Do you prefer the Micra or the Classic on your keys?
Interestingly enough, the voting for the original two tools is currently 6-2 in favor of the Micra. I find that fascinating, because this is (as I stated on FB) one of the very few times I prefer Leatherman over Victorinox. And, oddly enough, it isn't even something I have to think about, other than the slightly smaller package and lighter weight, I really can't think of any reason at all that I prefer the Classic, despite it's absolute (and justified) iconic status. The Micra has screwdrivers, and the Classic doesn't, so regardless of how useful they may be, they are far better than ones that don't exist. And, the Classic SD, which does add a screwdriver tip really seems less like adding a function as it is ruining the tip of the nail file, which I use often. I also prefer the texture of the nail file on the Micra.The knife blades both work well, and I have seen some pretty major stuff done with the small blade on a Classic, but I prefer the slightly more robust blade on the Micra. The scissors are exceptional on the Classic as well, and they were the standard for Leatherman scissors. Tim Leatherman once said that if he couldn't put scissors as good as the ones on a Victorinox knife on his tools then he didn't want to put any in it. The Micra scissors are excellent, and a total win for LM, but they get this point (in my mind) for sheer size and ease of use.And there's not much point in discussing tweezers- the Classic's beat the Micra's hands down. The Micra's tweezers are useful, but not in the same league as Victorinox, nor does the Micra have a toothpick. But, as I always have my Compact with me I have tweezers and toothpick already and don't need them on my keys as well.So those are my reasons for picking the Micra. I honestly can't think of too many other tools that I would pick LM over Victorinox though... they both build great tools, but Victorinox just goes that extra mile to make them that much better!Def
IF it were between the Micra and Classic and only those two were my choices I'd go Micra. While the Classic is a, well Classic, its not a tool I carry or have carried. For not much more weight or bulk you can get a lot more from Rambler/Manager. Comparing the Micra to the Classic seems................. .
...or to pineapple. Now i am confused
Me too ..........but I had a great idea how to carry the SwissChamp pics upcomming..............
The scissors are exceptional on the Classic as well, and they were the standard for Leatherman scissors. Tim Leatherman once said that if he couldn't put scissors as good as the ones on a Victorinox knife on his tools then he didn't want to put any in it. The Micra scissors are excellent, and a total win for LM, but they get this point (in my mind) for sheer size and ease of use.Def
I think that depends entirely on what you are using the scissors for. A keychain tool the size of the Classic is, imho, best for tiny, intricate work such as trimming nails, removing hangnails, loose threads, etc. (And is pretty much the main reason I EDC one as I cannot have long, cracked, or snagging nails in my line of work.)I have never been a fan of LM scissors except those on the OG Wave; the tolerances just are not tight enough to be useful for very detailed work or like on the new Wave/Charge flip back and expose the naked edge far too easily. This is also why I pair my Rambler with a Squirt P4 and get the best of both worlds.-Wes.
Got the pics done but every time I try to upload I get a server down error message. The last time I tried to upload them I got a threatning massage that they were gonna report me to Al Gore. Guess I'll just have to describe the shower carry in words ................. as soon as I figger how to do that on a family forum ..........
Now I wonder, are the 74mm scissors bigger than the Classic's?
I'm picturing a very long neck lanyard so I don't have to picture anything else
Very good points on the scissors Wes.Although I personally feel that the Classic's scissors are a tad small on the thumbs nails, they're definitively more comfortable for cutting... nose hair.Now I wonder, are the 74mm scissors bigger than the Classic's?
Hey, dont laugh. I just got stuck in a bathroom this past Sunday. I was in an old house. It had an old-style mortise lock and skeleton key. Thank God I had my Rebar on my belt!Extra key with someone on the outside using it wouldnt work. I wanted to cause as little damage as possible, so I tried to disassemble the knob and escutcheon plate. Got me nowhere. Prying the bolt wouldnt move it. Removed one hinge pin off the door but couldn't get the other to budge and broke my Rebar flathead screwdriver in the process.Finally I started sawing where the box keep met the doorjamb and eventually got free.Then I went to the beach to cool off
Lately it's been between the Manager and the Wenger Pocket Tech