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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good design, but not quite there, October 31, 2011
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This review is from: Leatherman 64010101K Micra Multi-tool (Tools & Home Improvement)
I purchased this looking for pocket knife with a good pair of scissors. The results from the Micra are very mixed.

Scissors - Good design, so/so execution. The tensioning mechanism, robustness, and comfort of the scissors is top notch. The pivot, however, sucks. The countersunk rivet is a good design idea, but doesn't pull the blades together hard enough. The slop in the fitup allows soft and light materials (twine, thread, plastic and bubble wrap) to slip between the blades. This really limits their utility.
Referencing the scissors on the large (Victorinox Super Tinker) Swiss Army knives as a 5, these are a 3.

Bottle opener - works nicely. Not as nice as a dedicated church key, but better then the Swiss Army ones.
Referencing the bottle opener on the large Swiss Army knives as a 5, these are a 7.

Screw drivers - Near top notch. The small one is actually small enough to use on eye glasses, and the flat Phillips grips very well. The interlocking tabs on the handles are an ingenious way to make them rigid when closed. My only complaint is that they tend to fold during hard use.
Referencing the drivers on the large Swiss Army knives as a 5, these are a 9.

Knife - Mixed reviews. The slight clip, chord, and full flat grind make it very useful. I'm not so sure about the chisel ground edge. It's better for scrapping and peeling, but tends to wander while slicing, and doesn't push cut as well as a conventional grind.
Referencing the blade on the small (Victorinox Classic) Swiss Army knives as a 5, these are a 5.

Tweezers - Narrower then the Swiss Army ones, but stiffer. Oveall, an improvement.
Referencing the tweezers on the large Swiss Army knives as a 5, these are a 7.

Overall, this little tool is a giant killer. It's not much larger than the keychain Swiss Army knives, but the implements are very robust. On par with the large knives. The only glaring problem is the slop in the scissors pivot. I'd readily pay another $5-$7 for a Micra if that problem gets fixed.

UPDATE: After carrying this daily for the last two years, my opinion has changed slightly. All the non-cutting tools and overa ll construction remain the same. The knife has been reprofiled to a conventional V-grind and has been upgraded to a 7. It prefers more a acute edge angle then as Swiss Army knife. I bent one scissor blade inward slightly and it now cuts twine and thread and has beenu pgraded to a 5. Sharpening the scissors is still a major pain, but possible with very thin hones like the DMT dia-sharp credit card sharpeners.
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