My son gave me a Leatherman Fuse Multi-tool with flashlight last year for Christmas. The tool came with a nylon belt case which may be used vertically or horizontally. The case has three pockets, one internal and two external for accessories.
The tool has a knife, can opener, bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, two straight blade screwdrivers, scissors, wire stripper,and a ring to attach to a lanyard. The needle-nose pliers have a hard and regular wire cutter. The unit is only 4 inches long when closed and when the handles are opened in line, you have 8 inch and 20 cm rulers on the outside of the handles. It weighs 6 ounces or 170 grams. It has Zytel, a gray plastic, inserts on the handles for comfort. All the tools lock into place. I have used it many times aboard vessels and the last time it was used was in the airport to tighten the handle of my suitcase. I carry it in my checked bag when flying and in my backpack when I am out on the water.
There is an optional Bit Driver accessory which is sold separately and it fits over the Phillips screwdriver. I have not used this accessory.
The Monarch 400 flashlight uses 1 AA battery and outputs 45 lumens. Translation – it is bright. Perfect for checking dark corners of the engine room or cockpit lockers.
For anyone looking for a gift for a boater, this might be just what you need.Tags:folding tool,Leatherman,Leatherman Fuse,multi-tool