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  • Made from 100% stainless steel to provide years of dependable service; each implement is heat-treated to optimal hardness for its function
  • Secure, ultra-sharp blades are easy to open and close using lock-release on the outside of the handles
  • Tools rotate individually, letting you easily grab one at a time
  • New jaw design creates the strongest needlenose and regular pliers in the Leatherman® line
  • 420HC clip-point knife, serrated knife and a saw are easily accessible and efficiently handle cutting tasks
  • Cross-cut file is designed to work effectively on wood or metal; ruler measures up to nine inches
  • Unique blade exchanger lets you choose between a saw blade and a file
  • Includes two bit-drivers with two double-end steel bits with 3/16-inch screwdriver, plus #1 and #2 Phillips screwdrivers
  • 5/16-inch screwdriver, crimper, scissors, can/bottle opener, lanyard ring, awl with thread loop, and Phillips/flat tip eyeglasses screwdriver
  • Wire strippers and newly designed wire cutters, hard-wire, and stranded-wire cutters offer 58% more cutting area
  • Comes with Leatherman® leather carrying sheath
  • Assembled in the USA with domestic and imported parts

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Best Use Camping
Knife Blade Type Straight Edge / Serrated
Number of Blades 2
Max Blade Length (in.) 3 inches
Closed Length 4.5 inches
Handle Material Stainless steel
Blade Construction 420HC stainless steel
Phillips Screwdriver(s) Yes
Standard Screwdriver(s) Yes
Eyeglass Screwdriver Yes
Bottle Opener Yes
Can Opener Yes
Wire Stripper Yes
Scissors Yes
Fingernail File Yes
Lanyard Ring Yes
Wood Saw Yes
Pliers Yes
Wire Cutter Yes
Hard-Wire Cutters Yes
Awl Yes
Ruler Yes
Weight 12 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An entire tool-box in one tool I have been using my Surge for just over a year now. It is incredibly durable, a little large but you get used to that, this tool will do everything. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW IS THAT THE "blade exchanger" IS ACTUALLY A STANDARD T-SHANK JIG SAW BLADE ATTACHMENT. You can run down to your hardware store and get an assortment of T-shank jig saw blades and make this tool even more versatile. Add the Bit Accessory and this thing is an entire tool kit in one tool. I have used it for fishing, camping, electrical work, carpentry, carving Holloween pumpkins, and have even had to saw through the hard hickory handle on a hammer. The tools may be hard to pull out when it is brand new but a little oil and a break-in period and you're all set. I never leave home without it.
Date published: 2008-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bordering on Overkill, But Who Cares I purchased the Surge a few days ago, and have not put it down. I have large hands so the larger sized handles prevent the dreaded pinch point near the jaws, all around excellence. The bit kit turns an already great tool into something MacGuyver would be envious of...the only down side is the stiching on the nylon sheath, mine started to unravel as soon as i opened the package. The outside access locking blades eliminate the need for carying an additional lock blade knife, since the blade beats pretty much every entry level knife, and you get a full sized serrated as well. Big plus is the eyeglasses screw driver, it has come in handy from everything to cell phone repairs to all around tinkering.
Date published: 2008-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surge Update I left a review on this in 2008 and I wanted to leave this update now. In the January 2013 Shot Show, Leatherman announced some upgrades they will be making to the Surge. 1) They will be replacing the standard plier heads with the same type of plier heads currently on the SuperTool 300 - they have replaceable wire cutters. 2) They will be adding a tension spring to the blade exchanger for those of us who use regular t-shank jigsaw blades from the hardware store. The tension spring is intended to hold regular t-shank blades tighter, without wobble. 3) They will be removing the small bit exchanger for the small eye-glass screwdriver and replacing it with a small screwdriver instead. Personally, I don't consider that change to be an upgrade because I like my eyeglass screwdriver but they said they were getting too many of them returned for repairs because people were using them to pry with. Go figure! I've had my surge 6 or 7 years now and still depend on it as a heavy-duty multi-tool. It's one of the best, although a bit heavy for every-day carry.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great tool, sheath is Junk The tool itself is second to none. The sheath is pure junk. Much to large for an already large tool. This is the 8th multi-tool that I have owned, and by far has the worse sheath. I had a Surge that i bought a few years ago that was stolen last year, this new one is a replacement, and I am very disapointed in the sheath. My other one had a very nice leather sheath, this sheath is junk. I have had it 5 days, and it is already showing wear. It hangs to high on my belt and is hard to pull the replace the tool. Very disappointed in the sheath, but the tool itself is perfect.
Date published: 2010-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NO WAY! (a tool so you good you can't believe it) This is my (one, two, three) fourth Leatherman. All the others are still in service (either in the truck, car, tool box or where-ever) and this was given as a Christmas gift. It replaces an eight year old super tool that has seen a lot of use. This is such a well designed tool. The locking mechanisms, the scissors, and the changeable bits. Love, love, love it. My only gripes are that it's harder to open than previous tools, the bits are these weird flat things, and changing the saw to the file the first time gashed my knuckle open. Other than that, this is a great tool.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Leatherman Still Making Them Great!!! This is on my belt every day. It is a bit bigger in size than the Wave, which is good for me because I have large hands. At first brand new it was a bit tough to get the inner tools to onfold, and the pliers are tough to close back up. As I use it more and more it is getting better. I have been buying Leatherman's since the late 90s. I have also bought Gerber multitools, and swiss army knives... Leatherman in my opinion just seems more user friendly with the pliers. I love that I have the ability to swap out the file for the saw... which frees up one exterior slot for scissors. Something the Wave does not have. All in all it is a great tool to keep hand. The only ding I have is the price. It is an expensive purchase, but one you will have for life... as long as it isn't stolen... like my last 3 have been...
Date published: 2012-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only need scuba gear... This tool has been AWESOME! I haven't graced long trails yet but the pliers helped with a broken lace situation at the top of a mountain, the operation is fluid for both knives, the saw isn't quick action but it works and the scissors are surprisingly sharp and steady. Kinda neat you can get a 3.5" serrated and straight blade! It took a while to figure out the blade exchange but do you really need the nail file??? If you want all the tools you'll possibly need in the wilderness, here's your device. I will be getting the juice for a smaller short trip option.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best multi-tool ever (IMHO) This is the most versatile multi-tool ever thanks to its bit driver and blade exchanger. Here's the advantage of the blade exchanger: Not only can the blade exchanger switch between the saw and file, it will allow you to use any T-shank jigsaw blades (like the ones made by Bosch). So rather than taking a separate folding saw with you, I recommend you attach the Bosch T1044DP jigsaw blade (which is a 9" long wood saw blade) to the Surge and you have a capable saw for the simple tasks (won't be as strong as a Silky folding saw, but will do the job if you don't want to carry too many things while hiking or at work). The bit driver is also a plus given Leatherman's bit kit, MUT bits, and bit extender. This tool is definitely a heavy tool, not ideal for those interested in carrying lightweight while hiking. But to me, I barely felt the weight. Again, it's just me, so it' does boil down to personal preference. If you want a "pocket tool chest" then this is the real deal.
Date published: 2016-06-28
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do you ship leatherman products to international adresses? (Netherlands)

Asked by: hansvanderiet
We are able to ship Leatherman products outside of the United States. The link below will provide you with more information about shipping internationally.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this model the updated version of the surge? The picture depicts the newer model, but the pricing is consistent with the older design. Had to confirm before purchase, the updates were needed.

Asked by: hiker11
This is the most updated model of the Surge.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

To echo a past question is this the latest version of the Surge with the replaceable wire cutters and not just a picture of the latest version?

Asked by: JonMultiTool
Yes, the Surge is the most recent model from Leatherman with the replaceable wire cutters.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-09

What are the width and thickness?

Asked by: kayaker611
The length is 4.5 inches. The width is 1.5 inches. The height is .75 inches. These are closed dimensions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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