Originally Posted by DesertBoater
I've got one and can definitely recommend it. I spent the summer guiding up in AK and it was probably one of my most used pieces of gear. the only two negatives that i would say about it is that the metal used for the teeth/jaws are not quite as hard as I would have liked. Working with a lot of stainless steel wore the teeth down faster than I thought would have happened. Also, I'm definitely more of a fan of straight blades...serrated blades are alright, but they're a royal PITA to sharpen...Also it would have been nice to have a set of small scissors instead of the 4 different flathead screw drivers. So it goes. All that said, I really like mine and would still recommend it.
I understand, making a living outdoors, it is very important to trust your equipment fully. Leatherman makes quility products, just needed as much input about the crunch as I could aquire, not to many people out there are using them. They are hard to find at local sporting goods, so before ordering one on-line I needed input from people that used them in the field. Looks like they have 25 yr. warr.