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Leatherman PST chronology project 175118

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #900 on: February 04, 2017, 01:59:52 PM »
0897 code MAMIYA Advertisements  :tu: box pic not mine but shows what box etc it would of had new  :salute:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #901 on: February 04, 2017, 02:01:16 PM »
More  :salute:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #902 on: February 04, 2017, 03:12:44 PM »
Another pearl added to my collection  :P











It's only third BO PST with Drop Point blade I've ever seen.
First - strange bdAmmo's item with handles from different production periods:
http://forum.multitool.or...sg1026520.html#msg1026520
Second - my BO JPST:
http://forum.multitool.or...sg1202567.html#msg1202567
And third - this one.
But, maybe I'm wrong and someone has other BO Drop Point blade PSTs?
If so, please, share your items  :salute:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #903 on: February 04, 2017, 03:24:02 PM »
Nice score wow  :like: :tu:
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #904 on: February 04, 2017, 03:30:50 PM »
Bob (J-sews) may have one :think: But I may be wrong about that :shrug:

Either way they are rare wowaboro and that is very cool indeed 8)

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #905 on: February 04, 2017, 03:32:20 PM »
Zed that Mamiya PST is also a nice one and I can't wait to see pics from you when it gets here :tu: :like: :like:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #906 on: February 04, 2017, 03:36:56 PM »
Nice score wow  :like: :tu:

+1   Those early BO PSTs are quite rare  :tu:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #907 on: February 07, 2017, 01:16:23 PM »
Zed that Mamiya PST is also a nice one and I can't wait to see pics from you when it gets here :tu: :like: :like:

Thanks poncho,they are my pics  :D I've carried it daily since getting it  :salute:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #908 on: February 07, 2017, 10:08:45 PM »
Zed that Mamiya PST is also a nice one and I can't wait to see pics from you when it gets here :tu: :like: :like:

Thanks poncho,they are my pics  :D I've carried it daily since getting it  :salute:

Ok gotcha :cheers: I need to get one of mine out and carry it :tu: Maybe for throwback Thursday :think:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #909 on: February 08, 2017, 05:08:37 AM »
Zed that Mamiya PST is also a nice one and I can't wait to see pics from you when it gets here :tu: :like: :like:

Thanks poncho,they are my pics  :D I've carried it daily since getting it  :salute:

Ok gotcha :cheers: I need to get one of mine out and carry it :tu: Maybe for throwback Thursday :think:

I find the pst a good very compact MT if you can do without a few tools like a saw ,my dime has scissors so that's covered,it's my only MT that will fit in my little pouch that clips inside my front jeans pocket,a pouch that usually carried my stockman,I'm making a new pouch at the moment for it and for my spirit 👍

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Sak, Yes
Slipjoint, Yes
Flashlight,Yes
Watch, Yes
Other stuff ,Yes
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #910 on: February 08, 2017, 05:57:07 AM »
Zed that Mamiya PST is also a nice one and I can't wait to see pics from you when it gets here :tu: :like: :like:

Thanks poncho,they are my pics  :D I've carried it daily since getting it  :salute:

Ok gotcha :cheers: I need to get one of mine out and carry it :tu: Maybe for throwback Thursday :think:

I find the pst a good very compact MT if you can do without a few tools like a saw ,my dime has scissors so that's covered,it's my only MT that will fit in my little pouch that clips inside my front jeans pocket,a pouch that usually carried my stockman,I'm making a new pouch at the moment for it and for my spirit 👍

Sounds good and I can't wait to see pics of the new sheath :cheers: :cheers: :like:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #911 on: February 08, 2017, 05:58:33 AM »
Zed that Mamiya PST is also a nice one and I can't wait to see pics from you when it gets here :tu: :like: :like:

Thanks poncho,they are my pics  :D I've carried it daily since getting it  :salute:

Ok gotcha :cheers: I need to get one of mine out and carry it :tu: Maybe for throwback Thursday :think:

I find the pst a good very compact MT if you can do without a few tools like a saw ,my dime has scissors so that's covered,it's my only MT that will fit in my little pouch that clips inside my front jeans pocket,a pouch that usually carried my stockman,I'm making a new pouch at the moment for it and for my spirit 👍

Sounds good and I can't wait to see pics of the new sheath :cheers: :cheers: :like:

Been meaning to mod my PST 1.5 with a saw and never have gotten around to it yet :think:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #912 on: March 01, 2017, 11:06:48 PM »
Hello there,
New joiner writing from France, owner of a PST II for many years, here are my specs:

•   Rivets or knurled screws?
screws
•   Lanyard attachment?
yes
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
large
•   LEATHERMAN alone cast into plier pivot? Or with USA? Or TOOL?
LEATHERMAN TOOL
•   A hard wire cutter notch?
yes
•   Handles stamped with what? (see pictures in next post for examples)
LEATHERMAN PST II ; PORTLAND OR
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
inch/metric
•   Date codes?
0302 / 0302
•   Drop point knife blade or clip point? (saber?)
drop point and dented like a saw... not sure how to describe, but it cuts like hell !
•   Knife blade tang stamped LEATHERMAN alone? Or with USA? Or JAPAN?
LEATHERMAN
•   Screwdrivers: pivot-in or pivot-out?
Not sure waht this is...

pictures:






Hope it helps  :)
AlxI
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 11:17:27 PM by AlxI »
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #913 on: March 03, 2017, 09:58:58 PM »
Great pics of that PST II :dd:

Already welcomed you in another thread and thanks for joining in :tu:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #914 on: May 29, 2017, 07:06:13 PM »
Couple of rarities  :)
BO: 0103 0103
SS: 0504 0304

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #915 on: May 30, 2017, 03:57:53 AM »
Couple of rarities  :)
BO: 0103 0103
SS: 0504 0304

Very nice (and very uncommon)  :drool:   :salute:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #916 on: May 30, 2017, 04:00:29 AM »
Couple of rarities  :)
BO: 0103 0103
SS: 0504 0304

Very nice (and very uncommon)  :drool:   :salute:

+1   :like:
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #917 on: June 02, 2017, 04:49:11 AM »
The SS one is probably some of the last ones made period :o Wonder what is the latest (newest) datecode with the regular run of PSTs :think:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #918 on: June 02, 2017, 09:03:52 AM »
Wonder what is the latest (newest) datecode with the regular run of PSTs :think:

All PST's pliers heads with Cap Crimpers was regular (small) size till end of production (1004). Large pliers heads has only flat jaws.
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #919 on: June 03, 2017, 04:24:39 AM »
Wonder what is the latest (newest) datecode with the regular run of PSTs :think:

All PST's pliers heads with Cap Crimpers was regular (small) size till end of production (1004). Large pliers heads has only flat jaws.

Figured you might know ;) That is why I asked :o :like:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #920 on: June 03, 2017, 05:52:06 AM »
Figured you might know ;) That is why I asked :o

Or check the first post in this thread  ;)   :D   :o  !!!
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #921 on: June 03, 2017, 06:07:59 AM »
Figured you might know ;) That is why I asked :o

Or check the first post in this thread  ;)   :D   :o  !!!

:doh: :D

Who is gonna do a silly thing like actually read though :think: :whistle: :D

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #922 on: June 24, 2017, 06:26:06 AM »
3] Late 1985 – early 1989 Made in Japan concurrently
•   Riveted construction
•   Hollow base rivets
•   No lanyard attachment
•   Small diameter plier pivot
•   Staked plier pivot
•   Only LEATHERMAN cast into plier pivot
•   No hard wire cutter notch
•   One handle stamped: LEATHERMAN TOOL, US PAT 4238862, PORTLAND OR
•   Other handle stamped POCKET SURVIVAL TOOL
•   Inch ruler only, no metric
•   No date codes[/b]
(Note some Japan tools appear to have handles obtained from the same source as some USA tools)
•   Drop point knife blade
•   Knife tang stamped LEATHERMAN JAPAN
•   Milled awl blade
•   Off center screwdrivers pivot IN
•   Can opener has left hand cut

(Note Japan tools appear to have several of their blades obtained from the same source as USA tools)


On the pictures, one is dated 05/95 on right and one not dated on left. Left one has solid rivets, leatherman tool us reg'd tm 1325473 on one side of one handle.
Has the sharp awl as well. Blade has different shape and inches only ruler.
The 1995 is marked leatherman tool us reg tm 1325473 on one side of both handles, and also has knurled screws and a short almost useless awl.
One handle is marked 0495 for the date and 0595 one the other handle.
They have identical phillips drivers and can opener. The older pst has no writing  on the file and seems less agressive. Also, the files are opposite eachother. Cross file faces into the tool and the 95 model file faces the outside of the handle. Pictures of them attached. Forgive the condition on the older pst, as it saw two years of hard use before it was retired. I got it a few years ago and it was almost brand new and I did not know what I had. Now I am starting the MT hobby, I know it was not the right tool for the job I had and it suffered greatly. Pulling staples, nails, etc. Drivers used as pry bars, phillips stripped, and I did not do rust prevention on it.

Also, is there any correlation between the age and how far the handles are spread apart? The older pst is very hard to squeeze and the 1995 pst has closer handles and is easier to operate. Is this the way it is supposed to be?
Many thanks in advance!
EDIT: I tried to determine the age by the chart and info, but I did not see info regarding the handle spread.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 05:04:36 PM by Poncho65 »

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #923 on: June 24, 2017, 01:11:27 PM »
Great looking PSTs :o The handle splay is in all the older model PSTs and I am about to start work or I would look more closely at the pics and see if we could possibly put a date on the older one :salute: Thanks for sharing though :tu:
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 05:07:09 PM by Poncho65 »

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #924 on: June 24, 2017, 01:34:46 PM »
Welcome to the forum - Thanks for posting

Yeah

I think the left hand one is a Japanese PST - You can tell by the large lettering for 'LEATHERMAN' on the handles
Can you see JAPAN on the blade?

I think the JPSTs had the wider spread - But I am no expert - Wait for one of the gurus to come along

PS. No need to quote the whole of the first thread :twak:
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 01:36:15 PM by Huntsman »
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #925 on: June 24, 2017, 01:44:06 PM »
Great looking PSTs :o The handle splay is in all the older model PSTs and I am about to start work or I would look more closely at the pics and see if we could possiblt put a date on the older one :salute: Thanks for sharing though :tu:
Thank you for the responses and kind words! I will take some better (non phone cam) pics this evening.
I have since bought a surge, sp300, rebar, oht, skeletool, wingman, squirt es4, micra, and juice xe7. But, whenever I need to look sharp, the pst and it's almost unnoticeable leather sheath still gets some action.
Thank you huntsman, and I will edit out the original quote. I should have thought that through a bit better. Haha. EDIT: Too late to modifiy, but maybe mod can clean up the first post being overly quoted, if they do not mind of course.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 01:49:13 PM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #926 on: June 24, 2017, 02:01:27 PM »
Nice PST's  glbm    :tu: :tu:


Welcome to the forum   :cheers:
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #927 on: June 24, 2017, 05:05:42 PM »
Edited :salute: Doing this from my phone so little harder than from a regular computer or laptop ::) :D Hopefully I kept the info that needed to be :D

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #928 on: June 24, 2017, 05:09:16 PM »
In regards to the splay I also have a very early PST with knurled screws instead of rivets (USA made :tu: ) and the splay is also wider than the newer model PSTs :tu:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #929 on: June 25, 2017, 03:17:34 AM »
Thank y'all for the info and responses! Now I know! I had believed all pst' had the wide splay until I got the 1995 model. That was definitely an improvement!  :like:

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