The Original
American Multi-tool

Proud Oregonians Since 1983

Under one roof in Portland, Oregon, we embrace that same innovation, drive and dedication today. No matter the challenge or task at hand, we refuse to give up. Like Tim, and the people we build our products for - the builders, workers, problem solvers, pioneers and adventurers - we too are doers. And we won't stop until it's done, and done right. 

It's what makes us proud to be Oregonians. And it's what makes Leatherman an American brand. 

The Original

The original Leatherman tool was called the PST, or known as the Pocket Survival Tool. Eight years in the making, the PST comprised 13 different tools and folded up into a five ounce, four inch toolbox. In the first year of business, Tim and Steve hoped to sell 4,000 tools; instead, they sold 30,000. And over the next decade, they would sell over one million PST multi-tools.

Our Testing Facility: The Pacific Northwest

We build and manufacture all of our tools in Portland, Oregon. And when it’s time to put our tools through their paces, we test them in the great Pacific Northwest. From hiking in the rugged Cascade Mountains, fishing off of the beautiful Oregon coast, or exploring the high desert in the east, we ensure our tools are reliable for any adventure or task, big or small.

We invite you to try our tools for yourselves, or read people’s stories of saving the day with quick-thinking, their own two hands, and a Leatherman.

“There’s a fine line between perseverance and failure to accept reality.”