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
With an REI exclusive color, this Leatherman Skeletool combines high performance, a light weight and futuristic, rugged good looks—all stripped down to the bare essence of a microtool.
Made in USA.
Country of Origin: USA
|Blade Length:||2.6" / 6.60 cm|
|Blade material:||Stainless steel|
|Closed length:||4 inches|
|Flat Screwdriver(S):||3/16 in., 1/4 in. bits|
|Handle Material:||Stainless steel, aluminum|
|INCLUDED BITS:||Phillips #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:||4 in | 10 cm (Closed),5.0 oz | 142 g (Weight), 2.6 in | 6.60 cm (Blade Length)|
|Measurements Closed:||4" / 10 cm|
|Number Of Tools:||7|
|Number of blades:||1|
|Open Length:||6.6 in.|
|Phillips Screwdriver(S):||#1, #2 bits|
|Tool Material:||Stainless steel|
|Weight:||5.0 oz / 142 g|
|Leatherman Skeletool CX||$69.99 - $104.99|
|Leatherman Skeletool CP Multi-Tool||$60.00|
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. :)
Big fan of the Skeletool and Leatherman products in general.
Having owned multiple Leatherman products and iterations, I can say that this is my 2nd favorite (1st being the Skeletool CX). The design is simple, intuitive and has all of your essentials: Screwdriver w/interchangeable bits, knife, bottle opener, belt clip, pliers & wire cutters.
This isn't overly fancy and overloaded with unnecessary items (do you really need itty bitty tweezers?) like some other multitools. It has the essentials and that's it (yes, bottle openers ARE essential), If you find that you need anything other than what's provided in this tool, you might want to look towards actual workshop grade tools and devices. I always carry my CX version on my and this one in the glove compartment of my car.
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.
Get 1 today!
Like the name says this is the skeletal verion of a multi tool. I carry a multi-tool with just about everyday. I have used Gerber, Leatherman and SOG. As far as construction goes, this tool is bomber. It is sturdy and tough...what you would expect from Leatherman. Where this tool really shines is in the BC. It is light enough to toss in a pack and then when you need it you have it. I would not use this as my everyday tool, while it is built well, I just dont think it would hold up to the abuse I dish out on a daily basis. But, like I said, if you are looking for a backpacking/backcountry tool, this is it.
this is a great tool, and helps you get out of scrapes, save the day, or simply tighten a loose screw that you happen to discover. It has a great knife, that is fast to get to, much better than PST leatherman models that you had to open the tool, then get the knife out. also locks.... like i said... its a great knife.
I have broken the third jaw. twisting something with the jaw is not advised, it will snap the jaw off. but return them to leatherman, and they will help you out, and send you a new one. whats better than a great multitool? one with a warranty for 25 years.....
My father gave one of these to me as one of my graduation gifts from college, and I absolutely love it. The tool is clipped to my pocket everyday. I used to keep a single blade, but the lightweight Skeletool has taken its place for good. I primarily use the bottle opener function, but the blade has remained very sharp over the year that Ive had it and I still have both screw bits that it originally came with. I didnt know about the additional bits package so Ill have to look into that. If you want a lightweight tool with the essentials, then pick this tool up.
First off I have the CX version, which isn't really that different from the normal version except for the carbon inserts, and the partially serrated blade. They both weight the same though, so I bought it mostly for the serrated blade, which comes in handy if you need to slice webbing or rope quickly. Some people like a tool with more functions, but if you are really going into the backcountry you will probably bring bigger tools. The functions on here can do a large number of functions. I can do all my binding repairs, or most gear repairs during day trips skiing with just this.
I have the CX (carbon fiber) version of this which functionally is exactly the same but sheds some weight. This minimal tool is light enough that I find that I carrying it around more often than the full Leatherman. Has the basic tools necessary to carry out most repairs and I have not yet found myself wishing that I had carried a larger tool more often.
I have the CX model which first off looks damn badass. It has your basics and weighs way less compared to my old swiss army multi-tool. It feels clever and well thought out. I almost always have it available with me from day to day activities to snowboarding to camping. Cost is well... expensive. But so far I feel it was worth the expense.