Leatherman Bond
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Leatherman Introduces ‘Bond’ Multitool, Update to Original PST

With the same 14-tool premise that started it all, the Leatherman Bond aims to be a low-profile, budget-friendly multitool for everyday tasks.

While you may know the brand Leatherman, you may not know that it all started 1) with a man named Tim Leatherman; and 2) with a tool called the PST. Back in 1983, Leatherman — a tinkerer and everyday carry enthusiast if ever there was one — launched a 14-implement multitool after years of sketches and hustling to seed the invention in product catalogs.

What set it apart and won over DIYers everywhere was the heart of the tool — pliers. That clever innovation put Leatherman, the tool and the man, on the map. And today, Leatherman pays homage to the original with a lighter-weight descendent of the grandaddy PST — and a tool that meets handy-folks shopping on a budget.

Available today for $50, the Leatherman Bond offers virtually the same toolset as the PST, with a modern minimal design and a scant 5.8-oz. profile. Here’s what you need to know.

Leatherman Bond

Leatherman Bond Multitool

At $50, the Bond costs less than almost all of the brand’s full-size multitools and less than many of its smaller options — like the Skeletool — as well. Like the original PST, it sports a low-profile, stainless steel aesthetic, as opposed to the textured and colorful options that grace many of its recent tools.

It doesn’t boast the magnetic action of our favorite Free Series Leatherman tools, but that’s not how the Portland manufacturer is marketing it.

“Perfect for a glove-box backup or first-time users,” the brand’s product description says. And if you’ve never tried a Leatherman, $50 is an attractive way to get familiar with the iconic everyday carry. Here’s the rundown of what you get in the Leatherman Bond.

Leatherman Bond
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Leatherman Bond Multitool

  • Needlenose pliers
  • Regular pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Hard-wire cutters
  • Electrical crimper
  • 420HC knife
  • Wood/metal file
  • Awl with thread loop
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Large screwdriver
  • Small screwdriver
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Wire stripper
  • Ruler (4 in. | 10 cm)

The Bond weighs about 6 ounces, has a closed length of 4 inches, a 2.9-inch 420HC blade, and full stainless steel construction. Learn more and get one now at Leatherman.

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