Tim Leatherman has a story to tell about his famous company. Hi company is not very old, but it’s very famous world-wide. His story starts with necessity being the mother of invention. While on vacation, he had his scout knife, but he really needed a pair of pliers time after time. So in 1983 he invented a special pair of pliers that also had other tools built into the handle. It was called the PST, and debuted in Cabela’s that year. This tool had no competition at the time, so Tim patented its design. Today, in 2021, engraved Leatherman tools can be found in many tool boxes, cars, trucks, boats, and workshops everywhere. Here’s an early prototype that is on display at the factory in Portland Oregon.
We’re almost done with the first month of 2021- have you given your best customers and employees a Happy New Year gift? These ingenious engraved tools have so many tricks up their (imaginary) sleeves, you’ll be amazed:
In days like these, it’s important to keep our nation unified. What better way than to refresh our minds with a little history lesson about the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance? After all, today is a national holiday celebrating this special oath.
Did you know…
The first American pledge of allegiance (different from the one we recite today) was written by Captain George Thatcher Balch during the Civil War. It goes:
“We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!”
The pledge we all know today was based on one written by Francis Bellamy in 1892. It goes:
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”
Congress formally adopted Bellamy’s pledge in 1942, and added the words “Under God” in 1954.
Well, today is Christmas Eve- I’m sure if you have children in your home they are eagerly awaiting Santa Claus! Lay out some milk and cookies for him (plus snacks for the reindeer!), and then go tuck your babies in and finish wrapping your gifts!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
(And we hope tomorrow you’ll be lucky enough to receive any of these special logo knives!)
Ninjas are known for being stealthy, fast, sneaky, strong, nimble, and quiet. Traditionally their weapons of choice were tools you would normally find in the farms of Japan, in order to maintain their disquise.
But I bet in modern times (and especially today, on International Ninja Day) any of these engraved tools would be a ninja’s best sidekick, with their countless abilities and hidden talents:
Christmas will be here in just five short weeks, and since COVID-19 will be forcing most of us to do our holiday shopping online, you better get it done early! We all know that shipping can get delayed, and an IOU is the worst gift to receive.
Here is our go-to list of engraved tools to give to your most-deserving customers and employees this holiday season:
The week is well underway, you’re probably knee-deep in your to-do lists and anticipating the weekend.
But have you given any thought to all of the hard-working farmers and ranchers throughout our country? This week is Farm Safety & Health Week, and those essential workers definitely deserve some recognition and thanks for working in such a dangerous field.
Did you know…
It’s the most dangerous work sector in America (23.4 deaths per 100,000)
Our farmers and ranchers truly are essential workers
2017 Census of Agriculture says there are 3.4 million agricultural producers in America