Review: Leatherman Micra & Style

I include a very small Leatherman multitool in each of my first aid kits. The small Leatherman tools include scissors, a small knife, screwdriver, and fine tweezers. The key tools for me are the scissors, tweezers, and small knife. Scissors can be used to cut bandages or do other fine cutting work. The tweezers and small knife are very useful for removing splinters and other fine work.

Leatherman makes two very small and high-quality multitools, namely, the Micra and the Style CS. Both tools are very similar.

Micra Features

  • Spring-action scissors
  • Clip-point 420HC knife (1.6″, 4.06cm)
  • Tweezers
  • Nail file/cleaner
  • Screwdrivers (3): small, medium, flat phillips
  • Bottle Opener (420HC steel)
  • Ruler in inches/metric)
  • Lanyard Attachment
  • Weight: 1.75 oz (50g)
  • Length (Closed): 2.5″ (6.35cm)
  • Materials: 100% stainless steel (Optimum grade hardness for each tool/blade)

Style CS

  • 420HC Knife (1.6″, 4.06cm)
  • Spring-action Scissors
  • Flat/Phillips Screwdriver
  • Tweezers
  • Nail File
  • Carabiner/Bottle Opener
  • Weight: 1.4 oz (41.1g)
  • Length (Closed): 2.9″ (7.5cm)
  • Materials: 100% stainless steel (Optimum grade hardness for each tool/blade)

Both of these tools are typical Leatherman (excellent) quality and both would be a very functional addition to your kit. I attach mine to the zipper pull on my first aid kits to make them easy to find and use. Keep the tool easily accessible because you will use it for small jobs such as cutting cloth or removing splinters. A small multitool is NOT a substitute for a larger multi-tool. It should be used in addition to your main knife and multi-tool. Do NOT compromise on a lessor tool but get a quality and precision tool that will last for many years.


The Micra and Style CS are very small and well-built multi-tools that includes spring-action scissors and a variety of other tools. A lanyard allows you to easily attach them to key rings or zipper pulls. Both are built with legendary Leatherman quality. Both of these tools are excellent and you really cannot go wrong either way.

I prefer the Micra over the Style CS multi-tool but choosing one over the other is a tough choice. The Style is slightly lighter and I like the carabiner feature. The Style also allows access to some of the tools while closed. The Micra has non-removeable tweezers while the tweezers on the Style must be removed and can get lost. Because of the integrated tweezers I prefer the Micra over the Style CS.

I secured my Micra on a ring and attached the ring to the zipper pull on my first aid kit. This way I access the Micra quickly. The most valuable features of the Micra (in my opinion) are the scissors and tweezers. My larger multi-tool is better for tools such as screwdrivers and knives. The small, precisions tweezers have removed many splinters. The scissors are useful for cutting first aid tape and cloth.