I am a potato farmer from the far northeast part of Maine. I cannot remember ever being without at least one type of Leatherman tool.
I have to say that they are without a doubt the most reliable tool a man can carry. My old dad used to say that in order to farm, a man needed only a jackknife and some haywire to make it work. Well times have changed, dad is gone many years now, and although the haywire is still here, the old jackknife has passed on with my father.
The truth is, I still have his knife. It is worn thin and retired the day he passed. For many years now, I have carried a Leatherman tool of some sort from the original to as of late, the Supertool 300. I have had the Wave, Supertool, Toolbar and a few I don't recall. These tools are rugged dependable and indispensable for the outdoorsman. I have managed to wear down, break, snap off pieces and even broken the ends off the pliers while trying to fix things in the middle of 200 acres of backache and not a toolbox within walking distance. These are the times that I demanded my current Leatherman perform above and beyond its limits. In doing so, these tools have earned the utmost respect of a man who can be quite demanding when the skies begin to darken and I ain't got time to play. I have never been hung out to dry by a Leatherman. Even if I broke them, and I have, I move on to the next available selection. To me, if it works, even if it ain't pretty, and I know my neighbor can't see it from his field, I'm happy. I have never sent in a repair job that the Leatherman people did not replace it, hassle free. This tool and these people are incredibly reliable. Just my way of saying, Thank you, LEATHERMAN for so many years of hard working multi tools.
Presque Isle, ME