My review of the S.O.G. Crosscut (since I'm not hearing the love I think it deserves)
Okay, I was about to type something in a PM, and decided I should just put it here. I've mentioned before that I have a SOG Crosscut. I seem to be the only one who does. I'm a bit surprised at this, except that I understand it has a pretty specific niche.
What's on it? The main tool is a pair of Scissors. Inside, you have a tiny (eyeglass size) flathead/bottle opener, a toothpick, file/nail cleaner, knife blade, tweezers, and flathead screwdriver. It has a lanyard ring and a ruler stamped into the frame. I misplaced this tool for a few months, and replaced it with a Leatherman Micra, which was a poor replacement, let me assure you. So poor, in fact, that when I finally found this thing again, I gave the Micra away to a coworker.
There are 2 tools on this that are the best I've ever encountered on multitools.
1. The scissors. Hands Down. NO multitool matches up to these. The compound gearing used means they will cut through credit cards with ease! They are twice the scissor as you get with either the Gerber Splice or the Leatherman Micra/Squirt. And those tools generally beat the fold-out scissors on any other multitool. I have hands-on tested the Splice, Micra, and Squirt directly side-by-side with these. No contest.
2. The tweezers. These are as good as any eyebrow tweezers I've ever seen in their precision. The edges come together perfectly. If I had a complaint, it's that they're very sharp. This makes them good at getting at splinters (for instance), but bad at pulling a hair, since it might cut it if you're not at just the right angle when pulling. Also, unlike MANY tools, these tweezers are attached to the tool. You can't lose them, like with the Victorinox classic and the like.
The eyeglass size screwdriver is incredibly precise in its grind. If everything else on this tool failed, I'd keep it for that, until I can find its equal. I suspect that the Leathermans with dedicated tiny screwdrivers might match this, but haven't been able to test that. The toothpick is also permanently attached. I can't tell if I find that cool or gross. Judge for yourself. The nail file blows the Leatherman Micra's away by miles. It is right on the edge of too aggressive for being a simple nail file.
What they're missing? No phillips screwdriver, no can opener, and, I'll be honest, the bottle opener sucks. Possible bad? Some people really don't like the chisel grind on the knife blade. I've had the thing since about 1995 (mine actually says 'patent pending', not the patent number), and I've never needed to sharpen the blade, so I'm cool with it. (I mostly just use the blade to open packages)
EDIT: while reading another description of this tool in use, I also have to say that I carry it in the little plastic case it came with in my purse, not in my pocket. I've seen some discussion that the little gears can be a bit stabby if carried in a pants pocket, and I believe that's quite likely.
My personal preference is to pair this thing with another keychain sized tool, one with pliers as the main tool, a phillips screwdriver, and can opener (I carry a Sheffield 12010 with my SOG Crosscut, for a perfect tool compliment).
On the SOG site...http://sogknives.com/store/CC50.html