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Allegedly created by an engineer because his Swiss Army Knife wasn't up to the job as a serious multipurpose tool, the leatherman is a hugely popular toy. Leatherman ownership is generally a pretty good indicator of geek cred (see also geek toys). Primary characteristics: Great pliers, shiny exterior, great density and an array of appendages whose sharpness can only be hinted at by the phrase, "really, really sharp". Popular with sysadmins (see also lart).