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Japan PST Owners Club 16131

Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 61,810
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #210 on: December 22, 2019, 10:38:30 PM »




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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,875
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #211 on: December 22, 2019, 10:45:05 PM »
 :2tu: :2tu: :2tu:

Barry
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 61,810
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #212 on: December 22, 2019, 10:50:20 PM »
Thanks Barry  :hatsoff:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,490
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #213 on: December 22, 2019, 10:54:17 PM »
Very nice  :like: :tu:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 61,810
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #214 on: December 22, 2019, 10:55:11 PM »
Thanks Ray  :hatsoff:
Jr. Member Posts: 86
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #215 on: January 30, 2020, 07:39:20 PM »
Any anyone seen an explanation (from Tim Leatherman or otherwise) on why the splay of handles on the Japan Leatherman PSTs was signficantly wider than the US-made PSTs?  I've always found the Japan PSTs to be really uncomfortable to use.  Not that the US PSTs were super comfortable either, but the extra wide splay on the JPST handles just never fit my hand well.

In comparison photo below, the Japan PST is on the bottom.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2020, 08:13:20 PM by The Copilot »
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 61,810
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #216 on: January 30, 2020, 08:01:10 PM »
I am thinking the really old US PSTs are the same and will try and compare them when I get home  :salute:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,490
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #217 on: January 30, 2020, 08:47:50 PM »
 :popcorn:
Jr. Member Posts: 86
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #218 on: January 30, 2020, 09:10:47 PM »
I am thinking the really old US PSTs are the same and will try and compare them when I get home  :salute:

I've got an early PST (ca. 1984) and although the handle splay on that tool is a little wider than the later PSTs, isn't as wide as the splay on the Japan pieces.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,096
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #219 on: January 31, 2020, 02:16:00 AM »
I agree the handles on the JPST are wider on a lot of them and not very comfortable to use. I dont know why they were made that way..     :think:     :D

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
Hold Fast
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 61,810
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #220 on: January 31, 2020, 02:56:07 AM »
I am thinking the really old US PSTs are the same and will try and compare them when I get home  :salute:

Remembered but not as soon as I got home :whistle: :D

The splay on my old PST and my JPST are the same :cheers:



Even so much that you can't see the JPST under the old one :o :D



End to end and they are the same :tu:

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,490
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #221 on: January 31, 2020, 03:29:08 AM »
Cool and thanks  :like: :cheers:
Hero Member Posts: 542
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #222 on: May 11, 2020, 12:00:50 PM »
Another interesting JPST arrived today. This one doesn't have any stamps on the knife blade, I've never seen it before.
No Life Club Posts: 4,635 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #223 on: May 11, 2020, 12:10:56 PM »
Another interesting JPST arrived today. This one doesn't have any stamps on the knife blade, I've never seen it before.

Another rarity - presumably a factory error.  Nice find (and a very good eye for detail in noticing it).  :tu: :tu: :tu:   :salute:

I've only ever seen JPSTs with "Leatherman" (only), "Leatherman, Japan" and "Japan, Leatherman" (the rare Large Lanyard variant).

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."
Hero Member Posts: 542
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #224 on: May 11, 2020, 06:01:41 PM »
Another rarity - presumably a factory error. 

I think it's not error, it's standard variant of knife blade, but much more rare than the other (with stamps on tang) variants.
USPSTs also have such blades:
No Life Club Posts: 4,635 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Japan PST Owners Club
« Reply #225 on: May 12, 2020, 08:06:18 AM »
I think it's not error, it's standard variant of knife blade, but much more rare than the other (with stamps on tang) variants.
USPSTs also have such blades:

Thanks for the info  :tu: :salute:

Hmmm, maybe I should have a closer look at some of my older USPSTs.  TBH I only ever paid much attention to the tang stamps on my JPSTs

Edit:  It seems I do have some USPSTs with blank tang stamps (well, according to my MT spreadsheet, anyway, which saved me from ratting through boxes of PSTs  to check)

Every day can be a learning day if you let it - even if it is something you once knew ;)

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."

 

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