The Skeletool by Leatherman is as spooky as a skeleton. The Leatherman tool features a lightweight design so you can easily play catch with it in the park. Please don’t do that, you’ll poke your eye out. The durable stainless steel body on the Leatherman Skeletool means it will probably last longer than your last girlfriend and probably be more helpful too. This Leatherman tool packs a party everywhere it goes. The Leatherman Skeletool includes pliers, wire cutters, a knife blade, a screwdriver and a carabiner/bottle opener. This will be convenient when you want to open a bottle of Coke while rock-climbing. Good thinking Leatherman.
• 420HC Stainless Steel Clip-point Knife.
• INCLUDED BITS: Phillips #1 and #2 Bit, Screwdriver 3/16` and 1/4` Bit.
• Nylon Sheath.
• 4 in | 10 cm (closed)
• 5.0 oz | 142 g
The Leatherman Skeletool multitool is stripped down to the bare essence. It combines high performance, a light weight and futuristic, rugged good looks!
Made in USA.
|Blade:||154cm stainless steel|
|Blade Length:||2.6 in / 6.60 cm|
|Blade Material:||Stainless steel|
|Closed length:||4 inches|
|Flat Screwdriver(S):||3/16", 1/4" bits|
|Handle Material:||Stainless steel, aluminum|
|INCLUDED BITS:||Phillips number 1 and 2 Bit, Screwdriver 3/16 and 1/4 Bit|
|Included:||Phillips #1 and #2 bits, Screwdriver 3/16" and 1/4" bits|
|Includes bits:||Phillips #1 and #2, Screwdriver 3/16 in.and 1/4 in.|
|Knife blade type:||Partially serrated|
|Length:||4 in. / 10 cm (closed)|
|Materials:||Stainless steel, 420HC|
|Max blade length (in.):||2.6 inches|
|Measurements Closed:||4 in / 10 cm|
|Number Of Tools:||7|
|Number of blades:||1|
|Other Tools:||bit driver, removable pocket clip|
|Phillips Screwdriver(S):||#1, #2 bits|
|Weight:||5.0 oz / 142 g|
|Leatherman Skeletool Multipurpose Tool||$79.99|
|Leatherman Skeletool CX||$69.99 - $104.99|
|Leatherman Skeletool Cx Multipurpose Tool||$104.99|
I have 4-5 other multi-tools, but couldn't resist buying the Skeletool as it looks so cool. And, I haven't been disappointed as it is the favorite of my collection. One nice feature of it is that you can quickly and easily open the knife, which is the most common tool that I use. The blade can be opened one handed, which is a great feature. Like all Leatherman tools, the fit, finish and overall design are excellent. The pliers close down perfectly at the tip, which means they can almost be used as tweezers.
The screwdrivers are OK and totally functional, but a bit skinny and lightweight for something like tightening a ski binding screw, but still, they would work.
My initial impression on opening the box was that the Skeletool was smaller than I expected. This is no big deal, but for some reason photos of it make it look beefier. For reference, the knife blade is 2.5" long, which is about 3/4 the length of a credit card.
The thing I liked least about it was the add-on bottle opener/clip hook on the end. I can open bottles many other ways, don't need a secondary clip-in point (the tool already has a side clip) and it just adds length to the unit, as well as a sharpish tail end. But, Leatherman has come out with a new model, the Freestyle, which is the same thing as the Skeletool sans bottle opener. I'll probably have to get that one as well. :)
I am now on my second Skeletool after the first one got legs. Apparently, someone else appreciated the utility of this multi-tool as much as I did!
I have found this tool to be a great combination of size, functionality and weight. It has all of the basics you could want - enough to tackle any job required one way or another. And isn't that the point?
You can certainly opt for more features in other models or other tools, but you have to draw the line somewhere. And if you need more, hey just carry your tool box.
I have used this tool while backpacking, working, hiking and biking. It gives you a lot of features without adding too much bulk or weight.
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As someone who has had four other Leatherman products over the years, to include still having the Wave(my favorite)this is real good for pocket carry. Just don't buy this one for the tools unless you are just wanting the basics; pliers, blade and screw drivers. I haven't had this one long enough to truly put it to work, but it does have the quality construction of all Leatherman products I have come to expect. My only concern is the keeper for the extra screwdriver bit, it seems not be very secure so I would recommend caution when using the 'biner attachment. The price is also a bit steep for such a basic tool (I only bought it because it was on sale)but if it something you would want I would say go ahead and get it, after all it is a Leatherman.