- Feb 11, 2016
I'd don't find it that slow either, screws and such can wait an extra second as can the things I cut with my little two handed pocket knives.I’m fine with inside tools because I like the asthetic of having a neat, clean package when it’s closed. Yeah, it’s a little more difficult to open up the tools, but I carry a slip joint always so I’ve got a faster blade at the ready if I need it.
tool accessibility isnt a concern for SAKs, so I guess if I needed “on demand” tools that’d be the way I’d go. Just pocket some pliers.
If I’m using a leatherman things have either gone sideways in a remote location, or I’m too lazy to get to a tool box. Either way personally I think that extra step to open doesn’t matter much.
here’s a thought- I’m guessing most of us carry another knife in tandem with a leatherman. What if they did away with the blades altogether, and came up with another tool for a small package?
I say I'd be fine if the blade was gone because I don't carry a multitool as a knife , but I like knowing theres a blade I can use on rare cutting tasks I wouldn't use my pocket knife for.
I haven't needed the blade on my bond yet and probably won't more than a handful of times this year, but it's there if I do.