Welcome to abwaluyo I am going with Max about the R and TM meaning Registered and Trademark Registered for a trademark will likely be an older tool as it hasn't been for sure approved at he time and TM will be newer as it was approved Datecodes inside the handles of the Surge will likely prove the theory I am sure exceptions to this can always be found though
Perhaps I have never really paid attention to all that kind of stuff
True Poncho. Leatherman failed in their efforts to patent the PST in the early days, so they registered the design instead which gave them some means to go after other brands copying the design. This is probably a similar strategy they did for Surge. Trademark typically relates to the product name. I’m no expert on this, so maybe others can chime in.
Hello ABURABURA, I think the clip-point is an older variant. Should be covered in the PST chronology thread...
Hi ! I just got in the mail a new Leatherman pst2. With the date 0296 ! Does anybody know the month where Leatherman started producing the pst2 in 1996 ? I will add pictures later! And the rare thing is that it doesn’t say Leatherman pst2 or Leatherman pst on it. It just say Leatherman tool.
Nice to get a new one all these years later. According to David LM may have used older handles:"I got another unmarked PST II in a week or two ago dated 1195 & 0296"https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,15102.0.htmlthanks for the info!It is possible that the date code is when the handle was made, not when the complete tool was assembled, plus LM may have replaced with a used (and therefore older) handle when doing maintenance under warranty. LM was also known to make handles in batches and stockpile them until used up."LeathermanTool" PST IIs aren't rare, LM obviously used the PST handles when they first started making PST IIs, later (when the PST hadles ran out ? ) they made specific PST II handles.
Only thing that was missing is the instructions book but I can’t complain since I got it for a unbelievable price!
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?
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