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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/13/2005 9:46:03 AM EDT
Ok, this isn't a debate on their politics, we all know he's a paying socialist supporter, but I was always under the impression that Leatherman tools were made in the USA.
I have one of the original WAVE tools I got for my birthday several years ago and on it it is stamped "USA". Not made in USA though.
Yesterday on the tool truck at work, I looked at a new WAVE and nowhere did it say USA or anything sayiong where it was made.
I did some googling and found these two tidbits.

www.leatherman.com/news/press-releases/article.asp?section=2&articleID=207
www.cuneolaw.com/current/leatherman1.cfm

So are they US made or not ? I guess if it just says "USA" then they are probably somewhat made here of materiels and parts from other nation. I would think if it said "Made in USA" then it would have to be MADE here by legal definitions ??
If not, thats even more reason to not buy his stuff.
BTW, which multitools ARE made in the USA ?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:47:54 AM EDT
yeah but they're COMMIES!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:48:35 AM EDT
I guess he could make them in mexico or another american country and claim "made in america" and consumers could easily assume he meant the United States of America (USA)...
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:59:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:00:56 AM EDT
made in the USA just like Springfield 1911s!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:04:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 10:04:46 AM EDT by chips]

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
I guess he could make them in mexico or another american country and claim "made in america" and consumers could easily assume he meant the United States of America (USA)...

not to hijack this thread, but i'm a stocker at an HEB down here. some of our products say "made in America" in large letters, and then there's a small picture of North America next to it. i think it's very misleading, and unethical marketing
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:08:22 AM EDT
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:14:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"



it is unethical, you are deliberately misleading customers. America is often interchanged with The United States of America.

Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:21:52 AM EDT
AFAIK they are made in the US. I remember awhile back that Leatherman supports anti 2nd amendment groups. I believe it was the Million Mom March or something like that. Maybe someone
else could chime in with definitive proof.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:26:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"



it is unethical, you are deliberately misleading customers. America is often interchanged with The United States of America.


yeah, what he said.

when you hear the words "made in America", what do you think? do you automatically think it was made in the united states, or do you think it may have been made in mexico or canada?

99% of the people out there are going to think it was made in the U.S.A.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:27:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 10:32:54 AM EDT by VTwin60]

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"


So when we hear the song "God Bless America" do we think of Canada and Mexico?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:29:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
could really care less. the owner and his company finacially support everything i find wrong with this country.

tim leatherman could give me one personally autographed and made of gold and i wouldn't accept it.



you could melt it down sell it and give the money to the NRA
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:38:31 AM EDT
American Steel, forged in Japan, stamped in China, shipped to and assembled in Mexico and sold in America. Profits sent to Kalifornia and back to China.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:56:30 AM EDT
Tim Leatherman stole my baby
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:06:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 11:07:05 AM EDT by dvr9]

Originally Posted By Kooter:
Tim Leatherman stole my baby






...wait. Tim Leathman is a Dingo?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:46:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"



it is unethical, you are deliberately misleading customers. America is often interchanged with The United States of America.




funny, go to south america and ask that - they get offended over this topic - America is a region, NOT A COUNTRY! argentinians, mexican, canadians, etc all reside in the Americas and are therefore American


Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:49:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"



it is unethical, you are deliberately misleading customers. America is often interchanged with The United States of America.




funny, go to south america and ask that - they get offended over this topic - America is a region, NOT A COUNTRY! argentinians, mexican, canadians, etc all reside in the Americas and are therefore American


funny, because he was referring to items being marketed IN THE U.S.A., not bolivia, not panama, not mexico, but the USA where the locals commonly use US, USA, and America to refer to their nation. therefore it is an unethical marketing ploy designed specifically to mislead consumers in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA into thinking it was domestically produced.

or am I missing something here?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:52:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:55:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
or am I missing something here?



yes you are missing the point, it is not misleading - it is very clear that if someone says, "made in america" that is can be ANYWHERE in America, not just the USA - therefore it is not unethical or misleading


now, if on the othre hand, they say made in the USA and it is a lie - that is unethical and misleading


do you get it now?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:56:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 12:58:01 PM EDT by pale_pony]
Here's that pinko's email address if you want to write him and tell him why his company will never see another dollar from your pocket Tim_L@leatherman.com

The ass-wipes donated thousands to the Kerry campaign and think that only .gov should have guns.

Lefty-Loonies and Farq-tards.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:00:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"



Like the part of Japan (or was it China) that changed it's name to "USA" (oo-sah) after WWII and printed "made in USA" on their stuff to get it sold here?

Oh no, nothing misleading about that!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:03:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"



Like the part of Japan (or was it China) that changed it's name to "USA" (oo-sah) after WWII and printed "made in USA" on their stuff to get it sold here?

Oh no, nothing misleading about that!



Interesting at least they did not say madde in U.S.A. haha... but not relevent to the America argument because America is not a country, it is a region that has many countries and spans continents.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:04:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
it is not unethical at all - america is a region - the USA is a country....if consumers fall for it that is because of their "edumacation"



Like the part of Japan (or was it China) that changed it's name to "USA" (oo-sah) after WWII and printed "made in USA" on their stuff to get it sold here?

Oh no, nothing misleading about that!



It was LACalif, JApan, IIRC....
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:10:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
I guess he could make them in mexico or another american country and claim "made in america" and consumers could easily assume he meant the United States of America (USA)...

not to hijack this thread, but i'm a stocker at an HEB down here. some of our products say "made in America" in large letters, and then there's a small picture of North America next to it. i think it's very misleading, and unethical marketing



To some Mexico is part of the USA, or is it the other way around?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:11:35 PM EDT
I would've purchased some other brand, had I been aware of Tim Leatherman's politics. Unfortunately for me, I didn't do my homework first. I've had my Wave for more than a few years now. I quit carrying it when the leather sheath belt loop broke on me. I've not bothered to fix it yet. Guess I won't bother now....
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:45:05 PM EDT
So are there any "made in USA" from USA parts and materials multitools out there that are a good, usefull tool and aren't socialist supporters ?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:54:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:57:46 PM EDT
Wow! Good toknow I live in Portland Oregon where they are made or least used to be made. Guess I'll go with Gerber, they are just down the street and I think they are US made.

Now that I think about it many edged weapons are made here:
Benchmade
CRKT
Gerber
Leatherman­(?)

Have to look into this
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 2:14:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 2:15:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kentlik:
Wow! Good toknow I live in Portland Oregon where they are made or least used to be made. Guess I'll go with Gerber, they are just down the street and I think they are US made.

Now that I think about it many edged weapons are made here:
Benchmade
CRKT
Gerber
Leatherman­(?)

Have to look into this



my CRKT says taiwan on it
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