Leatherman is just releasing their new Leap multitool, designed specifically for young tinkerers and DIY’ers. And, lest your youngster leave it in his school backpack, it won’t have a knife blade until you install it yourself.
The Leap is much smaller than it appears in this picture, with a total length of less than three inches closed. Inside that tiny space Leatherman packs a tiny saw, screwdrivers, tweezers, ruler, and of course pliers. The bottle opener is a bit of a puzzler, but whatever. Gotta open Dad’s beer for him sometimes, I guess.
The little 420HC sheepsfoot knife blade is user-installable, so you can leave it off the tool until your child is ready for it.