[–] UsedToBeCujoQuarrel 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I've KNOWN about the Leatherman tool for ages.

What I didn't know is the thing is named after a person. I just figured they shoved Leather and Man together.

[–] PhildB 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Interesting, I didnt know that either! I came here to see the shocked reactions and had a TIL moment myself.

[–] ShillKiller007 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I've carried a Leatherman every day for like 20 years. Usually the Wave. Worth every penny.

[–] theoldones 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

wait, you just learnt about this? if you dont have one of these in rough and tumble areas where you need a knife and/or tools for daily use, this a thing, you can even buy bootleg versions

[–] PaulNeriAustralia [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I knew about the Swiss Army Knife. Doesn't that offer similar features albeit on a smaller scale?

[–] i_scream_trucks 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

swiss army knife is for boyscouts and hikers

leatherman tool is more angled at tradies and law enforcement.

swiss army knives are like the fucking stanley knife of multi-tools, they used to be sturdy as fuck, but now theyre cheap shit that bits fall out of on a regular basis.

[–] NeoGoat 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I think of the Swiss Army knife is not as robust; its for misc household items rather than automotive / mechanical work. There may be valid alternatives to a Leatherman, but the ones I've tried have been much lower quality, although sometimes worth what I paid.

[–] theoldones 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

yes. the tools flip out of the handle and the handle turns into a tool handle

[–] regularfella 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They issued those to us in the Army in 1994. I was an M1A! tanker. The jaws on 3 different pair broke. Useless. I finally just bought my own Gerber instead

[–] HorseIsDead 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's actually a pretty cool story, just thinking about him driving all over and seeing all those sights and how that created this one, pretty simple tool.

[–] PaulNeriAustralia [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To be quite frank, I was more impressed that he could fix the car (if he had the right tool) but then ... cars are a mystery to me.

[–] Rellik88 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Cars back then where SUPER simple. Does it get spark? Does it get Fuel? Does it get Air? Thats it. No computers or sensors back then. However if you learn a bit about cars you realize all cars are pretty much the same.

[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

how do you not know about the leatherman.

theyre expensive as fuck but worth it.

carried one for work for years until it got pinched.

[–] PaulNeriAustralia [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I've pushed a pen all my working life bro.

[–] NeedleStack 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm sad your dad never showed you but better late than never!

[–] ilikeskittles 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have carried a Micra for a long time. It’s a simple tool but really handy.

[–] Pop-up-king 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Never leave home without it.

[–] WillieTR 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm in telecommunications, and the multi-tool I carry even has a punch down tool on it so you can terminate telephone or network jack connections. I wouldn't want to do more than a few at a time with it, but it certainly works in a pinch.

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