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Leatherman vs. Victorinox for coin pocket carry.

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by sparklygalaxy, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. sparklygalaxy

    sparklygalaxy Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2018
    Hey Guys! ^_^

    Looking for a new multi-tool that can fit in a coin pocket; two questions:

    ~ What do you recommend that has scissors, bottle opener, + a Phillips and Flathead screwdriver (Currently looking at the Leatherman Juice S2)?


    ~ How do the Leatherman scissors compare to Victorinox scissors?

    Hope you all are having a lovely day! Thanks! :]

    ~ Sparkly
  2. Mora2013


    Dec 1, 2013
    I’d look at the victorinox rambler.
  3. sparklygalaxy

    sparklygalaxy Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2018
    That actually fits the bill perfectly, thanks Mora! ^_^

    ~ Sparkly
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  4. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Yep. This is eminently coin pocket-sized and has exactly the tool set you're after. :thumbsup:
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  5. sparklygalaxy

    sparklygalaxy Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2018
    Sweet, thanks you guys! :]

    ~ Sparkly
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  6. NMpops


    Aug 9, 2010
    Since I retired I live in blue jeans and I carry a pocket watch in my watch pocket. A Tourist rides most of the time in my RF pocket.
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  7. znapschatz


    Jan 24, 2005
    Although I am a big fan of Leatherman multi-tools, they have a few protrusions and sharp edges that keeps them trying to chew their way out of a tight fabric like a jeans watch pocket. I used to keep a Micra there, and every jeans I wore then developed holes in the watch pockets. Accordingly, I carry a Vic Manager (formerly a Rambler) in its place, while the Charge/Rebar/Super Tool 300 ride on my belt in their appropriate sheaths. As pocketable items, Vics are just smoother and less abrasive. These days, when I carry a Micra or some other Leatherman in a pocket, it goes on a belt mounted hanger. That works pretty well.
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  8. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    Yep, the Rambler. I have one and it's great!
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  9. znapschatz


    Jan 24, 2005
    I didn't address this part of your questions in my earlier response, so here it is:
    In general, Vic scissors are superior to those on most Leathermen, with the few exceptions not relevant to 5th pocket carry (Wave/Charge, for example). They are sharper and the blades slide together with greater precision. But the differences are small, and the only ones on Leathermen I really don't like are on discontinued models. For some reason, every scissors I have experienced on Squirt S4s have been frustratingly insufficient, while the similar ones on the Micra have been okay (oddly enough, my wife likes the scissors on her S4, so go figure). Also, Vic scissors are more consistent. Some Leathermen scissors are almost as good as Vics, while others on the same model may be less so. I have the impression, though, that size for size, Leatherman scissors are somewhat sturdier than their Vic counterparts, but haven't bothered to test them out. The bottom line for me is that if I like a particular Leatherman, I accept the scissors, while the Vic's are always topnotch.
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  10. sparklygalaxy

    sparklygalaxy Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2018

    Hey guys! ^_^

    I just finished this video review on the Victorinox Rambler, vs. the Leatherman Squirt & the Gerber Dime, and it looked really great so:

    I got a Rambler! Super excited. :]

    Thanks for all the help and info and suggestions!!


    ~ Sparkly
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  11. znapschatz


    Jan 24, 2005
    Great! Enjoy!
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  12. Skeptic13


    Jun 9, 2016
    I have carried a Leatherman juice s2 in my pocket for over two years and love it. It does everything I need a small multi tool to do but I do not even notice it in my pocket. The scissors work great and I really enjoy having the pliers.
  13. Dfunk1210


    Apr 7, 2015
    The Juice is most definitely not a coin pocket tool. Its too big for any coin pocket i know of. It’s also 4.6oz. Coin pocket size would be more like a Squirt or Micra
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  14. znapschatz


    Jan 24, 2005
    But carried by dangler into a jeans left front pocket behind my wallet, a Juice S2 rides very well. I change off my edc from time to time, and sometimes that seems the way to go. I used to pair it with a Squirt or Micra in my watch pocket, but those would eventually poke a hole in the fabric, so now it's always a Vic-
    once a Rambler, but now a Manager, basically the same except for a pen instead of tweezers. I'm a big fan of both Leathermen and SAKs. They complement each other very well.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
  15. aztaco


    Jun 13, 2011

    I have this and love it
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  16. jackknife


    Oct 2, 2004
    This is the problem with my small Leatherman's. For the past few years I've been carrying. Leatherman shirt in my watch/coin pocket. Every single one of my jeans and wrangler shorts have a hole in the watch pocket. I'm making a leather slip to put the squirt in and carry down deep in my regular side pocket.
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  17. Butch

    Butch Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2003
    Depends on the coin pocket. I have a pair of jeans from Diamond Gusset that have a coin pocket that will swallow a full-size sodbuster!
    On my other jeans, usually a Vic Cadet in the coin pocket.
  18. znapschatz


    Jan 24, 2005
    That's what I did. Leatherman used to carry a nice suede slip for the squirt, and I was lucky enough to score two of them before they became unavailable. They also offered one for the Squirt, but it was made of synthetic, not genuine leather, and I didn't care for it. The slip was an okay solution and did prevent further damage to the watch pockets, but required an extra step when using the tool. Now, whenever I carry the Micra, it's without the slip, dangled into a side pocket, where it mostly behaves itself. I like Leatherman tools, but they tend to have sharp edges or other means to abrade pocket cloth. My Squirt P4 is basically smooth with no sharp edges, but has small protruding caps on the pivots that accelerate wear. All of this confirms my general observation that there is no such thing as perfect in this life (SAKs come close :) ).
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
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  19. evh


    Dec 29, 2010
    One more thing to consider. Yes, the Squirt and Dime both seem to wear on coin pockets. I view the Squirt to be much higher quality, however, I currently carry the Dime. The Dime has a much better cap lifter. Try opening a few craft beers with the Squirt's. You have to find the little opener and it is usually at least 2 if not more times that you lift up until it is open. Compare to the Dime. Nothing to open, easy to find, and usually opens on the first try. I don't consider the SAK's. I am sure they are much better on the pocket, however, they lack the pliers which are very handy. Also, my Granddaughter's like to use the pliers and tweezers to pull imaginary slivers from their baby doll's hands.
  20. jacktrades_nbk


    Feb 7, 2007
    Yeah, the Rambler is the best choice. The Philips screwdriver is phenomenal.
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