Hi everybody! I may be a new guy but I've been around various forums for years, so what better way to intro myself than my first review?
Overall thoughts; Gee whiz is this thing B I G!!!! Here it is next to my ol' Buck tool
Well it's been 5 years and many, many miles this tool has been traveling on my side and this is a update of sorts on how it's been holding up.
The Surge caught my eye while perusing EDCDepot and I decided to give it a shot. I like the Wave type styling that seems to be very prevalent in the current offerings from Leatherman, so I decided to see what it was like in person. I also wanted to see how it differed from the Wave, one of my favorite models
Schrade has always been a mainstay in quality American manufactured tools- a reputation well deserved with the tens of thousands of slip jointed knives produced over the years.
The Schrade ST1 is a must for any collector
Most mulitools in the market today are pretty much carbon copies of each other, granted there are some that are totally ingenious and ground breaking in overall design. But they all have the same thing in common; the tools are all implements (tools ex: screwdrivers, file, knife, scissors, etc) are based around a pair of pliers. Meyerco USA with the help of renowned knife artist and designer Blackie Collins have designed what is just the opposite of the now traditional multitool.
Swiss Army knives have come to be loved and used by virtually everyone all over the world, you see someone using one and you immediately know what it is. Being very popular and people friendly, the versatile Swiss knife has been a trusted companion to many of us.
The Original SwissTool is available in two finishes
With so many multi tools out there having pliers (usually needle-nose or blunt) as the center of their tool, Kershaw set out to make a one of a kind tool that sets itself apart from the rest of the multi tool crowd. What Kershaw came up with was the Kershaw Multi tool, an innovative pair of vise-grips packed with all kinds of goods that are wrapped up in a nice little package.
With so many multitools flooding the market and companies competing with each other for the being the most innovative, SOG Specialty knives has taken the traditional pliers most tools have to the next level. Most tools have the handles attached to the plier's head and the tool folds at the pivots when not in use, even since Tim Leatherman patented it years ago many people have copied this original design and not much design innovation has been made since.
Probably the beefiest set of folding pliers available
The Supertool for the longest time has been the largest and strongest of their multitool line; people swore by it and would use nothing else for professional use on the job.
Perhaps the largest Leatherman made, the SuperTool was a giant among multitools