As a collector on a budget, I am resigned to the fact that there are some rare examples of Leatherman tools that I am very unlikely to add to my collection. Every now and then however, I get a pleasant surprise…
I got my Spyderco UKPK at the end of 2009, and I can honestly say that it has lived up to the expectations I had of it. When fellow multitool.org member Dan (Cerbera147) offered to lend me his new Lightweight FRN UKPK to compare, I practically snatched his hand off! Hopefully the following video review will be helpful and or interesting to anyone interested in the new UKPK.
I have had something in the region of 50 Leatherman Sideclips pass through my hands in the last couple of years as I have organised forum group buys and internet auction sales, but there was a particular version of the Sideclip that eluded me up until recently….
Priced at the top end of the Gerber multitool range, I have always felt that the Legend 800 has more in common with the lesser Gerber tools like the Suspension than similarly priced tools from Leatherman, SOG and Victorinox.
I’ve been collecting multitools, particularly Leatherman multitools for several years now and have managed to accumulate around 200 different examples so far. (I’ve started to catalogue them in my Tool Blog).
Since the SOG Toolclip arrived a week ago, quite a few more tools have arrived here at DaveK Towers with a distinct Leatherman theme.The highlight though, was a customised Charge I received in trade from a fellow member at www.multitool.org, which I’ll be dedicating an article to soon
In my time collecting multitools, I have often seen reference to a tool that was discontinued many years ago, and for several reasons I never actually got one. The tool I’m referring to is the SOG Toolclip, which I believed to be an oversized, heavy and impractical tool of little interest to me.
I was recently offered a Buck 100 lockback knife at a good price and decided to take the plunge and have a proper look at one. It arrived this morning and although I’ve seen and handled many cheap copies of the distinctive American classic, I was quite surprised about a few things….
In 2004, Leatherman unveiled an update to their most popular and biggest selling multitool, the Wave. Although the overall look and concepts of the original Wave were retained, several enhancements and improvements were made to keep the Wave at the forefront of multitool design….
The Buck X-Tract series of multitools is an interesting departure from the plier-based, butterfly opening styled PST clones offered by the majority of manufacturers. Resembling a folding knife more than the accepted multitool format, the X-Tracts are very capable multitools.