Leatherman Tool Group, Inc has been manufacturing quality multitools since 1983. Over the years, Leatherman has continued to innovate and expand. They released a line of folding pocket knives in 2005, their multi-functional hunting knives in 2006 and a line of high powered LED lights in 2008. The first Leatherman multitool was the creation of Tim Leatherman. After a vacation to Europe, Tim detected a need for a few more easy to access tools as his Boy Scout knife was shy of his needs while on the vacation. Tim began making prototypes after arriving home in Portland, Oregon. Following research and development, the first Pocket Survival Tool (PST) was born. Although not an instant success with tool and knife companies, a small order was placed by a major retailer. The PST was an instant success with the retailer, and by the end of 1984, Leatherman had sold more than 30,000 of their tools. All Leatherman tools and knives are manufactured in their Portland, Oregon factory. The ground-breaking creation is a must have for all outdoorsman, those in the field and simply around the house.