I Finally Broke It
I purchased my Leatherman PST in 1994 while I was in the Marine Corps just a few months before my first deployment.
Since then it has been an invaluable part of my daily life. It has literally been every where I've been. I've used it to repair M16A2 service rifles, Humvees, my own personal gear etc. etc. It was by my side in Somalia in 1995, and Iraq in 2003.
If it isn't on my belt, I feel rather naked.
Well, this afternoon, after 15 years of faithful service executing tasks that it was never designed to do, I finally managed to break my Leatherman. I was installing new brake pads on a lady friend's Jeep. I had already changed one pad, and was prying off the caliper of the second (using a Leatherman as a pry bar is not one of its recommended uses, by the way) the flat head screwdriver broke clean off.
I was heartbroken. My faithful companion had finally met its match. My lady friend is racked with guilt because I broke my Leatherman while fixing her Jeep...she is currently scouring eBay to find a PST to replace it. The upside is that I can probably milk this for some decent swag, and probably a dinner or two. :D
The PST is still on my belt, and will still provide years of service, even without the flat head.
Battle Creek, MI
The tool that spawned it all. Our original Pocket Survival Tool® would set records for years to come.