I had hitherto considered leatherman tools to be the equal in manufacture and quality control to the Victorinox SAKs and a cut above the cheaper rivals. However I have been given to revise that opinion today when a portion of the spring that holds the pliers of my leatherman squirt in place, broke off, rendering the tool of no further use since it is for the pliers that I have it in the first place, having found SAK pliers to be feeble, to say the least. I do not know whether the larger tools are any less prone to breakage, but something must be up with the steel used, if eventually it will fail. I doubt I shall be be replacing the squirt as all the other useful tools can be covered by something in the SAK classic range for inoffensive EDC on the end of a key ring. I have never rated the scissors to be better than those on an SAK classic anyway. Since the principal purpose of my purchasing a squirt was for the pliers, I think the moral here apart from anything else, is, where and whenever you are likely to need a small pair of pliers handy, to carry a small pair of pliers.