This is the “Cadillac” of multi-tools. The Charge TTi is the best money can buy and it does cost a lot of money, but it’s worth every damn penny.
Leatherman, or specifically its founder and CEO, Timothy S. Leatherman, is the father of the multi-tool. Starting with his very first one, The Pocket Survival Tool.
After more than 30 years of progressively innovating and producing the best multi-tools available, their Charge TTi has become the pinnacle since its introduction in 2007. For review is the second and latest generation.
Now there are more than a hundred reputable models of this type of multi-tool to choose from and maybe a half dozen that can come close to the level of the Charge TTi. Not surprisingly, the Wave at about $80 less, also by Leatherman, is arguably the closest competitor.
I own many multi-tools but this is my first Leatherman. From my 6 months with the Charge TTi, I don’t see myself getting another multi-tool for at least a decade.
At $170, this is one of the most expensive multi-tools in the market but you really get what you pay for beyond the 19 tools, bit kit and sheath this device is loaded with.
*Photos courtesy of Vinjatek