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How many Leathermans have you lost? 1204

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How many Leathermans have you lost?
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:15:46 AM »
I've lost at least 6 of them from age 10-34.

My favorite was a Wave that I accidentally carried into O'Hare after I checked my bags on the way back to Arizona from a week fishing in far northern Wisconsin. I didn't have time to make arrangements so I gave it to a guy leaving the airport.

I've had probably 4 original Leatherman tools, a Wave, and Supertool that are all gone.

Now I just have a Charge, and my beloved Skeletool.

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 01:29:47 AM »
Never have.   Can’t even imagine it.


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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 01:33:47 AM »
Never have.   Can’t even imagine it.


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I'm super-happy for you that you weren't born with the short-term memory of a goldfish, as I was.

I just remembered I had another Wave for a few days that was stolen at work. I've kept my Skeletool longer than any other EDC knife I've ever owned (knock on wood).

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 01:37:18 AM »
Never have.   Can’t even imagine it.


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I'm super-happy for you that you weren't born with the short-term memory of a goldfish, as I was.

I just remembered I had another Wave for a few days that was stolen at work. I've kept my Skeletool longer than any other EDC knife I've ever owned (knock on wood).

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Haha!!!    My memory isn’t always the best but I try to keep a routine when I carry a LM. Put it up so I don’t lose it.




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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 01:49:38 AM »
Zero lost  :D

Welcome to the forum Ingo  !    :cheers:
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 03:10:10 AM »
Have not lost or mis placed a LM tool. 

Technically you did not loose the WAVE since you gifted instead of forfeiting it. 

That’s worth several good points at the final stop. 

I have gifted a few to those that expressed interest or desire for the wonderful tool. 

A Emerson CQC-7 was taken from a work site, found out about a year later that person suffered both $s lost and physical pain as result of the that knife. Another story though. 


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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 05:20:21 AM »
I have lost only 1 leatherman and it was around 8 years ago when i was on a forest and it dropped cause sheat was bit broken.
It was orginal Supertool. After that i carried many diffrent knifes until i got my Wave 4 years ago

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2018, 05:30:06 AM »
I've left mine many times in a suspended ceiling but i do the ole keys, wallet, phone check often and find my sheath empty before i leave the premises. Heart always flutters a bit when I feel that sheath empty, mind starts racing where did I lose it at.  :facepalm:

I can lose a flashlight pretty often but never a knife or multi.

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2018, 07:23:36 AM »
I've only lost my Gerber Shard.  Thankfully never a light or a MT. 

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2018, 08:11:23 AM »
I have lost (or is that misplaced? :think: ) my Skeletool a few times but luckily have found it an equal number of times.

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2018, 08:21:55 AM »
I have lost (or is that misplaced? :think: ) my Skeletool a few times but luckily have found it an equal number of times.
What happens when you start finding it more times than you lose/misplace it?  :)

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2018, 08:22:18 AM »
Welcome, Ingo!

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2018, 10:14:02 AM »
I have lost (or is that misplaced? :think: ) my Skeletool a few times but luckily have found it an equal number of times.
What happens when you start finding it more times than you lose/misplace it?  :)
Then I'm WINNING! :dd:

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2018, 12:23:04 PM »
I have never lost a Leatherman. Something like that would really bother me big time. Case in point...I worry about loosing my keys so much that I deliberately hang my keys off a D ring on a belt loop off my pants. At work, I jingle when I walk. That noise is a constant re-assurance that I still have them on me.

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 12:42:49 PM »
I've lost at least 6 of them from age 10-34.

My favorite was a Wave that I accidentally carried into O'Hare after I checked my bags on the way back to Arizona from a week fishing in far northern Wisconsin. I didn't have time to make arrangements so I gave it to a guy leaving the airport.

I've had probably 4 original Leatherman tools, a Wave, and Supertool that are all gone.

Now I just have a Charge, and my beloved Skeletool.

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That's a very cool thing to do Ingo - I like you :salute: - I hope the guy appreciated it.

I've never lost a leatherman, but I have had them broken by others, broken them myself (cough)... Juice... (cough) and generally moved and sold a lot of them on... sometimes regretting it later...
« Last Edit: May 28, 2018, 12:45:23 PM by Fuzzbucket »

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 12:46:37 PM »
I've broken Leatherman tools, but never lost one fortunately.  :angel:

I've lost (misplaced) 4 folders and one fixed blade, 2 SAKs and one light  :oops:
I've had a Gerber MP, four folding knives, and a tiny flashlight stolen  :rant:
« Last Edit: May 28, 2018, 12:48:31 PM by ThePeacent »

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MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2018, 04:17:47 PM »
I lost a sideclip some years ago.  When I noticed it missing I went back to the last places I remembered having it but no luck.
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2018, 04:27:54 PM »
Lost one Skeletool CX (totally my stupidity) and a Rebar was stolen from my back pack. I hope the a****le cut his fingers or lost it (OR lost his fingers, that works too)  :rant: :rant:
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2018, 05:12:13 PM »
Luckily not lost any knives Yet  :cheers: :like:

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2018, 05:14:22 PM »
Fortunately I've never lost one. I did lose the knock off swiss army knife I had in the 80'same before I bought my first one - a Super Tinker. But that doesn't count. That's just dropping dead weight
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2018, 05:19:30 PM »
Came very close. They have always been returned!

TSA inspected my bag both too Oregon and from Oregon. Had about 250$ worth of Leatherman hear from their store on the way back.

My charge tti made a trip without me to Illinois and back. (Friend of mine found it in his gear and returned it)

Lost me keys with a Micra, style, and nitecore on it multiple times.

I usually forget where I put something more so than lose it all together.

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2018, 06:12:57 PM »
Amici,
I had a sweet Wave with a birthday of 2004. It disappeared while at the office when I was breaking down a desktop computer. I laid it down for a minute to go grab a cup of coffee, and POOF!! if was gone..

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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2018, 03:44:04 AM »
Just one, fortunately...still miss my Skeletool CX!
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2018, 09:47:59 PM »
Welcome to  :MTO: Ingo. Nice idea for a thread.

I did not lose one yet.
But I once misplaced my Micra for a bit more than 10 years   :D

It was hidden in my bikes saddlebag, and I found it back 2 years ago when I started cycling again.

On a side note: All those years it was stored in a shed, and it had not developed any rust  :think:
« Last Edit: June 03, 2018, 09:49:19 PM by MTMatt »
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2018, 07:50:01 AM »
I have lost one Juice XE6, which turned up a couple of years later in my sister's backpack :oops:. She kept it, so technically still lost  :rofl:
I almost lost its replacement at an airport in NZ when I thought it was in my checked case  :ahhh. Too late to recall my checked luggage, the Air NZ lady got me a box and I stuffed it in there with my pillow and picked it up at the other end.  :salute:

So far that's all, hopefully it stays that way!
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2018, 10:35:11 PM »
I lost my surge 8 months after buying it  :(
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2018, 10:02:13 AM »
None. If Leatherman had been around in my childhood, I would probably have lost one or two.

My wife gave a Wave to a new employee in her goat dairy, and I found it in the straw bedding. The worker had set it on a post, and was not aware of the nature of goats and shiny things. I never told him I found it. It was the first Leatherman I bought, and I still have after 19 years.

I never set smaller hand tools down as I work, and especially not in a barn with 600 hungry milking goats. If I don't need it for a moment, I automatically slide it back into the sheath, or a pocket, or even into my belt. Apparently lots of people do set down smaller hand tools, because in my barn-cleaning days I found many tools buried in the bedding & dung. Unfortunately long before nifty multitools were around, so I usually got pliers, wire cutters, hammers, screw drivers, baling hooks, and way too much baling wire. But also a few nice old fashion pocket knives.

Bushcrafting out in the wild, same thing. I never set a small tool down on ground or log. If I am on a tarp working, or have set up a small folding table, maybe.   
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How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2018, 01:40:39 PM »
Lost, I’m not sure is the right word to describe this story but this thread is probably the best place to tell.

When I was a boy my old man bought me a leatherman, I believe a PST although I cannot be sure. Around 8 years ago when I was still young and at the time I was doing it a bit tough, I had to move out of the house I was renting and in a rush I put it in an ammo box (my dad also bought this) and threw it out! Had the sheath too.

The only one that’s been lost.

I had it about 15 years. RIP
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2018, 11:42:52 PM »
I thought I lost a BO Super Tool 300 and ended up buying a replacement only to find the original one a few months later :facepalm:
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Re: How many Leathermans have you lost?
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2018, 11:40:22 PM »
I lost (or had stolen) my first Surge.. i still think of it :/
it had the leather/nylon sheath that i liked which they no longer sell and it was almost new!

 

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