The Gerbers are not my favorite and I do not recommend them. We got one issued for every tour in Afghanistan as part of the Regular Army issue. I was also issued one when the Regular Army adopted them so I have 5 of those things.did the Gerber's hold up ???
I have 2, and both have broken tools on them,
sent one back, they replaced the broken bits, and they broke again,
keep them in range bags now,
the leatherman I have has never failed,,
I used the first one occasionally. The design seems to find new ways to pinch you whenever you pick it up. The steel is brittle so the wire cutters do break. If it gets near water or humidity, it rusts up. I had my first one rust up so bad after doing a Helocast infil that it would not open the next morning. I had to soak it in CLP and work with it for a while. It went in a drawer after that. I keep one in the cars and the airplane. They are kind of Emergency back up to the back up. The knives are sharp on them.
I would rate the Multi-tools as:
1. Swiss Tool
2. SOG Tool
4. Leatherman Wave