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MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge

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MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
on: January 13, 2024, 05:43:48 PM
I am a huge leatherman fan, and have been since I was 10 years old, since I was bought the PST. At that moment I moved away from Victoriox SAK.

In joining the SAK Classic 30 Day Challenge, I have started to appreciate the wee classic for what it is, and it got me thinking about the Leatherman Micra...for me an underused tool, as I favor the Leatherman charge.

So whom would be interested in throwing down the belt carry EDC for a pocket gem that is sometimes over looked?

The challenge is for the Leatherman Micra to be your only carry for 30 days, a picture of use for each and every day, and a bit of text to highlight your use. I completely understand that sometimes the Micra will not be enough, but it's to be your first consideration, push yourselves....you will be surprised just how far these small tools can go and you may not turn back?

As for the month, let's build some interest....so how does May 2024 sound?

I am new to this forum, so will reach out to the mods to assist, but if there is interest to undertake the challenge please respond and we'll see if it's possible.

All the best, Gra
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us Offline Poncho65

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #1 on: January 13, 2024, 06:08:29 PM
You have it worded great :tu: all of us mods will support and help any way we can if we are able, just ask :cheers:

What month are you planning for this challenge? That always helps others decide if they want to join or not :tu:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #2 on: January 13, 2024, 06:12:11 PM
What a GREAT idea👍

I have two, my original and a Heritage model.

I am in for a challenge, but will not be available till after the March Opinel event.

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If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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   A WISE man knows whether or not to say it!!!


gb Offline gra_farmer

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #3 on: January 13, 2024, 06:52:24 PM
You have it worded great :tu: all of us mods will support and help any way we can if we are able, just ask :cheers:

What month are you planning for this challenge? That always helps others decide if they want to join or not :tu:

Thank you, completely forgot the month  :facepalm:....I've penciled in May 2024


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #4 on: January 13, 2024, 06:56:31 PM
What a GREAT idea👍

I have two, my original and a Heritage model.

I am in for a challenge, but will not be available till after the March Opinel event.

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Thank you Gordon  :like:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #5 on: January 13, 2024, 11:14:10 PM
Just to whet your appetite, here is a shot next to the Victoriox Classic, the size is comparable, but in hand and for a carving task the Micra wins hands down.....this is going to be an exciting challenge



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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #6 on: January 14, 2024, 12:01:52 AM
I love the Micra, and it's easily my most carried Leatherman over the last 20+ years.  The "only" part makes it a challenge.  In in!   :tu:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #7 on: January 14, 2024, 02:02:36 AM
 
I love the Micra, and it's easily my most carried Leatherman over the last 20+ years.  The "only" part makes it a challenge.  In in!   :tu:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #8 on: January 14, 2024, 02:31:20 AM
Thank you, completely forgot the month  :facepalm:....I've penciled in May 2024

Let me know and I can edit the title of the thread to reflect that it is in May :salute:

Already getting some peeps in the challenge though :woohoo: :like: :like:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #9 on: January 17, 2024, 04:39:47 PM
....count me in too, please - the micra is on my duty keychain everyday, plus a pst II - looking forward to just use the little gem in may ;-)

greetings from Germany


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #10 on: January 17, 2024, 05:14:09 PM
After I finish the Classic challenge, I want to take a couple months to just carry various knives and tools.  By May, I'll be back in condition for another challenge.   :salute:

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #11 on: January 17, 2024, 05:29:44 PM
....count me in too, please - the micra is on my duty keychain everyday, plus a pst II - looking forward to just use the little gem in may ;-)

greetings from Germany

Welcome on board garand2004.  :hatsoff:

Fireman - I am enjoying the classic challenge too, and thinking the same as you to enjoy the little things in life  :woohoo:

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Five more and a challenge badge will be created.
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on the coming weekend, I'll put up a few Micra pictures for inspiration

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Looking forward to May and seeing the challenge start.


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #12 on: January 17, 2024, 05:33:43 PM
I haven't carried my Micra in many years now.  Used to carry one in my change pouch when I worked in a prison.  Not carried it much since.  Might be fun to get one out and try it out for a month. 
I'm now doing anything in May, except gettin' older, so sign me up.
Addicted to sharp pointy things.


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #13 on: January 17, 2024, 05:39:54 PM
I haven't carried my Micra in many years now.  Used to carry one in my change pouch when I worked in a prison.  Not carried it much since.  Might be fun to get one out and try it out for a month. 
I'm now doing anything in May, except gettin' older, so sign me up.

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If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

A SMART man always knows what to say!
   A WISE man knows whether or not to say it!!!


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #14 on: January 17, 2024, 05:47:41 PM
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #15 on: January 17, 2024, 05:58:54 PM
I haven't carried my Micra in many years now.  Used to carry one in my change pouch when I worked in a prison.  Not carried it much since.  Might be fun to get one out and try it out for a month. 
I'm now doing anything in May, except gettin' older, so sign me up.

Good to have you on board. I am the same as you, started carrying it, and then it got lost amongst day to day life. The classic challenge reminded me of this little gem, and those joining in the challenge can become reacquainted.... :cheers:


us Offline Poncho65

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #16 on: January 17, 2024, 06:15:27 PM
Definitely a great list of peeps already :tu: :like:

I am looking forward to seeing you all do this challenge  :woohoo: :like:
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #17 on: January 17, 2024, 06:18:56 PM
Well, gra-farmer, I definitely couldn't take anything into the prison.  The Micra just seemed to fit into my change pouch and never got searched.  🙄 
It's be 23 years since I was retired and I've picked up a couple more Micra's since then.
It should be fun breaking the old girl back out for a while.
Addicted to sharp pointy things.


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #18 on: January 17, 2024, 06:20:16 PM
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Well, gra-farmer, I definitely couldn't take anything into the prison.  The Micra just seemed to fit into my change pouch and never got searched.  🙄 
It's be 23 years since I was retired and I've picked up a couple more Micra's since then.
It should be fun breaking the old girl back out for a while.


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Reply #19 on: January 18, 2024, 07:09:51 PM
Hoo-we,  in at number 6 again.
It's gonna be a fun month.
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Reply #20 on: January 18, 2024, 09:09:49 PM
 :iagree:
Hoo-we,  in at number 6 again.
It's gonna be a fun month.


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #21 on: January 19, 2024, 02:45:59 PM
I quite fancy joining in with this, but don’t actually have a Micra.

Strangely, there doesn’t seem to be anywhere in the UK to buy one online except the official Leatherman site. £50 for the tool plus £30 shipping seems a bit mad.

Any recommendations other than buying used from a Facebook Leatherman group or trying to find a camping or outdoor shop that has them in stock?


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #22 on: January 19, 2024, 03:28:51 PM
Do you have eBay option there.
Many are listed in the states for under $20 (US)

I have been tempted, but a slap applied firmly to cheek below the eye fixes my impulse🙄

And, I agree $50 is a wee high for this model, even today! Outrageous,  for a non plier tool.  Makes the V Classic a steal.
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #23 on: January 19, 2024, 03:52:47 PM
EBay hadn't been an option for them since probably 2009 :facepalm:

I hope you can find one for a good price,  Crunchie :salute:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #24 on: January 19, 2024, 03:55:42 PM
EBay hadn't been an option for them since probably 2009 :facepalm:

I hope you can find one for a good price,  Crunchie :salute:

My “BAD”, did not know! ☺️
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #25 on: January 19, 2024, 04:48:41 PM
Of its cool :cheers: I just remember how bad it was for them back then :( it made being a collector or user of anything sharp and shiny much harder for them :oops:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #26 on: January 19, 2024, 04:52:14 PM
My “BAD”, did not know! ☺️

Sadly all fun was sucked out of the UK since the early 2000s....
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #27 on: January 19, 2024, 05:03:53 PM
Of its cool :cheers: I just remember how bad it was for them back then :( it made being a collector or user of anything sharp and shiny much harder for them :oops:

On average we pay 1/3 higher prices on everything, for example we expect to pay an extra $100 on the US price of a leatherman arc, based upon current exchange rate... :facepalm:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #28 on: January 19, 2024, 06:40:48 PM
I'm in! I've got two of them and carry my newest one, an Arctic colored every day in my EDC bag.

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #29 on: January 19, 2024, 06:41:20 PM
I know, not till MAY!☺️

Caught myself looking at a  BLUE MICRA 😵‍💫.  Hit with sticker shock. Do, visited the auction site, better prices, sure many TSA acquisitions, pocket wear from keychain attachments, etc.

To curtail my lust, I located my two MICRAs that I remember having.

When I travel, with checked bag, a MICRA & STYLE PS ride in a medicine bottle in my 1st aid kit.  The scissors are great and the PS pliers are handy where my XXL fingers have trouble.
 
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And, my other is a Heritage model, rides in the XS sheath, and this morning I dressed it up with a lanyard to make it easier to extract from my pocket, in MAY😉
 
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For now, my lust factor has been dialed down 👍
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

A SMART man always knows what to say!
   A WISE man knows whether or not to say it!!!


 

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