‘Made of Mettle’: The History of Leatherman

Where did the Leatherman come from? When was it first made? And who the heck is Tim Leatherman?

Before the first Leatherman, the idea of a “pocket survival tool” with pliers and several other functions seemed implausible.

But with the zeal only a 20-something can muster, Tim Leatherman set out to make his gadget a reality. “Made of Mettle” documents the unlikely history behind one of the world’s most renowned multitools.

Along with commentary from those whose lives have changed because of the tool, “Made of Mettle” shows the human power that has made Leatherman a mainstay for outdoorspeople.