And, while I hope to not offend anyone, don't recommend a tool made in China. I really prefer to avoid products from China.
As for country of origin on the various parts,I don't know,but I'm reasonably sure they are assembled in Oregon.
I've read many of your reviews on medium to small sized multi-tools. I'm hoping to find a quality tool that is between the size of my beloved Spirit and Crossgrip. I know that Leatherman produces the Juices and the the S2. To those of you that have these tools, can they be easily dropped into a front pocket (size considerations)? Do they have locking tools? If the tools don't lock, do they have any spring mechanism to help hold them in the open position?
No locks, but if you close the handles, they prevent the implements from closing on your fingers.
The Leatherman story is a bit convoluted nowadays. The bottom line is that leatherman meets the requirements for a "Made in the USA" label everywhere except California. They meet all other state and federal laws for acceptable percentages of outsourcing, except in California, and they were sued as a result. That is why Leathermans no longer bear the USA label on them- if they did, they would have to make special runs without USA on them to ship to dealers in Cali, which would cost a whole heck of alot more.Frankly, I don't care if a tool is made in Lower Shebubia, as long as it's well made and realiable. Quite frankly, the thought of some yahoos seeing a chance at making a few bucks by sueing Leatherman for false advertising makes me want to arrange a fatal faulty plier accident for them, but that's getting somewhat off topic.Def