The latest Leatherman Garage Series product is PARTS, a folding knife with an interchangeable blade system.
Leatherman Garage consists of limited-quantity tools that the brand uses to try new things. The Garage Series helps Leatherman “explore what’s next,” with these one-off products potentially serving as experimental platforms that might influence future designs.
Note: Leatherman Garage Series tools sell out very quickly.
Update (12:26pm): The PARTS has sold out.
The Leatherman PARTS knife is described as representing the brand’s problem-solving spirit. Leatherman engineers sought out to create “the best folding knife possible” while also “using the greatest amount of found resources from the factory.”
The PARTS features an innovative interchangeable blade system and comes with two knife blades – an S30V EDC blade and a 154CM work blade.
I presume that the EDC blade has the drop point profile, and the work blade the sheepsfoot profile.
The Leatherman PARTS knife features white G-10 handle scales, and what looks to be an Axis-style locking mechanism.
Switch out the work blade with a standard everyday carry (aka EDC) blade, so you can adapt to whatever you need in the moment.
The PARTS knife is described as being simple, easy-to-launch, and is operable from a slim, lightweight frame.
The tool comes with a removable bit driver – a bit holder that comes with a double-ended screwdriver bit. (Leatherman’s screwdriver bits have a modified 1/4″ hex shank.)
The bit holder is equipped with a Torx-style bit, which is required for changing out the blade.
Features & Specs
Tools: S30V EDC Blade, 154CM Work Blade
Removable Pocket Clip
- Blade length: 3.2″ (8.13 cm)
- Closed length: 4.3″ (10.92 cm)
- Weighs 2.9 oz (82.21 g)
- Thickness: 0.425″ (1.08 cm)
- Width: 1.2″ (3.05 cm)
Materials: 420 HC Stainless Steel, G-10 Handles
Made in USA
Price & Availability Details
Each tool comes with one handle, two blades, and a bit driver.
Garage Series Batch #3
Launched on 8/23/2022 at 9am PT/12pm ET
Sold Out by 12:25pm EST
Announced Quantity: Less than 1,000
I, or rather ToolGuyd, will likely try to purchase one for review purposes.
But, speaking as a tool user, and someone who owns quite a few Leatherman multi-tools and knives, I’d say that $215 can buy two high quality fully-functional knives, rather than one knife handle with two interchangeable blades.
The interchangeable blade interface seems interesting, and I’m curious to see how well it works for the two included 3.2″ blades.
This is a neat design, and is sure to please collectors. For more casual Leatherman fans or EDC knife users, there are a lot of other ways to spend the same $215.
It will be interesting to see what kinds of tool or knife designs come from the lessons Leatherman engineers learned in making the PARTS.