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Multitool celebrities? 2189

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Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2017, 02:58:12 AM »
Inspector Gadget?

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Did he ever use a multitool?  :think:

he was a multitool   :rofl:

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2017, 03:19:14 AM »
How about Jeremy Wade? Marine biologist, extreme angler, and fresh water detective.

Granted, he was not involved in the design of any MTs like Peter Whittaker, but he does carry one and it is interesting to note that he does not use a fishing-oriented MT.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,336 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2017, 01:19:29 PM »
Peter Whittaker - Buck X-Tract

Excellent addition!

Didn't Whittaker do a lot more than just the X-Tract too?

Def

Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,077 Born to multitask.
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2017, 01:16:20 AM »
Tom Stokes, from CRKT?
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,336 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2017, 02:05:13 AM »
Wasn't he mentioned earlier? 

I am all for adding him to the list, and his partner Launce Barber at ID Works.

Def

Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,077 Born to multitask.
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2017, 02:19:24 AM »
 :facepalm:
They're both on the list. Weird, I search the thread before suggesting a name, and did not see Tom.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,336 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2017, 12:22:00 AM »
Looks like a pretty good list to me so far:

Tim Leatherman- obvious one, and should always top a list like this
Spencer Frazer- owner and lead designer of SOG
Blackie Collins- iconic knife designer and co-designer of the SOG ParaTool
Launce Barber and Tom Stokes- co founders of ID Works, responsible for many of CRKTs multitiol designs
Karl Elsener- founder of Victorinox
Les Stroud- TV survivalist, off grid enthusiast frequently seen with a Leatherman or Victorinox multitool, now a spokesperson for Camillus
Bear Grylls- TV survivalist, Everest climber, former SAS, has his name and logo on numerous multitools in the Gerber line
Angus MacGuyver- fictional character with exceptional scientific and engineering knowledge, famous for manufacturing solutions to all manner of problems with nothing more than a Swiss Army Knife
Mythbusters- Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belecci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara all have been seen on Mythbusters using or just carrying a multitool of some sort
Glenn Klecker- Inventor of the KLAX multitool axe, but also the guy who originally designed the Skeletool while working at Leatherman
Peter Atwood- The largest influence on the On Piece Tool segment in the modern era.
Dave Canterbury- TV Survivalist, uses a factory issue custom made Leatherman
The Elsener Family- originators and owners of Victorinox, makers of the Swiss Army Knife
Ueli Steck- Mountain Climber and inspiration for the Titanium model Wenger knives, one of which bore his name.
Mike Horn- Freelance adventurer and inspiration for several Wenger models that bore his name.
Jeremy Wade- TV host, extreme fisherman and biologist with a preference for Leatherman OH models.
Ray Kirk- Owner of Raker Knives and Steel, two time contestant on Forged in Fire, designer for CRKT.
Ken Onion- Custom knifemaker largely responsible for Assisted Opening knife blades that have influenced multitool design
Rick Hinderer- Custom Knifemaker and fireman who has designed several rescue oriented tools
Peter Whittaker- Designer who had great influence on multitool designs at Buck.

Any more?

Def

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Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2017, 12:48:17 AM »
That weird smurfer who did the fastest LM Surge review... :D
 :facepalm:
« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 02:48:06 AM by ducttapetech »

Nate

Words and stuff....
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,336 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2017, 02:52:35 AM »
That was indeed a perfect review!

Typical Youtube review too- 90% intro, 10% actual info!  :D

Def

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,496 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2017, 10:09:23 AM »
That was indeed a perfect review!

Typical Youtube review too- 90% intro, 10% actual info!  :D

Def
:rofl: Right!

Nate

Words and stuff....
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,077 Born to multitask.
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2017, 10:41:15 AM »
 :whistle:

Angus MacGuyver- fictional character with exceptional scientific and engineering knowledge, famous for manufacturing solutions to all manner of problems with nothing more than a Swiss Army Knife
Bear Grylls- TV survivalist, Everest climber, former SAS, has his name and logo on numerous multitools in the Gerber line
Blackie Collins- iconic knife designer and co-designer of the SOG ParaTool
Dave Canterbury- TV Survivalist, uses a factory issue custom made Leatherman
The Elsener Family- originators and owners of Victorinox, makers of the Swiss Army Knife
Glenn Klecker- Inventor of the KLAX multitool axe, but also the guy who originally designed the Skeletool while working at Leatherman
Jeremy Wade- TV host, extreme fisherman and biologist with a preference for Leatherman OH models.
Karl Elsener- founder of Victorinox
Ken Onion- Custom knifemaker largely responsible for Assisted Opening knife blades that have influenced multitool design
Launce Barber and Tom Stokes- co founders of ID Works, responsible for many of CRKTs multitiol designs
Les Stroud- TV survivalist, off grid enthusiast frequently seen with a Leatherman or Victorinox multitool, now a spokesperson for Camillus
Mike Horn- Freelance adventurer and inspiration for several Wenger models that bore his name.
Mythbusters- Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belecci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara all have been seen on Mythbusters using or just carrying a multitool of some sort
Peter Atwood- The largest influence on the On Piece Tool segment in the modern era.
Peter Whittaker- Designer who had great influence on multitool designs at Buck.
Ray Kirk- Owner of Raker Knives and Steel, two time contestant on Forged in Fire, designer for CRKT.
Rick Hinderer- Custom Knifemaker and fireman who has designed several rescue oriented tools
Spencer Frazer- owner and lead designer of SOG
Tim Leatherman- obvious one, and should always top a list like this
Ueli Steck- Mountain Climber and inspiration for the Titanium model Wenger knives, one of which bore his name.
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,077 Born to multitask.
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2017, 10:44:38 AM »
How about Jameson Ellis, designer of the (now SOG) Sync?
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Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2017, 10:51:24 AM »
Paul Boéchat, founder of Wenger.
Peter Hug, former CEO of Wenger, now with Swiza.
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,077 Born to multitask.
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2017, 11:00:33 AM »
Ken Griffey, founder and CEO of Bear and Son Cutlery.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,336 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2017, 12:59:13 PM »
How about Jameson Ellis, designer of the (now SOG) Sync?

I could see him added, although I don't know if he's quite a household name or has achieved celebrity status.  By that logic we should also be adding Robert Seals too.

Def

Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,336 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2017, 01:03:10 PM »
Paul Boéchat, founder of Wenger.
Peter Hug, former CEO of Wenger, now with Swiza.

Peter I can see being at celebrity status- after all, he was at the helm when Wenger was completely turned around and became interesting again.  Plus he did this.



Paul Boéchat seems more like a historical figure of importance than a celebrity I think, but if we aren't drawing lines then by all means he qualifies.  :D

Def

Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,336 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2017, 01:10:25 PM »
Ken Griffey, founder and CEO of Bear and Son Cutlery.

Never was there a man that could care less about his products than Ken.  Don't get me wrong, he is a nice guy and very interested in his knife line, and that can be seen in the products they produce, but when it comes to their multitool line.... well.... if it wasn't for Sears and Crescent and Hardhat and a few other rebranding companies buying them in bulk I get the feeling the Bear Jaws line would have been tossed out long ago.

It's funny because they are affordable, good tools that are Made in the USA and are good quality, rugged, reliable tools.  There's no reason they couldn't be a major contender in the multitool industry if they would just put a modicum of effort into it.  Ditto for Utica, owners of Kutmaster.  The original MUltiMaster is the same, but almost completely unknown.



I think these guys deserve the Facepalmy Award, but I guess that qualifies as a celebrity too...

Def

Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,336 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2018, 04:41:45 PM »
It's been over a year- have we got anyone else to add to this list?

Def

Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,077 Born to multitask.
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2018, 05:12:39 PM »
Igor Skrylev? Russian multi-tool designer.
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,077 Born to multitask.
Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2018, 06:10:46 PM »
Kenny Lohr? Designer of the Signal.
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Re: Multitool celebrities?
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2018, 12:43:28 AM »
Please consider author , Bruce Sterling. He is a avid fan and user of Victorinox and Leatherman.

Just a few of Sterling's ramblings:

https://usesthis.com/interviews/bruce.sterling/


http://www.cfp2002.org/proceedings/closing.shtml

A Vic Cybertool has been written in to his novel, " The Zenith Angle ".

 

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