When we made the Leatherman Charge TTi, we knew the Charge AL and ALX were just too hard to beat, so we didn't even try. Instead we simply combined them. But we had to give the TTi its own claim to fame, so in addition to all the other Charge features, we gave the TTi premium comfort-sculpted titanium handle scales and the S30V® stainless steel clip-point knife. Who says a multi-tool can't be sexy?
- S30V® Stainless Steel Clip Point Knife
- 420HC Serrated Knife with Cutting Hook
- Needlenose Pliers
- Regular Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Hard-wire Cutters
- Wire Stripper
- Wire Crimper
- Large Screwdriver
- Large Bit Driver
- Small Bit Driver
- Wood/Metal file
- Diamond-coated file
- Bottle Opener
- Can Opener
- 8 in | 19 cm Ruler
- INCLUDED BITS: Phillips and Flat Tip Eyeglasses Screwdriver Bit, Hex 5/32, Hex 1/16" and .050, Square Drive #2 and #3, Screwdriver 1/8" and Torx #15, Philips #1-2 and Screwdriver 3/16
- Stainless Steel with Premium Titanium Handle Scales
- Stainless Steel Body
- Outside-accessible Blades for One-handed Opening
- All Locking Blades and Tools
- Fixed Lanyard Ring
- Quick-release Lanyard Ring
- Removable Pocket Clip
- Leather or Nylon Sheath
- 25-year Warranty
- 4 in | 10 cm (closed)
- 8.2 oz | 232 g
- 2.9 in | 7.37 cm (blade length)
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Great tool but big
This is a really great multi-tool that stays in my toolbox or comes along with me for the basic "honey-doo" tasks and roadtrips. I find that often it is the only tool I need to get the job done.
I like that all the tools lock -- not just the blades. I like that it is rugged and can take a beating. It is a tool that can be heavily used and doesn't just look pretty. It is expensive, but, like I said, most times I can take this and leave the tool box at home.
Initially, I couldn't decide between the Charge TTi and the Wingman so I got both. I found that I use them in very different circumstances -- The Wingman comes with me every day even in my work pants and the Charge TTi stays in the toolbox unless it's out for a road trip or backpack trip where I might need that little extra oomph. I find it too bulky for every day carry in dress pants since it's like carrying around a toolbox. For times when you want a toolbox in your pocket, this thing rocks!
The only thing that I don't like is that the pliers are not spring loaded.
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- Great tool, good value (from this site anyway) and very fun.
I really, really wanted a proper Leatherman and couldn't decide between the Charge series and the Surge. In the end, I decided the Surge was overkill for EDC and I put this down on my birthday list. After I got it, a guy at work fell in love and bought one. Now my girlfriend's brother has one while deployed at sea with the Navy. It's the one people love when they use.
For anybody in Australia, buying this from a brick and mortar store makes it overwhelmingly expensive (2x the cost than that here). However, my price and value ratings are based on the one from GoingGear, which is very reasonable.
Firstly, you may be deciding between the different Charge tools. I picked the TTi because it provided scissors AND a cutting hook, as well as the S30V blade. The titanium scales didn't hurt either. The others in the Charge series made you pick between those 2 and only included the 154CM blade. S30V is an awesome blade steel, though I had some trouble sharpening it before I found diamond stones. The blade is very sharp right out of the box and will shave your arm, though obviously not like a razor. It also stays sharp for a very long time, so those who just want a tool that they can use rather than baby it will find the blade a blessing.
The rest of the tools on the Charge TTi all lock, which is great. I've used them all on various tasks and they can mostly handle it without problem. The only bit I've had a problem with was the large bit driver. After trying to open a tough screw it cracked a little bit. I easily managed to bend it back to finish, but it made we worried. Leatherman in Australia replaced the whole multitool when I sent it in for repair, so they really stand by their warranty. While getting it fixed was great, this has left me slightly worried about the durability, as I would rather have a tool not break than have it looked after when it does. Keeping this in mind, I have used it many times without anything since, so it may have been an unusual issue. It steel feels more solid than a Victorinox (though I like them too). Another issue with the bit driver - the bits are rather short, so they can't reach very far into things. For that reason, I'd suggest getting a Leatherman Bit Extender with it. I don't regret the change from a Phillips to a bit driver though, as you get so many more uses this way.
The scissors handle thicker tasks quite well, but they don't seem to cut as well as those on a Victorinox when it comes to thin items like string. This was a bit disappointing.
This may be a bit heavy for pocket carry, though I find it's quite comfortable on my belt without my sheath. I may need to tighten up the joints for the pliers though, as running hard makes it open a bit.
In spite of the few problems I've listed above, I honestly think it's the best multitool I've ever used. It feels much more rugged than Victorinox. If I had to get another one for a car for occasional use, I'd probably get the Surge based on it being big and chunky. For EDC and most real-world tasks, this is easily the best.
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- All the tools you'd ever need, heavy.
This is a beast of a multitool. At a tremendous 8.2 ounces, you'll definitely notice this in your pocket. That being said, it has a fantastic array of tools. S30V is a great blade steel for the main knife, and all the blades came quite sharp out of the box. There is an assortment of additional screwdriver bits, and the included leather sheath is well made. In addition, there is the option of having a lanyard hole, pocket clip, or neither, which is a nice feature. If you want a pocket tool box, this is money well spent, but if you're looking for something lightweight, this might be too heavy.
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