1975, Tim Leatherman found himself traveling through Europe with a tight budget
and a cranky car. His trusty 'scout knife' just wasn't up to the challenges he
faced during his 10 month journey. Tim wished he had a compact knife with full
sized pliers. When Tim returned to the USA, he put his engineering skills
to work and after seven years, the original Leatherman tool was perfected.
The Leatherman brand name is synonymous with quality and innovation and is the
World leader in multi-tools.