It's a good light-weight backup tool, but not as well thought out in two areas in my opinion: awl & missing full length file. While it is slim enough to carry without much of a footprint, am not overly fond of the wide awl. Something more pointy for sewing into thick material would of been preferable to me. I'm an awl person, ever since having to repair boots out on the fire line. Although I've not used the teeny ferrocerium striker yet, I would suggest using the can opener as the striker. Saw blade on mine, green with BO topo map is not sharp enough to be a decent scraper. You can stuff part of a waxed cotton ball under the finger-file for extra fire starting power, in case you was to get stuck or stranded on a hike or something. Signal does lacks a serious file. That diamond dusted one is more of a gimmick, and read that it's to be used as a make-shift sharpener. Am sure Leatherman could of put a full length file on the other side of the saw, even if kept the other for knife sharpening . I'm so used to using the thumb to slide out a tool, and the Signal feels like there should be a file there instead of the wedged-down nothingness. Would of EDC'd the Signal if it had a full length, or so, file on board. Would of not gotten the Spirit X if it had that one missing tool. Signal is nice, and does not take up a lot of room, and is slimmer than the other tools.
I only collect them but not use them
I did keep the green Rei one which is very cool in person.
That is the best looking one of them all!!!