The Leatherman line can be a bit confusing, so let’s offer up a brief overview:
Tools fall into one of four categories: extra-large, full-sized, pocket-sized, and key-chain-sized. The most popular of the extra large tools is the Surge, while the Wave and the Charge live firmly in the full-sized category. The pocket sized tools include a few different Juice models, while the key chain tools include the Micra and the Squirt.
We’ve reviewed many of those other knives elsewhere, but here we’re going to focus on the Charge. The Charge is more full-featured than the Wave, but is also more expensive.
Among the Charge models, the TTi has the most tools. It is an upgrade over the extremely popular Charge XTi and is also superior to the newly-introduced AL and ALX.
Okay, with that out of the way, let’s take a look at the Charge XTi:
It features a large blade, serrated knife, ruler, saw, file, bottle and can opener, cutting hook, scissors, two bit drivers, screw driver, two pairs of pliers, as well as a wire stripper, cutter and crimper.
That blade has a clip point and is made of Scandinavian S30V stainless steel, a top-of-the-line steel you don’t often find on these types of tools.
The bit drivers fit the included six-piece drill and screw bit set.
The handles on the XTi are titanium, also an upgrade over just about any other tool in its class. It also features a quick-release lanyard ring.
Also included is a leather sheath, a gift tin, and pocket clip.
Decide if you want the extra features and superior materials that the XTi offers. If it’s not worth an extra forty bucks to you, you might want to check out the Leatherman New Wave instead.
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