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Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi? 128150

Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,196 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« on: September 01, 2014, 12:40:43 AM »
Just noticed they registered another patent, and by the description of it, it's survival/bushcraft oriented.

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Multi-function hand tools comprised of any combination of pliers, wire cutters, combo edge knife blade with a liner lock, wood saw, screwdriver bit driver, bottle opener, can opener, awl, fire starter, signal whistle, hammer, carabiner, pocket clip, lanyard hole, and removable ceramic sharpening stick

Some of those features seem interesting, and it will probably be a MUT version or something of the sorts. Not too sure if I like the implementation of a combo edged blade on it though. :shrug:


http://www.trademarkia.com/signal-86337513.html
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 12:44:48 AM »
sounds like a MUT but survival oriented instead of rifle orinented

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 01:09:11 AM »
Well to be honest I do not have high hopes for it. I hate to be so negative, but i'm not a fan of multitools with fire starters/whistles/ect.... They are usually of terrible quality and gimmicky in my opinion. I guess only time will tell though.

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 01:19:55 AM »
Well to be honest I do not have high hopes for it. I hate to be so negative, but i'm not a fan of multitools with fire starters/whistles/ect.... They are usually of terrible quality and gimmicky in my opinion. I guess only time will tell though.

Plus!  Some of us were spoiled with Les Stroud using the Wave doing his original series :think:
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 02:00:54 AM »
I agree with the fact that most of the time the whole signal and whistle deal is gimmicky and cheap, but if you guys are right and it is based on the MUT. Don't you think that will mean they have to keep the quality up to a higher level than the Stroud tool for instance? I mean even Leatherman's cheap options don't totally sacrifice quality. Not trying to argue, just holding out hope that it'll be another cool offering.

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 02:04:09 AM »
I agree with the fact that most of the time the whole signal and whistle deal is gimmicky and cheap, but if you guys are right and it is based on the MUT. Don't you think that will mean they have to keep the quality up to a higher level than the Stroud tool for instance? I mean even Leatherman's cheap options don't totally sacrifice quality. Not trying to argue, just holding out hope that it'll be another cool offering.

first,  just because  I mentioned MUT,  don't make that gospel,  I am just an idiot, not an expert.

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 02:20:47 AM »
No I know, it's all speculation and that is half the fun. I wasn't quoting you on it just trying to add another look at the situation. Sorry

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 02:21:45 AM »
No I know, it's all speculation and that is half the fun. I wasn't quoting you on it just trying to add another look at the situation. Sorry

no harm,  just did not want you to assume I was intelligent

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 02:22:30 AM »
I'm excited just because its a new product but if it's anything like the Gerber BG line my brother-in-law has a few tools of... :td:
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 02:24:58 AM »
I agree with the fact that most of the time the whole signal and whistle deal is gimmicky and cheap, but if you guys are right and it is based on the MUT. Don't you think that will mean they have to keep the quality up to a higher level than the Stroud tool for instance? I mean even Leatherman's cheap options don't totally sacrifice quality. Not trying to argue, just holding out hope that it'll be another cool offering.

first,  just because  I mentioned MUT,  don't make that gospel,  I am just an idiot, not an expert.
I said it too cause carabiner, hammer, clip and bit driver scream MUT chasis. :)

Btw, a whistle is a must in the hills cause with wind blowing towards you and you yelling at the top of your voice it is likely that a person 20meter from you won't hear you.

But not necesseraly one mounted on a multy though. ;)
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2014, 02:28:16 AM »
I'll remain cautiously optimisitic, but I havent loved much of LM's latest.  The rebar was a great tool.  I havent like anything else they've put out lately though... Im looking at you, weird juice line and OHT. 

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2014, 02:39:04 AM »
I agree with the fact that most of the time the whole signal and whistle deal is gimmicky and cheap, but if you guys are right and it is based on the MUT. Don't you think that will mean they have to keep the quality up to a higher level than the Stroud tool for instance? I mean even Leatherman's cheap options don't totally sacrifice quality. Not trying to argue, just holding out hope that it'll be another cool offering.

first,  just because  I mentioned MUT,  don't make that gospel,  I am just an idiot, not an expert.
I said it too cause carabiner, hammer, clip and bit driver scream MUT chasis. :)

Btw, a whistle is a must in the hills cause with wind blowing towards you and you yelling at the top of your voice it is likely that a person 20meter from you won't hear you.

But not necesseraly one mounted on a multy though. ;)

A Mini-MUT maybe?  :think:
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2014, 02:40:31 AM »
I agree with the fact that most of the time the whole signal and whistle deal is gimmicky and cheap, but if you guys are right and it is based on the MUT. Don't you think that will mean they have to keep the quality up to a higher level than the Stroud tool for instance? I mean even Leatherman's cheap options don't totally sacrifice quality. Not trying to argue, just holding out hope that it'll be another cool offering.

first,  just because  I mentioned MUT,  don't make that gospel,  I am just an idiot, not an expert.
I said it too cause carabiner, hammer, clip and bit driver scream MUT chasis. :)

Btw, a whistle is a must in the hills cause with wind blowing towards you and you yelling at the top of your voice it is likely that a person 20meter from you won't hear you.

But not necesseraly one mounted on a multy though. ;)

A Mini-MUT maybe?  :think:
SkeleMUT? :ahhh
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2014, 02:49:39 AM »
I'm in!

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2014, 02:53:21 AM »
well, MUT is Military Uniform Tactical  (I think)  so maybe this will be an SOL?   :D   :rofl:

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2014, 03:02:53 AM »
well, MUT is Military Uniform Tactical  (I think)  so maybe this will be an SOL?   :D   :rofl:


 :rofl:

That might be a terrible or great name for that tool. I can't quite tell.

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2014, 03:08:01 AM »
well, MUT is Military Uniform Tactical  (I think)  so maybe this will be an SOL?   :D   :rofl:


 :rofl:

That might be a terrible or great name for that tool. I can't quite tell.

Smurf
Out
of
Luck

in case anyone is not familiar with the term.

or

Smurf
Outta  <--  yep,  butcher the language
Luck

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2014, 03:14:05 AM »
I wonder if they'll go with spring action pliers like the wingman because thoser are pretty useful for pulling out thorns.
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2014, 03:24:44 AM »
Can't be an SOL- AMK has that copyrighted as their "Survive Outdoor Longer" line.

I'm hopeful, but expecting less that total love.

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2014, 03:32:33 AM »
 :multi: survival mode anytime.  Peanut lighter , light, tweezers , 120 db whistle, firesteel and hack Rebar  :drool:

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2014, 03:36:50 AM »
Can't be an SOL- AMK has that copyrighted as their "Survive Outdoor Longer" line.



good point,  maybe they can pair a Rebar with this Fubar?   :rofl:

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2014, 03:53:43 AM »
Sounds interesting at the very least :think:

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2014, 04:03:26 AM »
It sounds interesting but the best wilderness multitool is probably just a multitool.

Also if it is of MUT design and the carabiner has the bottle opener how does it have a can opener. If they added one then it would have two bottle openers.
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2014, 04:07:09 AM »
I'm looking forward to seeing what they make.

I definitely have a spot in my collection for a Leatherman survival tool.


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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2014, 04:08:23 AM »
I'm looking forward to seeing what they make.

I definitely have a spot in my collection for a Leatherman survival tool.

isn't that what the PST was?  Personal (or Pocket) Survival Tool?
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 04:18:59 AM by detron »

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2014, 04:17:55 AM »
well, MUT is Military Uniform Tactical  (I think)  so maybe this will be an SOL?   :D   :rofl:


 :rofl:

That might be a terrible or great name for that tool. I can't quite tell.

Smurf
Out
of
Luck

in case anyone is not familiar with the term.

or

Smurf
Outta  <--  yep,  butcher the language
Luck
Or if you're a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan:
Satilite
Of
Love
 :doh:

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 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2014, 06:09:56 AM »
Just noticed they registered another patent, and by the description of it, it's survival/bushcraft oriented.

Quote
Multi-function hand tools comprised of any combination of pliers, wire cutters, combo edge knife blade with a liner lock, wood saw, screwdriver bit driver, bottle opener, can opener, awl, fire starter, signal whistle, hammer, carabiner, pocket clip, lanyard hole, and removable ceramic sharpening stick

Some of those features seem interesting, and it will probably be a MUT version or something of the sorts. Not too sure if I like the implementation of a combo edged blade on it though. :shrug:


http://www.trademarkia.com/signal-86337513.html

I got high hopes.

I think the creator's of the pocket survival tool can still come up with something awesome for us.

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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2014, 07:58:05 AM »
I agree with Joel, I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with. A dedicated survival tool based on the MUT platform (if that's what it is) has the potential to be very cool.

Come on Leatherman, don't let us down on this one.
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2014, 08:03:22 AM »
Leatherman Utility / Survival Tool?

If it is based on a MUT frame, I'll really be looking forward to it.
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Re: Leatherman Signal - is LM making a survival multi?
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2014, 09:28:44 AM »
I'm looking forward to a new release like I would any other time, but remembering some of the *ahem*  interesting products they've come up with lately, I am skeptical. 


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