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 Post subject: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:01 pm 
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- On the crowded streets of Saigon in the early 1970s, Tim Leatherman watched in wonder as Vietnamese teenagers tore down and rebuilt Honda motorcycles with their bare hands.
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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 3:04 pm 
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Very interesting article.

ANd now I'm curious about the pretty colors line. If only so that my Leatherman is easier to spot when you lone it to someone...


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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
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Here, here.

The pretty colors that Nalgene bottles are now coming in has helped us keep our bottles straight at our house. My husband can no longer say the bottle is his when it is clearly pink.


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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 3:20 pm 
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You know I don't thnk we have these over here. But I'm not what you'd call "practical" - I need help changing a light bulb.

<small>[ 07 July 2003, 05:21 PM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 4:33 pm 
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I think there is a German knockoff available in Europe. I had a German friend who had something similar.


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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 2:49 pm 
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You know I don't thnk we have these over here.
Not a Leatherman, but....

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Spannerman Multitool
Style: Stainless Steel
Item: KNF40/ST
Price: £18.45


<small>[ 10 July 2003, 04:50 PM: Message edited by: salzberg ]</small>

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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:08 pm 
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But it doesn't seem to have a bottle opener or a corkscrew, so what use is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:19 pm 
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Originally posted by Stuart Sweeney:
But it doesn't seem to have a bottle opener or a corkscrew, so what use is it?
Pssst, note the needle-nose plyers; they'll work on some beverages.

<small>[ 10 July 2003, 06:19 PM: Message edited by: BabsLights ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:47 pm 
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OK, but what's this thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:12 pm 
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Oh Jeff! Even I know that it's a device for taking stones out of horse's hooves.


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 Post subject: Re: Leatherman's steel tool was solid gold
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:03 pm 
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Well, maybe that's what it's used for in the UK (if you say so), but I immediately recognized it as a cheese scraper for making raclette. (Near the bottom of the linked site, the author mentions a "small wooden spatula," but of course the implement has to be made of metal for the Spannerman Multitool.)

<small>[ 11 July 2003, 11:42 PM: Message edited by: djb ]</small>


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