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Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.

us Offline tango44

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Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
on: November 23, 2019, 12:08:11 PM
When can we expect these?
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ie Offline jonon9

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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 12:32:28 PM
Who knows really. I think I rather see them improve it somewhat before releasing a BO version of the tool. At around €200 which is $220 I want to see s30 blade steel andl bit holder at least.


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 12:52:53 PM
I wonder how many more will get excited when reading the title of this thread, only to click on it, read it, and get disappointed.


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 02:08:13 PM
Me for one  :facepalm:


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 02:34:40 PM


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 10:47:32 PM
FWIW I doubt the Free series will ever come in BO, simply because of the intended target audience...
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 01:00:17 AM
FWIW I doubt the Free series will ever come in BO, simply because of the intended target audience...

I think so too, but when I see a topic saying "Free P2 and P4 in black oxide" I will click on it anyway...

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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 05:41:34 AM
When can we expect these?

Probably never!
What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 05:14:31 PM
FWIW I doubt the Free series will ever come in BO, simply because of the intended target audience...

What's the exact intenden target audience???
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 05:15:23 PM
Probably never!

Why you say so?
Any specific reasons?
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #10 on: November 24, 2019, 05:18:00 PM
I wonder because I have a few dollars burning my pocket and I want to decide between the P2 Or the P4, what to buy???
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #11 on: November 24, 2019, 05:45:46 PM
Why you say so?
Any specific reasons?

Yes but to keep it short and simple. I'll refer back to DT's intended target audience. The intended target audience is not the military, police or other tactical types. Therefore I dont think Leatherman will ever make a BO Free. But who know sometimes they do off the wall things.    :D
What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #12 on: November 24, 2019, 06:05:52 PM
 :iagree: :cheers:
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #13 on: November 24, 2019, 06:20:06 PM
i Recently saw that the P4 was being carried at a military PX, so BO versions are possible. I would guess that an array of different colors is more probable though. I would also expect to see the series expanded in the next year or two.


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #14 on: November 24, 2019, 08:50:56 PM
That would surprise me. Military users or their acquisitions departments have more sturdy options from LM to choose from, at markedly lower prices. As an example, I'm curious whether the military would accept elastomer-bearinged pliers in battlefield circumstances.

Not that I wouldn't like one :D - I'm just not holding my breath :cheers:
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #15 on: November 24, 2019, 09:21:32 PM
That would surprise me. Military users or their acquisitions departments have more sturdy options from LM to choose from, at markedly lower prices. As an example, I'm curious whether the military would accept elastomer-bearinged pliers in battlefield circumstances.

Not that I wouldn't like one :D - I'm just not holding my breath :cheers:

There is a big difference from what is issued and what is sold at the PX.


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #16 on: November 24, 2019, 10:40:07 PM
Sorry, I overlooked the PX bit. True, but would that generate sufficient revenue for LM to justify its own variant?
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #17 on: November 25, 2019, 11:32:23 PM
I ordered the P2 for $89 so I will let you know when I get it!
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #18 on: November 25, 2019, 11:37:40 PM
I ordered the P2 for $89 so I will let you know when I get it!


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What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #19 on: November 25, 2019, 11:55:25 PM
I ordered the P2 for $89 so I will let you know when I get it!

Good price. Great tool. Don’t believe the claims of the Free tools being weak. They are tough.


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #20 on: December 07, 2019, 03:09:43 PM
The US military procurement system is interesting. Not only does each service pick their own gear but in many cases each battalion/regiment or other unit picks their gear based on the specific mission. This is especially true with personal gear.

I wouldn’t be surprised if some unit procurement officers have purchased the Free series. Microprocurements don’t go through the same process as a full blown procurement worth millions of dollars.

Leatherman has more or less said on Instagram that will be releasing a new Free variant at Shot Show and that black oxide was coming. I just hope they have a variant with a bit driver although Zap Wizards mod does work well. 


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #21 on: December 09, 2019, 02:44:05 PM
While these PX's vary somewhat, here is a real nice video of the field gear, knives, etc, currently being sold at an Army Clothing Store. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8cjdq7_j7U


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #22 on: December 13, 2019, 02:35:43 PM
WHAT A BIG DECEPTION IS THE P2.
After only 2 days of use, I tried to cut a hanger to use it for a project the pliers got stucked.
You can´t move the pliers now on the P2.
I'm returning this today.
Not worth it at all
I hope Leatherman reads this because the P2 is garbage!
Will stick with my Spirit that have served me fine since the first day!
Enjoy!


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #23 on: November 15, 2023, 10:28:59 AM
Hello everyone.

It's an old topic, but I'm interested in whether it's possible to color the scales of the P4. Has anyone tried this yet? I love my black multitolls and would like to have my P4 in black or dark gray as well. Does this make sense with simple spray paint from the hardware store?


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Re: Free P2 and P4 in black oxide.
Reply #24 on: November 15, 2023, 08:05:55 PM
Welcome to :MTO:

Spray paint will look fine but won't hold up well at all :salute: meaning it will come off pretty quickly and easily :ahhh

You can take the scales off and use certain acids or types of pastes that will black oxide them and give those a black oxide coating but I have never did this myself :ahhh

Adam5 and Legend have both black oxide a few things and may be able to give you some tips better than me :cheers:


 

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