Leatherman Style PS
This is my first multi-tool review, so please let me know if you have any feedback!
Closed, this multi-tool measures 75.6 by 20.5 by 8.9 mm. When the pliers are open, the shorter of the two handles measures about 72 mm long from the pivot.
The metal has a brushed-looking finish on it. After over a month of sharing a pocket with my keys, it hasn't shown any wear at all.
Leatherman markets this tool as having 8 tools overall, but I find the manufacturer tool counts can be a bit misleading.
Ergonomics and Retention
A tool this small is either going to be carried clipped to something like a keychain or bag, or just bare in a pocket. The carabiner has a small detent in the wire gate that you can toggle with your thumb to open it up easily. If you don't trust the built in clip, there's a large hole in the end of the tool for more permanent attachment of a key chain or lanyard.
As far as ergonomics, there's not much to say with a tiny tool like this - it's size means it's really not intended for huge amounts of force. When using the pliers, the handles are designed so that most of the clamping force is applied to flat surfaces and not edges, which should help with comfort. The scissors are positioned so that you can hold the tool enclosed in your hand and actuate them easily with just your thumb.
- Great, durable finish
- Always accessible bottle opener
- Blade-free, TSA friendly
- Tweezers are difficult to access