Wednesday, August 25th, 2010...9:47 am
Life without my Leatherman?
I could not do it. Maybe it wouldn’t be worth doing it. Either way, I have no plans of finding out.
I am a hard guy to shop for. I normally don’t like many products and the ones that I do like, I am not going to wait around for someone else to buy them for me.
A few years back my brother got me a Leatherman multi-tool for my birthday. I had never carried a multitool with me before and I wasn’t 100% sure that it was the right piece of gear for me. Looking back, I am not real sure how I made it
though the day without it. He got me the Leatherman Juice Xe6 in Thunder Purple …
It features a
- Clip Point Knife
- Serrated Knife
- Wire Cutters
- 3 sizes of Flat head Screwdriver
- 1 Phillips Screwdriver
- Wood/Metal File
- Bottle Opener
- Can Opener
- Corkscrew with Assist
- Lanyard Ring
My Leatherman Juice Xe6 has a stainless stell body with outside-accessible Tools and Knives. With some of the Leatherman tools, you have to open the pliers to get to the tools on the inside. I prefer one that allows you access to the tools on the outside.
I have beat this one up pretty bad. It gets used everyday. I have even used it as a hammer from time to time….I am tough on my gear. Leatherman backs them with a 25 year warranty.
My only complaint is that it didn’t hold it’s color very well. After a few years, the Thunder Purple has worn off. Keep in mind that I keep mine in my front right pocket and it rubs against two sets of keys and my money clip.
One of the main things that I use my Leatherman for is removing cactus, porcupine quills and other fun objects that get stuck in my bird dogs when they are out in the field. I used to carry a knife and a pair of needle nose pliers for doing these things.
Having the Leatherman Juice has allowed me the option of only having one tool in the field. We like them so much that we now sell them at Gun Dog Supply. Click here to see our selection of Leatherman multitools knives and flashlights .
Just to show off how useful my Leatherman Multitool can be, I am going to keep up with all the times I use it and see what sort of list I can make.
Just yesterday, I used it at least to remove the contact points from an old containment system collar for a customer that needed her strap replaced. And today, I used my Serrated Knife blade to open a knuckle bone for my puppy english pointer Axl.
More to come…