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Leatherman PST chronology project 177571

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #930 on: September 09, 2017, 03:53:31 PM »
I haven't read the entirety of the thread, but I have a PST with a date code of 0601, and my blade says "Leatherman" and "USA."  If you look close you can see both in the same shot.
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #931 on: September 09, 2017, 03:55:32 PM »
Welcome to the forum AKB   :cheers:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #932 on: September 09, 2017, 04:00:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum AKB   :cheers:

Hey there!  The PST was my first pocket knife purchased as an adult... so I'm not sure why I never signed up here before. 
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #933 on: September 09, 2017, 04:03:29 PM »
Welcome. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #934 on: September 09, 2017, 04:19:27 PM »
Welcome to :MTO: and great MT the PST :tu: :like:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #935 on: September 18, 2017, 01:39:12 PM »
Just received a large batch of PSTs today!

Most are in decent quality. Interestingly, 4 of them are of  different built/time. 2 does not have date codes. I have quite a bit of PSTs in my collection. These are a rather interesting find to add on!

One in particular have only inches measurement on the handle and have rather rounded frame. Gotta look at the time line to figure things out.
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #936 on: September 18, 2017, 07:24:35 PM »
Once you get them sorted through I would love to see pics of each one :tu: :like: :like:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #937 on: September 18, 2017, 08:20:11 PM »
Once you get them sorted through I would love to see pics of each one :tu: :like: :like:

👌
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #938 on: September 19, 2017, 03:06:37 PM »
OK. Out of the 5 PSTs, 2 are a later version from 02 and 03. Another is from 94, which are rather common.

The other 2 are more interesting. Based on the chronological details, top one is from the early 80's,  bottom is from the late 80's if I am not wrong. Both are not date stamped.

Bought them off Ebay. At an incredible price of about $80USD. Along with a used S2, s4 squirt and 2 Styles. The 2 Styles are damaged so the very kind seller refunded me $15. All in all, I paid about $65USD for the whole batch. I think I found gold on eBay...  :D
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #939 on: September 19, 2017, 06:38:52 PM »
Yes, that is a very good deal :tu: :like: :like:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #940 on: September 19, 2017, 10:24:00 PM »
The other 2 are more interesting. Based on the chronological details, top one is from the early 80's,  bottom is from the late 80's if I am not wrong. Both are not date stamped.

Top ~ 1985-1986
Bottom ~ 1991-1992
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #941 on: September 20, 2017, 01:34:56 AM »
The other 2 are more interesting. Based on the chronological details, top one is from the early 80's,  bottom is from the late 80's if I am not wrong. Both are not date stamped.

Top ~ 1985-1986
Bottom ~ 1991-1992

The number of variations over the many years..  :ahhh
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #942 on: October 10, 2017, 10:00:26 PM »
I have a PST related question if i may...

The first PSTs had a straight phillips driver with a PH1 tip and that was eventualy replaced with the offset phillips with a combo PH1/ PH2 tip. Was there ever an intermediate one, as in a straight driver with the combo tip?

Cheers!

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #943 on: October 11, 2017, 04:14:10 AM »
I don't think so :think: but some of the major PST collectors may be along to correct me :D

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #944 on: October 11, 2017, 02:52:39 PM »
Thanks Poncho, I guess the only way to find out is to buy a PST from about 97-ish... for research purposes of course!

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #945 on: October 11, 2017, 05:18:39 PM »
Of course :salute: :D

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #946 on: October 11, 2017, 08:08:22 PM »
Another one ultra rare BO PST with drop point knife blade added to my collection:



Now them became two (of three)

« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 09:06:25 PM by wowaboro »

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #947 on: October 11, 2017, 08:34:52 PM »
 :like: :tu:
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #948 on: October 11, 2017, 09:09:17 PM »
Very nice wowaboro 8) :like: :like:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #949 on: October 12, 2017, 04:50:21 AM »
You have a knack for finding some rare ones (and I know that can take a lot of time & effort)  :salute:  :tu:

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #950 on: October 12, 2017, 11:29:19 PM »
Thanks guys  :cheers: 
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #951 on: October 18, 2017, 08:43:19 PM »
I'm late but I  :like: that wowaboro!!

Barry
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #952 on: December 07, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
Hey guys need some help to identify the manufacturing date for this. Tried looking at the first post but some features doesn't match up.. Or maybe I am a little blind.. Got it off Ebay. Not the best condition specimen, but probably not that commonly seen. Thanks in advance! As far as I can tell, there's only "leatherman"  stamped on the blade. 
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #953 on: December 07, 2017, 02:32:35 PM »
Hey guys need some help to identify the manufacturing date for this. Tried looking at the first post but some features doesn't match up.. Or maybe I am a little blind.. Got it off Ebay. Not the best condition specimen, but probably not that commonly seen. Thanks in advance! As far as I can tell, there's only "leatherman"  stamped on the blade.

That is what I call a Japanese v5 PST.  There are no dates on the handles, but it was the last PST that was made for Leatherman in Japan. I would guesstimate as late 80's to early 90's.  Some v5s had "hollow" rivets (the very early ones ?), but most had solid rivets like your example.

It is the most common JPST, but still not that common (there are a lot more PSTs made in the US).  A nice piece of LM history  :tu:

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #954 on: December 07, 2017, 02:50:37 PM »
Hey guys need some help to identify the manufacturing date for this. Tried looking at the first post but some features doesn't match up.. Or maybe I am a little blind.. Got it off Ebay. Not the best condition specimen, but probably not that commonly seen. Thanks in advance! As far as I can tell, there's only "leatherman"  stamped on the blade.

That is what I call a Japanese v5 PST.  There are no dates on the handles, but it was the last PST that was made for Leatherman in Japan. I would guesstimate as late 80's to early 90's.  Some v5s had "hollow" rivets (the very early ones ?), but most had solid rivets like your example.

It is the most common JPST, but still not that common (there are a lot more PSTs made in the US).  A nice piece of LM history  :tu:

👌 thanks! It's really confusing when there are so many versions but then thats what makes them so collectable!
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #955 on: December 07, 2017, 04:23:18 PM »
Hey guys need some help to identify the manufacturing date for this. Tried looking at the first post but some features doesn't match up.. Or maybe I am a little blind.. Got it off Ebay. Not the best condition specimen, but probably not that commonly seen. Thanks in advance! As far as I can tell, there's only "leatherman"  stamped on the blade.

That is what I call a Japanese v5 PST.  There are no dates on the handles, but it was the last PST that was made for Leatherman in Japan. I would guesstimate as late 80's to early 90's.  Some v5s had "hollow" rivets (the very early ones ?), but most had solid rivets like your example.

It is the most common JPST, but still not that common (there are a lot more PSTs made in the US).  A nice piece of LM history  :tu:

I agree with Greg in everything, except that it was the last PST that was made for Leatherman in Japan.
Last JPST version has "REG’D TM 1325473" on handles.
On Sam Lim's item is "US REG’D TM 1325473" - it's penultimate version of JPST and was produced in second half of 80's.
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #956 on: December 07, 2017, 06:23:54 PM »
Hey guys need some help to identify the manufacturing date for this. Tried looking at the first post but some features doesn't match up.. Or maybe I am a little blind.. Got it off Ebay. Not the best condition specimen, but probably not that commonly seen. Thanks in advance! As far as I can tell, there's only "leatherman"  stamped on the blade.

That is what I call a Japanese v5 PST.  There are no dates on the handles, but it was the last PST that was made for Leatherman in Japan. I would guesstimate as late 80's to early 90's.  Some v5s had "hollow" rivets (the very early ones ?), but most had solid rivets like your example.

It is the most common JPST, but still not that common (there are a lot more PSTs made in the US).  A nice piece of LM history  :tu:

I agree with Greg in everything, except that it was the last PST that was made for Leatherman in Japan.
Last JPST version has "REG’D TM 1325473" on handles.
On Sam Lim's item is "US REG’D TM 1325473" - it's penultimate version of JPST and was produced in second half of 80's.

Thanks! I had to re-read what you wrote and look up on "penultimate". Thats some deep vocabulary you have there.. 👍
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #957 on: December 07, 2017, 06:41:16 PM »
Thanks! I had to re-read what you wrote and look up on "penultimate". Thats some deep vocabulary you have there.. 👍

I thought how to write: last but one, next-to-last, second-to-last, second-last etc., but all online russian-to-english translators says this rich word: "penultimate" :)
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 07:31:01 PM by wowaboro »


 

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