Compact, versatile, one-handed, American-made, historic
Ever found yourself in a situation where you just wished you had a Swiss Army Knife for life's many unpredictable situations? Well, imagine that, but on steroids. Enter the Leatherman Garage BATCH #001: MR. CRUNCH. This bad boy doesn't merely answer your needs—it anticipates them.
Weighing a comfortable 8.7 oz and closing down to a mere 4.25 in, this compact titan of utility is no larger than a pack of smokes, and yet it's bristling with an arsenal of 21 tools that range from the pragmatic to the, frankly, awe-inspiring. You've got everything from the reliable bluntnose pliers, spring-action scissors, and a can opener, to the unexpected, such as a wire stripper and an electrical crimper. If you're in the middle of nowhere, this could practically be the difference between a five-star weekend and an episode of Man Vs. Wild.
But what's truly remarkable is the one-hand operable design. If you're balancing on a ladder, up a tree, or just have your hands full, this feature is a lifesaver. It's got the sort of one-handed dexterity you'd expect from a rock climber or a seasoned juggler. And, all the implements fold up neatly into the body, thanks to the smart fold-up design, so there's no risk of nicking a finger when you reach into your pocket.
Built with pride in Portland, Oregon, the Garage MR. CRUNCH offers an all-American reliability, you know it's got grit in its DNA. Its body of 420HC stainless steel and 17-4 stainless steel speaks to a sort of rough and ready durability, an unspoken promise that it won't fail you when you need it most. Plus, the removable pocket clip means it's always close to hand, ready for action at a moment's notice.
But what's this contraption's backstory? Born from Tim Leatherman's ingenuity and persistence, the Garage MR. CRUNCH is a tribute to the tinkering spirit. It pays homage to a period of intense ideation and engineering—when Tim rolled up his sleeves, got his hands dirty in his garage, and conjured up a tool that didn't exist until then. You're not just getting a multi-tool with this beauty; you're getting a slice of American innovation history.
To me, this isn't just a tool—it's a companion for life's unpredicted adventures, an ode to self-reliance, a testament to human ingenuity. Whether you're out hiking in the wild, fixing a bike on the fly, or simply opening a stubborn jar lid at home, the Garage MR. CRUNCH is a tool you didn't know you needed until you have it. Then, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it. So, here's to solving problems, tinkering, and embracing our own abilities to adapt and overcome. That's the MR. CRUNCH way.
- 21 Tools in One: MR. CRUNCH comes loaded with 21 different tools, making it a versatile companion for a variety of situations.
- One-hand Operable Features: The tool has been designed in a way that enables you to open and use features with one hand, a major convenience in many situations.
- Compact and Portable: Despite its multitude of tools, MR. CRUNCH folds down to a mere 4.25 in and weighs only 8.7 oz, making it easy to carry.
- Durability: Made of 420HC and 17-4 stainless steel, this tool promises rugged durability, allowing it to endure heavy use.
- American-made Quality: Built and manufactured in Portland, Oregon, you can trust the quality and workmanship that comes with American-made products.
- Historical Legacy: Being a homage to Tim Leatherman's original innovation, MR. CRUNCH carries a slice of American innovation history.
- Price Point: Priced at $199, MR. CRUNCH might be a bit steep for some. However, considering its functionality and durability, it could be seen as an investment.
- Learning Curve: With 21 tools on offer, there might be a learning curve in figuring out how to efficiently use them all, especially for those not used to multi-tools.
- Potentially Excessive Features: While having many tools is generally seen as a plus, for some users, certain features might be excessive or seldom used, adding to the tool's bulk without adding much value for them.
- Possible Safety Concern: While the fold-up design is generally safe, users should exercise caution while deploying and stowing tools, especially when using them in one-handed mode.