Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! It happened. I changed my 'no-matter-what' edc pocket knife/tool. For twenty years I was a Victorinox classic fan. I carried one on my keyring every single day of my life since my better half was responsible for introducing me to them. I even made a nice little leather pouch sheet for the keyring so it didn't get banged up by keys. For two whole decades I sang the allocates of that little lozenge shaped wonder of versatility and ability in a tiny package. It's over. The sad day has arrived when it has been replaced and the classic given to the kid fishing on the river. It's been three years now that I've been flirting with the Leatherman squirt, and it's slowly been taking over. First a few days at a time, then a week. Then it reached a point where I didn't want to go without it. For the past year, it's been my go-to pocket tool, no matter what dedicated knife I had on me. It's a bit heavy for the keyring, so it lives in my jeans watch pocket. My regular pocket knife goes in my righthand pocket just below. I think I surprised myself when I took the classic's leather pouch off my keyring and I knew the affair was over. The squirt is just so much more useful and multi talented in it's daily capability. It's become second nature to just reach into the watch/coin pocket to takeout the squirt, pull out the blade or whatever tool is needed. And of this old arthritic old fart, I like the easy spring pressure the Leatherman has. Like my Buck stockman, it's easy to pull open. I love how the tools are all mounted on the 'outside' of the thing, unlike the micra that I found to be a genuine PITA to use. In real world function it 's just like using a small SAK. All tools are easy to get to. If I need the small pliers, which is more often that I thought, just pull open and use. I've even come to like the chisel ground knife blade. Easy and fast to sharpen, and opens mail, boxes, cut s string just as well as my old classic. But it's a much more rugged unit. So I open 2018 with a sea change of carry item. The Leatherman squirt has become my every-single-day-carry-no-matter-what-else I carry. Out with the old, in with the new.