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For years multi-tool users could choose from two distinct options when it came to a "one-hand-operable" multi-tool: one-hand-opening pliers OR one-hand-opening blades. Today, Leatherman has taken these two well-loved ideas and fused them into the first ever, 100% one-hand-operable multi-tool, the Leatherman OHT. This industry-first tool features spring-loaded pliers and wire-cutters so you don't tire your hand adjusting and readjusting your grip. Handles with visual imprints of the tool beneath make for quick identification. A lifesaving strap cutter and oxygen bottle wrench, threading for common-size cleaning rods and much more make this a one-handed workhorse of a tool.

OHT® Tools

  1. Spring-action Needlenose Pliers

    A precise cast pinching tool for holding or manipulating materials, ideal for small objects or tight spaces, that automatically spring back to the open position when not being used. Spring-loaded tools are helpful for reducing hand fatigue that can occur when manually adjusting the grip on the tool with one hand.

  2. Spring-action Regular Pliers

    A precise cast pinching tool for holding or manipulating materials, that automatically spring back to the open position when not being used. Spring-loaded tools are helpful for reducing hand fatigue that can occur when manually adjusting the grip on the tool with one hand.

  3. Spring-action 154CM Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters

    Replaceable bypassing cutting blades crafted from 154CM with spring loaded opening, meant for cutting extra-hard wires. Spring-loaded tools are helpful for reducing hand fatigue that can occur when manually adjusting the grip on the tool with one hand.

  4. Spring-action 154CM Replaceable Wire Cutters

    Replaceable bypassing cutting blades crafted from 154CM with spring loaded opening, meant for cutting regular and light wires. Spring-loaded tools are helpful for reducing hand fatigue that can occur when manually adjusting the grip on the tool with one hand.

  5. 420HC Knife

    A knife crafted from 420HC, a high-carbon stainless steel that is corrosion resistant and can be easily maintained.

  6. 420HC Serrated Knife

    A toothed blade crafted from 420HC stainless steel. Serrations grab and cut materials easily, making this style of blade exceptionally useful for cutting through rope or fiber.

  7. Saw

    A toothed tool made from 420HC stainless steel that is designed to work on a pull motion, which requires less effort and has less propensity for breakage. The open-tooth design keeps the saw from filling up with material, allowing the user to complete a job without pausing to clean the tool.

  8. Strap Cutter

    A 440 stainless steel replaceable v-notch cutter ideal for cutting through straps, seatbelts, canvas, and other fabric-based materials. The cutter is reversible, allowing the user to unscrew and rotate for a new cutting surface.

  9. #8-32 Cleaning Rod/Brush Adapter

    A cleaning rod and brush adaptor for the male end of firearm cleaning kits with an 8mm diameter and 32 threads-per-inch.

  10. Can Opener

    A lever/punch style tool to assist in opening canned goods, perfect for camping or in survival situations. The blade on this tool has been ground in a way that it pushes the cut metal into the rim, keeping sharp edges from cutting the user as the can is handled.

  11. Bottle Opener

    A tool that allows the user to pop the top on a favorite beverage.

  12. Oxygen Tank Wrench

    A rectangular cutout used to slot over an oxygen tanks to open. ideal for EMS, fire department or first responder use.

  13. Phillips Screwdriver

    Created originally by Henry F. Phillips, this screwdriver is for use on Phillips head screws.

  14. Large Screwdriver

    A flat bladed screwdriver tooled from 420HC stainless steel, intended for use on larger slotted screws.

  15. Medium Screwdriver

    A flat bladed screwdriver tooled from 420HC stainless steel, intended for use on medium slotted screws.

  16. Small Screwdriver

    A flat bladed screwdriver tooled from 420HC stainless steel, intended for use on small slotted screws.

OHT® Features

  1. All Locking Features

    All locking features means that every tool and knife on the body of the handle, with the exception of the plier head, will lock into place. Note that the Crunch; however, does feature both all locking tools and plier head. The all locking design enables the user to operate individual tools safely and effectively. By locking them into place when fully open, the user can put pressure on the implement while safely completing the job, before manually unlocking the tool to stow it away.

  2. Jaw Lockout

    A feature that locks the plier jaws in place, safely preventing the jaws from slipping into the handles during use.

  3. Outside-accessible Features

    This multi-tool features tools that are accessible while the tool is in its folded or closed position, mimicking the functionality of a pocket knife.

  4. One-hand Operable Features

    Every feature on this tool can be opened and operated with one hand. This enables the user to keep the other hand free for situations that require multi-tasking or a free hand.

  5. Imprinted Handle Scales

    Handles on this multi-tool are imprinted with images of the tool underneath, allowing a user to easily feel for the correct tool while in dark or limited-visibility situations.

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OHT
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functionality/number of features (11)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Compact/easy to carry (10)
  • Durability/quality (10)
  • Handle comfort (9)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Home improvement/do-it-yourself (10)
  • Maintenance & repair (10)
  • Military/law enforcement/first responders (8)
  • On the job (8)
  • Outdoor activities (camping/hiking) (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourselfer (8), Hunter / fisherman (3)

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5.0

best tool there is

By northern mike

from orrington, me

About Me Contractor

Pros

  • Durability/Quality
  • Functionality/Number of Features
  • Handle Comfort
  • Strength
  • Tuff And Allways Works
  • Versatile
  • Warranty

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting
    • Maintenance & Repair
    • On the Job
    • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

    Comments about OHT:

    Tool is great but the sheath is awful, only one fits oht. Like to see leatherman make a sheath that is worthy of the name for this tool

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    5.0

    Amazing Tool!

    By thefistantsun

    from Alabama

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about OHT:

    This is my second Leatherman multi-tool. They simply are the best multi-tool around. Everything on this is where it needs to be functionally. I love the slide wrench mechanism. It just gets it done for me.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Birthday Gift

    By Frank

    from Saint James, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about OHT:

    This is a Birthday Gift to my Husband.His Birthday is @ the end of the month. His old one from many years ago is broken.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Dodge_life21

    from North carolina

    About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Compact/Easy to Carry
    • Durability/Quality
    • Handle Comfort
    • One Hand Operation
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fishing
      • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
      • Hunting
      • Maintenance & Repair
      • On the Job

      Comments about OHT:

      This multi tool is great for working on a boat. I'm a duck hunting guide and a crabber so it's perfect when you can only use one hand. It's handy to have around for when a gun jams and you have to fix it

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Gift for my Soldier

      By Mary the Elf & Andrew the Scout

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Military Spouse

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact/Easy to Carry
      • Durability/Quality
      • Functionality/Number of Features
      • Handle Comfort
      • Strength
      • Versatile
      • Warranty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
        • Maintenance & Repair
        • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders

        Comments about OHT:

        I got the OHT for my fiance, Andrew, a former Army Scout. I'd heard him rave about the one he'd had in the Army and knew he'd love to have one again. I knew from years watching my dad with his that Leatherman was great so I jumped at the chance to pick this beauty up. It isn't quite the same as the one Andrew had but he loves it just the same. He uses it for everything and spent the first week showing it off. Best gift ever.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        1 for me & 1 for my son

        By GrandPa Bob

        from NYC, NY

        About Me Construction Skilled Trade

        Pros

        • Compact/Easy to Carry
        • Functionality/Number of Features
        • Handle Comfort

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about OHT:

            An excellent secondary tool. I bought 1 for myself & my son, monogrammed. We're both in the Elevator industry. Its always on my belt clip. I use it when I'm accidently away from my toolbox. It is abit heavy but what do u expect for durability. The sheath it came, didnt last long. Bought a strong canvas cell case for it. I would like to see an awl on it.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good, but I look forward to the next gen

            By David DIY workshop

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Compact/Easy to Carry
            • Durability/Quality
            • Functionality/Number of Features
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Poor Construction
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Fishing
            • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
            • Maintenance & Repair

            Comments about OHT:

            Finally something can be opened with the left hand. The 100% one-handed claim is not quite there yet, still needs a bit of work to get a left handed version of a multi-tool. This is the first from ANY vendor that even comes close. I very much look forward to the next generation of this and hope to see it integrated into tools like the wave which I use absolutely daily. I am constantly opening my wave right-handed and swapping to my left due to I am left handed and have more dexterity in my left.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I would love to see an OHT2 in the works

            By The man named Jim

            from Florida

            About Me Camper, Do-It-Yourselfer, Hiker, Hunter, Manly Man

            Pros

            • Cleaning Rod Screw In
            • Compact Tools
            • Easy To Deploy Pliers
            • Functionality/Number of Features
            • Handle Comfort
            • Spring Pliers
            • Strength
            • Tool Outlined Textures
            • Versatile
            • Warranty

            Cons

            • Black Oxcide Rubs Off
            • Knife Blades Feel Small
            • No Pocket Clip

            Best Uses

            • Fishing
            • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
            • Hunting
            • Maintenance & Repair
            • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
            • On the Job
            • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

            Comments about OHT:

            The tool overall is great. The pliers do wiggle around some but I think that's due to the sliding function. I would love to see you guys/girls take another shot at the OHT to perfect it.

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            (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            OHT not for me.

            By Hugh

            from Stuart, Florida

            About Me Boat Carpenterbuilder

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Quality Workmanship

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use
            • Hard to Carry
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
            • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

            Comments about OHT:

            It's just too big and bulky. I returned it the day I got.

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            OHT Needs Work

            By jjzone68

            from Dayton, OH

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • One Hand Open

            Cons

            • Blades Inside Of Handle
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
            • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
            • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

            Comments about OHT:

            The blades need to be made on the out side of handle like the Charge AXL. Hard to give up the Charge with it having the blades being easy to get to.

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            (19 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very nice tool

            By Endevour32

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Animal Keeper, Do-It-Yourselfer, Furniture Maker

            Pros

            • Compact/Easy to Carry
            • Durability/Quality
            • Functionality/Number of Features
            • Handle Comfort
            • Lightweight
            • Strength
            • Versatile
            • Warranty

            Cons

            • No File

            Best Uses

            • Animal Keeper
            • Fishing
            • Gifts
            • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
            • Hunting
            • Maintenance & Repair
            • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
            • On the Job
            • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

            Comments about OHT:

            The OHT is a great product, very tuff and very comfortable to use, my only issue is the lack of a file, I use the file all the time, I would recommend modifying the Phillips screw driver to combine the oxygen wrench with the Phillips screw driver, and combine the strap cutter with the serrated knife as on the Charge TTI, then you can add the metal/ wood file to the OHT, I do a lot of wood carving at work and at home and the file is great for on the go smoothing of wood carvings, I also use the metal file on job sites to create a flat surface on bolt threads so I can drill through the bolts to add a cotter pin. There is so many occasions when I need to smooth a surface, for me the file is a must. I work at the SMITHSONIAN National Zoo in Washington DC and I build animal habitats, animal enrichment devices, aka toys, and do a lot of work in the animals living environments, and you have to be sure to leave surfaces smooth, no sharp edges, animals are curious and will thoroughly investigate every add on and modification to the environment, so no sharp edges. Otherwise, great job LEATHERMAN design staff.

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            (5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Didn't hold up

            By Josh

            from Boston, MA

            Pros

            • Compact/Easy to Carry
            • Functionality/Number of Features
            • Warranty

            Cons

            • Poor Construction
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Maintenance & Repair
            • On the Job

            Comments about OHT:

            I use the tool daily at work, for the first six months or so it held up great. That's when I started to notice small things like the pliers moving out of alignment, and them not gripping as well.

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            (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            OHT a true one handed tool

            By king collin

            from powhatan, virginia

            About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Compact/Easy to Carry
            • Durability/Quality
            • Fun 2 Play With
            • Functionality/Number of Features
            • Strength
            • Versatile
            • Warranty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fishing
              • Gifts
              • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
              • Hunting
              • Maintenance & Repair
              • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

              Comments about OHT:

              I have plenty of leatherman multi tools, I honestly love them all. I have too give this 5 stars B/C the objective was to have the worlds first one hand multi tool, and mission accomplished! yes the blades are shorter than I would like but there was no way to make them longer and still have it one hand operable. the only con is that b/c the handles are so straight when deployed it gives this too bad leverage when using the wire cutters on something hard like a nail, I just cant get it threw, with the charge, surge, and rebar I have no problem! but for easier cutting task it works great! I am truly looking forward to the next generation of the oht

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              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              nice tool bad sheath

              By Hb

              from Virginia

              About Me Ex Military, Fisherman, Hunter, Knife Collecter

              Pros

              • Handle Comfort
              • One Hand Design
              • Strength

              Cons

              • Bad Sheath Design
              • No Bit Driver
              • No Scissers

              Best Uses

              • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
              • Maintenance & Repair
              • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

              Comments about OHT:

              Got it for christmas. Like the tool hate the sheath. Sliding pliers and one hand design is nice. Put a 154cm blade and a bit driver plus scissers and it and it would be perfect.

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              (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent for fishing, not military

              By Frywalker

              from SK Canada

              About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • All Tools On Exterior
              • Compact/Easy to Carry
              • Lightweight
              • One Handed Everything
              • Warranty

              Cons

              • Blades Could Be Bigger
              • Sliding Can Be Stubborn

              Best Uses

              • Fishing

              Comments about OHT:

              Excellent Leatherman, but not all around the greatest.

              perfect for fishing, seems like a light duty multi tool to me, one handed work for prying hooks out of fishes mouths, snipping the occasional line, cutting a thin rope/ any line with the gut hook.

              Blades are just all a little too small, another inch would be perfect, i would prefer there to be no screwdrivers at all and have larger blades. In a boat though, you dont really need a 4 inch blade, 2 suffices.

              Only use for me this tool brings is a fishing tool. Ill save my super-tool 200 for back at camp.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent tool for EDC and special jobs

              By Roaman

              from Portland, Or

              About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Compact/Easy to Carry
              • Durability/Quality
              • Functionality/Number of Features
              • Lightweight
              • Strength
              • Versatile
              • Warranty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fishing
                • Gifts
                • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
                • On the Job
                • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                Comments about OHT:

                I currently own three Leatherman tools, the New Wave, Skeletool, and the OHT. My favorite tool is the OHT for several reasons. One handed operation, finish, durability, and ease of use are the top reasons why I carry this tool everyday.
                The OHT is an awesome tool that shares a lot in common with other Leatherman tools as far as features(one handed operation being unique among them) and the types of tools it has but, it is not without room for improvement. As stated above, I also own the new Wave so I immediately noticed the lack of bit driver on the OHT. The OHT also seems to have an abundance of flat headed screwdrivers which could have easily been eliminated by simply adding the bit drive and thus increase the number jobs the OHT can handle. Overall, these are minor issues and the tools one handed ability, durability/finish, and the welcome addition of some of the more rare tools like the strap cutter and replaceable 154cm cutters far outweigh the negatives.
                If you are in law enforcement, military, or other professional service, or if you are a do it yourselfer, you will love this tool. Even a casual user will appreciate this one,

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                (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Just a few things...

                By Not John Smith

                from Lewiston, Idaho

                About Me 11b Reservist, Civilian Emt

                Pros

                • Cleaning Rod Insert
                • Durability/Quality
                • Handle Comfort
                • Liner Locks On All Tools
                • Replaceable Wire Cutters
                • Smooth Action
                • Spring Assisted Pliers
                • Strength
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Don't Need Two Saw Blades
                • No Bit Driver
                • No Scissors
                • Poor Quality Sheath
                • Small Blades
                • Thin Handle Scales

                Best Uses

                • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
                • On the Job

                Comments about OHT:

                This thing blows Gerber outta the water. Very happy with the OHT, however it's not perfect. I feel that three, count em, THREE flat head screw drivers is over the top. You could sacrifice one of those for a bit driver, and have room enough for something else; like scissors. I'm a stickler about scissors; I love em on a multi-tool. I think if you got enough room for three flat head screw drivers, you have (had) enough room for a pair of scissors.

                The oxy tank wrench is a nice touch, but the gut-hook is really tiny. It might as well not even be there, honestly. For a tool that's focus is Military/Law Enforcement/EMS, you don't need a sheeps foot AND a saw blade. I've never been doing something on the job, and wished I had both, before. Unnecessary. The MUT doesn't have both, because it doesn't need it. One of those could be sacrificed for a heavy duty pair of scissors, or a flip up carabiner or something.

                The blades on this thing are too small, but I don't really need to get into that. I'm willing to bet everyone recognizes that, and wishes they were bigger. And it seems everybody has the same complaints the sheath. All in all, it's a good tool. However, I'm hoping that the future generations of the OHT bring much needed improvements.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Tool, Poor Sheath

                By Dan C

                from Western NY

                About Me Firefighter Paramedic, Law Enforcement/First Responder

                Pros

                • Durability/Quality
                • Functionality/Number of Features
                • Handle Comfort
                • Strength
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Cheap Sheath

                Best Uses

                • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders

                Comments about OHT:

                Its a great tool, but the sheath is cheap and poorly designed. For a tool built for First Responder, it should have a sheath built for a duty style belt.

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                (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cheap sheath is only negative

                By Shagg

                from Western NY

                About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Compact/Easy to Carry
                • Durability/Quality
                • Functionality/Number of Features
                • Versatile
                • Warranty

                Cons

                • Poor-quality Sheath

                Best Uses

                • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                • Hunting
                • Maintenance & Repair
                • On the Job

                Comments about OHT:

                This is all I would expect from a Leatherman tool- quality, smooth operation, excellent fit and finish, versatile.

                My only complaint is that the tan-colored nylon sheath is cheaply made with crooked seams and rough edges. Really Leatherman? To save a little money by including this piece-o-garbage instead of a better quality sheath diminishes your brand.

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