Tag: Knife

The Leatherman Micra – Multi-Tool

I’ve been carrying a Leatherman Micra in my pocket for the last 8-10 years.  It’s one of those items I can’t leave the house without.  Each of the 10 tools on the Micra has a specific use and rarely do I need to dig out the full sized Leatherman from the gear bar.  The scissors are surprisingly strong and have a very smooth accurate cut.  At least with me they get the biggest workout.

1.5 inch Clip Point Knife
Extra-small Screwdriver
Medium Screwdriver
Flat Phillips Head Screwdriver
Spring-action Scissors
Nail File/Cleaner
Bottle Opener

2.5 inches long when closed
1.6 inches blade length

1.75 ounces

List Price:

If you are looking for a small, well made multi-tool you really can’t go wrong with the Leatherman Micra.


  • • 420HC Clip Point Knife.
    • Extra-small Screwdriver.
    • Medium Screwdriver.
    • Flat Phillips Head Screwdriver.
    • Spring-action Scissors.
    • Nail File/Cleaner.
    • Bottle Opener.
    • Ruler.
    • Tweezers.
  • Measurements:
    • 2.5 inches long when closed.
    • 1.6 inches blade length.


Which Knife Sharpeners Make the Cut?

Which Knife Sharpeners Make the Cut? – WSJ.COM

I usually take my cutlery to the local gourmet shop twice a year but I’m tied to the once-a-month schedule that the mobile sharpening service has.

Never really thought about sending my steel to someone via UPS but it definitely would make it easier to schedule!  Having a sharp knife not only makes the job easier it actually has been found to make it SAFER since you have more control and use less force.

Do yourself a favor & keep your knives as sharp as you can and make sure to use a honing steel before each use!

The Right Tool For The Job

Most of my friends know one of my passions is cooking.  Well, actually it’s food in general.  Some people eat to live, but I live to eat.  I really enjoy learning new techniques and cooking for friends and family.

One of my favorite kitchen tools is an 8″ chefs knife from a Japanese company called Global.  A great knife makes all the difference when it comes to prepping a great meal.  The Global line of knives features a one-piece design that not only makes it very to clean, it feels great in the hand after a lot of use.

A sharp knife is a safe knife, so I make sure to use a honing steel before each use as well as take advantage of affordable sharpening services from the local gourmet store at least twice a year.

If you’re in the market for a new set of kitchen knives or you’re looking for a perfect gift for the cook in your family, I really recommend you check out Global knives (available at fine kitchen stores and on-line).