Leatherman Blast Multi Tool Review

Today I’m reviewing the Leatherman Blast multipurpose tool which is available at Walmart for around $40.

For starters, you can’t go wrong with this tool when it comes to durability.

I’ve had my Leatherman Blast for a few years now and I’ve never experienced a problem with it.

The tool also comes with a 25 year warranty against defects.

The tool comes with the following features as stated on Leatherman’s website:


420HC Clip Point Knife
8 in | 19 cm
Bottle Opener
Can Opener
Hard-wire Cutters
INCLUDED BITS: Phillips and Flat Tip Eyeglasses Screwdriver Bit
Large Screwdriver
Needlenose Pliers
Phillips Screwdriver
Regular Pliers
Small Bit Driver
Small Screwdriver
Wire Cutters
Wire Stripper
Wood/Metal File


25-year Warranty
All-locking Blades and Tools
Black Oxide Version Available
Lanyard Ring
Leather or Nylon Sheath
Stainless Steel Body
Stainless Steel Handles with Zytel® Comfort-grip Inserts
Zytel® Comfort-grip Inserts

3.0 in | 7.62 cm (blade length)
4 in | 10 cm (closed)
6.9 oz | 196 g

What sets Leatherman multitools apart from the rest for me is the unlocking mechanism they use for closing whatever tool you have open. A lot of multitools use a small side unlocker which is difficult to press. The leatherman blast on the other hand uses a large unlocking mechanism which is the easiest I’ve ever come across.

The pliers on the blast are extremely durable. I’ve used them on bolts so tight I couldn’t squeeze the handle any harder and they felt as solid as a regular pair of pliers.

I’ve used the side of the blast as a hammer when hanging paintings. The stainless steel sides are perfectly flat and suited for this type of thing in a jam. I can’t recommend they be used in this manner but it again shows how durable the blast is.

The photos on this page are of my own Blast. The photo to the left shows how well the teeth of the pliers have held up over the last two years. I use the pliers almost on a daily basis. The Blast is definitely made of high quality metal.

Another great thing about the Blast is it’s rectangular shape when closed. This tool easily slides into your pocket and doesn’t have any edges or odd shapes to feel uncomfortable.

It also comes with a belt case but I find the easiest method of carrying it is just in your pocket since it’s so comfortable.

The 3 inch knife has never needed to be sharpened on mine. It still seems as sharp as when I first purchased the Blast. The same goes for the saw, and I’ve used it while gathering kindling hundreds of times.

If you want a dependable multipurpose tool I certainly recommend the Leatherman Blast.

Leatherman Blast Multipurpose Tool
April 13, 2013
5/5 stars
The Leatherman Blast is a fully functional well made utility tool that never leaves my side.


Locking mechanism is broken on my Blast knife. I'm trying to get a replacement. Where can I find one.

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