The condition of the blades in our A grade Leatherman tools will vary a bit, but they are all in excellent condition.
Most A grade knives still have their original shiny finish, with little or no signs of wear, similar to the example above.
Some may have a few scratches from use, similar to the example above.
A grade Leatherman tools will show only minor wear on the screwdrivers and other tools.
Most A grade pliers show no wear, similar to the example above.
Some may have minor signs of use, similar to the example above. It is common for the pliers teeth to be darkened from a bit of oxidation (they are hard steel and not very "stainless").
Grade A Leatherman blades and tools move freely, with no wobble or friction. Most Leatherman tools do not snap, but those that do have smooth operation, similar to a new knife.
Grade A Leatherman tools show only minor scratching or wear on the body, whether it is stainless steel, aluminum alox, or some other material.