This is coming from a mini discussion earlier on the shout box. Moto's idea actually So what is your favorite,and why? I like the the older Gerber multi tools myself. To me they are a bit more user friendly. Leatherman's are great tools, I just like being able to open my multi tool with a flick of the wrist. My wife carries the same one in her gear-just by coincidence, she had hers before we met. I have bought several of these at pawn shops and have sent them back to Gerber to have broken blades/screwdrivers replaced with no problem. Gerber used to make a model that was painted or some kind of coating, kind of redish in color. I have two of these and DO NOT care for the coating. Makes the tool a bit stiffer to use IMO.