I normally take both. I find that that the swiss army blade to be much higher grade, it is very sharp and stays sharper for longer. But the extra tools and the meatier grip of the leatherman to be very handy. Always good to have two blades as I find I cannot live without one and if you lose or damage one, the second is really handy.
However watch out for the cheaper imitation leathermans like a member of my family bought me once. The blades are awful and the pliers have a tendancy to break if you use more than a little force.
Leatherman, though the Swiss blade is of better quality, but when it comes to cutting cheese, quality doesnt really matter, does it? For sports like kayaking and rock climbing i generally prefer a single blade knife like a buck, so i wont goof up when i need the blade real bad...
I have 3 swiss army knives (I don't really know how I got them really lol) so I'd probably take one or two of those along instead of buying a Leatherman although I'm sure they're excellent
Thanks for all your input. After much deliberation I have decided to go for the Outrider Swiss Army Knife. The main reason being it was half the price and I would prefer not to add any other expensive item into my luggage which i will just worry about constantly. I'll be doing that with all my electricals.
I've taken it on a camping trip already and it seems to work pretty well. The knife is excellent and the saw cuts through wood really well. I would defo recommend it to anyone looking to buy a general knife for going away.
Say... what's the latest on TSA regulation for pocket knives? Still have to check-in. I'm curious as my pack might pass as a carry-on.