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Leatherman production timeline
on: April 12, 2008, 12:54:19 PM
I had written this chart up in another thread, but here it is stickyfied so it is a little easier to find for those who are interested.

Below is a chart showing when each of Leatherman's tools was first released and when they were discontinued.
(Announcement dates may have been earlier).
Typically I have not included special runs such as anniversary releases, or handle and blade variations

This table also does not include the pure knife based models - eg The Crater, single-handled Juice etc.

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Current Models
  • Micra: 1996  > 
  • Crunch: 1999  > 
  • Skeletool: 2008  > 
  • Skeletool CX: 2008  > 
  • Super Tool 300: 2009  > 
  • Super Tool 300 EOD: 2010  > 
  • MUT: 2010 > 
  • Style PS: 2010 > 
  • Squirt PS4: 2010 > 
  • Sidekick: 2011 > 
  • Wingman: 2011 > 
  • Rebar: 2012 > 
  • OHT: 2012 > 
  • Skeletool SX: 2013 > 
  • Raptor: 2013 > 
  • New Surge: 2013 > 
  • Rev: 2015 > 
  • Signal: 2015 > 
  • Tread: 2015 > 
  • Skeletool RX: 2016 > 
  • Knifeless Rebar: 2016 >
  • Wave +: Generation III: 2018 >
  • Charge +, TTi +: 2018 > 
  • Free P2: 2019 >
  • Free P4: 2019 >
  • Free T2: 2019 >
  • Free T4: 2019 >
  • Free K2: 2019 later >
  • Free K2X: 2019 later >
  • Free K4: 2019 later >
  • Free K4X: 2019 later >
  • Super Tool 300M: 2020  > 
  • Bond: 2021 >
  • Curl: 2021 >
  • Raptor Rescue: 2021 >
           
Retired Models
  • PST: 1983 > 2004
  • MiniTool: 1986 > 2004
  • Original Supertool: 1994 > 2001
  • PST II: 1996 > 2004
  • Original Wave: 1998 > 2004
  • Sideclip: 1998 > 2004
  • Flair: 1999 > 2004
  • Pulse: 2000 > 2004
  • Supertool 200: 2001 > 2005
  • Juice KF4: 2001 > 2005
  • Original Juice C2: 2001 > 2014
  • Original Juice S2: 2001 > 2014
  • Original Juice CS4: 2001 > 2014
  • Original Juice XE6: 2001 > 2014
  • Juice Pro: 2002 > 2003
  • Squirt P4: 2002 > 2010
  • Squirt S4: 2002 > 2010
  • Juice SC2: 2003 > 2005
  • Squirt E4: 2003 > 2010
  • New Wave (Generation II): 2004 > 2018
  • Charge Ti & Xti: 2004 > 2007/8?
  • Kick: 2004 > 2012
  • Fuse (with blade): 2004 > 2012
  • Blast: 2004 > 2012
  • Core: 2005 > 2009
  • Surge: 2005 > 2013
  • Fuse (bladeless): 2006 > 2012
  • Hybrid: 2006 > 2010/9?
  • Vista: 2006 > 2010/9 ?
  • Charge AL, ALX & TTi: 2007/8  >  2018
  • Genus: 2007 > 2010/9?
  • Freestyle: 2009  > 2020?
  • Freestyle CX: 2009 > 2012
  • Style: 2010 > 2014
  • Squirt ES4: 2010 > 2020?
  • Style CS: 2011 > 2020
  • Original Juice SX: 2013 > 2014
  • Z-Rex: 2013? > 2019
  • Leap: 2014 > 2020?
  • New Juice C2: 2014 > 2020?
  • New Juice S2: 2014 > 2020?
  • New Juice CS4: 2014 > 2020?
  • New Juice XE6: 2014 > 2020?
  • New Juice SX: 2014 > 2020?
  • 35th Anniversary Heritage PST: 2018 > 2018
  • 35th Anniversary PST: 2018 > 2018
        Pocket Tools   
Current Models
  • Carabiner: 2011? >
  • Brewzer: 2012 >
  • Hail: 2013 > 
  • Hail + Style PS: 2013 >
  • Cam: 2013 >
  • Shooter: 2013 >
  • Rime: 2013 >
  • Clean Contact Carabiner: 2020? >
Retired Models
  • Croc: 2012?  > 2021
  • Mako Ti: 2012 > ??
  • Piranha: 2012  - 2013
  • Grind: 2013  > ??
  • Jam: 2013  > ??
  • Jam + Style PS: 2013  > ??
  • Pump: 2013  > ??
  • Rail: 2013  > ??
  • Thruster: 2013  > ??
  • Piranha 2: 2014 > ??
  • Leatherman 1-10 OPTs: 2015? > ??

We have sourced this info from the forum, the Multitool Wiki and the Leatherman website.
If anyone feels any of it is not correct, please let us know and we will make any necessary corrections.

Benner and the Admin Team

EDIT:  Roadie has made a brilliant timeline from this data, which can be found on the multitool.org Wiki here:
https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline

Moderator Edit - June 2021: Table above updated and restructured into three columns
The original list as of this date was added to post 383 of this thread
« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 05:00:00 PM by Huntsman »
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 01:07:28 PM
Good one mate :cheers:
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 01:26:15 PM
Yes, very helpful! :)


Hmmmm.....incredible that the original PST was in production for 21 years eh?
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008, 01:27:31 PM
Yes, very helpful! :)


Hmmmm.....incredible that the original PST was in production for 21 years eh?

That's what I thought.  Especially when you see how many other tools were released during that time.
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008, 03:25:30 AM
Alright you updated the list cool thanks man :multi:


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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #5 on: April 13, 2008, 04:57:06 AM
Hard to believe that for 1st 11 years that they only had PST then Mini Tool.  Ppl wouldn't know what to do if they didn't have to pick from fifty different models
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #6 on: April 13, 2008, 07:14:24 AM
Now....can you do Gerber, Vic, SOG......yada yada yada :D :pok:

Just Kidding!

Thanks alot for this.
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 07:22:09 AM
Good job Benner. Helpful little sticky.
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #8 on: April 13, 2008, 11:33:03 AM
Now....can you do Gerber, Vic, SOG......yada yada yada :D :pok:

Just Kidding!

Thanks alot for this.

 :think:  I don't see why one couldn't be done.  Bob might be the man for the job though.  :)  We'll have to give him a  :pok:.
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #9 on: April 13, 2008, 01:06:42 PM
Following a couple of tips, I have made a couple of ammendments.  :)

Cheers for the heads up guys. ;)
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #10 on: April 13, 2008, 01:33:26 PM
Good work Benner!

Its tough putting together an accurate timeline like this. Introduction dates can usually be found, but discontinued dates are a real bugger. Oftentimes a manufacturer will do a big production run on a certain model, then continue to sell that model for a couple of years until their inventory is gone.

They don't announce the discontinuation usually, that model simply doesn't appear in the next year's catalog. :-\


(take the Gerber Resolve for instance. It was introduced with much fanfare at the 2007 Shot Show, but it took the sharp eye of another member to notice that it wasn't listed in the 2008 Gerber catalog)
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #11 on: April 13, 2008, 11:21:09 PM
what is a juice sc2? thanks for the info.


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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #12 on: April 13, 2008, 11:24:08 PM
what is a juice sc2? thanks for the info.

I believe it is the same as an S2 but with an additional corkscrew.
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #13 on: April 13, 2008, 11:38:13 PM
what is a juice sc2? thanks for the info.

I believe it is the same as an S2 but with an additional corkscrew.



Odd how the SC2 was the only Juice to have the "long blades" fold from the end opposite the plier. :-\
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Reply #14 on: April 14, 2008, 12:14:50 AM
thank you


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Reply #15 on: April 14, 2008, 02:49:38 AM
That is really weird!!!
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #17 on: April 14, 2008, 09:38:53 PM
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Odd how the SC2 was the only Juice to have the "long blades" fold from the end opposite the plier.
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #18 on: April 15, 2008, 06:19:51 AM
Thanks for making the list easy to find.


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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #19 on: May 03, 2008, 10:17:48 PM
Nice work,

Now who has them all and can line them up for a group photo?
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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #20 on: May 04, 2008, 12:50:51 AM
Nice work,

Now who has them all and can line them up for a group photo?

Have a look at my post in the New Member Forum. Most of 'em are there  :D

Never seen one of those CS2s for sale - gonna be a toughy that one.


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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #21 on: June 02, 2008, 06:23:26 AM
I thought it might help to see them all. the models go from left to right bottom row, then top row, and then on to the next pic. that is the order they were released. my chronology is a little off because i kept the families together. a better chronology is found in the first post of the topic. sorry the xe6 is out of order because i misplaced it. enjoy!



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Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Reply #22 on: June 02, 2008, 08:20:24 PM
Great pictures, thanks!  :)

It would be great if someone ( Ryan I mean you  :pok: :pok:) could use those pics and make a vertical running timeline with pictures along the way.
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Reply #23 on: June 02, 2008, 08:22:26 PM
I'll see what i can come up with on Friday ::) :)
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Reply #24 on: June 02, 2008, 08:27:58 PM
I'll see what i can come up with on Friday ::) :)

Friday?!  I wan't it now damn it!  :twak:

I mean, thanks!  :D
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Reply #25 on: June 02, 2008, 10:02:34 PM
I'll see what i can come up with on Friday ::) :)

Friday?!  I wan't it now damn it!  :twak:

I mean, thanks!  :D
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Reply #26 on: June 03, 2008, 01:42:30 AM
Nice array of Leathermen ya' got there Scrappy!  :multi:
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Reply #28 on: June 03, 2008, 04:31:08 AM
Nice collection of Leathermans :salute:  :D  :ahhh So many LMs so little time......and money  :D ;)


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