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Tools Tales: ‘A Leatherman Saved My Life’

One man pulled himself from a frozen lake with his Leatherman. Another was freed from a burning car. Welcome to ‘Tool Tales.’

Leatherman Tool Tales

Multi-tools are among the most versatile (and essential) gear. Leatherman launched a project, “Tool Tales,” to share unique, sometimes harrowing stories told by its fans.

In all, the company collected 4,000+ unique stories! And as the Tool Tales project is built on user submissions, Leatherman invites you to share your story about a multi-tool in action.

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“Over the years, we’ve received thousands of stories from Leatherman owners about how their tool saved the day,” said Leatherman spokeswoman Carie Behe. “For a lot of our fans, their Leatherman has become such an intricate a part of their everyday life.”

Behe noted the brand “simply makes the tool, but our fans make it heroic, so we’re incredibly honored to be able to share them with the world.”

Tool Tales: Leatherman In Your Time Of Need

Saving the day means different things to different people. In addition to publishing the stories on its site, Leatherman chose a few stories to tell in video form.

Watch this Tool Tale to see how a soldier used her Leatherman in Afghanistan to protect her comrades.


There are currently three other Tool Tale videos with more coming throughout 2017.

Share Your Own Tool Tale!

If you have a story telling how your Leatherman saved the day (or was used in a unique way) share it right on Leatherman’s site.

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If you don’t own a Leatherman, these incredible stories will make you think twice about carrying one.

Has a Leatherman saved your day? Tell us your Tool Tale!

–This article is part of a series sponsored by Leatherman. See more Leatherman articles here.

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