Does look a little suspicious, eg the lanyard hook.
Some of the spotting doesn't look quite like BO scuffing/rubbing to me, or at least none I have seen. But, as far as the tool loadout and handle configuration with the CC pliers, it looks right from the limited research attempted before clicking BIN(didn't want to miss out).I am hoping the odd splotches are just oil residue. The seller's other tools look alright.There is always eBay buyer protection though, in case I get a hodgepodged CC PST with paint on it.
I wouldn't get too worried just yet, some of LM's early efforts at BO coatings could be a bit rough & ready. I have some oldish BO PSTs that appear to be unused, but the BO coating is somewhat "agricultural"
I have a Vic Mountaineer on the way
I finally purchased a Leatherman Rebar which should arrive sometime next week.
Can't freakin' believe it. I put a bid in on this pretty much mint, unused 1996 safety award PST, and won it for $15 shipped. People had placed lots of other bids on almost all the seller's items, including a Squirt which was really well used that I'd bid on as well. My ten-dollar bid was the only one that was placed on the PST. It's in really great shape, unsure if it will be the one I use in the upcoming PST challenge, or just display it. The pliers are stiff though--I suspect it's because the tool isn't even broken in yet! (Image removed from quote.)
Sounds nice Yadda