Multitool Timeline

The introduction of the Personal Survival Tool in 1983 uncorked a bottle of contained multi-purpose tool making creativity. It began rather slowly, with only a few new arrivals within the first decade. The late 1990's saw an array of new companies and fresh designs. More recently, the number of new tool introductions each year has reached a crescendo, as manufacturers scramble to keep a leg up on their competition. ''(clicking on tools in blue links to that tool's home page)


1983
Leatherman PST

1986
Leatherman Mini-Tool

1988
KutMaster MultiMaster

1991
SOG ToolClip
SOG Micro ToolClip
Gerber Multi-Plier

1992
SOG ParaTool

1994
Leatherman Super Tool

1996
Leatherman PSTII
Leatherman Micra
Bear MGC Bear Jaws
Buck BuckTool 360
Wenger SwissGrip
Swiss-Tech Micro-Tech

1997
Victorinox SwissTool
Kershaw Multi-Tool A100
Schrade ST1 Tough Tool

1998
Leatherman SideClip
Leatherman Original Wave
SOG PowerLock
Gerber Multi-Lock, later renamed Multi-Plier 600, commonly known as the MP600
Gerber Multi-Lite
Buck MiniBuck 350

1999
Leatherman Flair
Leatherman Crunch
Gerber Multi-Plier 400, commonly known as MP400
Gerber Multi-Plier 600 DET model
Victorinox AutoTool
Wenger PocketGrip
Spyderco SpydeRench
Schrade ST2 Tough Chip

2000
Leatherman Pulse
SOG SwitchPlier
Gerber 800 Legend
Buck BuckTool 360FL and 360CL
Swiss-Tech ScrewBall

2001
Leatherman Super Tool 200
Leatherman Juice series (C2, S2, KF4, CS4, XE6)
Gerber 600 Fisherman
Bear Locking Bear Jaws
Schrade i-Quip
Schrade NaviTool
Imperial Schrade Tradesman TMT1
Meyerco Paradox
Vise-Grip 5WR Toolbox

2002
Leatherman Squirt P4 and S4
Leatherman Juice Pro
Gerber 650 Evolution
Schrade ST6 Tough Grip
Vise-Grip 6LC Toolbox
Imperial Schrade TMT2 Snips
Buck Navigator (Never Released)

2003
Leatherman Squirt EL (later known as Squirt E4)
Leatherman Juice SC2
Gerber 500 Recoil
Gerber Eclipse
Schrade ST5E Tough Tool
Kershaw National Geographic Carabiner Tool

2004
Leatherman Charge Ti & XTi
Leatherman New Wave
Leatherman Blast
Leatherman Fuse
Leatherman Kick
Gerber Solstice
Victorinox Swisstool Spirit
Imperial Schrade TMT11
Swiss-Tech Micro-Pro

2005
Leatherman ((Core)-
Leatherman Surge
Paladin PowerPlay PT-510
Paladin PowerPlay PT-525
Gerber Diesel
Gerber Clutch
Gerber Shortcut
Gerber Suspension
Caspian Arms Pocketsmith

2006
Leatherman Hybrid
Leatherman Vista
Paladin PowerPlay PT-540
Gerber Freehand
Buck ((X-Tract 730)-
Victorinox Swisstool Spirit S
Spyderco Byrd Tool Harp
Loggerhead Immix 10X

2007
Leatherman Charge AL, ALX, and TTi
Leatherman Skeletool
Leatherman Skeletool CX
Leatherman Genus
Gerber Radius
Gerber Flik
Gerber Method
Gerber Crux
Gerber Resolve
Gerber Tread
SOG PowerLock 2.0
SOG PowerCut (Never Released)
Wenger NewRanger plier knives 70, 73, 74, 75
Wenger NewRanger scissor knives 71 and 172
Wenger Alinghi 176, 177
Spyderco SpydeRench (reissue)
Spyderco ByrdRench
CRKT Zilla-Tool
CRKT Guppie
Caspian Arms Pocketsmith II

2008
Leatherman Wave 25th Anniversary
Leatherman Silver Charge 25th Anniversary
CRKT Zilla-Tool Jr
CRKT Lumabiner
CRKT Li'l Guppie
CRKT Get-A-Way Driver
Topeak Ratchet Rocket
Buck X-Tract LED 731
Buck X-Tract FIN 732
Gerber Artifact
Gerber Shard
ToolLogic SL Plier
Swiss-Tech Micro-Max
Swiss-Tech Transformer
Wenger NewRanger Touring 174
Leatherman Argentum luxury models
SOG PowerAssist

2009
Leatherman American Flag Micra
Leatherman Damascus Wave
Leatherman Freestyle
Leatherman Freestyle CX
Wenger Evogrip NewRangers
Wenger Mike Horn Knife
Gerber Crucial
Gerber Splice
Gerber Vise
Gerber Curve
Gerber Flik Fish
CRKT Cicada
Buck Essential
Victorinox Spirit X
Leatherman Super Tool 300
ToolLogic SL Plier
AR Multitasker

2010
Leatherman Squirt ES4 & PS4
Leatherman Style
Leatherman Style CS
Leatherman MUT
CKRT Flux
CRKT ((Eat'n Tool))
CRKT Gekkota
CRKT Ta-Bar Tool
SOG Micro ToolClip Gen II
Gerber Grappler
Gerber Strata
Gerber Octane
Gerber Shard

2011
Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Multi-Tool
Gerber ((Crucial F.A.S.T.))
Gerber Fit
Gerber Balance
Gerber Cable Dawg
Leatherman Sidekick
Leatherman Wingman
Leatherman Style PS
ToolLogic Micro ToolClip


2012
Gerber Dime
Gerber MP600ST
Gerber Groundbreaker
Gerber Steady
Gerber Balance
Leatherman Rebar
Leatherman OHT
Leatherman (Brewzer
Leatherman Piranha
Leatherman Mako Ti
Leatherman Z-Rex
SOG PowerDuo
SOG Blacktip
CRKT Tool

2013
Leatherman New Surge
Leatherman Raptor
Leatherman Skeletool SX
Leatherman Croc
Leatherman Cam
Leatherman Pump
Leatherman Rail
Leatherman Thruster
Leatherman Shooter
Leatherman Hail
Leatherman Rime
Leatherman Grind
Leatherman Jam))
Leatherman Carabiner
Gerber Bullrush
Gerber MP1

2014
Leatherman Leap
Leatherman Piranha II
Leatherman By The Numbers
Gerber Bladeless MP600

2015
Leatherman Signal
Leatherman Tread
Leatherman Rev
SOG Switchplier 2.0
Gerber MP1-AR
Gerber MP1-MRO
Gerber Dime Travel

2016
Leatherman Knifeless Rebar
Leatherman Skeletool RX
Sog Reactor
Sog PowerPlay
CRKT Bivy
SOG Micro ToolClip (Third Generation)
Gerber Center-Drive

2017
SOG Sync 1
SOG Sync 2
SOG (PowerAccess))
SOG PowerGrab
SOG Baton Q1
SOG Baton Q2
SOG Baton Q3
SOG Baton Q4
Leatherman Skeletool KBx
Leatherman Juice CS3
Leatherman Juice B2
Leatherman Juice B3



Created by Bob. Last Modification: Saturday 04 of February, 2017 17:59:29 CET by sLaughterMed.