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 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….
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 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….
Very recently, I started seeing pictures of various Leatherman tools that didn’t look quite right and it took me some time to put my finger on exactly what was different! It turned out that what I was looking at were variations of several Leatherman tools made specifically for Denmark, where knife laws forbid one handed (OH) opening blades.
As the Supertool is to the PST, the Surge is to the Wave. Even the name describes a super-sized Wave. Whilst most would agree that the Surge is a competent large multitool, it does seem to divide opinion somewhat….
Of all the multitools I own, the Leatherman Core is the tool I have turned to for just about everything since I picked up my first one a few years ago. Although too big for me to carry daily, the Core has played a major part in just about every home project I’ve undertaken in recent years….
The second of Leatherman’s Supertool series of big, “professional use” multitools was released in the year 2000 as a direct replacement for the original Supertool. In addition to beefier pliers, the Supertool 200 introduced a more sophisticated tool locking mechanism, and rounded handles for additional comfort….
I have not awaited the arrival of any multitool with as much anticipation as the Leatherman Supertool 300. It is a very basic, no frills multitool, and within a few weeks of it’s launch, already some have expressed concern about cosmetic blemishes, blades being to tight to open etc….