Feb 8, 2018
The Collector’s Edition
The first-of-its-kind multi-tool returns: The Limited Edition PST and Collector’s Edition PST
This is the first Tool Tale: In 1975, recent college graduate Tim Leatherman and his wife Chau set off on a road trip throughout Europe. Along the way, the unreliable Fiat the newlyweds had purchased for $300 required multiple roadside fixes. Tim had the right know-how, but not the right tools to fix it. Tim returned home with an idea for a multi-tool to tackle life’s unexpected challenges. He asked his wife if she could support the family while he pursued his idea. He thought it would take him a month to develop a prototype. After eight years of toiling in his garage and multiple rejections, the Pocket Survival Tool (PST) was born. In their first year of business, Tim and his co-founder hoped to sell 4,000 tools; instead, they sold 30,000. And over the next decade, they would sell over one million PST multi-tools.
Today, on the brand’s 35th Anniversary, Leatherman is continuing Tim’s legacy of unwavering perseverance, ingenious design, and commitment to quality with the revival of the Limited Edition PST.
“I’m incredibly proud to introduce a Limited Edition Pocket Survival Tool nearly identical to my original design. Every tool is crafted just like the original, but not in my garage!” said Leatherman, who serves as chairman of Leatherman Tool Group.
The Limited Edition
The PST comes in two styles: Limited Edition PST for $250CAD and the serialized Collector’s Edition PST for $350CAD. Made of 100% stainless steel, the Limited Edition PST has 14 tools in one including: Needlenose Pliers, Regular Pliers, Wire Cutters, Hard-wire Cutters, 420HC Knife, Wood/Metal File, Phillips Screwdriver, Large Screwdriver, Medium Screwdriver, Small Screwdriver, Awl, Ruler (8 in/20 cm), Can Opener and Bottle Opener. Each PST is stamped with Tim Leatherman’s signature and comes with an American-made leather sheath, emblazoned with a diagonal wordmark in gold foil, a throwback to the original..
Attention CYOB readers – want this boating fave tool? The Collectors Edition will be online only at: https://www.leatherman.ca/s/Leatherman-CAN/en_CA/pocket-survival-tool
The Limited Edition will be at a select few retailers around the world. In Canada, MEC and SAIL will be the two main retailers.
Tim Leatherman with his first patent
Founded in 1983, Leatherman is the world’s largest manufacturer of tools that prepare people for both expected and unexpected challenges, journeys and adventures. Co-founder Tim Leatherman’s real life experiences inspired him to build the world’s first multi-tool, and his dedication to his product philosophy of creating multi-purpose tools with the highest quality, most functionality, least space, and least weight has driven Leatherman for 35 years. The Oregon-based company distributes its high quality Leatherman multi-tools in more than 86 countries. For more information about the original multi-tool, visit www.leatherman.ca.