I was using my venerable Leatherman Blast the other day to loosen up some screws on a scope mount and things went south. I ended up snapping off a section of the tip of one of the flat screwdriver blades.
In over 20 years of using Leatherman tools in some pretty ugly ways this is the first time I've had any of their tools fail.
Looks like I'll be testing out their 25 year guarantee. Stay tuned, and stay sharp!
I had the very good fortune to meet and briefly talk to Chuck twice at trade and outdoor shows, and he was an extremely personable fellow and a fine gentleman.
Perhaps Chuck's greatest contribution to the American knife culture was his introduction of the Buck Folding Hunter (Model 110) in the 1965. It was a design the company's board members didn't think would sell, and at the time even Chuck thought it would have a limited market, selling just to hunters and outdoorsmen. Both were wrong, but in a very good way. The folding hunter went on to be perhaps the best selling folding knife design ever brought to market and is one of the most copied knife designs in the history of cutlery manufacturing.
Vaya con Dios, Chuck. You will be missed but you left us with a great legacy.