Established in 1983, Leatherman is a company dedicated to making excellent multi-tools for a variety of jobs and activities. Whether it's camping or doing DIY, we all hate it when we need to fix something quickly or on-the-go and we don’t have the tools for the job. Well, this is exactly what the founder of the Leatherman brand thought when he came up with the world’s first pliers-based multi-tool. Over the years the brand has created a range of heavy-duty, full-size, pocket-size, and keychain multi-tools to help get any job done.
The idea for the Leatherman brand first came around when founder Tim Leatherman identified a need for a plier-based multi-tool when he and his wife were travelling. They were staying in budget accommodation and came across a lot of leaking pipes that needed fixing. Their car they were using for the trip was also quite unreliable, and required many roadside fixes. Tim thought how useful it would be to have a portable multi-tool to use and began making a prototype. Eventually, after years of hard work, he got his first order and the company has never looked back.
Hailing from the same part of the world as sportswear giant Nike, since 1983, Leatherman tools have been made in Portland, Oregon in the USA. From their base, the Leatherman brand is committed to providing consumers with the best quality multipurpose products to help solve the many everyday problems that need a quick fix with a tool. Suitable for all types of adventures - no task is too big or too small, and you can find a Leatherman tool for pretty much everything. This includes hiking and fishing in the rugged Oregon mountains or closer to home in the UK.
Deciding on the Leatherman multi-tool to purchase depends on what you want to use it for, where and how often. There is a tool to match every occasion as there is a wide range available. From smaller tools that you can add to a key chain to the tools with a bigger range of functions such as the stainless steel Skeletool. The Skeletool, for example, boasts seven tools including a knife, bottle opener, carabiner and of course the pliers. Each tool undergoes rigorous testing and is built with high-quality materials and skilled craftsmanship.
Here at Fat Buddha Store you can find a carefully curated collection of what we think are the best Leatherman tools currently available. If you’re planning on taking your tool on your next outdoor adventure, our range of backpacks, clothing and jackets from brands like Patagonia and Fjallraven might be something you want to look at too. For orders over £50 there is free UK delivery available, and there is also free delivery for the EU on orders over £150 and free worldwide delivery on orders over £250.