The tools industry changed when Leatherman Tool Group, Inc launched the Pocket Survival Tool (PST) in 1983.
Designed by owner and mechanical engineer, Tim Leatherman, the PST was a combination camping knife and pair of pliers. Such a tool can be quite a valuable accessory to have when adventuring or completing that quick repair around the home. Initially introduced through mail order sales in specialty magazines, the Leatherman PST soon became readily available in the retail marketplace.
Today, the Leatherman Tool Group crafts 46 individual products that are available in more than 80 countries. Products include multi-tools, folding and hunting knives, LED lights and a huge selection of accessories including hardware, tool sheaths and promotional items. Of the many products produced by Leatherman, the 11 full size tools are among the most popular and best selling products released by the company.
Some of the most sought after models that are deemed best are:
Leatherman Blast. This Leatherman tool is topnotch. It is a favorite in as much as it is equipped with Leatherman\’s most requested features like the 420 high carbon steel clip point knife, needle-nose and regular pliers, wire cutters and more. The Blast has also Leatherman\’s Zytel comfort grip inserts for a more comfortable and sure grip on the tool.
Leatherman Charge. This is a line of multi-tools that come in three models; the Charge AL, the Charge ALX and the Charge TTi. Every model include bit drivers and multiple screwdriver bits in sizes ranging from 5/64 to 1/8 inch, diamond coated files, needle-nose and regular pliers and most of the other tools expected with a Leatherman multi-tool. There is not as much difference with the three models. The AL has very durable, beveled edged scissors that will cut through nearly anything, the ALX trades the scissors for a cutting tool specifically designed to quickly and completely tear through the toughest materials. The TTi offers the best of both the AL and ALX in a blending of what makes each one special and a few upgrades. The TTi in itself is equipped with a stainless steel clip point knife and comfort-sculpted titanium handle scales.
The Leatherman Crunch is a multi-tool with well deserved attitude; instead of the well known needle-nose pliers, the Crunch is equipped with vice-grip pliers that can get a bite on items up to one-inch in diameter and a built in hex bit adapter. Compact and durable the Crunch is the perfect addition to any mechanic, plumber, electrician or home handyman\’s toolbox.
Other full size models include; the Leatherman Fuse and Knifeless Fuse, Leatherman Kick, Leatherman Skeletool and Leatherman Skeletool CX and the Leatherman Wave. All Leatherman multi-tools including the Leatherman Blast come with a 25-year warranty and leather or nylon sheath.