To be honest don't know the answer question based on how/what you asked. Lets put it this way, when I say the original I mean before they changed out my multiple flat-heads for a bit driver. I don't have a bit driver in mine. I literally bought my first one within the first year it came out. I remember it like it was yesterday. For years I had on my belt the Kershaw MT with the locking pliers and I have to say it was more handy than the Wave for the locking feature but it was long and awkward. So when I discovered the Wave and loved the fact the blades were accessible from the outside like the Kershaw I had I was sold. So bought it and used those flat heads a lot especially on the Dell CPi laptops that had that center screw which grounded the entire systemboard and if that screw was loose (which happened multiple times a week of 100's of employees) that flat head was an awesome part of the tool. But I didn't know much about serrated blades and used it a lot and my sharpening skills on serration just suck, so I wore out the serrations and shipped it to LM to have repaired and based on what I got back, I think they just shipped me back a refurbished one for I notice some things slightly different and it opened up easier/looser. But that aside, it was the same tool. But again, when I say original it's the one that pre-dates the bit-driver. I sort of wish I had the bit-driver one but only will do that if I have someone to give the Original to. I was thinking of my daughter but her being 12 and the things she is into, it will just get lost and never used.