Leatherman Grind

Legendary skateboarder Arto Saari helps design the ideal skateboard tool

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The diagnosis of dangerously loose hardwarewhen you realize your skateboard feels squirrelier than ever but you’re, no doubt, far from homeoften leaves you no choice but to ask a stranger to borrow a screwdriver and wrench. To make sure you’re not stuck in this awkward situation ever again, master toolmaker Leatherman recently teamed up with skateboard legend Arto Saari to develop a skate tool small enough carry every day. The Grind weighs just under two ounces and is made of two thin yet strong interlocking stainless steel pieces containing eight tools.

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Each piece holds four cut-out toolseverything from a screwdriver, 3/8″ wrench and 1/4″ hex key for hardware to a 9/16″ kingpin wrench, bottle opener and even grip tape file.
While we hold an unreasonable allegiance to the storied T tool, there’s no doubt the Grind is considerably more comprehensive, functional and packable. Plus Arto backs it, which is a seriously valid endorsement. Find Grind now from Leatherman online for $20.

Images by Graham Hiemstra