Engraved Leatherman Tools were developed in the mind of Tim Leatherman in the 1970’s. That was way after the age of the caveman. But today’s Leatherman tools look a lot neater and professional than the original prototypes that Tim made in the late 70’s. He made the initial models in his garage, using the equipment and material that he was able to get at the time. Today his company is growing at a fast rate. His products are in demand around the world, only 40 years after they were first developed. Here are some examples of Tim’s first prototypes, which are on display in the front office of his Portland Oregon factory….
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.
If Leatherman® multi tools are new to you, the huge variety of styles may have your head spinning. “Why are there so many sizes and models”, you might say. To find the perfect engraved Leatherman tools for you, let’s start with a list of available functions. When you pick the functions that you need, then you can easily pick the best Leatherman® for your needs.
Are scissors important to you? There are several models that have that function. What about pliers? Some of the models don’t have pliers, so you can stay away from them. What about a blister package opener? Here’s an extensive list to help you on your way to finding the perfect multi tool for you.
420HC Stainless Steel Clip Point Combo Straight/Serrated Knife
154CM Replaceable Wire Cutters
154CM Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
Stranded Wire Cutters
Replaceable Cutting Hook
Bolt Override Tool
Replaceable Firearm Disassembly Punch
Replaceable Carbon Scraper
Cleaning Rod/Brush Adapters
Large Bit Driver
Blister package opener
Phillips screw driver
Flat head screw driver
By the way, if you need all of the first 17 functions, the Leatherman Mut is what you should order.
Leatherman wins hands down, for introducing the “FREE” line of engraved tools. The coolest feature of these tools is the way you open and close each element. You don’t have to use your finger nails! You just use your finger pads. The secret is subtle. It involves magnets strategically placed in the tool to keep the elements closed. There are 2 models of knives (available in silver or black),
Do you own a business? Do you have some employees that frown all the time? Do you have a lot of employees that seem unhappy? You can use engraved Leatherman tools to change those frowns into smiles. Here’s how:
Pick a holiday, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween.
Or pick another reason to get everyone together, like a safety recognition program.
Order enough engraved Leatherman tools for everyone. Don’t worry about the price. They come in all price ranges. Remember, your investment will turn those frowns into smiles. What a nice reward for your efforts.
Have your company logo laser engraved on the tools, along with a phrase like “Employee Appreciation Award” or “Safety Award 2019”.
Pass these out at the meeting and watch the tide change! You will become a hero. Your employees will love you for your generosity.
The big one is the Wingman(TM) for these reasons. It is a full 4″ when closed, which makes it a tough multi-tool. It’s USA-made from stainless steel. The most used elements on it are the knife, spring-loaded pliers, wire cutter, screw drivers, spring loaded scissors, and the amazing blister pack opener. Several other features make this device a convenient toolbox in your pocket. It has everything that I need in a multi-tool. That’s why I keep one in every vehicle, my boat, workshop, and office.
The little one is the Squirt PS4 Leatherman® multi-tool. Scissors,
nailfile, and the extremely sharp knife are the features I appreciate most. Of course, it has 2 screw drivers and a wire cutter. The small 2 1/4″ length make this gem easy to carry in your pocket. There is even a ring so you can put it on your keychain.