade, and it's the most used tool in my range box. My sister gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago, and had the knife on it laser sharpened. I also keep an el cheapo one in there too, in case I need two pliers at once.
I got a Leatherman Wave for my 12 Bday.. i've use that thing for so much stuff!!! i always have it on (church, fishing, everything).
and keep it sharp enough to shave with... it can come in handy!! i've used my to cut balsa like an xacto knife... not the best but it works in emergency
I may get a swisscard lite for my birthday, but the store also has leathermans. Which is better? Maybe i can get both. Other than that, I'm asking for more money. No giftcards. Can't buy expensive rockets with gcs.
I've never seen a Swisscard so I can't speak for it, but an authentic Leatherman is incredibly high quality. Well built, rugged, stainless, sharp and with a number of different styles so that you can pick the one that best suits your needs.
I have two. One is a LM Wave, probably the nicest piece of equipment I own. I do not want to lose it! I wear it only away from work. I work in a wastewater treatment plant (I'm a turd-herder, poopsmith, you get the idea). I wear my $10 WalMart tool there. If I drop that in a tank or lagoon, I won't be tempted to swim after it. I really like that Wave a lot!
Mine is a Leatherman Sideclip. It has a CLIP on the SIDE , so I'm pretty sure that's where it gets it's name. This is my second one. The first one came with one of the mini tools and cost me $20 at Sam's. Best $20 I ever spent. I lost it while I was out playing kickball with my Brownie Troop behind my daughter's school. I spent an hour looking for it after the meeting was over, but never found it. I won this one off Ebay. I've also got a Shrade, A Gerber and another cheap one that I keep in the range box. The Gerber is the only one that I spent big bucks for, but it's pretty bulky. It has a tool set that snaps on to it, so I keep it in the car.