‘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 multi-tools.

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.