Founded in 1983, Leatherman celebrates its 40th anniversary this year based on its classic pliers-style multi-tool. And what better way to mark the occasion than with an overhauled, modernized version of its most iconic tool? The new Batch 005 40th Anniversary Tool celebrates the company’s longstanding dedication to innovation and utility, combining the classic Leatherman plier chassis with the latest advancements, including free one-handed magnetic operation, the company’s first MagnaCut steel blade and a special edition Cerakote colorway. If this sounds like the ultimate multi-tool to you, it looks like you’re not alone… The 005 sold out in minutes.
Leatherman Garage’s latest release, the Batch 005, celebrates the 40th anniversary of a market-defining tool and is a contemporary multitool with the latest advancements. The original 1983 Pocket Survival Tool (PST) was created by company founder Tim Leatherman with tools housed inside the folding chassis, but Leatherman has followed a more modern tradition with the 22-tool Batch 005, pushing the tools outside and utilizing the free platform. This way, each tool can be independently deployed from the handle with a one-handed flip without opening the entire tool. Magnetic locking system ensures smooth, confident handling and tool use.
Another immediately striking feature of the 005 is the contrasting brown blade, which accentuates not only the multitool’s limited-edition status, but also the CPM MagnaCut steel used in its construction. MagnaCut is a stainless tool steel formulation prized for its durability, corrosion resistance and edge retention. It has become a popular feature in EDC knives, and Leatherman says Batch 005 marks the steel’s first use in a multitool. The color is derived from the “fired bronze” Cerakote ceramic finish, which contrasts with the white Cerakote tool body.
In addition to the unique MagnaCut straight blade, 005’s remaining 21-piece tool set includes saws, wood/metal files, replaceable wire cutters, small and large drivers, bottle and can openers, spring shears, and of course, springs Pliers with normal and pointed features.
When folded, the pocket-friendly 005 measures just under 4.3 inches (10.9 cm) tip-to-tip and weighs 8.7 oz (245 g).
Sadly for those looking to add the Batch 005 to their EDC collection, the 1,983 handcrafted knives sold out almost immediately after Leatherman announced the knife’s availability Wednesday morning. The $275 premium price tag doesn’t seem to be reassuring anxious buyers one bit.
Leatherman details the Batch 005’s design and features in the video below.
Leatherman Garage: 40th Anniversary Tools