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Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
on: September 28, 2008, 06:57:22 PM
Ages ago, Dunc asked me to photograph the NATO serial numbers stamped on a couple of Leathermans and post them up. I forgot. Until now that is  :-[ Hope they are worth the wait Dunc!

Pretty obvious I know, but that's a Core above, and a Super Tool 200 below:



Interestingly, the number is actually engraved on the Core, and you can see that the crow's foot is actually complete. Whereas on the ST200, the number seems to be almost "transferred" on, the crow's foot is simply a "^" and it's starting to wear already!

I bough the Core used, from a British squadie, but the ST200 came from ebay, so I've no idea where that was intended to be issued.



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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 09:38:56 PM
Great stuff Dave  :D Your a lucky guy  :D I know the 5110 meens hand tools , but why doesnt my RAF Vic Hunter start with that  :think: No wait my vic hunter should have 5110 on it but it isnt the whole Nato stock number but rather the  Section/Reference number, So my Vic says 27C/7018504 on the blade but the NSN is 5110-99-701-8504. They aren't RAF or they would be pre-fixed by 27C/

Multimats rather nice Australian Army Swisstool reads  5110-25-1475018 also with the broad arrow so I would say it doesnt necessarily meen yours are British although you bought one from a squaddie so that one obviously is .I suppose Canadien military stamp theres with the broad arrow too ?

Thanks for sharing Dave

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 09:52:08 PM
I actually think the broad arrow (or what I was told was referred to as the crow's foot), on the ST200 is simply because it's been printed from a computer as a label (maybe).

On the Core, it's actually stamped into the metal - quite deeply afterwards.

I used to collect stop watches, and I have a few with the crow's foot on them too! [/ irrelevant]


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 09:57:57 PM
Dave I'm in no doubt that the ST200 isnt genuine , its just faint printing or etching .I have no idea what UTD meens .

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 10:43:39 PM
Eventually found this, whilst googling for NSN searches. http://www.partstalk.info/Public/PartDetail.aspx?ItemID=29587499

I might sign up and add some details to it when I've got a minute. Quite a useful site!



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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #5 on: September 29, 2008, 04:19:31 AM
Interesting stuff Dave, thanks for posting. :cheers:


Not sure when I'll get to it, but do you mind if your picture gets used in a future Multitool Encyclopedia article?
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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #6 on: September 29, 2008, 01:18:59 PM
Interesting stuff Dave, thanks for posting. :cheers:


Not sure when I'll get to it, but do you mind if your picture gets used in a future Multitool Encyclopedia article?

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008, 05:41:28 PM
Dave that site could come in very handy , thanks

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009, 07:24:22 PM
DaveK has kindly swapped one of his NATO Marked Cores for my std one  :tu:
Loads of pics to come later but for now I found this little snippet ...
http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Leatherman

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009, 07:37:54 PM
Finally, a Core worth having!

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009, 07:41:52 PM
Looks like my NATO one has the same number as yours :)



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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009, 08:23:46 PM
Looks like my NATO one has the same number as yours :)

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Yup, I have another just like it - they should be the same!

Good site that Dunc btw - very funny comment.


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 08:16:17 PM
Heres some pics


















And heres my other two British military knives



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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009, 08:33:46 PM
Old Friend!!!!!   :ahhh

That tool has taken some serious abuse from me, and even still looks pretty. Better than a Surge  :angel:

Great pics Dunc


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #14 on: January 30, 2009, 12:41:47 AM
Great stuff Dave  :D Your a lucky guy  :D I know the 5110 meens hand tools , but why doesnt my RAF Vic Hunter start with that  :think: No wait my vic hunter should have 5110 on it but it isnt the whole Nato stock number but rather the  Section/Reference number, So my Vic says 27C/7018504 on the blade but the NSN is 5110-99-701-8504. They aren't RAF or they would be pre-fixed by 27C/

Multimats rather nice Australian Army Swisstool reads  5110-25-1475018 also with the broad arrow so I would say it doesnt necessarily meen yours are British although you bought one from a squaddie so that one obviously is .I suppose Canadien military stamp theres with the broad arrow too ?

Thanks for sharing Dave

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Correct me if I'm Wrong, but isn't the "^" also used by former british colonies/protectorates? :think:
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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009, 01:54:39 AM
Correct me if I'm Wrong, but isn't the "^" also used by former british colonies/protectorates? :think:

I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. Although the empire is long gone, there is the Commonwealth and in most cases the armed forces of Commonwealth countries still follow the same military protocols and traditions as they did under British rule. I wouldn't be surprised at all therefore if the administrative systems etc were still similar or even the same today.

If you ever watch for example an Indian military ceremony, the similarity to what you see going on outside Buckingham Palace is quite stunning. It's like the Brits quietly slipped out whilst they weren't looking, and they've carried on like nothing changed! During the last Gulf war, I noticed several reports that showed how Saddam's Iraqi armed forces still followed the British "model". Almost surreal really.

I guess it's a case of if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #16 on: October 06, 2009, 11:33:38 PM
I received another Core from Nuphoria today as part of a trade, and it too has the NATO markings as in the op.

So I have two again now Dunc :D



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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #17 on: October 06, 2009, 11:37:44 PM
I received another Core from Nuphoria today as part of a trade, and it too has the NATO markings as in the op.

So I have two again now Dunc :D



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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #18 on: October 06, 2009, 11:39:42 PM
I wonder why the US doesnt mark any of theirs? I have a benchmade afo my wife carried in Iraq, it doesnt have any markings on it. I also have a gerber multi that she was issued no markings either. :think:


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #19 on: October 06, 2009, 11:40:15 PM
Hang on Dunc - you've already got one?  ???

Did you part with it?


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #20 on: October 06, 2009, 11:41:32 PM
I received another Core from Nuphoria today as part of a trade, and it too has the NATO markings as in the op.

So I have two again now Dunc :D


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #21 on: October 06, 2009, 11:45:35 PM
Hang on Dunc - you've already got one?  ???

Did you part with it?

Oh no its safe with me  :D  I just want another in as new condition  :D



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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #22 on: October 06, 2009, 11:46:30 PM
Lol. Well I've only got 4 Cores now, so...........

PM me an offer ;)



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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #23 on: October 07, 2009, 05:46:24 AM
Which NATO countries issued the Core?  I'd never heard of that.  You learn something new everyday.  I can't imagine the US Military issuing MT's on a large scale though.  It would have been nice but when I was in if you wanted something like that you bought it yourself.  From what I read on various forums it still seems to be the same.  That might change from individual unit to unit though.

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #24 on: October 07, 2009, 05:50:22 AM
Which NATO countries issued the Core?  I'd never heard of that.  You learn something new everyday.  I can't imagine the US Military issuing MT's on a large scale though.  It would have been nice but when I was in if you wanted something like that you bought it yourself.  From what I read on various forums it still seems to be the same.  That might change from individual unit to unit though.

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when my wife was enlisted they issued her a gerber multitool and a benchmade afo, I now have both.


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #25 on: October 07, 2009, 07:35:04 AM
As far as we know the NATO Cores are issued to some British Troops . Alot of European countries issue Swisstools and Spirits .


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #26 on: October 07, 2009, 07:47:28 AM
this is some good info.


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #27 on: October 07, 2009, 02:55:47 PM
Which NATO countries issued the Core?  I'd never heard of that.  You learn something new everyday.  I can't imagine the US Military issuing MT's on a large scale though.  It would have been nice but when I was in if you wanted something like that you bought it yourself.  From what I read on various forums it still seems to be the same.  That might change from individual unit to unit though.

1Jump2Many
when my wife was enlisted they issued her a gerber multitool and a benchmade afo, I now have both.

A good friend of mine I was stationed with at one of my assignments left that assignment and did a 1 year remote to Turkey and then went right back to the same place we had been stationed together.  They issued him a Gerber MT too.  But I think that was just that particular unit.  I don't know what model Gerber it was.

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #28 on: October 07, 2009, 03:22:05 PM
Which NATO countries issued the Core?  I'd never heard of that.  You learn something new everyday.  I can't imagine the US Military issuing MT's on a large scale though.  It would have been nice but when I was in if you wanted something like that you bought it yourself.  From what I read on various forums it still seems to be the same.  That might change from individual unit to unit though.

1Jump2Many
when my wife was enlisted they issued her a gerber multitool and a benchmade afo, I now have both.

A good friend of mine I was stationed with at one of my assignments left that assignment and did a 1 year remote to Turkey and then went right back to the same place we had been stationed together.  They issued him a Gerber MT too.  But I think that was just that particular unit.  I don't know what model Gerber it was.

1Jump2Many

im not up on gebers so i dont know their model numbers, mine is a standard needle nose black oxide model


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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
Reply #29 on: October 07, 2009, 03:30:22 PM
Which NATO countries issued the Core?  I'd never heard of that.  You learn something new everyday.  I can't imagine the US Military issuing MT's on a large scale though.  It would have been nice but when I was in if you wanted something like that you bought it yourself.  From what I read on various forums it still seems to be the same.  That might change from individual unit to unit though.

1Jump2Many
when my wife was enlisted they issued her a gerber multitool and a benchmade afo, I now have both.

Probably the MP600.

A good friend of mine I was stationed with at one of my assignments left that assignment and did a 1 year remote to Turkey and then went right back to the same place we had been stationed together.  They issued him a Gerber MT too.  But I think that was just that particular unit.  I don't know what model Gerber it was.

1Jump2Many

im not up on gebers so i dont know their model numbers, mine is a standard needle nose black oxide model


 

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