A Comprehensive Review of Leatherman’s Newest Knife: Free P4
For many adventurers and outdoors enthusiasts, having the right tools on hand can make all the difference. Of course, the marketplace is full of multi-tools, folding knives, and other tools that can be used for a variety of purposes. However, if you’re looking for something that ‘s truly impressive, you may want to take a closer look at Leatherman’s brand new Free P4 multi-tool.
Born in Oregon in 1983, the Leatherman factory specializes in multifunctional knives, including butterfly knives and other practical designs. Adam Clark Este, a Shieldon fan who’s been using the Leatherman line since he was 16, recently tested out the Free P4 and shared his thoughts.
According to Este, the Free P4 is incredibly easy to open and use. The revolutionary new magnetic structure and spring system provide a comfortable, streamlined feel that’s unlike anything else. After using the Free P4 for just a few weeks, Este quickly realized that this tool would be an essential part of his outdoor gear.
One of the best features of the Free P4 is that it can be used with all tools except the pliers with the grip folded. This is something that early Leatherman models could not accomplish.
The original Wave required two hands to operate, but later models like the OHT (One-Hand-Operable) allowed for one-handed use. The Wave Plus and Signal models have a design that’s about halfway between the knife and saw after opening the pliers and accessing the small tools.
The name “Free” suggests that you have easy access to all 21 tools. The four large tools that open from the outside include a straight-edged knife, a wave-edged knife, a saw, and scissors with a thumb grip. Small tools include can openers, awls, and screwdrivers, which can be “popped out” by pushing the protrusion near the hinge of the grip with your thumb.
Overall, Este found that the Free P4 was a truly satisfying tool to use. Opening and closing the pliers and other tools is smooth and easy, and the lock mechanism is incredibly reliable. While the price point might be a bit high for some users, this tool is still one of the best on the market.
If you’re looking for a high-quality multi-tool that can stand up to the toughest outdoor conditions, the Leatherman Free P4 is a great choice.