Leatherman OHT Review

Leatherman has always manufactured excellent multi-tools which are quite handy and the OHT is nothing different. In our Leatherman OHT review, we tried to go over this great multi-tool to find out everything anyone would want to know about it. After all, knowing as much as you can will help you make an informed decision, and trust us, you cannot go wrong with the OHT. We are talking about a 16-in-1 multi-tool that might satisfy every need of any user, professional or amateur. We are talking about a multi-tool that can be used with one hand and help you get the job done faster and easier. Here is what we have found out about the OHT, and why it’s on our list of best multi tools.

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  • All – locking
  • Jaw lockout
  • Features that are accessible from outside
  • One-hand operable
  • Imprinted handle scales

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  • Length when it is closed 4,5 in / 11,4 cm
  • Blade length 2,37 in / 6 cm
  • Weight 9.9 oz / 280,6 g


People who like using multi-tools have struggled when they had to choose between one-hand operable multi-tools. Namely, they could distinct one-hand-opening blades or one-hand-opening pliers. However, now Leatherman has made the trick and fused them which is how we have a 100% single-handedly usable multi-tool named the Leatherman OHT. Also, in this Leatherman OHT review, we cannot help but mention that we are talking about a tool that has visual imprints on the surface. This is very beneficial because you can identify the tools, the position and everything you need quickly. Also, there is a very helpful strap cutter and oxygen bottle wrench which makes this multi-tool even more awesome than it already is.

First impressions

After having it in your hands for the first time, you will see that this is not a basic and everyday multi-tool. It is incredibly comfortable to hold, easy to handle and it is definitely a sight for sore eyes. The pliers are easily deployed and it is one hell of a tool. Considering that it was designed to be used in extreme environments, you can rest assured that if military personnel can use it, it will also satisfy your needs. You will see for yourself that this is a tool that you will want to use for years to come. Frankly, you will be able to use it for a long time because it is made from high-quality materials which are made to last.

The one-handed pliers

You can deploy the pliers with a flick of the wrist. This would save you time when you are multi-tasking or in a tight situation where you urgently need the pliers. Asides from the flick, you can manually slide the pliers in and out, if you aren’t in a hurry. After all, Leatherman is known for their spring-action pliers and this feature really eases life in certain situations.

Still, you can stop the pliers on the OHT from deploying if you turn a small lockout toggle 90 degrees. The lock on the pliers can be found on one side of the handles while on the other side there is an empty space which is probably in order to create a cleaning rod attachment space.

Retracting the pliers, on the other hand, is a different operation. You need to squeeze the buttons on the opposite sides and you will need to turn it upside down. This is because the weight of the handle is leaving it to fall over the pliers. Basically, you aren’t retracting the pliers but you are holding the pliers still and you make the handles to move over them.

Sometimes closing the tool might not be easy but then again, you need to open it quickly and you rarely need to close ti quickly.

The plier jaws and wire cutters

The OHT possesses a replaceable 154CM wire/hard wire cutter blades. They are handy to use, they do the job and they are very reliable. The jaws of the pliers seem like they aren’t strong when in fact they are. They are made from high-quality materials and they are durable, they can even stand heavy use without any problems.

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The knife blades and tools

The OHC is equipped with a 420HC plain edge knife blade which is long about 2-1/8″. It is quite handy for a lot of situations and it will definitely get the job done. Although it seems like it is small, it was a smart usage of the space because otherwise, Leatherman would have to sacrifice other tools which can be essential to the general users. Another great thing about the blade is because it is strong and it has a thick spine. Also, it is sharp and will definitely get the job done.

When we are talking about the knives in the Leatherman OHT review, we cannot overlook the serrated knife blade. What you get with the OHT is a 420HC serrated knife which is extremely useful and will get the job without big problems. You will be able to cut rough materials (like fiber or rope) with this knife. Another great thing is that it is resistant to corrosion and you will be able to maintain it easily.

The saw blade

Although the saw blade is a bit shorter, this saw blade works just like the others which are found on the Leatherman tools. You will lose no time and you will easily saw through tough materials like wood when you use this open-toothed tool.

The strap cutter

Among the very interesting things in the Leatherman OHT review, we have to mention the strap cutter which is tipped with a medium slotted screwdriver. It is noteworthy that the cutting tools are deployed from only one end of the multi-tool. However, you have a Philips screwdriver, a small and large slotted screwdriver and a combination bottle and can opener.

The screwdrivers and can opener

Great things are everywhere on the OHT. There are 8 fold-out tools and eight visual clues which indicate the location of the tools. If you practice enough, you will know which is where and it will be easier to use it.


We have to conclude this Leatherman OHT review with the fact that this is a multi-tool which can be used by anyone. It is strong, you will be able to rely on it for a lot of years. Compared to other Leatherman products, you should choose the OHT if you want to get both functionality and comfort.

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