Leatherman multi-tools have contributed to the adventure, craftsmanship, and survival of users the world over for almost three decades. Above is the best-selling Wave.
Contrary to what some people might think, the Leatherman wasn’t named after a member of the Village People. Nor does this handy little tool relate to some specific craft, like tanning or trimming hides. No, Leatherman is the last name of the person who invented it. First name: Tim.
Tim is a Northwesterner, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University. In 1975, after college, he and his wife traveled through Europe in a cheap, old Fiat. He had taken a Boy Scout knife with him — not unlike a Swiss Army knife — and used it for all the usual purposes and improvisations he had to come up with because he didn’t have a comprehensive toolbox with him but needed to