Keychain Sized Multi-Tool
The Leatherman Micra
Small, Lightweight, and Perfect for Your EDC
When searching for a fantastic, multifunctional tool to add to your Everyday Carry, look no further than the Leatherman Micra Multi-Tool. This super small and lightweight tool, can add ten different functions to any personal Everyday Carry and is found at an extremely reasonable price.
- Closed Length: 2.5 in | 6.5 cm
- Weight: 1.8 oz | 51 g
- Blade Length: 1.6 in | 4.06 cm
10 Tools Featured:
- 420HC Knife
- Spring-action Scissors
- Flat/Phillips Screwdriver
- Ruler (4.7 in | 12.0 cm)
- Nail Cleaner
- Bottle Opener
- Nail File
- Medium Screwdriver
- Extra-small Screwdriver
- split ring loop
Small Tool, Big Functions
Coming in at 2.5 inches long, the Leatherman Micra is surprisingly small. For being such a tiny tool, one would expect it to lack common items, but the Micra defies expectations and much more. Having so many capabilities within this one tiny package is the reason why this Multi-Tool is often popular among anglers, hobbyist, outdoor enthusiast and those who simply wish to be prepared. As we continue, I will break down each feature on the Micra to better your understanding.
#1 – 420HC Knife
Tools made from 420HC Steel are easy to sharpen and are durable when in constant use. A knife made from 420HC steel is a fantastic expedition knife. HC stands for high carbon content, meaning any HC blade is very corrosion resistant, perfect for an outdoorsman or someone who will be getting the knife wet. The Micra 420HC knife can be hardened to 56-59 HRC and using old fashioned sharpening tools works fine on this steel. After multiple sharpening’s the knife on the Leatherman Micra will easily take the pressure of everyday use in your EDC.
#2 – Spring Action Scissors
Also on the Leatherman Micra is a set of spring action scissors. These scissors are in the very center when the multi-tool is open. Most large sized multi-tools have pliers in this location. By putting scissors in this spot, Leatherman saved space allowing for this tool to be so thin. The spring action on the scissors very positive, allowing for quick manipulation of the scissors, making the set very easy to use. Without the spring, the small handle would be much harder to get leverage on.
#3 – Flat/Phillips Screwdriver
The first tool located in one of the two arms of the Micra, is a Flat/Philips screwdriver. The tip of the screwdriver is a fairly standard size that fits into most common screw head diameters. If it does not fit, there are two other alternatives to use as a screwdriver on the Micra that I will also breakdown.
#4 – Ruler (4.7 in | 12.0 cm)
When manipulated into a 180-degree angle, the Leatherman Micra turns into a 4.7-inch ruler allowing for simple measurements. A feature that can certainly be useful for a variety of projects at home or outdoors. Anglers may use this to measure a fish for example.
#5 – Nail Cleaner
Among the various personal hygiene tools on the Micra is a nail cleaner. The cleaner is a simple flat edge hook perfect for removing dirt from under any nail.
#6 – Tweezers
Standard tweezers are found within one of the arms of the Micra adding another important hygiene tool to the assortment. Great for anyone outdoors needing to remove a splinter.
#7 – Bottle Opener
Every tool ever made should be able to open a bottle. The Leatherman Micra just happens to have a specific tool for doing just that. Shaped in your standard bottle cap pry shape, removing a bottle cap should not be a problem.
#8 – Nail File
On the Micra, the nail file is located below the nail cleaner. This hygiene device can be used to grind edges off of nails or remove dead skin. Common on many multi-tool/Swiss army knives.
#9 – Medium Screwdriver
The medium screwdriver is broader then the Philips screwdriver discussed earlier, allowing for a range of screw head diameters to be tightened/untightened. There is also a slight contour to the medium screwdriver’s head allowing for the tool to double as a small pry bar.
#10 – Small Screwdriver
Just to make sure most screws that you will encounter are covered, Leatherman added a small screwdriver capable of removing small flat or Philips heads as small as those which come on your EDC knife clip. The tool is located on the end of the bottle opener pictured below.
Small Package, Adding 10 More Capabilities to Your EDC.
With these 10 tools included on the Leatherman Micra you are covered for a wide variety of situations. As an Eagle Scout and former Boy Scout I would have loved to have one of these to go along with my full-sized pocket knife. I remember not carrying a multi-tool because they are commonly much larger then this one. The Micra is so small you have to try not to forget you have it when you need it.
The Leatherman Micra is a great accessory to add to any EDC. Its small, super sturdy and can easily fit on any key ring. With the Micra you will be much more prepared to handle a wider variety of task that a simple blade cannot handle. Leatherman also guarantees this product under a 25-year warranty to further strengthen the reliability of this tool. The Leatherman Micra Multi-Tool will simply not disappoint you.