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Leatherman PST chronology project

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au Offline Huntsman

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1260 on: July 05, 2022, 12:38:45 AM
Hi - Welcome to MTo
Very nice PST from July 95
The chart on the first post shows you where it fits into the PST history

Did you just get it?
Very unusual to find a PST as new and in its box with instructions etc etc if so


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1261 on: July 06, 2022, 03:47:50 PM
I want to love this thread so much, but I feel many of my prized PST’s are not represented.

Early Winters PST w/ Blade Etched

Identical PST as mentioned above, no etch, with USA added

JPST US Pat 4238862 w/ Large Lanyard ring on wrong handle.

CC PST much earlier than 1993

1986 BO PST w/ POCKET SURVIVAL TOOL spelled out

I know everyone has been working very hard for an amazingly long time on this, and I’d love to see a renewed effort from everyone to truly blow it out.  I’d personally love to reference this amazing chart, but most every time I come to look at it, I get the feeling that it is oversimplified and what I’m looking for isn’t represented.

I realize that progress and identification is the whole point of this thread, so I will do my part and post photos and descriptions of the tools listed above.  Hopefully we can all benefit and I look forward to seeing the chart become more comprehensive as we move forward.

Thank you to everyone for the incredible work over the years.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1262 on: July 06, 2022, 03:53:30 PM
Pictures would be great.  I'm sure others will pop in but from your post you might very well have some rare versions that few of us have seen.   :salute:
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Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1263 on: July 06, 2022, 06:42:51 PM
1986 POCKET SURVIVAL TOOL - Black Oxide

Rivets / Knurled Screws: Knurled

Lanyard Specifics: No Lanyard Attachment

Plier Pivot Size / Identifiers: Small Plier Pivot, (LEATHERMAN) ( USA ) on Both Sides

Hard Wire Cutter Notch: No

Handle Stamps / Markings: TOP / POCKET SURVIVAL TOOL, BOTTOM / US PAT, LM T, OR

Ruler: SAE

Date Codes: N/A

Blade Style: Drop Point

Blade Tang Stamp: LEATHERMAN U.S.A.

Screwdriver Pivot (In / Out): In













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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1264 on: July 06, 2022, 08:34:17 PM
Based on my post above, Black Oxide should be listed as first appearing in 1986. 

The 2021 Version 6 of the chart in post #1 mentions it starting around 1993 if I recall, it is in the bottom right hand corner to f the chart.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1265 on: July 06, 2022, 11:13:46 PM
Great pics :cheers: I am sure some of the info might just have been missed being included over the years  :think: I know that I have seen much older PSTs in BO for sure but not sure how old of one I have seen with cap crimper :think:

Any info and pics on the PST is always welcomed though :like:


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Reply #1266 on: July 06, 2022, 11:23:29 PM
Thanks Poncho, I certainly have a SAE (Inches Only) ruler version of the Cap Crimper in Black Oxide from 1988 and I believe [mention]wowaboro [/mention] has already documented a SS and BO from 1988 in his PST Components Guide.  I’ll get photos of mine for review but I think it’s safe to say 1993 can be updated to 1988 after review.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1267 on: July 06, 2022, 11:28:51 PM
If anyone has one and has it documented,  it is more than likely, wowaboro :cheers:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1268 on: July 07, 2022, 04:16:32 AM
1988-90 Black Oxide w/ Cap Crimper

Knurled Screws

Has Lanyard: Small

Plier Pivot Small, (LEATHERMAN) ( USA )

Hard Wire Cutter Notch: No

Handle Stamps / Markings: REG’D, LM T, OR

Ruler: SAE Only

Date Codes: N/A

Blade Style: Clip Point - Long

Blade Tang Stamp: Leatherman USA

Screwdriver Pivot (In / Out): In










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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1269 on: July 07, 2022, 01:10:03 PM
A very nice one :tu: :like:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1270 on: July 07, 2022, 01:38:41 PM
 :iagree: :tu:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1271 on: October 05, 2022, 08:19:33 AM
I hope this helps  ~ It's like a #3 1/2

Hollow Rivets
Large Lanyard on Opposite Side
Small Pivot
Leatherman Only on Pivot
No Hard Wire Notch
On Handles: Leatherman Large Letter Tool
US Pat 4238862   No Portland OR
Inch Only
No Date
Drop Point
Blade marked Japan Leatherman
Left Hand Can Opener

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1272 on: October 05, 2022, 12:39:16 PM
Thanks Z50 - That's great

And welcome to MTo - The best and most knowledgeable place on the net for multitools 
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1273 on: October 05, 2022, 04:10:35 PM
Welcome to  :MTO:  :cheers: and great pics of a great tool, z50 :like: :like:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1274 on: October 08, 2022, 09:55:09 PM
Thanks to Brenton (Legend), it turned out quite unexpectedly that the latest production date of the PST is not 1004, as it was thought all these years, but 1104. He discovered and bought one on ebay, and I rechecked my old stocks and also found this rarity.  Now I will correct all my records :)


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1275 on: October 08, 2022, 10:16:07 PM
Thanks to Brenton (Legend), it turned out quite unexpectedly that the latest production date of the PST is not 1004, as it was thought all these years, but 1104. He discovered and bought one on ebay, and I rechecked my old stocks and also found this rarity.  Now I will correct all my records :)

We all know who the true Legend is.  .  …but yes, we shall rewrite history with these 1104 PST.



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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1276 on: October 08, 2022, 11:30:40 PM
That is great that something new like this was found out about the PST :woohoo:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1277 on: October 08, 2022, 11:42:58 PM
Thanks to Brenton (Legend), it turned out quite unexpectedly that the latest production date of the PST is not 1004, as it was thought all these years, but 1104. He discovered and bought one on ebay, and I rechecked my old stocks and also found this rarity.  Now I will correct all my records :)

That's amazing - Thank you Legend and Wowbaro - We had better update our records too
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1278 on: October 09, 2022, 11:16:42 AM
Well done fellas, and congrats on an amazing find :tu:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1279 on: October 09, 2022, 01:54:22 PM
 :iagree: :tu:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1280 on: November 21, 2022, 09:59:44 PM
Late to the game, but here is my first PST1 :

•   Rivets or knurled screws? Rivets, no hollow base as far as I can see
•   Lanyard attachment? Y
•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot? Not sure
•   LEATHERMAN alone cast into plier pivot? Or with USA? Or TOOL? LEATHERMAN® TOOL REG'D TM1325473 (does not say US)
•   A hard wire cutter notch? N
•   Handles stamped with what? (see pictures in next post for examples) Big letters Leatherman mid 80's ?
•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric? Grr… Inch only
•   Date codes? N
•   Drop point knife blade or clip point? (saber?) Drop point
•   Knife blade tang stamped LEATHERMAN alone? Or with USA? Or JAPAN? Japan
•   Screwdrivers: pivot-in or pivot-out? pivot in

I'm guessing I got a Japanese changes II, right ?

Apart from the inches only, this thing is a beaut'.


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1281 on: November 22, 2022, 12:16:53 AM
Congrats Frenche :woohoo: would love to see a pic of it and if it has rivets then it should be a Japanese PST :tu: :like:


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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1282 on: November 22, 2022, 05:39:51 AM
Here is mine. Just joined message me and i will send the pics. Hope this helps as it is as old as I am.
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Reply #1283 on: November 22, 2022, 12:20:00 PM
Welcome to :MTO:  :cheers:

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1284 on: November 22, 2022, 08:45:13 PM
OK, here are some pics.
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Now, to get my JPST badge…

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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1285 on: November 22, 2022, 08:51:44 PM
Got luck on mine, it was part of an exchange (I got my first PST from Aloha and he started the fever), cause I felt I needed a backup and get my hands on a PST 1… It was a Japan one, didn't even know that before I opened the package.
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Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
Reply #1286 on: November 22, 2022, 10:24:54 PM
That is great, Frenche :woohoo: Looks to be in great shape as well :tu: :like: :like:


 

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