Leatherman Crunch.jpg Introduced in 1999 the Crunch is unlike any other Leatherman before or after it. It is a set of locking pliers that compacts down to the size of a regular set of folding pliers. Attempts by companies before this had tried to do the same with locking pliers but they all had a fixed head and were bulky compared to the Crunch. The Crunch is still in production today and if you have one you can tell just by looking at it that it is an engineering marvel.


  • A set of locking pliers with wirecutters and a hard wire cutting notch.


  • Stainless steel.

Blades and Tools

Regular Pliers
Locking Pliers
Hard-wire Cutters
Wire Cutters
Wire Stripper
420HC Serrated Knife
Pin Vice
Bottle Opener
Wood/Metal File
1/4” Hex Bit Driver
Phillips Screwdriver
Large Screwdriver
Medium Screwdriver
Small Screwdriver

Blade Characteristics

  • All tools lock. All tools are highly polished. This is the first Leatherman tool with a fully serrated sheepsfoot blade. The adjustment screw can be taken out and were it unscrews from is a 1/4 inch bit holder. The plier head has changed very little over the years. The only changed was that of a cosmetic change, from more of a bead blast in spots on it to all shiny.

Locking Mechanism

  • The first Leatherman to have a push tab type locking system.


  • Black leather rectangular sheath with a flap and snap button closure similar to the PST in earlier models but later models got one similar to the leather like black Blast sheath. Also a pancake type black nylon sheath with velcro closure


  • Length open = 5.5 inches/13.97 cm
  • Length closed = 4.2 in | 10.7 cm
  • Width closed = 1.3 inch/2.8 cm
  • Thickness = 7/16 inch/1.27 cm
  • Weight = 6.9 oz | 196 g


  • After 17 years of production the only thing that has changed on the Crunch is minor things like tool finishes.


  • The Crunch only comes in stainless steel


  • Introduced in 1999. Made in the USA. Still in production

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Created by Poncho65. Last Modification: Thursday 21 of April, 2016 05:29:38 CEST by Poncho65.