For The Metrosexual Handyman: Leatherman’s 24 Carat Gold Multi-Tool

For The Metrosexual Handyman: Leatherman’s 24 Carat Gold Multi-Tool
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To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Leatherman have released a limited-edition 24 carat gold multi-tool for a cool $500. Who says DIY repair can’t be glamorous, eh?

We’re big fans of Leatherman here at Lifehacker — so much so that the company took out all five slots in our Top 5 Best Multi-Tools article. However, we think we’d probably draw the line at a gold-plated version, although that may be because we’re not hip enough.

The Leatherman 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition 24K Gold Charge TTi is a 19-in-1 tool that comes with pliers, hard-wire cutters, strippers and crimpers, a diamond-coated file, large and small bit drivers (with Phillips and Flat Tip Eyeglasses Screwdriver Bit, Hex 5/32, Hex 1/16in and .050, Square Drive #2 and #3, Screwdriver 1/8in and Torx #15, Philips #1-2 and Screwdriver 3/16in), a 19cm ruler, a bottle opener, an S30V stainless steel clip point knife, scissors and a serrated knife with cutting hook.

The 24K gold body is also inscribed with the signature of Leatherman’s founder Tim Leatherman’s, plus a Leatherman sheath. Buyers will also receive a “unique gift box” and a 30th birthday Leatherman lapel pin.

We can’t say that we approve of such gaudy DIY bling-bling, but if you like to fix things in style, this multi-tool is pretty hard to beat. Pay a visit to Leatherman’s website for more information.

See also: Five Best Multi-Tools | Gift Guide: DIY Gear | The Best Pocket-Sized Tools For Your Inner MacGyver

What’s the most money you’ve ever spent on a limited-edition product or gadget? Let us know in the comments section below.


  • Ah yes. Gold. Renowned for its strength and ability to resist wear. Exactly what tools should be made of/coated in.

    • I suspect the metal the gold has been plated onto will be more resilient.
      Still, it looks gaudy and would make you the target of instant mockery around any man who carries one of these as part of his everyday kit

  • I’d much rather a diamond multitool, gold breaks too quickly. Can you apply Efficiency V to multitools?

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