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Leatherman PST chronology project 200967

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2008, 02:16:24 AM »
I shoudl add that the bottom PST in that pic is the cabela's anniversary one, I shan't bother doing that one as it is an after-the-event mish-mash of parts!


Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 51,291
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2008, 02:47:06 AM »
My 0794 has the same screwdriver as the BO 1 in the above pic the one with the top nail nick hope this helps :)
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #52 on: July 30, 2008, 02:49:07 AM »
J-sews possibly does this thread need to be stickied so not to be lost in the mix :) I mean the PST did have a big hand in all this MT thing anyway ::)  and this is the largest collection of info on several PSTs that I have ever seen :D
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #53 on: July 30, 2008, 02:50:18 AM »
J-sews possibly does this thread need to be stickied so not to be lost in the mix :) I mean the PST did have a big hand in all this MT thing anyway ::)  and this is the largest collection of info on several PSTs that I have ever seen :D

Sure Poncho, good idea. Consider it stickified. :)

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #54 on: July 30, 2008, 04:43:02 AM »
J-sews possibly does this thread need to be stickied so not to be lost in the mix :) I mean the PST did have a big hand in all this MT thing anyway ::)  and this is the largest collection of info on several PSTs that I have ever seen :D

Sure Poncho, good idea. Consider it stickified. :)

Thanks Bob :salute:  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :D I think this and the pic post of the PST will be very interesting and informative can't wait to see all those PSTs  :o :D
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #55 on: July 30, 2008, 05:04:28 AM »
So I imported the Excel spreadsheet I was running into GoogleDocs so that it can be a collaborative document and viewable by anyone who might not have excel, at:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pZt2yzMjYcAXMhpNS9kJBCw

For now it's set to permit anyone to view, but only myself to edit. I'm a bit hesitant to open it up for editing by anyone, but if J-Sews or anyone want to put in info, just PM me. Probably going to stick charts in when I have a free minute in order to make it more visually appealing.

The only thing that doesn't really make sense is the blade types - they change from drop to saber to a somewhat random mishmash. Any idea why that happens?


*edit*
added in J-Sews' PSTs from his pictures thread with as much info as I could discern, it's under the second worksheet

*double edit*
okay so maybe I'm having a slow day. Anyhow, I've created a quick and dirty form for this project via GoogleDocs that will autofill the spreadsheet. If you could go to http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pZt2yzMjYcAXMhpNS9kJBCw&hl=en after posting your answer in the forum, that would be great.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2008, 07:06:36 AM by woofer »
No Life Club Posts: 1,798 Spawn of Cthulhu
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #56 on: July 30, 2008, 07:38:42 AM »
Okay now thats a combination that I haven't seen before RZ. A "Japan" knife blade combined with handles that say "LEATHERMAN TOOL" and have an inch-only ruler.

I'd always assumed that my LM Tool was made in Japan and never thought any less of it for that.

Since there's no USA stamp on it anywhere, but there is that "JAPAN" stamped on the blade tang, I always thought the whole thing was made in Japan.

But, you say that only the blade was made in Japan and the rest of it was made in the USA?

I'd really like to see that picture someday RZ. Hope you can borrow a camera someday soon. :)

Should be able to borrow a camera from any of several sources - it's just a matter of logistics.  I do miss having my own camera around, if nothing else it comes in handy for documentation purposes like this.

My best guess as to when they discontinued rivets had been 1984/1985. But now Smitty reports that he has a PST from late 1983 that has knurled screws. Hmmm, that means the rivets were only used for about one year.

I've been racking my brain to try to pin down the year I bought my LM Tool.  As best I can remember, it was somtime between 1983-1985 inclusive.  I definitely recall having it on certain outdoor adventures after 1985.

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #57 on: July 30, 2008, 08:19:50 AM »
The first-post survey questions have evolved somewhat since we started. Here is the latest:

Please take a look at your PST and tell us where it fits in. Does your PST have:

•   Rivets or knurled screws?
•   Lanyard attachment?
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
•   LEATHERMAN alone cast into plier pivot? Or with USA? Or TOOL?
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
•   Handles stamped with what? (see pictures in next post for examples)
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
•   Date codes?
•   Drop point knife blade or clip point? (saber?)
•   Knife blade tang stamped LEATHERMAN alone? Or with USA? Or JAPAN?
•   Screwdrivers: pivot-in or pivot-out?
I'm know I'm late to the party Bob, but heres my PSTs
#1
Rivets
Lanyard attachment
Old diameter pivot head
plier head says leatherman alone
Know hard wire notch
handles stamped with Large LEATHERMAN TOOL
Inch only
No date code
Drop point blade
Blade stamped Leatherman alone
drivers pivot in

#2
Knurled screws
Lanyard attachment
old diameter plier pivot
plier head says leatherman USA
no hard wire notch
handles stamped with small leatherman Tool with the us reg TM number
inch and metric ruler
one handle has 0495 date code the other has no code
saber blade
leatherman USA on blade
drivers pivot in

#3
Knurled screws
Lanyard attachment
old diameter plier pivot
plier head says leatherman USA
no hard wire notch
handles stamped with small leatherman Tool
inch and metric ruler
one handle has 0696, the other 0496
clip point blade
leatherman USA on blade
drivers pivot in

#4
Knurled screws
Lanyard attachment
New diameter plier pivot
plier head says leatherman TOOL
yes hard wire notch
handles stamped with small leatherman Tool
inch and metric ruler
one handle has 0204, the other 0304
clip point blade
leatherman on blade
drivers pivot out





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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2008, 12:46:37 AM »
woofer - I wasn't clear about my PST #1(BO) - where you have the question mark in the "Handle Stamp: Portland, OR" you can enter "Yes".

Good job by the way - makes it much easier to follow than trying to compare all the forum posts - thanks.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2008, 06:29:35 AM »
Okay now thats a combination that I haven't seen before RZ. A "Japan" knife blade combined with handles that say "LEATHERMAN TOOL" and have an inch-only ruler.

I'd always assumed that my LM Tool was made in Japan and never thought any less of it for that.

Since there's no USA stamp on it anywhere, but there is that "JAPAN" stamped on the blade tang, I always thought the whole thing was made in Japan.

But, you say that only the blade was made in Japan and the rest of it was made in the USA?


Well now that's an interesting theory. Maybe only the knife blade was made in Japan? Could be! :-\



Hey RZ, just to be clear, is the LEATHERMAN  stamped in large letter font on your handle? Or small letter font?


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #60 on: July 31, 2008, 06:35:46 AM »
Hey fellers, I have to leave for a couple days. I haven't gotten a chance to check out Woofer's spreadsheet yet. I also haven't checked out Joe's yet, and he sent it to me yesterday. :P

This project is exciting. Keep the fire burning under it until I get back on Saturday please. I'll have some more info to add then. :)

Bob


Oh, and somebody poke Benner and Def, I know they've got PST's and haven't reported in yet :pok: :pok: :D


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No Life Club Posts: 1,798 Spawn of Cthulhu
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #61 on: July 31, 2008, 07:12:15 AM »
Okay now thats a combination that I haven't seen before RZ. A "Japan" knife blade combined with handles that say "LEATHERMAN TOOL" and have an inch-only ruler.

I'd always assumed that my LM Tool was made in Japan and never thought any less of it for that.

Since there's no USA stamp on it anywhere, but there is that "JAPAN" stamped on the blade tang, I always thought the whole thing was made in Japan.

But, you say that only the blade was made in Japan and the rest of it was made in the USA?


Well now that's an interesting theory. Maybe only the knife blade was made in Japan? Could be! :-\



Hey RZ, just to be clear, is the LEATHERMAN  stamped in large letter font on your handle? Or small letter font?




No, no, no!  That's not my theory.  Someone - thought it was you - wrote about LM importing just the blades from Japan.

I've always assumed that my LM Tool was made in Japan.

The "LEATHERMAN" is stamped in a much bigger font than the "TOOL" on my LM Tool.

.



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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #62 on: July 31, 2008, 02:26:07 PM »
Hey fellers, I have to leave for a couple days. I haven't gotten a chance to check out Woofer's spreadsheet yet. I also haven't checked out Joe's yet, and he sent it to me yesterday. :P

This project is exciting. Keep the fire burning under it until I get back on Saturday please. I'll have some more info to add then. :)

Bob


Oh, and somebody poke Benner and Def, I know they've got PST's and haven't reported in yet :pok: :pok: :D



 :oops:  My bad.

I'm back!!
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2008, 05:17:26 PM »
Couple of snaps.

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #64 on: August 03, 2008, 04:31:12 AM »
 :o Guess they had to do that on several of the plier heads :pok: I would have hated to have been the guy who had that job :P :D Good pics there MM :salute: ;) :D
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2008, 07:21:38 AM »
I've got another PST on the way, will dutifully update when it arrives.  :salute:
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2008, 04:50:20 PM »
I'm know I'm late to the party Bob, but heres my PSTs.....


Got 'em, thanks Prime. :)

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2008, 04:17:09 AM »
NEWS BULLETIN:

Uh-oh. Looks like we've got to totally revamp the chronology in the first post, based on the information received in this thread HERE

 :P :D

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #68 on: August 07, 2008, 03:33:06 AM »
Instead of listing everything I just took a few comparison pics. The one that is dated is # 0495.
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #69 on: August 07, 2008, 04:59:06 AM »
I do like those big font LEATHERMAN models. :)

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #70 on: August 08, 2008, 07:17:38 AM »
PST #6
•   Rivets or knurled screws?
Rivets
•   Lanyard attachment?
Yes
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
Old
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?
Yes, neither
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
No
•   Handles stamped with what? (see pictures in next post for examples)
LEATHERMAN TOOL, REG'D TM 1325473
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
Inch
•   Date codes? What are they?
N/A
•   Drop point knife blade or clip point?
Drop Point
•   Knife blade tang stamped LEATHERMAN, JAPAN, or USA?
Leatherman Japan
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #71 on: August 09, 2008, 04:58:39 AM »
PST #6
•   Rivets or knurled screws?
Rivets
•   Lanyard attachment?
Yes
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
Old
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?
Yes, neither
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
No
•   Handles stamped with what? (see pictures in next post for examples)
LEATHERMAN TOOL, REG'D TM 1325473
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
Inch
•   Date codes? What are they?
N/A
•   Drop point knife blade or clip point?
Drop Point
•   Knife blade tang stamped LEATHERMAN, JAPAN, or USA?
Leatherman Japan

Sounds like someone got a little something special in the mail today! 8)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #72 on: August 09, 2008, 05:19:56 AM »
PST #6
•   Rivets or knurled screws?
Rivets
•   Lanyard attachment?
Yes
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
Old
•   LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot, along with USA or TOOL?
Yes, neither
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
No
•   Handles stamped with what? (see pictures in next post for examples)
LEATHERMAN TOOL, REG'D TM 1325473
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
Inch
•   Date codes? What are they?
N/A
•   Drop point knife blade or clip point?
Drop Point
•   Knife blade tang stamped LEATHERMAN, JAPAN, or USA?
Leatherman Japan
Photos man photos  :ahhh And congrats Spoony well done


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #73 on: August 09, 2008, 06:46:47 PM »
Hmm. Unsure if it's effective use of time to update the compilation I started, in light of the fact that so many of the parts seem to depend on which parts were most readily available rather than consistent design choices.
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #74 on: August 09, 2008, 10:28:49 PM »
Hmm. Unsure if it's effective use of time to update the compilation I started, in light of the fact that so many of the parts seem to depend on which parts were most readily available rather than consistent design choices.

The new info from Tim Leatherman really turns this project on its head doesn't it? :-\

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