Blades on an A+ Leatherman tool will have the original finish, with no visible grime, scratching or wear.
NOTE: We don't often give this grade to Leatherman tools, simply because it is too tedious to inspect every nook and cranny. Usually it applies only to loose dealer stock, and other tools that we know weren't ever used.
All of the tools on an A+ Leatherman tool will have the original finish, with no visible grime, scratching or wear. The teeth on the pliers have no flat spots, the wire cutter is like new, and scissors show no wear.
A+ Leatherman blades and tools move freely, with no wobble or friction. Most Leatherman tools do not snap, but those that do perform like a new tool, with smooth operation of the blade locks.
A+ Leatherman tools show no visible scratching or wear on the body, whether it is stainless steel, aluminum alox, or some other material. There may be very minor flows if you look very closely, but the general appearance is still "like new".