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Leatherman ID needed. 296

Jr. Member Posts: 56 An old wrench tugger
Leatherman ID needed.
« on: November 06, 2018, 04:23:16 AM »
I know about most LTs because of their numbers or names. I only have one leatherman  but have no idea what it is. Just says Leatherman Tool  and Portland OR and USA.Would like to know the model and age please. Dan



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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 04:27:40 AM »
I would say that's the original Leatherman, the PST, although I could be wrong as I don't know much about them.
Are there any date codes stamped inside the handles?

Someone who knows more should be along soon...
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 04:29:13 AM by Syncop8r »

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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 04:30:05 AM »
That's a PST II (you can tell by the scissors and combo knife blade). 

It should have date codes stamped inside both handles if you fold out the tools and look (might be faint and/or need cleaning to see them).

Here is a useful thread showing timelines for Leatherman MTs:
https://forum.multitool.o...dex.php/topic,4416.0.html
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 04:32:53 AM by gregozedobe »

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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 04:32:09 AM »
Hi Dan, welcome to MTO.  You have a Leatherman PST - Personal Survival Tool.  Open the tools and look inside the handles.  There is probably date stamps in each.  This tells you the month and year each side was manufactured. The PST was Tim Leatherman's first tool and began his empire.

Like the old tools you collect, multi tools often have a lot of history.  Check out the Collector's Forum for some really old tools.  Look for Jsews threads for a history of older multi tools too.




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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 04:53:07 AM »

Jr. Member Posts: 56 An old wrench tugger
Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 05:03:02 AM »
Thanks guys. Had to clean a little dirt out of them, but both handles are marked 0197. So does it have any value to it. It's in pretty fair condition, but I don't really like the feel or function of this tool.  :multi:

just a tired old Multi-fool
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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 06:07:41 AM »
What you have is an early PST II before they started stamping PST II on the handles  :tu:
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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 07:11:33 AM »
Surprisingly, the non-PST ii marked PST II is worth less than the PST ii marked ones, from what I have seen. I like the ones marked PST ii better myself. :)

It ain't worth much. You'd be better off using it and enjoying it. IMO of course. :tu:

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 10:37:24 AM »
Surprisingly, the non-PST II marked PST II is worth less than the PST II marked ones, from what I have seen. I like the ones marked PST II better myself.
It ain't worth much. You'd be better off using it and enjoying it. IMO of course.

That is surprising as I reckon the non PST II marked PST IIs were only around for about one year - So are much rarer
And for me it's almost like a manufacturing error - Which was fixed in the second year of production

I prefer the PST II marked PST IIs too though - It's much more logical (less confusing)
And I also like the PST as an EDC or about the house multitool  - The scissors are great - Better than many other LM scissors !!

Agree though - Still not worth a great deal  :(
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,703
Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 12:23:13 PM »
As many have said it is a PST II :tu: Here is a link with some info in our MT Wiki :tu:

PSTII at the MT WIki

I at first, found it confusing and am glad they changed it but you can always tell from the scissor, combo blade and (if the pics are of the correct side) the diamond file :tu:

That is one of the main reasons I don't like looking for Spirits and Swisstools :facepalm: No names on them :ahhh

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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 12:35:28 PM »
That is surprising as I reckon the non PST II marked PST IIs were only around for about one year - So are much rarer
And for me it's almost like a manufacturing error - Which was fixed in the second year of production



The "rare" term is used loosely here  :D, as they would churn out hundreds of thousand of pieces a year  ::) When it comes to PST, the two truly rare variations are the Cabela's marked and the 10th anni gold plated. Japan PSTs and cap crimper variations also brings in some values. The rests pretty much depends on tool condition  :tu:
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 12:39:51 PM by chrono »
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Re: Leatherman ID needed.
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2018, 01:11:38 PM »
Fair point Chrono   :)  ;)

Although I did not say they were rare - I said they were rarer

ie 6 years worth of PST II marked PST II
1 year worth of PST IIs with regular PST markings - So rarer right  -  :pok:

All 300,000 of them !!   :rofl:
EDIT: I guess I should have said less common !! :twak:
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 01:31:58 PM by Huntsman »

 

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