Mr. Leatherman.

Yesterday I interviewed Tim Leatherman, the guy who invented Leatherman tools. Yes, there really is a Mr. Leatherman! He is still running his company, based in Portland, OR. He’s a very down to earth guy, and a really determined inventor–it took him 3 years to build the first prototype and another 5 years to get the first customer. After that, the business really took off; more than 30 million of the things have been sold since 1983. No surprise, either–they’re super cool, and wildly useful, tools. For the interview, you’ll have to wait to see the March issue of Mobile PC.

In case Santa is reading this blog, my favorite Leatherman is probably the Blast

Mr. Leatherman.