The tool is is held in place using the two spring-loaded release buttons built into the multitool.
The whole face of the tool exposed for a unique and stylish look.
A channel down the center allows you to remove the tool using just one hand.
Before design, the tool was recreated using professional CAD software. No detail was spared. The holster was then designed to form fits around the tool. Seven different prototypes were created to perfect the fit and feel. Features were added along the way, such as the ability to insert the tool in any orientation.
To remove the pocket clip from the Leatherman FREE you need a Torx T6 driver. You can then fill in the holes left behind by using two tiny #2-56 x 1/16"L Set Screws. (Available cheaper from other sources)
If you want to leave the pocket clip attached to the tool, you may do so, but the tool will need to be docked with the clip facing away from your body.
About the material:
Made from flexible yet strong Nylon 12 plastic. The part is created using 3D printed laser sintered plastic. The result is a solid plastic comonent that is durable and long lasting.
Like all nylon materials the part can absorb moisture. Care should be taken to prevent prolonged exposure to liquids. Dry the part as soon as possible to prevent warping, and to keep the tool dry.
Like most plastics: Care should be taken to keep the holster out of direct sunlight or high heat for extended periods. The actual nylon material is very heat resistant, however prolonged heat can allow warping to occur.
How ordering from Shapways Works:
Shapeways handles the part production and shipping based on your order input. I am the part designer, and I receive a portion of the total order.
I cannot customize, alter or process any returns after your order has been placed. All post-sales issues must be handled through Shapeways customer service.
Leaving any text in the "Personal Message" box will be printed on a gift card included with your shipment. I do not see these messages.
If you want any modifications to your holster, please send me a message through the Shapeways interface.