Leatherman Adds Knives to its Free Line

Leatherman is expanding the concept with the new Free K Series of multipurpose knives

Leatherman Free K Series of multipurpose folding knives
Leatherman’s new Free K Series of multipurpose folding knives feature a 420 steel blade.Leatherman

Earlier this year, Leatherman Tool Group announced the launch of the Leatherman Free Collection, the most extensive product launch in Leatherman’s 35-year history. The tools use cutting-edge technology that integrates magnets into the design, making it easier for users to open, handle, and close the tools, and eliminating the need for nail nicks. In addition, the internal locking system reduces the wear-and-tear on the individual implements, which makes the Free tools even more durable than their predecessors.

Now, Leatherman is expanding the concept with the new Free K Series of multipurpose knives. Designed for the folding–knife user who wants multi-purpose functionality, the primary implement in this collection is a 3.35-inch 420 steel blade. Like the other tools in the Free line, the K series features epic haptics (technology that a provides distinct click to give auditory confirmation that the tool is open and ready for use), proprietary magnetic closures with a premium aluminum handle, and eight additional tools located within the handle.

“There have long been conversations around creating Leatherman knives,” says Adam Lazenby, design engineer at Leatherman. “With that in mind, we made sure that the Free architecture would support knives. We wanted to create a knife architecture that would allow us to create many different variations.” SRP: $79.95, K2 and K2X; $89.95, K4 and K4X. (leatherman.com)

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