15 January 2018
When it comes to versatility no multi-tool on the planet can compete with a Leatherman. At last count there were more uses for a Leatherman than insect species in the Amazon. Here are just 10 uses for a Leatherman.
1. Doctor doctor
There are countless tales of people pulling teeth, cleaning wounds, and performing bundu surgery with their Leathermans, but the weirdest one we came across was the dude who cut his infant son’s umbilical cord with his Wave!
2. Tech junky
Electricians swear by them, computer geeks couldn’t live without them, and we know a few tech-savvy photographers who’ve been able to fix their cameras in the field and go on to take the perfect shot.
3. Animal rescue
Ever come across a grysbok stuck in a barbed wire fence, or a seagull with a fish hook in its mouth? A Leatherman can turn seemingly helpless situations into feel-good success stories.
4. Teach a man to fish
Use your Leatherman to prepare your bait, to take the hook out of your trophy’s mouth, AND to scale and gut it. A Leatherman is also great for cracking crabs and opening oysters.
5. Car crash
Smash windscreens, cut seatbelts, and perform emergency surgery. Leatherman can be the difference between life and death.
6. Snack time
Recent research confirms that biltong tastes 23% better when sliced on your knee with a super-sharp Leatherman blade and enjoyed in the great outdoors. The Michelin Restaurant Guide has also recently acknowledged that the Leatherman Sidekick is their cheese knife of choice.
7. Get crafty
Leatherman isn’t just about manly pursuits – you can cut doilies, wrap presents, and perform needlework with your trusty tool.
8. Cheers! Skol! Prost! Salud!
Whatever language you choose to say it in, popping the cap of a beer or pulling the cork on a bottle of Pinotage with your Leatherman Juice ensures your sundowner will be that much more satisfying.
9. On your bike
Whether you’re fixing a blow-out, putting a chain back on, or firming up your brakes, pedal-heads swear by Leatherman.
10. Braai time
You can cut firewood, lift red-hot coals and grids, and turn meat with your Leatherman. And then you can use it to eat your T-bone afterwards.