I don't remember, when I got my Leatherman Super Tool 200. I was still at high school...somewhere between 1992 and 1996...
I've got it to replace my old swiss knife. It used me in high, travels, did everyting I had to do.
I made my military service in 2003.
Once we worked arround the base, one of our sargents, a loud, friendly, really big, powerful man was very proud of his strange, enormous, maybe russian multitool/knife, and he asked us what we use...I showed it to him and said, that I have this and honestly, if I don't loose it or it won't break I will probably die with it, I don't need any other anymore.
While he was looking and trying the blades he was laughing and continously mocking of it...for example what can that tiny serrated blade do?!?
I've got really angry...he was actually insulting my knife...and my pride! We were working with cables... I took a pretty big, 12 core cable, made a loop from it, held it thight and cutted it with one pull in front of his face.
The big guys eyes nearly dropped out of his head and he constantly was just repeating:
"Holly sh...!" :) Everybody who saw it, was laughing...well, not about the trick...about the face he made!
The day after, we were working again outside, comes the KingKong, directly towards me with a wide smile and asks:
"Hey green, I was just thinking about it all night you see... wouldn't ya sell it, green?"
I did not sell it...