I know, there’s not much cross-over between multi-tools and Android, but most gadget fans I know who read Ausdroid also usually have a Leatherman multi-tool in their pocket, car, garage or somewhere. It’s on this basis that I thought we’d share the news that Tim Leatherman, the founder of Leatherman tools is heading to Australia in November.
Tim founded Leatherman back in 1983 after designing and creating the original Pocket Survival Tool (PST) after a trip around Europe and the Middle East in 1975 saw him need several tools during the car to repair a malfunctioning car and leaky hotel plumbing.
Leatherman tools are amongst the most reliable tools in the world and 35 years later you’d be hard pressed to find someone who regularly uses tools that hadn’t heard of the Leatherman brand. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Leatherman, Tim is heading to Australia for a whirlwind tour visiting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Evan Blake, Brand Manager of Leatherman Australia says,
We’re honoured that this iconic tour will be coming to its completion here. Australians have been such huge supporters of the brand, and the fact that Tim is cramming so much into his time here is a true testament to how much he appreciates that. We’re hoping you can join us at our events, with further details on additional activities to be announced shortly.
If you head along to one of the events that Leatherman are hosting in the city, you’ll have the chance to meet Tim and have him engrave your tool as well as purchase one of the 35th anniversary Limited-Edition PST tools. At $349 The Limited-Edition PST is made of 100% stainless steel and has 14 tools in one including: Pliers, Wire Cutters, Hard-wire Cutters, 420HC Knife, Wood/Metal File, Screwdrivers, Ruler, Can Opener and Bottle Opener.
If you’re in for meeting Tim, then you’ll have your chance on these dates, at these locations:
SUNDAY, 11TH NOVEMBER, 2018
10AM – 2PM at Federation Square Melbourne Pop Up Event
Visit the custom-made Leatherman mobile trailer to interact with a range of DIY stations to make customized items to take home, view a gallery of the brand’s history including etchings, product prototypes and rejection letters, and meet Tim and have him engrave your tool.
TUESDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER, 2018
7.30AM – 2PM at Martin Place Sydney Pop Up Event
Now Sydneysiders will have the chance to visit the custom-made Leatherman mobile trailer to interact with a range of DIY stations to make customized items to take home, view a gallery of the brand’s history including etchings, product prototypes and rejection letters, and meet Tim and have him engrave your tool.
WEDNESDAY, 14TH NOVEMBER, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Event
This event will be a private by invitation only event, attended by Leatherman super fans and select competition winners, hosted by Tim Leatherman and MC’ed by Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross. To further honour Tim Leatherman’s unwavering perseverance, the brand is partnering with Make A Wish Foundation to raise funds through a silent auction to bring hope, strength and joy to children who are battling life-threatening illnesses by granting wishes.
SATURDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER, 2018
10AM – 3PM at Kent Saddlery Heritage Day Queensland Event
Tim Leatherman will be the guest of honour at the annual Kent Saddlery Heritage Day Event. Kent Saddlery is a leading Australian saddlery with experience on cattle stations, and a connection to the outback and country people, priding themselves on offering top quality products. As well as the Leatherman event activities, this stop will include a range of additional family friendly options such as blacksmithing and sheep shearing demonstrations, whip plaiting, bell making, as well as leather molding and stitching.
It’s a bit of a fun event for fans of gadgets and tools, so if you’re in the area and are a Leatherman fan you should head along. You should keep your eye on the Leatherman Australia website for any updates.
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