This is the thread to document the build of my ultimate Leatherman Genus, which I am redubbing The Reaper. I have since longed for a Genus ever since I started collecting multitools, not just as a piece but also as a user. I am a pretty avid yard guy and like to keep things neat and tidy, I wanted the most bad arse pruners on the market. What makes the Genus better than a pair of a Felcos is that it has an awesome rotating handle full of tools. In addition to a host of tools, the blade can be replaced by a Felco #2 blade. Felcos are some of the finest, Swiss made pruner blades manufactured today. I am a multitool user and collector. There are some tools that deserve to be kept under lock and key and there are some that need to be ridden hard, cleaned up, oiled and put away nicely in its dedicated holster ready to be used again. The Genus is one of these tools, should I say....The Reaper is. My plans are: 1. Cerakote the handles in black (they get the most handling so it's easier to keep them dark) 2. Cerakote the frame Acid Green 3. Machine a cavity into the handle so bits can be stored in it or even better, the bit adaptor. 4. Replace the entire handle tool set with BO tools lifted from a BO ST300 EOD - BO CE blade - BO flat bit - BO Phillips - BO awl - BO wood saw 5. Replace main shear blade with a Felco #2, some of the finest blades on the market 6. Machine the thumb stud with a more aggressive ramp pattern in Titanium 7. Machine 1/4" divots all over to lighten the whole tool (at a hefty 315 grams) 8. Machine a new pivot bolt and new handle rotation release out of titanium. 9. Get an engraved plate with the The Reaper on it.. I'll keep this thread live when i disassemble, machine parts and such. This will be my most exciting build and the most dangerous since the challenge of working on a SINGLE chassis with no back up will put me on super alert notice. --- Here's the start to the new thumb stud. Grade 5 titanium! The original one. Here's the finished thumb stud. Old one New one. Installed! The new stud with the old one next to it.