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A Guide to Leatherman Knives

A Guide to Leatherman Knives

Posted by HH on 31st Jan 2023

At Heinnie Haynes we’re one of the top UK retailers of Leatherman knives, tools, and multi-tools. We stock a large range of non-locking and UK-friendly knives to suit all your needs.

Leatherman is a trusted and highly regarded brand with something to suit all needs, whether you work in the military, security, are adventuring through the bush, or just need a handy knife for everyday use.

Tim Leatherman founded the brand 40 years ago, since then the product range has extended exponentially, with so much development behind the products you can expect premium knives that are functional, robust, and versatile. In todays article, we're going to shine the light on this great brand as we look at some of their best performing knives, as well as a selection of their other bushwear accessories.

Five must-have Leatherman knives/tools

Leatherman Skeletool KBX

This is a combination knife blade that can be used for heavy-duty tasks or everyday use. It has a built-in bottle opener on the clip making it ideal for beers around the campfire or summer BBQs with friends.

This knife has four colour options, black, blue, green, or silver. The black-handled version of this knife has a plain blade for the more subtle collector. The blade on this particular knife is made from an improved, high-carbon form of 420 stainless steel making it hard-wearing and durable.

The handle is made of type-2 anodised aluminium which has a porous coating that provides corrosion resistance. Priced at £43.95 this is an affordable option that doesn’t compromise on quality.

Leatherman Free K4X Silver

The Leatherman Free K4X Silver offers a lifetime of use with its revolutionary magnetic architecture that eliminates friction and wear.

The main feature is the 420 high-carbon knife, but this item offers the attributes of a superior multi-tool. With spring-action scissors, a pry tool, a package opener, an awl, a bottle opener, a Phillips screwdriver, a medium screwdriver and an extra-small screwdriver.

Priced at £103.95, a great price for the number of features this knife has to offer.

Leatherman Free T4

Available in crimson, evergreen, navy, silver, luna, and arctic this knife has a style to suit everyone's aesthetic. The Leatherman Free T4 is a knife with a purpose. This is Leatherman’s most universal tool to date, designed with everyday problem-solving in mind, it really does prove that great things come in small packages.

A 420 high-carbon knife, spring-action scissors, tweezers, extra-small/small/medium and Phillips screwdrivers, a wood/metal file, bottle opener, awl, pry tool, and package opener. All this for £62.95 with a 25-year warranty.

Leatherman Supertool 300M

This Leatherman Supertool 300M can be used by military professionals, with everything you'd need for routine maintenance and making shelters.

This multi-tool includes a nail puller, carbon scraper, needle nose pliers, regular pliers, pry tool, premium replaceable wire cutters, small screwdriver, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, bit driver, wood/metal file, can opener, ruler, cleaning rod and brush adapter, 420 high-carbon serrated knife, electrical crimper, and stranded-wire cutters.

All this comes with a durable MOLLE-compatible sheath for £119.95 with a 25-year warranty.

Leatherman Free K2

This knife redefines multipurpose, each feature is housed on the outside of an ergonomically refined aluminium body for easy access, meaning you won’t be left fumbling for what you need.

With a magnetic opening & closing, one-hand operable features, and removable pocket clip. This knife hosts an exceptional 420HC knife, pry tool, package opener, bottle opener, awl, philips, medium, and extra-small screwdriver.

Whether you’re doing a DIY job at home or on a camping trip the Leatherman Free K2 has everything you need.


If you’ve researched and found the ideal knife you’re going to want to see our range of accessories that compliment it.

Leatherman Heritage Sheath

If you’re looking for something to carry your folding pocket knife/multi-tool in our premium Leatherman Heritage Sheath is engineered for high performance and built to last. Available in sizes extra-small to large. The smartest way to carry your knife, prices starting from £13.95.

Leatherman Black Molle Sheath

If you'd prefer a less traditional-looking sheath the Leatherman MOLLE Sheath in black may be more your style. This nylon sheath fits twenty different Leatherman models. Priced at £13.95 it's also incredibly affordable.

Leatherman Pocket Clip & Lanyard Ring

If sheaths aren’t your style, attach the quick-release lanyard ring or pocket clip to your tool and carry with ease. These are great if you need to quickly access your knife/tool multiple times in a short period of time. At only £5.95 it’s an extremely affordable way to keep your tools close and avoid losing them.

Leatherman EOD Replacement Wire Cutter Kit

If your multi-tool is in need of a new wire cutter, these Leatherman black replacement cutters are just what you need. For £9.95 the kit includes a set of cutters, two screws, and a Tork #8 for installation. Compatible with the Leatherman MUT EOD and the Leatherman Super Tool 300 EOD.

Leatherman Raptor Response Scissors

If you’re looking to stock your first-aid kit, or add to your survival paraphernalia. In addition to your Leatherman knife, the raptor response scissors are a great option. They can seamlessly cut through materials, whilst the micro-serration on the inner blade keeps fabric from slipping and binding.

Featuring a ruler, ring cutter, oxygen tank wrench, and pocket clip. Available in cement, navy, or crimson, and ready to handle any situation. Priced at £84.95.

Leatherman’s 25-year warranty is the jewel in the crown of their superb product range. In the extremely unusual case that you have an issue with your tool, Leatherman’s UK-based support team will sort you out very swiftly.

To browse new additions to our range of premium outdoor kit, look here. Along with Leatherman we stock over 250 trusted brands, find everything from knives to backpacks, and urban essentials.

Prices correct at time of publication.

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