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Leatherman PST chronology project 245476

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,359
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1200 on: January 09, 2021, 11:49:13 AM »
Thanks a lot wowaboro  :hatsoff:
They've used the original with an additional stamp I see.

Formerly known as MTMatt
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,050
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1201 on: January 09, 2021, 01:51:12 PM »
New User Posts: 3
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1202 on: February 24, 2021, 03:28:52 AM »
wonderful timeline info. thank yu.
Jr. Member Posts: 68
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1203 on: April 22, 2021, 10:20:05 PM »

•   Rivets or knurled screws?
rivets

•   Lanyard attachment?
Yes

•   (Old) small diameter or (new) large diameter plier pivot?
Old small diameter pivot

•   LEATHERMAN alone cast into plier pivot? Or with USA? Or TOOL?
Leatherman

•   A hard wire cutter notch?
No

•   Handles stamped with what? (see pictures in next post for examples)
Leatherman Tool  US PAT 4238862

•   Inch ruler only, or inch/metric?
Inch

•   Date codes?
None

•   Drop point knife blade or clip point? (saber?)
DROP point

•   Knife blade tang stamped LEATHERMAN alone? Or with USA? Or JAPAN?
LEATHERMAN

•   Screwdrivers: pivot-in or pivot-out?
pivot-in


Don't know if my Leatherman is mid to late 80s USA or Jap made, can anyone help with that????
Hero Member Posts: 564
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1204 on: April 22, 2021, 10:27:59 PM »
Mid 80's, US PAT..., hollow rivets, Japan made PST
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,359
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1205 on: April 22, 2021, 10:36:22 PM »
That is a Japan made PST (JPST) for sure.
Are the rivets hollow on the other side?
If so then it could be one of the very first outsourced to Japan I guess  :think:

Edit: wowaboto beat me to it  :hatsoff:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Jr. Member Posts: 68
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1206 on: April 22, 2021, 11:07:11 PM »
Mid 80's, US PAT..., hollow rivets, Japan made PST

Thanks you

That is a Japan made PST (JPST) for sure.
Are the rivets hollow on the other side?
If so then it could be one of the very first outsourced to Japan I guess  :think:

Edit: wowaboto beat me to it  :hatsoff:


Yes it is. Bought it off of ebay and it wasn't in the description about it being a Japanese version.  Guess I lucked out.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 66,759
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1207 on: April 23, 2021, 02:15:05 AM »
All the big font LM that I have ever seen are from Japan :salute: as well as the riveted ones :think: :tu:

Nice find :like:
Jr. Member Posts: 68
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1208 on: April 23, 2021, 02:28:02 AM »
All the big font LM that I have ever seen are from Japan :salute: as well as the riveted ones :think: :tu:

Nice find :like:


Thanks poncho
Sr. Member Posts: 347
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1209 on: May 04, 2021, 04:38:08 AM »
Does anyone know this version of PST?
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 66,759
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1210 on: May 04, 2021, 04:57:03 AM »
Very cool :o Thanks for sharing :salute: Can't help you with any extra info on it though :dunno:
Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,707
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1211 on: May 04, 2021, 07:05:55 AM »
Looks like JPST branding !!
No Life Club Posts: 4,818 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1212 on: May 04, 2021, 07:56:14 AM »
Looks like a later JPST to me (in a very nice case).

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 66,759
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1213 on: May 04, 2021, 12:35:00 PM »
I guess I was assuming most knew that it was JPST from the large font on it :think: I never need to assume things like that I guess :whistle: :facepalm: :oops: :D
Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,707
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1214 on: May 04, 2021, 12:38:03 PM »
You know what they say about    ass  u   me   !!   :pok:

Is it really gold coloured - Or is that just some sort of reflection of the red felt on the steel?
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 66,759
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1215 on: May 04, 2021, 12:40:54 PM »
I know, I know ::) :facepalm: :D

I think it is the lighting that makes it the gold color in this instance but maybe xfile will be along to clarify :think: A lot of my older pics ended up with the gold tone whether I wanted them to or not :ahhh
Hero Member Posts: 564
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1216 on: May 04, 2021, 01:46:27 PM »
I think that this is not a trick of the light, snap cap on the sheath just steel without gold shades.
Most likely it's really gold color. In Japan were sold Mini Tools with gold (rather like a gold) coating:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,83044.msg2034924.html#msg2034924
Maybe such golden JPSTs also existed  ??? :think:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 66,759
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1217 on: May 04, 2021, 04:51:56 PM »
Awesome if it is Gold color  :o :drool: :like: :like:
No Life Club Posts: 4,818 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1218 on: May 05, 2021, 05:59:21 AM »
To my eyes it looks like a regular SS JPST, I think the red is a reflection from the red lining.  Look more closely at the second pic and you'll see what I mean.

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Sr. Member Posts: 347
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1219 on: May 07, 2021, 01:57:46 AM »
Yes, it's a Japanese version. I just bought it, but I haven't got it yet. The seller doesn't have any other picture details, I think it's slightly golden. I don't know the specific reason.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 66,759
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1220 on: May 07, 2021, 03:45:44 AM »
That is awesome if it is gold :o Let us know when you get it :salute: Congrats on getting that as well :tu: :like:
Newbie Posts: 32
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1221 on: May 17, 2021, 01:37:03 AM »
I managed to score this beauty recently, but I don't know how to determine the relative age of Cabela's stamped PSTs. Does anybody know? Based on reading much of this thread and several others on this forum, I've determined that the lack of blade etch and the tang stamp make this a less rare variety, and probably not near the original '83 runs. is that correct? Also, I've never seen one with the 'World's Foremost Outfitters' handle stamp, either, so I don't know how that factors into dating.


This sheath didn't come with it, but is from a similar time period.


I can't tell if this is a sloppy factor edge, or if it was resharpened at some point. The additional grinding appears to match the look of other older droppoint blades I've seen from this era.


trying to show a bit of the tang stamp.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 66,759
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1222 on: May 17, 2021, 01:40:10 AM »
You have a very early one :o I know it is 85 or before but not sure how before :think:

Very awesome find  :drool: :like: :like:

Thanks for sharing :hatsoff:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,359
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1223 on: May 17, 2021, 08:44:29 AM »
 :iagree:   ....very nice bobartig  :like:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,050
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1224 on: May 18, 2021, 09:55:24 PM »
 :iagree: 
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,531
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1225 on: May 20, 2021, 02:43:43 AM »
I guessing mid 84 give or take a little. The very early ones didnt have USA on the plier head and some other differences.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
Hold Fast
Newbie Posts: 32
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1226 on: June 09, 2021, 10:14:12 PM »
So, I just picked up another 'Pocket Survival Tool' PST. It's in pretty good shape for a 30+ year old piece of steel, but nowhere near minty. What's weird is the file appears to be heat anodized a light bronze color. I'm assuming someone took a torch to their PST for some reason, but does anyone know if PSTs were sold that way? Here's a couple pics next to another PST of similar age. It's not a trick of the light, it's got a copper-y bronze coloration. 🤔:


Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,707
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1227 on: June 10, 2021, 12:23:14 AM »
Interesting

It's not just a bit of rust/oxiidisation is it?   :think: :think:
Newbie Posts: 32
Re: Leatherman PST chronology project
« Reply #1228 on: June 10, 2021, 01:30:02 AM »
Interesting

It's not just a bit of rust/oxiidisation is it?   :think: :think:

I don't know, but the rest of the tool doesn't have it at all, it's extremely uniform over the entire file (including the flat tang and the nail nick area), and two weeks of ballistol bath hasn't done a thing to it. 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

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