Ok this post is both to commemorate my PST (Pocket Survival Tool) II and note my repair experience.
This is one of the oldest things I have. I bought it around 1999. Apparently the insides of the handles are stamped with the date of manufacture in mmyy format, and mine say 1195 and 0196. That's a long time ago. Maybe shipping was slower in the past millennium? Why are the handles made 2 months apart?
long after I bought this, the first Wave came out. At the time, the Wave
seemed to have everything - including 2 knives, a straight and serrated
(the PST II has a single knife that's half straight and half serrated),
and a saw. It cost about $125 and came in a cardboard packaging (not the
black and yellow box, a brown one). It's funny looking back now because
the current Wave is one of their smaller tools, dwarfed by the Super Tool 300, Surge and Charge. Part of the trend of things getting bigger?
Just in case they can't repair it and I have to get a new one, I've been looking at their current models. As mentioned, they're bigger and heavier than my PST II. Maybe I'm too used to my PST II, but I find all its tools useful and would like a replacement to include them. The most problematic tools are the scissors and diamond file.
I'd also really like a corkscrew and tweezers, but their Juice models don't have locking blades, so they're out.
The Wingman and Sidekick are almost the same, except the Wingman has a scissors while the Sidekick has a saw (even their names mean the same thing). Wingman - no diamond file, 198.4 g. At least the blade is accessible with the tool closed, and it locks. This is their simplest tool with the functionality of their PST II, and it already weighs 40% more.
The next tool is the Wave, which at least has a diamond file, but weighs 241 g. The Charge is similar, weighs slightly less and costs slightly more. The Charge TTi has fancy titanium, but it's really only used for decoration on the handles. So far I'm leaning towards the Wave.