Unbelievable! & completely true......
Happy Anniversary to me and Thee!
20 years ago today I acquired my own original Supertool II. It was recently (as in now 3+ years ago) updated with a SURGE.
You and Your Tools have provided me with THOUSANDS of additional untold hours of life to live versus heading back down a mast, up from bilges, back out of confined spaces and to the closest toolbox, simply because whatever I needed was already ON MY HIP. As a 30+ year volunteer Fire Fighter these 2 different super tools have saved my and fellow volunteers lives; as a sailboat rigger they've saved quality time for me to enjoy with family and friends, labor costs having an assistant retrieve a "whatever", and the originally acquired SUPERTOOL II has taken up permanent residence on our primary vessel as THE TOOLBOX. Aside large pipe wrenches and hammers...I don't need anything else. IF there's a task to complete (and there always is), this IS the tool(s) for the job. The SURGE worn on the hip is equipped with Bit kit and additional blade/file set; flashlight on the side of that nylon holster. Forget credit cards, I Simpy "DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!"
Over the last 20 years, folks have given me Gerber, Buck and case tools...they simply didn't come CLOSE to the quality, fit & finish of LEATHERMAN and sadly I killed them ALL...sometimes in days. Thank You Leatherman Inc. for saving my life, friends lives, and providing a quality of life for me that was/is/will be simply worth easily in excess of 1000x the cost of both original investments. Folks, if You need a tool, You NEED a LEATHERMAN! ANYTHING Else is just "second best". NOTHING else made by AnyBody Else even comes remotely Close. To say I'm "satisfied" would be the biggest understatement of this decade (or the last one too for that matter). Sincerely,