Those familiar with Leatherman’s extensive range of multitools might believe there to be little left that would expand the options and capabilities of the brand’s already-impressive lineup. However, back in February, the Oregon-based gear brand launched its Garage division — a skunkworks-like sector focused on finding innovation in age-old technique and knowhow. Already, the Garage has churned out the Mr. Crunch, sporting the double-plier feature Tim Leatherman wanted to include back in his 1975 prototype, and the Darkside Multi-Tool, which played around with unique materials.
Now, for its third Batch release, Leatherman Garage has unveiled Parts, a five-tool device with interchangeable folding knife blades to go along with the bit driver and #6 and #8 Torx drives. Where other knife brands are focused on fixing a blade that won’t break off or come apart, Leatherman Garage has inverted that thought process by ensuring that you can swap between a work blade and an EDC with that same sense of security.
The sheepsfoot-like knife is made from 154CM stainless steel and the sharper work blade is built from CPM S30V steel. The device that helps you swap these out is attached via a lanyard hole at the other end of the layered G-10 handle. Altogether, this multitool has been made piecemeal from 26 different parts found in the factory, sporting a unique aesthetic as well, with its silver scales and green accents.
Like all of Leatherman’s knives, Parts boasts the same performance, reliability, and longevity despite its aggregative nature. You can grab one of these multitools from the Leatherman Garage website for $215.