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Blade Swap: Leatherman Unveils ‘PARTS’ Interchangeable Folding Knife

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Leatherman’s third Innovation Garage release marks the brand’s most sustainably made tool to date.

With just two product launches to date, the Leatherman Garage has already been a rousing success. Both the striking Darkside multitool, launched earlier this summer, and the debut Mr. Crunch in February sold out within one hour!

And it’s no surprise. These tools offer functionality and aesthetics you can’t find in any other Leatherman. So consider yourself warned: Don’t expect the third Garage release — the Leatherman PARTS — to hang around long. Click now, or forever hold your peace.

Launching today, the PARTS folding knife not only brings interchangeable blades into the fold (literally), but it is also, according to Leatherman, the brand’s most sustainable tool ever.

“Our goal is to make the best folding knife possible by using the greatest amount of found resources from the factory,” Leatherman said in a release. Specifically, the brand pieced together 26 parts from other tools to engineer this first-of-its-kind Leatherman blade.

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Leatherman PARTS Folding Knife

Despite inheriting DNA from a variety of multitools, the PARTS folding knife stands as a comparably streamlined implement among the Leatherman ranks. No drivers, no pliers — just a blade.

Well, two blades actually. PARTS does double duty, depending on the configuration you choose. PARTS can switch between a drop point “EDC blade” with S30V steel, and a “work blade” with 154CM steel (this blade has more of a sheepsfoot shape).

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Both steels are high quality, though the S30V wins out for edge retention, while the work blade will prove a little easier to resharpen. The PARTS folding knife comes with a star bit driver to swap between the two blades.

And Leatherman used G10 scales for the handle, which also sports a removable pocket clip. The whole shebang is made in the USA, and fewer than 1,000 PARTS folding knives will exist. As we noted, Leatherman expects these to go quickly! Full details on the third release from the Leatherman Innovation Garage are below:

Leatherman PARTS Folding Knife

  • Knife steel: S30V EDC Blade/154CM Work Blade
  • Blade length: 3.2 in. (8.13 cm)
  • Closed length: 4.3 in. (10.92 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 oz. (82.21 g)
  • Thickness: 0.425 in. (1.08 cm)
  • Width: 1.2 in. (3.05 cm)
  • Price: $215

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