I got my Leatherman as a birthday gift from a brother at work. I have been a Fire Fighter for 15 years with my current department. About my second year with the department my new bride decided to throw me a small party inviting some of the guys from work. I got a few gifts - which at the time I wasn't expecting any and feeling I was too old for gifts. (Thinking : that's kids stuff) I was prompted to open my gifts in front of everyone; feeling uneasy, I did. Pretty cool stuff - I remember.
The one gift that actually brought a tear to my eye was the one my buddy got me... an Original PST. I noticed the Asst. Chief at work carried one and thought I should have one too... for work of course, but never said anything to anybody about it. I figured I'd save up for one after I had some extra money and eventually I'd have one. So maybe my buddy, my Fire Fighter Brother read my mind? Long story short, I have carried my PST everyday that I have gone to work since I received it. It has come in handy at work around the station and at emergency scenes since and it has also gone on every hunting, fishing or camping trip that I have gone on since then and will continue to do so.
The tool that spawned it all. Our original Pocket Survival Tool® would set records for years to come.