April 2006 News

Leatherman's new hunting pruner is right on target

April, 2006, Portland, OR—When Leatherman Tool Group introduced the first multi-tool model in 1983, the idea quickly caught on, with the company developing more than 20 unique and wildly popular models over the years. Most recently Leatherman has expanded its product line to include activity-specific multi-tools including the new Leatherman Vista™ hunting pruner multi-tool.

Historically Leatherman tools, in keeping with the premise of their design, have been multi-purpose. The new Vista retains this idea and directs it specifically toward hunters.

In Leatherman's traditional compact fashion, with the pruners as the centerpiece, the handles house tools hunters will find particularly useful in the field, offering a bull's-eye combination. Tool configuration is based on previous Leatherman multi-tool features that have been popular specifically with hunters.

Stainless steel bypass pruners deliver a quick cut every time with a wide opening for larger branches and the anvil sap groove prevents buildup. Tools include a saw, awl, choke tube wrench, a flat screwdriver, soft-wire cutters, a bottle opener, combo-blade utility knife and Phillips screwdriver.

The saw has an open-tooth design that resists "filling up" when working through damp or sappy wood, and the awl is the biggest Leatherman has ever made. It's perfect for starting tree steps or repairing heavy canvas and even has a thread loop for emergency repairs.

The Vista will be available online and in stores nationwide in June 2006. Suggested retail price is $80.00.

About Leatherman

Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is the inventor and world's leading manufacturer of compact multi-purpose tools. Owned and inspired by its founder, Tim Leatherman, the company has sold more than 35 million of its versatile tools since its inception in 1983.