1- Expand the knives,and add more tools. Yes, Victorinox has been doing it for over a hundred years, but what do they have for real competition? They married Wenger out of pity, and Swiza... No, that isn't competition from what I've seen. So this is a market with chance, particularly with a USA made (or at least assembled) product. At the very least, scissors (steal them from the Surge), a bit holder and the Surge's blade holder.
2- New Minitool, using the Rebar plier heads. No blade, no drivers, just the pliers and maybe a line cutter or wire stripper notch in the handle extensions. Beef up the handles and extensions so you can put some serious pressure them or at least feel like you can. Minitool 2 - REAL pliers that are real small.
3- Skeletool with scissors. We all want this. It's the school and airplane friendly Skele. Skeletool TS for branding. (TSA in this case meaning the TSA Sucks.)
4- A slimmer, bladeless version of the Rebar, and no, not that slack jawed mutant with the scissors. Take off the blade layer, so there is a saw and the file and the drivers. Sure, it competes with the Signal. Yeah, I can say that with a straight face. Brand it the Pocket Survival Tool IV.
5. I'm calling this one the Mentor. Not a Sidekick, not a Wingman. And not a Reverend. This one is a teacher. It's a kit, with handles and a plier head, and swapable tools and spacers. It is to introduce people to the idea of modding. And publish, right there on the webpage and right in the packaging for the Mentor the specs for the tang. Put a bounty out there for a yearly completion for new tools that fit into the Mentor
Don't worry about new stuff, just fix the quality issues, fix the ergonomics, and fix the impeded main gripping area on the pliers. There's only one current Leatherman tool I'd buy - and if they put the Rebar plier head on the Wave, that one becomes none! Quit with the gimmicky crap, and sort the recurring issues out. You don't need to bring out new stuff once a year, you just need to bring out good stuff all year!
Uhm... don't think you can bring scissors on airplaine...
Well, I guess you guys told me. Never mind. But I will say that Signal is a piece of crap. I've handled them a few times, the ergos suck.
Blunt PliersSimple isn't it?Just Blunt Pliers without the stupid interchangeable carbide cutters - I've been trying to think of a pair of real pliers that use carbide inserts? Blunt pliers and if possible standard fold out box cutter layer.How taxing would that be. Imagine it, a multitool where all you need do is discard the dull blade and insert a new oneSuch joy
Quote from: tosh on January 27, 2017, 08:47:49 PMBlunt PliersSimple isn't it?Just Blunt Pliers without the stupid interchangeable carbide cutters - I've been trying to think of a pair of real pliers that use carbide inserts? Blunt pliers and if possible standard fold out box cutter layer.How taxing would that be. Imagine it, a multitool where all you need do is discard the dull blade and insert a new oneSuch joy Making blunt pliers is really not that hard... why not mod one? Btw, Wave pliers don't have carbide inserts.Standard box cutters are probably too large but like the Havalon a scalpel holder should work.
Any news as to what is going to appear this year??
Quote from: Outback in Idaho on January 06, 2019, 01:25:58 PM Any news as to what is going to appear this year??Half a Wave?