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Title: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on April 12, 2008, 12:54:19 PM
I had written this chart up in another thread, but here it is stickyfied so it is a little easier to find for those who are interested.

Below is a chart showing when each of Leathermans tools were first released and when they were discontinued.  I have not included any special runs such as anniversary releases.

PST - 1983-2004
MiniTool - 1986-2004
Original Supertool - 1994-2001
PST II - 1996-2004
Micra - 1996-Present
Original Wave - 1998-2004
Sideclip - 1998-2004
Flair - 1999-2004
Crunch - 1999-Present
Pulse - 2000-2004
Supertool 200 - 2001-2005
Juice Kf4 - 2001-2005
Original Juice C2 - 2001-2014
Original Juice S2 - 2001-2014
Original Juice CS4 - 2001-2014
Original Juice XE6 - 2001-2014
Juice Pro - 2002-2003
Squirt P4 - 2002-2010
Squirt S4 - 2002-2010
Juice SC2 - 2003-2005
Squirt E4 - 2003-2010
New Wave - 2004-Present
Charge Ti & Xti - 2004-2007
Kick - 2004-2012
Fuse(knife) - 2004-2012
Blast - 2004-2012
Core - 2005-2009
Surge - 2005-Present
Fuse(knifeless) - 2006-2012
Hybrid - 2006-2010
Vista - 2006-2010
Charge AL, ALX & TTi - 2007-Present
Genus - 2007-2010
Skeletool - 2008-Present
Skeletool CX - 2008-Present
Freestyle - 2009-Present
Freestyle CX - 2009-2011
Super Tool 300 - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 EOD - 2010-Present
MUT - 2010-Present
Style - 2010-2014
Style CS - 2010-Present
Squirt ES4 - 2010-Present
Squirt PS4 - 2010-Present
Sidekick - 2011-Present
Wingman - 2011-Present
Style PS - 2011-Present
Rebar - 2012-Present
OHT - 2012-Present
Skeletool SX - 2013-Present
Raptor - 2013-Present
New Surge - 2013-Present
Original Juice SX - 2013-2014
Leap - 2014-Present
New Juice C2 - 2014-Present
New Juice S2 - 2014-Present
New Juice CS4 - 2014-Present
New Juice XE6 - 2014-Present
New Juice SX - 2014-Present
Leatherman REV - 2015-Present
Signal - 2015-Present
Tread - 2015-Present
Skeletool RX - 2016-Present
Knifeless Rebar - 2016-Present

I have sourced this info from both the forum and the Multitool Wiki.  If anyone feels any of it is not correct, please let me know and I will make any necessary corrections.

Benner

EDIT:  Roadie has made a brilliant timeline from this data, which can be found on the multitool.org Wiki here; https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline (http://www.multitool.org/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline)

Leatherman Pocket Tools Timeline

Brewzer 2012 - Present
Mako Ti 2012 - Present
Piranha 2012 - 2013
Piranha 2 2014 - Present
Hail 2013 - Present
Hail+Style PS 2013 - Present
Rime 2013 - Present
Cam 2013 - Present
Pump 2013 - Present
Rail 2013 - Present
Jam 2013 - Present
Jam+Style PS 2013 - Present
Grind 2013 - Present
Shooter 2013 - Present
Thruster 2013 - Present
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 12, 2008, 01:07:28 PM
Good one mate :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on April 12, 2008, 01:26:15 PM
Yes, very helpful! :)


Hmmmm.....incredible that the original PST was in production for 21 years eh?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on April 12, 2008, 01:27:31 PM
Yes, very helpful! :)


Hmmmm.....incredible that the original PST was in production for 21 years eh?

That's what I thought.  Especially when you see how many other tools were released during that time.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 13, 2008, 03:25:30 AM
Alright you updated the list cool thanks man :multi:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 13, 2008, 04:57:06 AM
Hard to believe that for 1st 11 years that they only had PST then Mini Tool.  Ppl wouldn't know what to do if they didn't have to pick from fifty different models
 :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Pacu on April 13, 2008, 07:14:24 AM
Now....can you do Gerber, Vic, SOG......yada yada yada :D :pok:

Just Kidding!

Thanks alot for this.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: prime77 on April 13, 2008, 07:22:09 AM
Good job Benner. Helpful little sticky.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on April 13, 2008, 11:33:03 AM
Now....can you do Gerber, Vic, SOG......yada yada yada :D :pok:

Just Kidding!

Thanks alot for this.

 :think:  I don't see why one couldn't be done.  Bob might be the man for the job though.  :)  We'll have to give him a  :pok:.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on April 13, 2008, 01:06:42 PM
Following a couple of tips, I have made a couple of ammendments.  :)

Cheers for the heads up guys. ;)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on April 13, 2008, 01:33:26 PM
Good work Benner! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/smileys/good.gif)

Its tough putting together an accurate timeline like this. Introduction dates can usually be found, but discontinued dates are a real bugger. Oftentimes a manufacturer will do a big production run on a certain model, then continue to sell that model for a couple of years until their inventory is gone.

They don't announce the discontinuation usually, that model simply doesn't appear in the next year's catalog. :-\


(take the Gerber Resolve for instance. It was introduced with much fanfare at the 2007 Shot Show, but it took the sharp eye of another member to notice that it wasn't listed in the 2008 Gerber catalog)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: scrappy on April 13, 2008, 11:21:09 PM
what is a juice sc2? thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on April 13, 2008, 11:24:08 PM
what is a juice sc2? thanks for the info.

I believe it is the same as an S2 but with an additional corkscrew.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on April 13, 2008, 11:38:13 PM
what is a juice sc2? thanks for the info.

I believe it is the same as an S2 but with an additional corkscrew.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/LeathermanJuiceS2.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/LeathermanJuiceSC2.jpg)

Odd how the SC2 was the only Juice to have the "long blades" fold from the end opposite the plier. :-\
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: scrappy on April 14, 2008, 12:14:50 AM
thank you
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Leatherman123 on April 14, 2008, 02:49:38 AM
That is really weird!!!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on April 14, 2008, 11:44:33 AM
That is really weird!!!

What is?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Leatherman123 on April 14, 2008, 09:38:53 PM
Quote
Odd how the SC2 was the only Juice to have the "long blades" fold from the end opposite the plier.
  :pok:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Smitty44 on April 15, 2008, 06:19:51 AM
Thanks for making the list easy to find.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: AJ on May 03, 2008, 10:17:48 PM
Nice work,

Now who has them all and can line them up for a group photo?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on May 04, 2008, 12:50:51 AM
Nice work,

Now who has them all and can line them up for a group photo?

Have a look at my post in the New Member Forum (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,4653.0.html). Most of 'em are there  :D

Never seen one of those CS2s for sale - gonna be a toughy that one.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: scrappy on June 02, 2008, 06:23:26 AM
I thought it might help to see them all. the models go from left to right bottom row, then top row, and then on to the next pic. that is the order they were released. my chronology is a little off because i kept the families together. a better chronology is found in the first post of the topic. sorry the xe6 is out of order because i misplaced it. enjoy!
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg113/terry6540/PICT0008-2.jpg)
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg113/terry6540/PICT0009-2.jpg)
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg113/terry6540/PICT0010-2.jpg)
my favorite would be the charge ti , al, or tti. I carry the al because it would be the cheapest to replace of the three.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 02, 2008, 08:20:24 PM
Great pictures, thanks!  :)

It would be great if someone ( Ryan I mean you  :pok: :pok:) could use those pics and make a vertical running timeline with pictures along the way.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 02, 2008, 08:22:26 PM
I'll see what i can come up with on Friday ::) :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 02, 2008, 08:27:58 PM
I'll see what i can come up with on Friday ::) :)

Friday?!  I wan't it now damn it!  :twak:

I mean, thanks!  :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 02, 2008, 10:02:34 PM
I'll see what i can come up with on Friday ::) :)

Friday?!  I wan't it now damn it!  :twak:

I mean, thanks!  :D
Patient's my young paduan :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 03, 2008, 01:42:30 AM
Nice array of Leathermen ya' got there Scrappy!  :multi:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: edap617 on June 03, 2008, 02:09:48 AM
Your collection is already worth a fortune here in our place.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee21/edap617/GIF%20Files/thcongratswhite.gif)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on June 03, 2008, 04:31:08 AM
Nice collection of Leathermans :salute:  :D  :ahhh So many LMs so little time......and money  :D ;)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on June 03, 2008, 04:32:17 AM
Congrats edap617 on 1k mark on posts  :salute: :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: BIG-TARGET on June 03, 2008, 02:22:05 PM
Nice collection of Leathermans :salute:  :D  :ahhh So many LMs so little time......and money  :D ;)
Especially MONEY :(
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: scrappy on June 03, 2008, 04:39:12 PM
Congrats edap617 on 1k mark on posts  :salute: :D
that is awesome,

I need to work on the pics, most forums view them better, I need to shrink em
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: raptor on June 07, 2008, 06:45:18 AM
Juice Pro ? ???
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 07, 2008, 12:26:02 PM
Juice Pro ? ???


Juice Pro:  http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,2625.0.html  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 12:38:27 PM
Leatherman have forgotten/not got round to putting a couple of tools in their image library, the Knifeless Fuse, the Juice Pro, SC2 and KF4.

http://www.leathermanlibrary.com/
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 12:46:21 PM
Here's the basic structure of the timeline i was volunteered to do! Obviously missing the aforementioned tools.

http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline.jpg
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 07, 2008, 01:06:59 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/LeathermanTimelineicon.jpg) (http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline.jpg)


WOW! For the dozenth time sir let me tell you what great work you do! That must haven taken awhile eh? :multi:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 01:09:07 PM
Cheers Bob :) The hard part now will be to get it so that it shows when the tool was stopped, and i'm still not sure how i'm going to do that, arrows going from the tool to the end of its life have been suggested but it gets a bit busy after a while :-\

Oh and it didn't take that long about 30mins from start to finish :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 07, 2008, 01:13:08 PM
Ugh. Yes that does sound challenging. Perhaps you should just revel in the glory of having gotten this far for the time being? :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 01:14:30 PM
Ugh. Yes that does sound challenging. Perhaps you should just revel in the glory of having gotten this far for the time being? :D

Well i can't do any more till Leatherman get some more pics up :pok: :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 07, 2008, 01:15:59 PM
Looks brilliant Ryan mate :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 01:19:39 PM
Looks brilliant Ryan mate :cheers:

Ta very muchly, but i didn't really do much just stuck the pics in the right order :D Now the real work starts :-\
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 07, 2008, 02:09:36 PM
Ugh. Yes that does sound challenging. Perhaps you should just revel in the glory of having gotten this far for the time being? :D

Well i can't do any more till Leatherman get some more pics up :pok: :D

Found a suitable Knifeless Fuse pic here:

(http://www.shop4leatherman.co.uk/leatherman_fuse_knifeless.jpg)

But all the pictures of discontinued Juices I can find are semi-folded.  :-\

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 06:29:09 PM
With the Knifeless Fuse and the multitude of lines added in, not nicely spaced or lined up yet but you can see how busy it gets :o

(http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/TimelineIcon.jpg) (http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline2.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 07, 2008, 06:30:27 PM
That looks great Ryan.  :)

Well volunteered!  :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 06:32:32 PM
Cheers :) It surprises me how many models they still have going, and you can see a big drop in 2004 as well.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 07, 2008, 09:12:17 PM
The short purple line above the Squirt S4........right about top center......which tool does that relate to?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 09:25:49 PM
The short purple line above the Squirt S4........right about top center......which tool does that relate to?

Juice Pro :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 11:09:09 PM
Lines laid out nice and neatly now, do you think they need to be different colours? And does it need names for the tools? If so where abouts?

(http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline3icon.jpg) (http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline4.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on June 07, 2008, 11:13:32 PM
Lines laid out nice and neatly now, do you think they need to be different colours? And does it need names for the tools? If so where abouts?

(http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline3icon.jpg) (http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline3.jpg)


I'd say yes - add the names! Maybe below each tool? Or vertically next to the tool?

Looking really good Roadie btw.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 11:20:16 PM
Which of these do you reckon is the best then?

(http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Text.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 07, 2008, 11:20:51 PM
I'm thinking names directly below each tool as well.  And yes, maybe a 3 or 4 colours to make it a little easier to see.  :)

Looks great mate.  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 11:22:34 PM
I'm thinking names directly below each tool as well.  And yes, maybe a 3 or 4 colours to make it a little easier to see.  :)

Looks great mate.  :)

Trouble with names below each tool would mean moving them all (at least some) up which would be a lot of work :-\
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 07, 2008, 11:28:31 PM
I'm thinking names directly below each tool as well.  And yes, maybe a 3 or 4 colours to make it a little easier to see.  :)

Looks great mate.  :)

Trouble with names below each tool would mean moving them all (at least some) up which would be a lot of work :-\

Down the side it is then.  :D

I actually did that post before I saw your side text examples.  They look pretty good.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 11:29:20 PM
Down the side it is then.  :D

I actually did that post before I saw your side text examples.  They look pretty good.

Which one though :think:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 07, 2008, 11:30:30 PM
I'm thinking the Supertool example.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 11:52:39 PM
Like so?

(http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/TimelineWithNamesicon.jpg) (http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/TimelineWithNames.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 07, 2008, 11:55:55 PM
Looks good to me!  :)

A few different colours fo the lines and I think we're almost set.  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 07, 2008, 11:57:14 PM
Yup, but how do i alternate the colours, how many colours, this could take a bit of experimenting ::)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 07, 2008, 11:59:51 PM
I am only thinking a few.  Maybe 3 or 4 ???  Just something to help differentiate the lines.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on June 08, 2008, 02:22:27 AM
Maybe you could give each "type" of tool a different colour line. E.g. Keychain tools: Red, Pocket (Juice) tools yellow, Full-size tools: green etc.? That might help differentiate a bit, not really sure how it would look though.

Tool names look brilliant Roadie - in fact the whole thing does!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on June 08, 2008, 02:28:35 AM
Oh, and I found this pic!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 12:43:16 AM
Cheers for the pic :) Will add it in at some stage! I did send LM an email about them not having those few tools in the library, if i hear back i'll let you all know :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 01:12:14 AM
With the KF4 in and some pretty colours for the lines

Purple - Standard Full Size Tools
Grey - OH Based Tools
Blue - Pocket Tools
Red - Keychain Tools
Green - Pruner Based Tools
Black - Locking Plier Based Tool

(http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline%20Complete%20Small%20Icon.jpg) (http://www.roadie1986.blogdns.org/Timeline%20Complete%20Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 09, 2008, 01:14:59 AM
That is awesome mate!  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 01:18:55 AM
Cheers :) It now needs to go in the Wiki, and have a link to it from your first post :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 09, 2008, 01:21:09 AM
Cheers :) It now needs to go in the Wiki, and have a link to it from your first post :)

Let me know when you get a link and I'll edit it.  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 01:23:06 AM
Let me know when you get a link and I'll edit it.  :)

You could put it on the wiki :pok: :P
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 09, 2008, 01:24:15 AM
Let me know when you get a link and I'll edit it.  :)

You could put it on the wiki :pok: :P

I think I will leave that with Bob.  :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 01:24:52 AM
Bob has done some great things with the Wiki :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 09, 2008, 01:26:44 AM
Bob has done some great things with the Wiki :)

He really has.   :)

Anyone who hasn't been on there yet, go check it out.   ;)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 09, 2008, 01:27:32 AM
But nothing like this time line piece of art Roadie! Wow that is fantastic. :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 01:39:00 AM
Updated with correct name for a certain tool ::)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 09, 2008, 02:24:45 AM
Coupla pictures for ya:  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 02:30:59 AM
Excellent! Cheers Bob, where did you get them from? :think:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 09, 2008, 02:41:30 AM
Excellent! Cheers Bob, where did you get them from? :think:

Both are Photoshop Frankensteins. The Juice Pro is a purple XE6 off the internet, then I added grey scales, a foil cutter, and the tweezers. The SC2 is built up from a couple of photographs.

But they are both anatomically correct. :)

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 11:18:55 AM
Cracking work that 8) Will put them in later today :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 01:27:12 PM
Here you go Ben :) other people feel free to edit the page to make it better and suggest improvements to the timeline :)

https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on June 09, 2008, 01:30:25 PM
That is gorgeous work! :D

That's pretty well exactly what I had in mind for a good timeline, but I've no artistic skill whatsoever...

Well done amigo!

Def
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on June 09, 2008, 01:33:19 PM
Here you go Ben :) other people feel free to edit the page to make it better and suggest improvements to the timeline :)

https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline

Thanks for the link. 

The timeline looks brilliant!  Well done!  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 01:34:19 PM
That is gorgeous work! :D

That's pretty well exactly what I had in mind for a good timeline, but I've no artistic skill whatsoever...

Well done amigo!

Def

Cheers Boss :) But there's no way i could have done this without all the hard work done by everyone else in this thread finding out the dates, so thanks everyone for a job well done 8) :cheers:

Didn't take much artistic skill, just a bit of trial and error. It also highlighted that i need a new computer, trying to manipulate a 10000pixel wide image really stretched my poor old Sempron :(
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 09, 2008, 02:29:12 PM
Bloody hell Ryan, you've excelled yourself this time :salute:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 02:37:55 PM
Bloody hell Ryan, you've excelled yourself this time :salute:

Cheers mate :) The big question though is "What next?" :think: :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 09, 2008, 02:44:54 PM
Bloody hell Ryan, you've excelled yourself this time :salute:

Cheers mate :) The big question though is "What next?" :think: :D
Well you could always do the victorinox line, should only take 5 min's given there limited number :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 02:50:33 PM
4 Standard ones, 3 Spirit models? :think:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 09, 2008, 02:52:13 PM
4 Standard ones, 3 Spirit models? :think:
Plus BO and accesories :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 02:52:59 PM
4 Standard ones, 3 Spirit models? :think:
Plus BO and accesories :)

Haven't done that for Leatherman, not gonna do it for Vic :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 09, 2008, 02:53:51 PM
4 Standard ones, 3 Spirit models? :think:
Plus BO and accesories :)

Haven't done that for Leatherman, not gonna do it for Vic :D
Lazy git ::) :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 02:54:33 PM
Lazy git ::) :D

Feel free to take over :P
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on June 09, 2008, 02:55:07 PM
Lazy git ::) :D

Feel free to take over :P
Why, I have minion's for those sort of tasks :P :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 09, 2008, 07:34:04 PM
Stellar work there Roadie! I salute you on a job well done. :salute: :)


Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 09, 2008, 07:36:19 PM
Cheers Bob :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on June 09, 2008, 08:59:45 PM
First class job Roadie - very professional looking  :salute:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on June 10, 2008, 12:02:06 AM
First class job Roadie - very professional looking  :salute:

Ta very muchly.... maybe i should start charging for my services if it looks that good ;) :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on June 10, 2008, 02:09:20 AM
First class job Roadie - very professional looking  :salute:

Ta very muchly.... maybe i should start charging for my services if it looks that good ;) :D

As a true artist, we know you appreciate the recognition more than any amount of money.  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on June 10, 2008, 03:50:47 AM
That timeline looks great Roadie  :o I like the pics and the way you flip flopped each model as to not confuse there order very stellar job :salute:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: jdailey4206966 on July 21, 2008, 05:10:16 AM
Yes, very helpful! :)


Hmmmm.....incredible that the original PST was in production for 21 years eh?

Yeah, but to bad they didnt bring it back for the 25th anniversary. They did a sterling silver Charge and Wave, but it would have been nice too see a 25th anniversary PST, because I would be getting one. I had one about 8 years ago, and stupid me got rid of it after the knife closed on my hand and resulted in me getting stitches, It was my fault, but every since than I love the locking feature they offer.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on July 21, 2008, 03:26:56 PM
You can't get rid of a tool that bites you!  It isn't malicious, it's a method of bonding!

Def
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on July 22, 2008, 02:40:10 PM
You can't get rid of a tool that bites you!  It isn't malicious, it's a method of bonding!

Def

Yes you can  >:D
I had two little Vics. bite me a few months back.  One was put down  :twak: with predjudice and the other was taken screaming to Mr Pillar Drill for dismembering.  >:D 

Once they've got a taste for blood they'll just want more (http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/smileys/vampire38.gif)

Neil
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 22, 2008, 02:45:40 PM
I had a Becker Necker like that >:(
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 26, 2008, 05:20:27 AM
Yes, very helpful! :)


Hmmmm.....incredible that the original PST was in production for 21 years eh?

Yeah, but to bad they didnt bring it back for the 25th anniversary. They did a sterling silver Charge and Wave, but it would have been nice too see a 25th anniversary PST, because I would be getting one. I had one about 8 years ago, and stupid me got rid of it after the knife closed on my hand and resulted in me getting stitches, It was my fault, but every since than I love the locking feature they offer.

They did have the Cabela's version but I think it was limited edition and they are sold out :( but you could prob get one on Ebay if you would still like 1 ;)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Leatherman123 on July 26, 2008, 04:46:54 PM
Yeah, I'd check eBay!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 29, 2008, 05:28:02 AM
Yes, very helpful! :)


Hmmmm.....incredible that the original PST was in production for 21 years eh?

Also ppl are under the misconception that the  :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh wasn't in production for very long but 18 years ??? that seems like a pretty good run  ::) Almost as long as the PST but not hardly of course less ppl seem to have bought it :( All that matters though is that I have one now ::) :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: scrappy on August 01, 2008, 07:56:22 PM
nice work roadie
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on August 02, 2008, 12:31:02 AM
nice work roadie

Cheers :) I'd love to do the other manufacturers if someone collates all the info for me :angel: :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Tarrodemierda on August 08, 2008, 08:32:30 PM
i found just ten minutes ago this bit older leatherman catalogue,i think its something from 96-98,i can try to scan it if it would be any intrest/help to you.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on August 09, 2008, 03:30:51 AM
What are the models are listed in the catalog Mikko?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 09, 2008, 03:40:32 AM
i found just ten minutes ago this bit older leatherman catalogue,i think its something from 96-98,i can try to scan it if it would be any intrest/help to you.

 :o I would just like to see it ;) :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Tarrodemierda on August 09, 2008, 11:05:27 AM
pst
pst 2
super tool
micra
and few little shots of mini tool without any descriptions.
this is a4 size catalogue from finnish importer.


it seems to have also pics of different sheath options,black oxide/crimber models,even that mean looking BO mini tool  :D.

and big add about first generation tol adapter,and pocketwrench II.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on August 09, 2008, 11:18:54 AM
Yeah scan it in! It's always cool to see old catalogues! :)

I never asked if anyone wanted the full size version of the timeline!? 10707 x 2776 pixels :o If u do give us a shout and i'll make it available :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Tarrodemierda on August 09, 2008, 11:31:35 AM
well i could use one and print it;)





Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on August 09, 2008, 11:46:08 AM
Here you go then :)
http://www.mediafire.com/?qgoiyoadjc7
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Tarrodemierda on August 09, 2008, 12:10:37 PM
Thank u sir :multi:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on August 09, 2008, 02:04:32 PM
Yeah scan it in! It's always cool to see old catalogues! :)

I never asked if anyone wanted the full size version of the timeline!? 10707 x 2776 pixels :o If u do give us a shout and i'll make it available :)


That would make a nice banner/poster for my wall.....if only there was a way to print it? :think:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on August 09, 2008, 02:33:17 PM
Yeah scan it in! It's always cool to see old catalogues! :)

I never asked if anyone wanted the full size version of the timeline!? 10707 x 2776 pixels :o If u do give us a shout and i'll make it available :)


That would make a nice banner/poster for my wall.....if only there was a way to print it? :think:

That would be awesome! I think you'd have to go to a print shop to get it done though :-\
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Spoonrobot on August 09, 2008, 05:36:46 PM
I can get the full-size ones(54"X14") printed off for free through the University Resource Lab down here. Not sure how many I could do though, I'll update what I find out on Monday.

 :multi:

::ETA:: I've got a little one on my wall now.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v14/redmodels/Picture001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on August 09, 2008, 10:15:23 PM
Thats pretty cool Spoon! I feel all famous now having my work displayed on someones wall :D It must be nice to look at it at full size without a load of scrolling back and forth :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Spoonrobot on August 09, 2008, 10:18:57 PM
I'll see what I can do regarding printing them off. The lab here is run by students so sometimes it's hit or miss what is allowed to be printed. I'm sure I can get at least one of the full-size versions. If that ends up being all I can get I'd be more than happy to ship it off to you for your collection.

It's quite the impressive piece of work.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 10, 2008, 05:49:14 AM
Cool guys :D Thanks for putting it together Roadie and thanks to Spoon for making it easy to download :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Thanks to anybody else involved as well ;)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Dunc on September 09, 2008, 08:15:31 PM
Great work guys  :D


Dunc
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on September 09, 2008, 08:24:38 PM
Great work guys  :D


Dunc

You on month delay Dunc?  :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Dunc on September 09, 2008, 08:31:01 PM
Great work guys  :D


Dunc

You on month delay Dunc?  :D

The thing is when I was off line for a month or so I missed so much I'm still catching up  ::) Theres still loads more I havn't read yet .

Dunc
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on September 09, 2008, 08:31:58 PM
It's probably his monthly visit to the Leatherman forum :D Thanks though :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Dunc on September 09, 2008, 08:37:56 PM
It's probably his monthly visit to the Leatherman forum :D Thanks though :)

You may see me a bit more on here from now on  ;)

Dunc
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on September 09, 2008, 08:39:19 PM
You mean the Swissmeister has been semi converted :o :ahhh :o Glad your liking your Leathermans though :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Dunc on September 09, 2008, 08:45:38 PM
You mean the Swissmeister has been semi converted :o :ahhh :o Glad your liking your Leathermans though :)

Just trying all the options  ;)

Dunc
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on October 09, 2008, 02:03:51 PM
A big thanks to Neil for getting me this (the man has connections!!):
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h314/RoadieRyan/TimelinePrintout.jpg)

Thanks pal :D It's awesome to see it in its printed glory, haven't measured it, but it's big!! :o :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on October 09, 2008, 02:05:34 PM
That's really cool.  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Dunc on October 09, 2008, 06:21:02 PM
Very cool  :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on October 09, 2008, 06:53:02 PM
Yay - I got one too - thanks Neil :D

Only problem is, I don't have a wall big enough to put it on  ??? Might have to move some stuff around at the weekend!

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 09, 2008, 06:58:14 PM
Were's mine Neil :'( :D :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on October 09, 2008, 06:58:45 PM
Were's mine Neil :'( :D :D

Ours must be lost in the post.  :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 09, 2008, 07:02:18 PM
Were's mine Neil :'( :D :D

Ours must be lost in the post.  :D
Well I can understand me not getting one, but a lovely bloke like you not getting one...for shame Neil ::) :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on October 09, 2008, 07:25:45 PM
They were a covert print run by my brother.  I had to pick who I thought would most appreciate them.

Don't hate me  :'(  :P

Neil
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 09, 2008, 07:28:44 PM
They were a covert print run by my brother.  I had to pick who I thought would most appreciate them.

Don't hate me  :'(  :P

Neil
I'm hurt mate, my love for LM is well known >:( :D :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on October 09, 2008, 07:29:00 PM
They were a covert print run by my brother.  I had to pick who I thought would most appreciate them.

Don't hate me  :'(  :P

Neil

Too late.  >:(

I love ya really dude.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on October 09, 2008, 07:29:48 PM
Mike's would only go rusty if you'd sent him one. Suppose you could do a Vic one, but it'd only have 2 tools on it.

And they'd slide off, due to shininess ;)

Anyway - who's going to tell Ryan that there's a tool missing?  :P

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on October 09, 2008, 07:30:44 PM
Mike's would only go rusty if you'd sent him one. Suppose you could do a Vic one, but it'd only have 2 tools on it.

And they'd slide off, due to shininess ;)

Anyway - who's going to tell Ryan that there's a tool missing?  :P



What's that then?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on October 09, 2008, 07:31:28 PM
Mike's would only go rusty if you'd sent him one. Suppose you could do a Vic one, but it'd only have 2 tools on it.

And they'd slide off, due to shininess ;)

Anyway - who's going to tell Ryan that there's a tool missing?  :P



What's that then?

Charge SLV  :oops:

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on October 09, 2008, 07:32:01 PM
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 09, 2008, 07:32:17 PM
Mike's would only go rusty if you'd sent him one. Suppose you could do a Vic one, but it'd only have 2 tools on it.

And they'd slide off, due to shininess ;)

Anyway - who's going to tell Ryan that there's a tool missing?  :P


Shiney is good, I can never walk passed a mirror due to my shockingly rugged good look's, but with a Swisstool I'm never far from my glorious image :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on October 09, 2008, 07:33:26 PM
Mike's would only go rusty if you'd sent him one. Suppose you could do a Vic one, but it'd only have 2 tools on it.

And they'd slide off, due to shininess ;)

Anyway - who's going to tell Ryan that there's a tool missing?  :P


Shiney is good, I can never walk passed a mirror due to my shockingly rugged good look's, but with a Swisstool I'm never far from my glorious image :D

Ah - that must be what's been blinding you then.  :angel:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on October 09, 2008, 08:53:20 PM
Charge SLV  :oops:

Thats just a minor variation of another Charge model though (i think!!) it's not a completely different tool :-\ If you want that one on you'll be wanting all the BO tools aswell ::) :D

And Mike and Ben :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on October 09, 2008, 09:09:21 PM
Charge SLV  :oops:

Thats just a minor variation of another Charge model though (i think!!) it's not a completely different tool :-\ If you want that one on you'll be wanting all the BO tools aswell ::) :D

And Mike and Ben :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:

Boverred!  :P :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 09, 2008, 09:52:42 PM
Mike's would only go rusty if you'd sent him one. Suppose you could do a Vic one, but it'd only have 2 tools on it.

And they'd slide off, due to shininess ;)

Anyway - who's going to tell Ryan that there's a tool missing?  :P


Shiney is good, I can never walk passed a mirror due to my shockingly rugged good look's, but with a Swisstool I'm never far from my glorious image :D
:D :D

Ah - that must be what's been blinding you then.  :angel:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on October 10, 2008, 02:12:49 AM
Charge SLV  :oops:

Thats just a minor variation of another Charge model though (i think!!) it's not a completely different tool :-\ If you want that one on you'll be wanting all the BO tools aswell ::) :D

It is really. I've not handled an SLV, but I think it's basically an AL with Silver anodised handles.

I've just had a good look at my copy and it really is a brilliant thing isn't it?

I'm going to free up some wall space I think - it's got to be displayed.

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on October 10, 2008, 05:29:34 AM
Lets see another photo of it once you've got it hanging please! 8)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on October 10, 2008, 02:29:45 PM
Lets see another photo of it once you've got it hanging please! 8)

I will endeavour to do that Bob  :salute:

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 18, 2009, 06:23:53 AM
Well if LM still plan on it :'( the Core will need to be corrected to 2005-2008 :( Guess we might need to wait and see if this one happens ::)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Leatherman123 on January 19, 2009, 12:35:36 AM
I PM'd Def about it; he said that "Leatherman would neither confirm nor deny the existence of a new Core.".
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 19, 2009, 02:05:23 AM
I PM'd Def about it; he said that "Leatherman would neither confirm nor deny the existence of a new Core.".

 :o So it's a big SECRET then :D :D :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on January 28, 2009, 01:30:56 PM
Does this mean i'll have to update the timeline picture at some stage soon?!? :o
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on January 28, 2009, 06:12:29 PM
Does this mean i'll have to update the timeline picture at some stage soon?!? :o

Well at the very least the Freestyles will need to be added :pok: :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 28, 2009, 06:21:27 PM
Does this mean i'll have to update the timeline picture at some stage soon?!? :o

Well at the very least the Freestyles will need to be added :pok: :D

To the pic and to the first list on the main page :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on January 28, 2009, 09:09:27 PM
Does this mean i'll have to update the timeline picture at some stage soon?!? :o

Well at the very least the Freestyles will need to be added :pok: :D

Have they been officially released yet :pok: Does anyone have a non Shot Show version :pok: Once both of these have been confirmed then i'll add them in!! :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on January 29, 2009, 12:05:54 AM
Does this mean i'll have to update the timeline picture at some stage soon?!? :o

Well at the very least the Freestyles will need to be added :pok: :D

Have they been officially released yet :pok: Does anyone have a non Shot Show version :pok: Once both of these have been confirmed then i'll add them in!! :D

I think you're just looking for an excuse to procrastinate. :police:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on January 29, 2009, 12:07:58 AM
I think you're just looking for an excuse to procrastinate. :police:

I don't need an excuse to procrastinate!! I'll make a start on it sometime this weekend :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on January 29, 2009, 12:09:13 AM
I think you're just looking for an excuse to procrastinate. :police:

I don't need an excuse to procrastinate!! I'll make a start on it sometime this weekend :)

Heh-heh, I was just kidding :D  (you can wait until Monday if needed) :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on January 29, 2009, 12:11:00 AM
Heh-heh, I was just kidding :D  (you can wait until Monday if needed) :D

Nah i have Friday and Saturdays off so i'll have time to do it then....mondays are a very busy day, get in at 9:30am leave at 9:30pm ::) Fun times ::) :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: nuphoria on February 26, 2009, 11:10:25 PM
*tut tut*

Thief of time and all that  ::)

Great post though (and the other timeline thing too), ta!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 28, 2009, 04:44:15 AM
Well guess we know what the new Core is now :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on August 28, 2009, 05:00:32 AM
Whoa, no Skeletool or Freestyle either? Time for a Timeline update it appears.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on February 03, 2010, 05:33:47 AM
Updated timeline in first post.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on February 03, 2010, 02:24:49 PM
Updated timeline in first post.

Thank you sir :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on February 03, 2010, 03:20:57 PM
Cheers Bob  :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on February 04, 2010, 03:28:23 AM
Dang it...some one else is gonna have to update my timeline pic for me!! :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on February 04, 2010, 03:42:13 AM
Dang it...some one else is gonna have to update my timeline pic for me!! :D

 ::) :pok: :pok: :pok: :rofl:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on February 04, 2010, 04:39:36 AM
Dang it...some one else is gonna have to update my timeline pic for me!! :D

No no, sorry, we wouldn't dream of denying you that honor! :salute: :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on February 14, 2010, 12:14:33 AM
Dang it...some one else is gonna have to update my timeline pic for me!! :D

Sort it when you get back chap and I'll see about a reprint ;)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on February 14, 2010, 01:29:11 AM
Dang it...some one else is gonna have to update my timeline pic for me!! :D

Sort it when you get back chap and I'll see about a reprint ;)

Oh yes please. I'm running out of space to draw the new tools on the old one :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on February 14, 2010, 05:30:13 AM
Can some one write out a list of the new tools for me please....i've not been keeping up to date with these things....sorry!! I have been using my Wave pretty much daily since i got here though!! Swisstool is sat in my EDC bag should I need it, along with my Swisschamp (thanks Dunc :) ) I even used my Wave to save a childs finger (ish) they had something wrapped round it so tight it was cutting their circulation so out popped the Wave's scissors :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on February 14, 2010, 06:14:49 PM
Can some one write out a list of the new tools for me please....i've not been keeping up to date with these things....sorry!! I have been using my Wave pretty much daily since i got here though!! Swisstool is sat in my EDC bag should I need it, along with my Swisschamp (thanks Dunc :) ) I even used my Wave to save a childs finger (ish) they had something wrapped round it so tight it was cutting their circulation so out popped the Wave's scissors :)

Mr. 600 doesn't have any Gerbers with him.......? :(
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on February 16, 2010, 04:31:00 AM
Can some one write out a list of the new tools for me please....i've not been keeping up to date with these things....sorry!! I have been using my Wave pretty much daily since i got here though!! Swisstool is sat in my EDC bag should I need it, along with my Swisschamp (thanks Dunc :) ) I even used my Wave to save a childs finger (ish) they had something wrapped round it so tight it was cutting their circulation so out popped the Wave's scissors :)

Mr. 600 doesn't have any Gerbers with him.......? :(

I know...it's disgraceful....but....i'm planning on buying one over here!! :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: cerbera147 on March 01, 2010, 03:31:51 PM
Is is possible to date a Juice?

A Juice KF4 to be precise  :D

Fortunately it does have USA on the pliers; hopefully this will help  :tu:

(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af203/cerbera147/EDC%20Setup/Multitools/S1050576.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: cerbera147 on March 01, 2010, 09:36:22 PM
I have now been enlightened  :D

The datecode is stamped inside the handles near the pliers  :cheers:

Thanks to Sazabi, AHB and AddictedToTools  :salute:

06/01  :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: markn951 on June 14, 2010, 08:11:31 PM
If I may ask, what happened in 2004 that made Leatherman change so much of their product lineup?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on June 14, 2010, 08:50:32 PM
I think they just decided it was time for an update :)

Only the Micra, Crunch and remaining Juice models survived the great cull of 2004!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: markn951 on June 14, 2010, 09:59:43 PM
I think they just decided it was time for an update :)

Only the Micra, Crunch and remaining Juice models survived the great cull of 2004!

I noticed that the Micra has been around since 1996... time for an update mayhaps???
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: cerbera147 on June 14, 2010, 10:05:05 PM
I noticed that the Micra has been around since 1996... time for an update mayhaps???

Improve on perfection?

Never :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: wvucyclist on June 14, 2010, 10:18:22 PM
I think they're going to see how the Style CS and PS4 sell before cutting the Micra, but I think the intent of the new tools is to replace the micra.  I know the Style CS won't do it for me, maybe the PS4, but bigger scissors are more useful than baby pliers, and I like the tweezers.  However, outside opening tools are nice.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on June 14, 2010, 10:55:36 PM
The Micra saw off the Squirt series easily enough - I guess we'll have to wait and see how it fares against the new stuff :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Dunc on June 14, 2010, 11:02:44 PM
Micras are great little tools . You can do an awfull lot with that little package .
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on July 05, 2010, 09:30:54 PM
I had written this chart up in another thread, but here it is stickyfied so it is a little easier to find for those who are interested.

Below is a chart showing when each of Leathermans tools were first released and when they were discontinued.  I have not included any special runs such as anniversary releases.

PST - 1983-2004
MiniTool - 1986-2004
Original Supertool - 1994-2001
PST II - 1996-2004
Micra - 1996-Present
Original Wave - 1998-2004
Sideclip - 1998-2004
Flair - 1999-2004
Crunch - 1999-Present
Pulse - 2000-2004
Supertool 200 - 2001-2005
Juice Kf4 - 2001-2005
Juice C2 - 2001-Present
Juice S2 - 2001-Present
Juice Cs4 - 2001-Present
Juice Xe6 - 2001-Present
Juice Pro - 2002-2003
Squirt P4 - 2002-2010
Squirt S4 - 2002-2010
Juice SC2 - 2003-2005
Squirt E4 - 2003-2010
New Wave - 2004-Present
Charge Ti & Xti - 2004-2007
Kick - 2004-Present
Fuse(knife) - 2004-Present
Blast - 2004-Present
Core - 2005-2009
Surge - 2005-Present
Fuse(File) - 2006-Present
Hybrid - 2006-2010
Vista - 2006-2010
Charge AL, ALX & TTi - 2007-Present
Skeletool & CX - 2007-Present
Genus - 2007-2010
Freestyle - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 EOD - 2010
MUT - 2010
Style - 2010-Present
Style CS - 2010-Present
Squirt ES4 - 2010-Present
Squirt PS4 - 2010-Present

I have sourced this info from both the forum and the Multitool Wiki.  If anyone feels any of it is not correct, please let me know and I will make any necessary corrections.

Benner


Updated 07-05-2010, both here and on the first post of this thread. :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Outback in Idaho on September 04, 2010, 11:39:33 PM
 :pok: Soon it will be time for the MUTs to be added. :drink:
Title: Leatherman's New Official Product Timeline
Post by: Outback in Idaho on November 07, 2010, 01:42:23 AM
Leatherman sent me a copy of their new official product timeline.

Not sure if you want to download and post it up front/top/  ???

 (http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66/Xelkos/tools/th_timelinegraphic.jpg?t=1289090408)  (http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66/Xelkos/tools/timelinegraphic.jpg?t=1289090493)

It's missing some tools, of course. Not sure where the stainless steel Monarch 500 got produced.
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66/Xelkos/tools/PB040047.jpg?t=1289090746 (http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66/Xelkos/tools/PB040047.jpg?t=1289090746)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: AHB on November 07, 2010, 07:09:05 AM
Those copycats..   ::)  :pok:

https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline (https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline)

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Gareth on November 07, 2010, 12:18:03 PM
That really does look to be "inspired by" doesn't it? :o

 :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 07, 2010, 01:23:30 PM
The cheeky smurfs!! :o :ahhh
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on November 07, 2010, 02:03:23 PM
Ours needs an update (hint :) ).
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: MultiMat on November 07, 2010, 02:09:09 PM
Ours needs an update (hint :) ).

So does theirs  ??? :D :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on November 07, 2010, 02:11:28 PM
That's true :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 07, 2010, 03:19:37 PM
Ours needs an update (hint :) ).

I actually looked at the file the other day, and realised I'd made it in the wrong way so to add tools means to completely redraw most of the lines.... me = muppet!! Will have a look at remaking it in a different way :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on November 07, 2010, 03:20:42 PM
You should have seeked Mike's advice first...
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 07, 2010, 04:29:18 PM
Ok any tools missing before I add names/lines?
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h314/RoadieRyan/Timeline/LMTimelineReplayed.jpg)
Roadie
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on November 08, 2010, 01:26:36 AM
Looks perfect to me. :salute:

Good on you for taking this project on Ryan! :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 08, 2010, 02:24:23 AM
Try staring at this for a couple of minutes....my head hurts!!
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h314/RoadieRyan/Timeline/alignment.jpg)
All for the sake of making it nice and neat..... does it look too cramped at the moment?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on November 08, 2010, 05:56:43 PM
I think I've gone boz eyed  :ahhh  ... oh, wait, already was, phew :D

Its certainly intense :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 08, 2010, 07:03:30 PM
You should have seeked Mike's advice first...
It's the ignorance of youth at work again ::)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 09, 2010, 01:32:51 AM
You should have seeked Mike's advice first...
It's the ignorance of youth at work again ::)

At least we do some work unlike you old lazy people :P
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 09, 2010, 07:13:52 AM
You should have seeked Mike's advice first...
It's the ignorance of youth at work again ::)

At least we do some work unlike you old lazy people :P
I've earned my right to rest, whippersnapper! >:( :twak: :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 09, 2010, 10:23:57 AM
You should have seeked Mike's advice first...
It's the ignorance of youth at work again ::)

At least we do some work unlike you old lazy people :P
I've earned my right to rest, whippersnapper! >:( :twak: :D

I'm sorry but there ain't no rest for the wicked :P :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 09, 2010, 06:11:34 PM
You should have seeked Mike's advice first...
It's the ignorance of youth at work again ::)

At least we do some work unlike you old lazy people :P
I've earned my right to rest, whippersnapper! >:( :twak: :D

I'm sorry but there ain't no rest for the wicked :P :D
Which is why I'm, worked to death :'(
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 10, 2010, 12:46:51 AM
Ok all the horizontal lines have been put in....not got any further cos I've been a bit busy recently, hope to get more done on Friday :)
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h314/RoadieRyan/Timeline/LMTimelineReplayed-1.png)

To do:
Names
Change Colours
Vertical Lines
???

Any suggestions on how to make it better?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Outback in Idaho on November 10, 2010, 01:18:20 AM
Those two oddball Juices get in there, Pro and the other one with the label & corkscrew switched around, errm SC2??


I are snuck over at http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,13798.0.html (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,13798.0.html) and peeked around again.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on November 10, 2010, 02:36:10 AM
Yeah, Roadie's version has the Pro and the SC2 for completeness.

Looks good Ryan. Should you include the Charge SLV maybe? I know we left it out of the original version, but if the Juice PRO and SC2 are in there, maybe it should be included for consistency?

Looks great btw :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on November 10, 2010, 03:18:28 AM
Yeah, looking good! I can't think of anything else to add :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on November 10, 2010, 03:52:30 AM
Nice job Roadie looks great  :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 10, 2010, 10:30:15 AM
OK Dave....this time I'll put it in for you! What was the release date (and end date?)

Do we want the Anniversary models in? Like the gold PST etc?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on November 10, 2010, 01:23:04 PM
The anniversary models might make it a bit tricky, beside, we know when they came out as they're called the 10th, 20th, 25th Anniversary etc ;)

I just thought the SLV is the same as the SC2 and Pro, as in they were specifically done for Costco, so probably makes sense to include it - what does everyone else think?

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Gareth on November 10, 2010, 02:08:42 PM
The anniversary models might make it a bit tricky, beside, we know when they came out as they're called the 10th, 20th, 25th Anniversary etc ;)

I just thought the SLV is the same as the SC2 and Pro, as in they were specifically done for Costco, so probably makes sense to include it - what does everyone else think?

I'd agree, have those three in but leave off the anniversary models.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 10, 2010, 02:35:58 PM
Cool beans :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on November 10, 2010, 03:29:30 PM
If it was me I'd include the anniversary models but I see I'm outnumbered :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on November 10, 2010, 03:34:23 PM
With Neil here.  Got it so spot on, seems a shame to leave them off.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 10, 2010, 04:30:42 PM
Someone going to compile a list of dates and models for me then :angel: :P
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on November 10, 2010, 09:02:24 PM
Someone going to compile a list of dates and models for me then :angel: :P

 :pok: Dave :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Outback in Idaho on November 10, 2010, 09:04:02 PM
Was the 10th Anniversary PST an actual release though? From what little people tell me, there weren't too many of them made.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Outback in Idaho on November 10, 2010, 09:11:36 PM
In other news... I have a tiny caterpillar on my lip!

(http://s3.media.squarespace.com/production/479609/5438229/_JeEuacG8FZU/SwasRqj6U1I/AAAAAAAAAGg/1BVC0eAGUnY/s400/mustache+city.bmp)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DaveK on November 11, 2010, 12:32:37 AM
Someone going to compile a list of dates and models for me then :angel: :P

 :pok: Dave :D

Errrrrr.... OK - off the top of my head:

1993 - 10th Anniversary Gold PST (200 made(?))
2003 - 20th Anniversary Wave (Generally available)
2003 - 20th Anniversary Signature Wave (500 made)
2008 - 25th Anniversary Wave (Generally available)
2008 - 25th Anniversary Sterling Silver Charge
2009 - Damascus Wave

There may have been another 25th anniversary Charge, but I am too idle to go and look it up and I don't have one, so therefore it doesn't exist in my mind :P



Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on November 11, 2010, 03:16:35 AM
Someone going to compile a list of dates and models for me then :angel: :P

 :pok: Dave :D

Errrrrr.... OK - off the top of my head:

1993 - 10th Anniversary Gold PST (200 made(?))2003 - 20th Anniversary Wave (Generally available)
2003 - 20th Anniversary Signature Wave (500 made)
2008 - 25th Anniversary Wave (Generally available)
2008 - 25th Anniversary Sterling Silver Charge
2009 - Damascus Wave

There may have been another 25th anniversary Charge, but I am too idle to go and look it up and I don't have one, so therefore it doesn't exist in my mind :P

There were indeed 200 made of the 10th anniversary PST :salute:

As regards the "other" 25th anniversary Charge, it was an AL model done for Costco, which simply had one of the handle inserts chem etched with a special logo.

I dunno if that one really seems timeline-worthy :-\
   
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/LeathermanChargeAL25thAnniversary-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Neil on November 11, 2010, 10:41:46 AM
 :think:  Well in case it is here's Bob's tool timelineified.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on November 12, 2010, 02:22:13 PM
SLV, PST Gold and 20th Ann Wave pics needed.... doing some google-fu but if any one has a decent pic that would be great! :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Sazabi on November 14, 2010, 11:55:52 PM
I know handles can be waiting in the bin to be used, but my PST II has fourth quarter '95 date code stampings.

Granted, I also have a NIB Mini Tool with handles born 11 months apart, so I guess it's not quite that weird. XD
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: leguas on December 27, 2010, 04:10:04 PM
How about a wikipedia timeline? I was working on one...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Leatherman_Multi-Tools (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Leatherman_Multi-Tools)

What do you think? Should we add this template into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leatherman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leatherman)   ?
I think it's too big and has lots of blank spaces, but couldn't work around that.

If there are any sugestions, feel free to add them directly into the wiki page (or maybe in the discussion page?)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roadie on January 20, 2011, 06:59:04 PM
I realise I haven't updated anything yet....been a little busy recently. Various family things and work, hope to get back on track with it next month :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on January 21, 2011, 04:56:08 AM
I realise I haven't updated anything yet....been a little busy recently. Various family things and work, hope to get back on track with it next month :)

Family? Work?! Instead of MTorg?? ::) It's high time you got your priorities straight mister!! >:( >:(



No worries Ryan! :D :D Get to it when you can, and thanks for stopping in. :tu: 
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: New_World on January 24, 2011, 03:00:06 AM
thanks for the info.

no more s4? =(
I was going to send mine in and have them send me a brand new one.

I really like the scissors on the pliars spot. oh well.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: cerbera147 on January 24, 2011, 07:19:30 PM
thanks for the info.

no more s4? =(
I was going to send mine in and have them send me a brand new one.

I really like the scissors on the pliars spot. oh well.

I would imagine that there might well be an S4 lying about. Either that or a new PS4 :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Gareth on January 24, 2011, 11:30:04 PM
thanks for the info.

no more s4? =(
I was going to send mine in and have them send me a brand new one.

I really like the scissors on the pliars spot. oh well.

I'd guess they'll still have them kicking around as well (if they can't repair your own one that is).  You can always get in touch and find out.  Alternative might be PS4 or maybe Style CS.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: New_World on January 26, 2011, 09:07:17 AM
thanks for the info.

no more s4? =(
I was going to send mine in and have them send me a brand new one.

I really like the scissors on the pliars spot. oh well.

I'd guess they'll still have them kicking around as well (if they can't repair your own one that is).  You can always get in touch and find out.  Alternative might be PS4 or maybe Style CS.

I guess a PS4 wouldn't be bad.  But the style cs...no thanks. (no offence)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Gareth on January 26, 2011, 08:43:36 PM
thanks for the info.

no more s4? =(
I was going to send mine in and have them send me a brand new one.

I really like the scissors on the pliars spot. oh well.

I'd guess they'll still have them kicking around as well (if they can't repair your own one that is).  You can always get in touch and find out.  Alternative might be PS4 or maybe Style CS.

I guess a PS4 wouldn't be bad.  But the style cs...no thanks. (no offence)

None taken.  The PS4 seems a more likely alternative anyway, and I still think there is a good chance they'd have a S4 on the shelf or fix your one up anyway.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: New_World on January 27, 2011, 09:24:06 AM
thanks for the info.

no more s4? =(
I was going to send mine in and have them send me a brand new one.

I really like the scissors on the pliars spot. oh well.

I'd guess they'll still have them kicking around as well (if they can't repair your own one that is).  You can always get in touch and find out.  Alternative might be PS4 or maybe Style CS.

I guess a PS4 wouldn't be bad.  But the style cs...no thanks. (no offence)

None taken.  The PS4 seems a more likely alternative anyway, and I still think there is a good chance they'd have a S4 on the shelf or fix your one up anyway.

that is prob. true.
The scissors are so much better on the pliars spot IMHO.
Still I wouldn't be picky cus all the leatherman stuff I've seen is still awesome.
thanks for the helpful posts guys. =)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Desmodromic on January 29, 2011, 10:03:52 AM
I had written this chart up in another thread, but here it is stickyfied so it is a little easier to find for those who are interested.

Below is a chart showing when each of Leathermans tools were first released and when they were discontinued.  I have not included any special runs such as anniversary releases.

PST - 1983-2004
MiniTool - 1986-2004
Original Supertool - 1994-2001
PST II - 1996-2004
Micra - 1996-Present
Original Wave - 1998-2004
Sideclip - 1998-2004
Flair - 1999-2004
Crunch - 1999-Present
Pulse - 2000-2004
Supertool 200 - 2001-2005
Juice Kf4 - 2001-2005
Juice C2 - 2001-Present
Juice S2 - 2001-Present
Juice Cs4 - 2001-Present
Juice Xe6 - 2001-Present
Juice Pro - 2002-2003
Squirt P4 - 2002-2010
Squirt S4 - 2002-2010
Juice SC2 - 2003-2005
Squirt E4 - 2003-2010
New Wave - 2004-Present
Charge Ti & Xti - 2004-2007
Kick - 2004-Present
Fuse(knife) - 2004-Present
Blast - 2004-Present
Core - 2005-2009
Surge - 2005-Present
Fuse(File) - 2006-Present
Hybrid - 2006-2010
Vista - 2006-2010
Charge AL, ALX & TTi - 2007-Present
Skeletool & CX - 2007-Present
Genus - 2007-2010
Freestyle - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 EOD - 2010-Present
MUT - 2010-Present
Style - 2010-Present
Style CS - 2010-Present
Squirt ES4 - 2010-Present
Squirt PS4 - 2010-Present
Sidekick - 2011-Present
Wingman - 2011-Present


I have sourced this info from both the forum and the Multitool Wiki.  If anyone feels any of it is not correct, please let me know and I will make any necessary corrections.

Benner


Nice overview, perhaps an idea to put pictures from the tools with it an put it in the FAQ section?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: AHB on January 29, 2011, 10:10:01 AM
Nice overview, perhaps an idea to put pictures from the tools with it an put it in the FAQ section?
Not completely updated, but take a look here..:  :)
https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline (https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Leatherman+Timeline)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Desmodromic on January 29, 2011, 10:36:08 AM
Nice overview, perhaps an idea to put pictures from the tools with it an put it in the FAQ section?
Not completely updated, but take a look here..:  :)


Nice, Thx!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: XJR13DUDE on December 29, 2011, 02:24:02 PM
Hi All,

The only way to describe this is unbelieveable  :).

I have aquestion, What is the difference between the two waves ?.

thanks all.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: mashguy4077 on December 30, 2011, 10:15:20 PM
Hi All,

The only way to describe this is unbelieveable  :).

I have aquestion, What is the difference between the two waves ?.

thanks all.





The new wave has replaceable bits.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Benner on January 02, 2012, 01:26:25 PM
Hi All,

The only way to describe this is unbelieveable  :).

I have aquestion, What is the difference between the two waves ?.

thanks all.





The new wave has replaceable bits.

And was actually a half decent tool as well without having a stupid amout of flat headed screw drivers! (Gareth has set me off here!  :D )

Another big difference was that all the tools in the new Wave lock, unlike the original.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Frankctz on March 22, 2012, 08:16:45 PM
Very good information, thanks to all...
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on March 25, 2012, 04:14:38 PM
I had written this chart up in another thread, but here it is stickyfied so it is a little easier to find for those who are interested.

Below is a chart showing when each of Leathermans tools were first released and when they were discontinued.  I have not included any special runs such as anniversary releases.

PST - 1983-2004
MiniTool - 1986-2004
Original Supertool - 1994-2001
PST II - 1996-2004
Micra - 1996-Present
Original Wave - 1998-2004
Sideclip - 1998-2004
Flair - 1999-2004
Crunch - 1999-Present
Pulse - 2000-2004
Supertool 200 - 2001-2005
Juice Kf4 - 2001-2005
Juice C2 - 2001-Present
Juice S2 - 2001-Present
Juice Cs4 - 2001-Present
Juice Xe6 - 2001-Present
Juice Pro - 2002-2003
Squirt P4 - 2002-2010
Squirt S4 - 2002-2010
Juice SC2 - 2003-2005
Squirt E4 - 2003-2010
New Wave - 2004-Present
Charge Ti & Xti - 2004-2007
Kick - 2004-2011
Fuse(knife) - 2004-2011
Blast - 2004-2011
Core - 2005-2009
Surge - 2005-Present
Fuse(knifeless) - 2006-2011
Hybrid - 2006-2010
Vista - 2006-2010
Charge AL, ALX & TTi - 2007-Present
Skeletool - 2007-Present
Skeletool CX - 2007-Present
Genus - 2007-2010
Freestyle - 2009-Present
Freestyle CX - 2009-2011
Super Tool 300 - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 EOD - 2010-Present
MUT - 2010-Present
Style - 2010-Present
Style CS - 2010-Present
Squirt ES4 - 2010-Present
Squirt PS4 - 2010-Present
Sidekick - 2011-Present
Wingman - 2011-Present
Style PS - 2011-Present
Rebar - 2012-Present
OHT - 2012-Present


I have sourced this info from both the forum and the Multitool Wiki.  If anyone feels any of it is not correct, please let me know and I will make any necessary corrections.

Benner



Updated first post with latest info :salute:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Prof. Gadget on June 04, 2012, 02:31:06 AM
Can anyone tell me if Leathermans were first made in Japan? Today I seen a Leatherman PST with all the right markings that had made in Japan on it. The guy at the flea market wanted 250 dollars for it . Can anybody answer this puzzling situation? Prof. Gadget
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: scrappy on June 04, 2012, 05:59:04 AM
The first were made in the USA but when Leatherman was still new they had to out source some production to Japan to meet demand.  I bought mine for 40 and I think anything over a hundred is probably too much
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Gareth on June 04, 2012, 07:34:46 PM
Yeah, I'm not a PST collector but $250 sounds like a heck of a lot to me.

Have a look at the PST chronology (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,5877.0.html) thread for some details of the Japanese PST. :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: AHB on June 04, 2012, 10:13:44 PM
The Japan PST in my sigline was about $40'ish shipped.  :) As much as I love PSTs, asking $250 is just ridiculous..  ::)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: DIYMultiTool on July 02, 2012, 11:48:19 PM
J-sews,

Great list :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: gorgolo286 on March 09, 2013, 07:28:47 PM
Hi ! I'm a new Italian fan of Leatherman's Multitools !
Just seen this topic and it seems nobody linked the new leatherman timeline published in their official facebook fanpage. (you just published the previous one, whitout hail, raptor ecc...)
Hope you appriciate  :D
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225206_509453569093816_620436731_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Gareth on March 10, 2013, 01:30:52 PM
thanks for that, welcome to the forum. :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: baja820 on May 24, 2013, 05:23:39 PM
Does anyone know what month of 2005 the surge went into production?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on September 03, 2013, 03:29:40 AM
Does anyone know what month of 2005 the surge went into production?

I don't, sorry. :-\
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: CanadianLMfan on September 11, 2013, 02:59:59 AM
Hi ! I'm a new Italian fan of Leatherman's Multitools !
Just seen this topic and it seems nobody linked the new leatherman timeline published in their official facebook fanpage. (you just published the previous one, whitout hail, raptor ecc...)
Hope you appriciate  :D
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225206_509453569093816_620436731_n.jpg)

That was very useful! Thank you!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on January 01, 2014, 02:52:42 AM
I had written this chart up in another thread, but here it is stickyfied so it is a little easier to find for those who are interested.

Below is a chart showing when each of Leathermans tools were first released and when they were discontinued.  I have not included any special runs such as anniversary releases.

PST - 1983-2004
MiniTool - 1986-2004
Original Supertool - 1994-2001
PST II - 1996-2004
Micra - 1996-Present
Original Wave - 1998-2004
Sideclip - 1998-2004
Flair - 1999-2004
Crunch - 1999-Present
Pulse - 2000-2004
Supertool 200 - 2001-2005
Juice Kf4 - 2001-2005
Juice C2 - 2001-Present
Juice S2 - 2001-Present
Juice Cs4 - 2001-Present
Juice Xe6 - 2001-Present
Juice Pro - 2002-2003
Squirt P4 - 2002-2010
Squirt S4 - 2002-2010
Juice SC2 - 2003-2005
Squirt E4 - 2003-2010
New Wave - 2004-Present
Charge Ti & Xti - 2004-2007
Kick - 2004-2011
Fuse(knife) - 2004-2011
Blast - 2004-2011
Core - 2005-2009
Surge - 2005-Present
Fuse(knifeless) - 2006-2011
Hybrid - 2006-2010
Vista - 2006-2010
Charge AL, ALX & TTi - 2007-Present
Skeletool - 2008-Present
Skeletool CX - 2008-Present
Genus - 2007-2010
Freestyle - 2009-Present
Freestyle CX - 2009-2011
Super Tool 300 - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 EOD - 2010-Present
MUT - 2010-Present
Style - 2010-Present
Style CS - 2010-Present
Squirt ES4 - 2010-Present
Squirt PS4 - 2010-Present
Sidekick - 2011-Present
Wingman - 2011-Present
Style PS - 2011-Present
Rebar - 2012-Present
OHT - 2012-Present
Skeletool SX - 2013-Present
Raptor - 2013-Present
New Surge - 2013-Present
Juice SX - 2014-Present



Updated the first post of this thread with the latest tools currently shown on Leatherman's website. (please let me know if I missed any) I left all the one-piece tools off for now, as well as the Leatherman line of knives, in order to keep the list manageable. :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: enki_ck on January 01, 2014, 04:52:24 AM
Is the Juice SX actually out yet? I've only seen promo shots. :think:

Also might be good to correct the Skeletool and Skeletool CX to 2008. ;)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on January 01, 2014, 05:22:55 AM
Is the Juice SX actually out yet? I've only seen promo shots. :think:

Also might be good to correct the Skeletool and Skeletool CX to 2008. ;)


Fixed, thanks! I see the Juice SX is shown as a current tool on the Leatherman website, but you are right, I haven't heard that it is actually available yet. :salute:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Kampfer on January 29, 2014, 03:17:05 AM
The old Surge is retired, according the LM web site.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: CanadianLMfan on January 29, 2014, 03:19:27 AM
Wasn't the Freestyle CX retired in 2012? Also, the Genus should've moved up two spots.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on January 30, 2014, 11:36:52 PM
Wasn't the Freestyle CX retired in 2012? Also, the Genus should've moved up two spots.


I moved the Genus up, thanks! :tu: But as regards the Freestyle CX, my notes say that it's retirement was announced in the summer of 2011. Is that incorrect?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: CanadianLMfan on January 31, 2014, 02:53:44 AM
Wasn't the Freestyle CX retired in 2012? Also, the Genus should've moved up two spots.


I moved the Genus up, thanks! :tu: But as regards the Freestyle CX, my notes say that it's retirement was announced in the summer of 2011. Is that incorrect?

Oh, I saw the CX in stores for almost a year after that.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on January 31, 2014, 11:59:27 PM
Ah, probably it took awhile for the old stock to sell out. :salute:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: CanadianLMfan on February 01, 2014, 03:53:49 AM
Ah, probably it took awhile for the old stock to sell out. :salute:

 :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Chako on March 23, 2014, 02:28:08 AM
Does anyone else think we should be adding their pocket tools to this list? Not exactly sure on the dates however.

Brewzer 2012 - Present
Mako Ti 2012 - Present
Piranha 2012 - 2013
Piranha 2 2014 - Present
Hail 2013 - Present
Hail+Style PS 2013 - Present
Rime 2013 - Present
Cam 2013 - Present
Pump 2013 - Present
Rail 2013 - Present
Jam 2013 - Present
Jam+Style PS 2013 - Present
Grind 2013 - Present
Shooter 2013 - Present
Thruster 2013 - Present
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: MJLiptak on March 23, 2014, 09:40:16 PM
I'm sure I've seen it here before, but cannot at this time. When did Leatherman start date stamping their handles? Mine is not stamped at all, so I'll assume it's in that time frame? Right?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: enki_ck on March 23, 2014, 11:21:52 PM
I'm sure I've seen it here before, but cannot at this time. When did Leatherman start date stamping their handles? Mine is not stamped at all, so I'll assume it's in that time frame? Right?

Early 90s. November 1992 judging by the PST thread. 
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: bmot on March 24, 2014, 09:20:34 PM
I'm sure I've seen it here before, but cannot at this time. When did Leatherman start date stamping their handles? Mine is not stamped at all, so I'll assume it's in that time frame? Right?

Early 90s. November 1992 judging by the PST thread.


Great, now I need one dated 1192  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: detron on July 13, 2014, 09:19:10 PM
My new BO Blast is dated 1212 / 1212  everything I have seen shows production ended in 2011.  just sharing the info
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: captain spaulding on July 13, 2014, 09:22:33 PM
My new BO Blast is dated 1212 / 1212  everything I have seen shows production ended in 2011.  just sharing the info


Hmm... Interesting.  :think:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: J-sews on July 16, 2014, 01:45:59 AM
Interesting indeed. Leatherman moved the Kick, Fuse, and Blast into the "Retired Products" section of their website in late 2011, so that is what we based their retirement date on in this timeline. However, given the 1212 dates on Detron's handles, it is clear they were still producing tools throughout the entire year of 2012. :think: Hmm, perhaps they were still fulfilling orders, even though the tools themselves were no longer listed as "current" on their website? ???

In any case, I have updated the Timeline in the first post of this thread based on this new info. Thanks Detron! :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: detron on July 16, 2014, 01:48:54 AM
Interesting indeed. Leatherman moved the Kick, Fuse, and Blast into the "Retired Products" section of their website in late 2011, so that is what we based their retirement date on in this timeline. However, given the 1212 dates on Detron's handles, it is clear they were still producing tools throughout the entire year of 2012. :think: Hmm, perhaps they were still fulfilling orders, even though the tools themselves were no longer listed as "current" on their website? ???

In any case, I have updated the Timeline in the first post of this thread based on this new info. Thanks Detron! :)

thank you for all you have given to MTO and to our and My education of Multitools!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: captain spaulding on July 16, 2014, 02:17:38 AM
Interesting indeed. Leatherman moved the Kick, Fuse, and Blast into the "Retired Products" section of their website in late 2011, so that is what we based their retirement date on in this timeline. However, given the 1212 dates on Detron's handles, it is clear they were still producing tools throughout the entire year of 2012. :think: Hmm, perhaps they were still fulfilling orders, even though the tools themselves were no longer listed as "current" on their website? ???

In any case, I have updated the Timeline in the first post of this thread based on this new info. Thanks Detron! :)

thank you for all you have given to MTO and to our and My education of Multitools!

I feel a group hug coming on.  :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: detron on July 16, 2014, 02:19:36 AM
Interesting indeed. Leatherman moved the Kick, Fuse, and Blast into the "Retired Products" section of their website in late 2011, so that is what we based their retirement date on in this timeline. However, given the 1212 dates on Detron's handles, it is clear they were still producing tools throughout the entire year of 2012. :think: Hmm, perhaps they were still fulfilling orders, even though the tools themselves were no longer listed as "current" on their website? ???

In any case, I have updated the Timeline in the first post of this thread based on this new info. Thanks Detron! :)

thank you for all you have given to MTO and to our and My education of Multitools!

I feel a group hug coming on.  :D

(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/love-smileys/groups_cuddle.gif) (http://www.4smileys.com)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: captain spaulding on July 16, 2014, 02:26:22 AM
Interesting indeed. Leatherman moved the Kick, Fuse, and Blast into the "Retired Products" section of their website in late 2011, so that is what we based their retirement date on in this timeline. However, given the 1212 dates on Detron's handles, it is clear they were still producing tools throughout the entire year of 2012. :think: Hmm, perhaps they were still fulfilling orders, even though the tools themselves were no longer listed as "current" on their website? ???

In any case, I have updated the Timeline in the first post of this thread based on this new info. Thanks Detron! :)

thank you for all you have given to MTO and to our and My education of Multitools!

I feel a group hug coming on.  :D

(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/love-smileys/groups_cuddle.gif) (http://www.4smileys.com)

Why do I feel so uncomfortable now.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: detron on July 16, 2014, 02:31:58 AM
Interesting indeed. Leatherman moved the Kick, Fuse, and Blast into the "Retired Products" section of their website in late 2011, so that is what we based their retirement date on in this timeline. However, given the 1212 dates on Detron's handles, it is clear they were still producing tools throughout the entire year of 2012. :think: Hmm, perhaps they were still fulfilling orders, even though the tools themselves were no longer listed as "current" on their website? ???

In any case, I have updated the Timeline in the first post of this thread based on this new info. Thanks Detron! :)

thank you for all you have given to MTO and to our and My education of Multitools!

I feel a group hug coming on.  :D

(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/love-smileys/groups_cuddle.gif) (http://www.4smileys.com)

Why do I feel so uncomfortable now.  :rofl:

you brought it up   :rofl:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: captain spaulding on July 16, 2014, 02:34:41 AM
Interesting indeed. Leatherman moved the Kick, Fuse, and Blast into the "Retired Products" section of their website in late 2011, so that is what we based their retirement date on in this timeline. However, given the 1212 dates on Detron's handles, it is clear they were still producing tools throughout the entire year of 2012. :think: Hmm, perhaps they were still fulfilling orders, even though the tools themselves were no longer listed as "current" on their website? ???

In any case, I have updated the Timeline in the first post of this thread based on this new info. Thanks Detron! :)

thank you for all you have given to MTO and to our and My education of Multitools!

I feel a group hug coming on.  :D

(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/love-smileys/groups_cuddle.gif) (http://www.4smileys.com)

Why do I feel so uncomfortable now.  :rofl:

you brought it up   :rofl:

Yea, but your the one that got all touchy feely.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: derekmac on July 16, 2014, 02:40:07 AM

Interesting indeed. Leatherman moved the Kick, Fuse, and Blast into the "Retired Products" section of their website in late 2011, so that is what we based their retirement date on in this timeline. However, given the 1212 dates on Detron's handles, it is clear they were still producing tools throughout the entire year of 2012. :think: Hmm, perhaps they were still fulfilling orders, even though the tools themselves were no longer listed as "current" on their website? ???

In any case, I have updated the Timeline in the first post of this thread based on this new info. Thanks Detron! :)

thank you for all you have given to MTO and to our and My education of Multitools!

I feel a group hug coming on.  :D

(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/love-smileys/groups_cuddle.gif) (http://www.4smileys.com)

Why do I feel so uncomfortable now.  :rofl:
Maybe something's poking you? :pok: :ahhh


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Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: captain spaulding on July 16, 2014, 02:53:38 AM
It just got serious.  :ahhh


 :b2t:    :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: detron on July 16, 2014, 03:55:15 AM
so,  we need to buy every Blast and see f we can find an 0113 date handle   :rofl:

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: super m on July 16, 2014, 03:08:08 PM

so,  we need to buy every Blast and see f we can find an 0113 date handle   :rofl:

Good luck with that !!


Brüder, die Brüdern Helfen
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: cray- on February 12, 2015, 04:57:07 PM
Hi, I'm sort of new to the LM world and I was considering picking up a Wave to replace my lost Wingman. I always check camelx3 to suss out price history & check for sale patterns when I noticed the massive price rise in early 2014(?), can anyone explain this to me?http://camelcamelcamel.com/Leatherman-830039-Multitool-Leather-Combination/product/B0002H49BC

Looks like the average price was sitting around the $60 mark for years but then jumped to around $90. I tried searching the forums & Google in general but can't find any relevant discussion. I hope this is a suitable place to ask, I didn't think it really required it's own thread.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: mzil on February 27, 2015, 09:01:03 PM
The very small Leatherman Style is now listed at their site as "discontinued". Does anyone know in what year was its last production? I already have one, I just want to know what year they stopped.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: enki_ck on February 27, 2015, 09:06:28 PM
As far as I know, the production ended in late 2014.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: mzil on February 27, 2015, 09:14:06 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Obi1shinobee on March 16, 2015, 02:00:54 AM
so,  we need to buy every Blast and see f we can find an 0113 date handle   :rofl:

Blast is awesome  :multi:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: wowaboro on March 16, 2015, 07:35:07 PM
I suggest to fix the first post:

Original Juice C2 - 2001-2014
Original Juice S2 - 2001-2014
Original Juice CS4 - 2001-2014
Original Juice XE6 - 2001-2014
Original Juice SX - 2013-2014
Juice C2 - 2014-Present
Juice S2 - 2014-Present
Juice CS4 - 2014-Present
Juice XE6 - 2014-Present
Juice SX - 2014-Present
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: mat derby on March 22, 2015, 11:10:22 PM
I still can't believe they discontinued the kf4 and squirt s4, madness.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: dipti on May 04, 2015, 12:31:00 PM
Thanks for providing this list. It is really helpful.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: zatoichi on May 21, 2015, 06:35:29 AM
Any word on the Leatherman Signal?   :gimme:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Huntsman on April 18, 2016, 02:44:11 AM
Hey LM fans and experts,
 
Does anyone know please when in 2001 the Juices first became available
ie What date codes?

I have a 0601/0701 and was wondering how close to first production this tool is !!

Or put another way - What's your earliest dated Juice?

I am guessing they were announced at Shot - which is January? Was it going back then?
But probably became available mid year? That is what usually seems to happen.
I guess they could have been manufactured (and date coded?) throughout the year??

Thanks guys

Edit: Oops - Dates corrected - Thanks Poncho for spotting the typo/error
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 18, 2016, 02:51:10 AM
Hey LM fans and experts,
 
Does anyone know please when in 2001 the Juices first became available
ie What date codes?

I have a 0611/0711 and was wondering how close to first production this tool is !!

Or put another way - What's your earliest dated Juice?

I am guessing they were announced at Shot - which is January? Was it going back then?
But probably became available mid year? That is what usually seems to happen.
I guess they could have been manufactured (and date coded?) throughout the year??

Thanks guys

That datecode is at least 10 years into the production of the Juice :think: :D I am guessing you mean 0601/0701 ;) if so then yeah that is fairly early but how early I am not sure :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 18, 2016, 02:55:03 AM
I really need to start looking at all of my datecodes :facepalm: I just looked at mine and I have a Kf4 with 0701/0801 datecodes :cheers: So I guess I have a fairly early one as well :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: wowaboro on April 18, 2016, 07:11:29 PM
Hey LM fans and experts,
 
Does anyone know please when in 2001 the Juices first became available
ie What date codes?

I have a 0601/0701 and was wondering how close to first production this tool is !!

Or put another way - What's your earliest dated Juice?

I am guessing they were announced at Shot - which is January? Was it going back then?
But probably became available mid year? That is what usually seems to happen.
I guess they could have been manufactured (and date coded?) throughout the year??

Thanks guys

Edit: Oops - Dates corrected - Thanks Poncho for spotting the typo/error

- Pre-Production Juices don't have date codes. Instead stamps on side faces of handles and cast on pliers head they have etched inscriptions. Also they have two (not three) back springs for slotted screwdrivers. Colors (not storm gray) only.

- First production Juices have date codes, stamps and cast inscriptions and two back springs. Colors only. Earliest date codes (that I have) 0401. 

- Standard production Juices have date codes, stamps and cast inscriptions and three back springs. Colors and storm gray. Earliest date codes (that I have) on colored 0601, on storm gray 0102.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 18, 2016, 07:59:52 PM
My one Kf4 is Storm Grey and it is from 04 but the other one with above datecodes is Solar Yellow 8)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Huntsman on April 19, 2016, 12:33:04 AM
Hey WWB (and Poncho)

Thanks very much - Great information  :tu:  :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 26, 2016, 05:24:06 AM
Guess we need to add the Signal and the Tread to the list :think:

Am I missing any others that came out last year?

PST - 1983-2004
MiniTool - 1986-2004
Original Supertool - 1994-2001
PST II - 1996-2004
Micra - 1996-Present
Original Wave - 1998-2004
Sideclip - 1998-2004
Flair - 1999-2004
Crunch - 1999-Present
Pulse - 2000-2004
Supertool 200 - 2001-2005
Juice Kf4 - 2001-2005
Original Juice C2 - 2001-2014
Original Juice S2 - 2001-2014
Original Juice CS4 - 2001-2014
Original Juice XE6 - 2001-2014
Juice Pro - 2002-2003
Squirt P4 - 2002-2010
Squirt S4 - 2002-2010
Juice SC2 - 2003-2005
Squirt E4 - 2003-2010
New Wave - 2004-Present
Charge Ti & Xti - 2004-2007
Kick - 2004-2012
Fuse(knife) - 2004-2012
Blast - 2004-2012
Core - 2005-2009
Surge - 2005-Present
Fuse(knifeless) - 2006-2012
Hybrid - 2006-2010
Vista - 2006-2010
Charge AL, ALX & TTi - 2007-Present
Genus - 2007-2010
Skeletool - 2008-Present
Skeletool CX - 2008-Present
Freestyle - 2009-Present
Freestyle CX - 2009-2011
Super Tool 300 - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 EOD - 2010-Present
MUT - 2010-Present
Style - 2010-2014
Style CS - 2010-Present
Squirt ES4 - 2010-Present
Squirt PS4 - 2010-Present
Sidekick - 2011-Present
Wingman - 2011-Present
Style PS - 2011-Present
Rebar - 2012-Present
OHT - 2012-Present
Skeletool SX - 2013-Present
Raptor - 2013-Present
New Surge - 2013-Present
Original Juice SX - 2013-2014
Leap - 2014-Present
New Juice C2 - 2014-Present
New Juice S2 - 2014-Present
New Juice CS4 - 2014-Present
New Juice XE6 - 2014-Present
New Juice SX - 2014-Present
Leatherman REV - 2015-Present
Signal - 2015-Present
Tread - 2015-Present

That is correct right :think:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 27, 2016, 05:22:27 AM
I also forgot about the Skeletool RX that came out this year :oops:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: sLaughterMed on April 28, 2016, 04:02:53 PM
Knifeless Rebar... :pok:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 28, 2016, 04:24:42 PM
Knifeless Rebar... :pok:

To me that is only a variation late to the game ::) :D But yeah I guess it should be added as well :D

Can I get an edit :waving:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 28, 2016, 04:26:59 PM
PST - 1983-2004
MiniTool - 1986-2004
Original Supertool - 1994-2001
PST II - 1996-2004
Micra - 1996-Present
Original Wave - 1998-2004
Sideclip - 1998-2004
Flair - 1999-2004
Crunch - 1999-Present
Pulse - 2000-2004
Supertool 200 - 2001-2005
Juice Kf4 - 2001-2005
Original Juice C2 - 2001-2014
Original Juice S2 - 2001-2014
Original Juice CS4 - 2001-2014
Original Juice XE6 - 2001-2014
Juice Pro - 2002-2003
Squirt P4 - 2002-2010
Squirt S4 - 2002-2010
Juice SC2 - 2003-2005
Squirt E4 - 2003-2010
New Wave - 2004-Present
Charge Ti & Xti - 2004-2007
Kick - 2004-2012
Fuse(knife) - 2004-2012
Blast - 2004-2012
Core - 2005-2009
Surge - 2005-Present
Fuse(knifeless) - 2006-2012
Hybrid - 2006-2010
Vista - 2006-2010
Charge AL, ALX & TTi - 2007-Present
Genus - 2007-2010
Skeletool - 2008-Present
Skeletool CX - 2008-Present
Freestyle - 2009-Present
Freestyle CX - 2009-2011
Super Tool 300 - 2009-Present
Super Tool 300 EOD - 2010-Present
MUT - 2010-Present
Style - 2010-2014
Style CS - 2010-Present
Squirt ES4 - 2010-Present
Squirt PS4 - 2010-Present
Sidekick - 2011-Present
Wingman - 2011-Present
Style PS - 2011-Present
Rebar - 2012-Present
OHT - 2012-Present
Skeletool SX - 2013-Present
Raptor - 2013-Present
New Surge - 2013-Present
Original Juice SX - 2013-2014
Leap - 2014-Present
New Juice C2 - 2014-Present
New Juice S2 - 2014-Present
New Juice CS4 - 2014-Present
New Juice XE6 - 2014-Present
New Juice SX - 2014-Present
Leatherman REV - 2015-Present
Signal - 2015-Present
Tread - 2015-Present
Skeletool RX - 2016-Present
Knifeless Rebar - 2016-Present

Do we need anymore is is that right? :think: Any case it will be more updated than it was :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: sLaughterMed on May 01, 2016, 03:51:32 AM
Is the RX even out yet?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on May 01, 2016, 04:00:45 AM
Is the RX even out yet?

I probably meant to put 2016 and wasn't paying attention as I typed it :facepalm: :whistle:

I think that was when the thread started about it but I put 2016 in the wiki :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: zoidberg on May 01, 2016, 06:00:00 AM
Updated the list.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on May 01, 2016, 06:23:19 AM
Updated the list.   :cheers:

and a tip of my hat to ya  :hatsoff:

 :salute:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Chako on May 04, 2016, 11:57:19 AM
It is a shame nobody cared about the pocket tools.  :think:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: zoidberg on May 04, 2016, 12:07:46 PM
It is a shame nobody cared about the pocket tools.  :think:

Are you volunteering?   :pok:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on May 04, 2016, 02:45:48 PM
It is a shame nobody cared about the pocket tools.  :think:

We do need to try and get something together with at least a timeline or somthing :tu: I remember when they bought out a company a few years back and started making the tools from some of those patents and went from there but not sure about release dates on them :facepalm: Somebody might be able to email LM about it cause surely they keep better records now with all of our new technological advances :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on May 04, 2016, 03:01:22 PM
It is a shame nobody cared about the pocket tools.  :think:

We do need to try and get something together with at least a timeline or somthing :tu: I remember when they bought out a company a few years back and started making the tools from some of those patents and went from there but not sure about release dates on them :facepalm: Somebody might be able to email LM about it cause surely they keep better records now with all of our new technological advances :D

Hopefully some of the members here that collect those can fill in the blanks :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Chako on July 18, 2016, 02:12:46 AM
I did post this a while back in this thread...and nobody cared to comment or correct. :think:

"Does anyone else think we should be adding their pocket tools to this list? Not exactly sure on the dates however.

Brewzer 2012 - Present
Mako Ti 2012 - Present
Piranha 2012 - 2013
Piranha 2 2014 - Present
Hail 2013 - Present
Hail+Style PS 2013 - Present
Rime 2013 - Present
Cam 2013 - Present
Pump 2013 - Present
Rail 2013 - Present
Jam 2013 - Present
Jam+Style PS 2013 - Present
Grind 2013 - Present
Shooter 2013 - Present
Thruster 2013 - Present"
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 18, 2016, 02:20:27 AM
Perhaps we could include them under the regular tools in their own timeline :think: :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 18, 2016, 02:23:07 AM
There added :cheers:

I think they are worthwhile to keep track of and we need to make sure the dates are correct and edit accordingly :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Chako on July 18, 2016, 02:30:40 PM
 :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Spence on November 03, 2016, 01:58:24 PM
I noticed in the timeline that the Sideclip is listed as starting in 1998. My Sideclip has 4 production dates; 08, 09, 10 and 11/97. Would it be safe to say (being a newbie) that production started in '97 and it then became available in '98 or was it actually available before '98?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: SteveC on November 03, 2016, 02:34:11 PM
Interesting, Is there a date code on each half of both handles ? 
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Spence on November 03, 2016, 03:46:30 PM
Interesting, Is there a date code on each half of both handles ?

   That's correct, each half of each handle has a date code and all are from '97. 0897, 0997, 1097 and 1197.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on November 03, 2016, 06:50:36 PM
Interesting, Is there a date code on each half of both handles ?

   That's correct, each half of each handle has a date code and all are from '97. 0897, 0997, 1097 and 1197.

I would like to know that as well :o Good spot Spence :tu: It could have been available late 97 from the looks of your tool or they started production late in the year to get a jump on getting them out first quarter of 98 :think: Either way I think we may have to edit the timeline and the wiki a bit ;) :D
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: 71spud on January 24, 2017, 07:27:13 PM
You are missing the MUT EOD on your list.  When did that model become available?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 24, 2017, 11:16:48 PM
You are missing the MUT EOD on your list.  When did that model become available?  Thanks!

I may be wrong but it either came out the same year 2010 or the next year 2011 :think: I am almost positive that they came out at the same time though :shrug:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 20, 2017, 05:03:41 PM
You are missing the MUT EOD on your list.  When did that model become available?  Thanks!

I may be wrong but it either came out the same year 2010 or the next year 2011 :think: I am almost positive that they came out at the same time though :shrug:

Can anyone make sure I am right about this or am I wrong :whistle: I also would like to know this for sure and make an edit in the timeline if need be :salute:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: ThundahBeagle on December 20, 2017, 07:15:24 AM
So, the Micra is on course to overtake the PST as the longest-produced Leatherman tool of all time. As of now, it ties that record of 21 years. As of next year, it overtakes it. Yep, the little Micra. And not even a plyers tool.

Wow. It must be selling well, even old school as it is.

Bring back the PST/PST II. !!!!
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 20, 2017, 11:58:41 AM
I think the plan was for the first generation of Squirts to replace it but that still didn't kill it off :o It outlived those and may very will outlive the second gen ones as well :like:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Sam Lim on December 30, 2017, 07:12:02 AM
I think the plan was for the first generation of Squirts to replace it but that still didn't kill it off :o It outlived those and may very will outlive the second gen ones as well :like:

Only if they had used the old school bare stainless steel handles on the squirt with outside opening tools, that would be really sweet.  Totally hated the anodized aluminium on all the series.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 30, 2017, 09:41:50 PM
If they had only used HAIII on the Squirts and Juice series :ahhh
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on October 15, 2018, 02:59:47 AM
Do we need to add the Heritage PST for 2018 :think:

Also I think the Charge+ and Wave+ need to be added :cheers:

Anything anyone else can think of :think:

I will wait a day or so and do the edit all at once in the first post :tu: That way if I have missed any we can get them added as well :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Roguewrench on October 25, 2018, 09:42:02 PM
There a few of the anniversary models and limited production models not listed,

Silver charge-2008
Gold charge
20th anniversary wave
25th anniversary wave-2008-2009
25th anniversary charge-2008-2009
Limited Edition Damascus Wave-2009
Two Handed Tool line-2009 (Charge, Wave, others
Most tools also have a military mate that goes in production 1 year after first production.
Unless military specific.

Just FYI

Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: SteveC on October 25, 2018, 09:46:41 PM
Thanks for the info  :tu:

Title: Leatherman Multitool Family Tree
Post by: Max Stone on January 05, 2019, 07:30:40 PM
Hello all, for my first post on Leatherman Tools...

This may well have been done before, however if not, the following Family Tree may be of interest to some forum members. I've split it into inside- and outside-folding tools, and attempted to link related tools. Only the original model launched is shown as it would be too complex to list all variations. Non-folding tools, wearables and knives are not listed.

Kind regards, Max
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 05, 2019, 09:26:44 PM
Welcome to  :MTO:  awesome first post and great pdf :like: :like:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Huntsman on January 06, 2019, 08:45:43 AM
^^^ Ditto ^^^
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: rescue4500 on January 16, 2019, 08:17:36 PM
gotta admit i do love the family tree
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Max Stone on January 16, 2019, 08:26:12 PM
gotta admit i do love the family tree

Thanks rescue4500  :)

I think this could make a nice MTO poster with a bit of graphic design work?

Missing the pruners, so will have to do a Mk-II version of this info-graphic.
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 16, 2019, 08:27:19 PM
Can't wait to see version 2 :popcorn: :like:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Elgie on January 19, 2019, 03:27:58 AM
Great job on the family tree!


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Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Max Stone on January 24, 2019, 11:03:23 AM
Great job on the family tree!

Thanks Elgie. Updated version due out on the weekend.  :)
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 24, 2019, 01:04:10 PM
Great job on the family tree!

Thanks Elgie. Updated version due out on the weekend.  :)

 :o :like:

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Max Stone on January 24, 2019, 05:50:07 PM
Added new logo, Hybrid/Vista that I missed, and new Free P2/P4 (pliers based). While Leatherman are positioning Free as completely new, it does follow an evolutionary path started by Wave in 1998, so I've tagged it under this branch.

Looking at the portfolio, any thoughts on what model is next up for discontinuation? Crunch? OHT?
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 24, 2019, 06:09:43 PM
I'd say the Crunch is safe since it is the only type of its kind (hoping I am not jinxing this by saying it :facepalm: ) but the OHT may have its days numbered  :ahhh

Thanks for the updated pic :like: already downloaded  :tu:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: SteveC on February 04, 2019, 02:01:23 PM
Great job on the family tree !    :cheers:
Title: Re: Leatherman production timeline.
Post by: Max Stone on February 04, 2019, 03:27:31 PM
Thanks Steve. Puts a little perspective on their portfolio.  :hatsoff: