Leatherman’s 25th annivesary Argentum collection adds an ornate Victorian touch to its range of miniature multi-tools. Ranging from $12,000-$40,000, the fanciest of them are obviously just for show, though they are all fully functional.
I’m in two minds.
Firstly, they’re much better, as gadget bling goes, than opportunistic trivia like the De Vere diamond-studded iPhone. This sort of thing hearkens to the age of tools both beautiful and effective.
Some of them, however, are still pretty trashy. They beg to be advertised in Parade magazine on a 36 month finance plan, next to Oliver North’s autobiography and gold-rimmed collector plate Jesuses painted by Akiane.