Dude, if Skeletor had a Skeletool, He-Man would be skeletoast.
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I had one a few years ago, but lost it in a river. The new one I purchased came with a combo blade, so serrated on the back half, and straight edge on the end half. These will get just about anything done that you might need while out in the backcountry, and even around town!
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.
Is the blade on this serrated?
No, the main blade is not serrated, at least on mine anyway. But, from the photo above, it looks like it is..?
From keeping it safe in my minimal climbing backpack to having it handy while backpacking and backcountry skiing, this thing is always with me in the outdoors. I like many snagged it because of its look, but as most Leatherman tools are it's always useful in a pinch. I also like that it is fairly minimal and very light as well. Highly suggested.
This Skeletool is great. The blad stays very sharp even after rugged use on a daily basis. The pliers work great in every situation. I wouldn't own anything else to put in my pocket. I know this bad boy won't break down on me when I need it.
Lightweight, minimalistic, idiot proof.
I hadn`t the opportunity to test it intensively so far but the quality seems good (would like to know where it was manufactured)
The amount of tools is very minimalistic but that`s ok, i never leave the house without a Viktorinox "Forester" so both together form an unbeatable team.
This is the special edition red that is attached to my backpack.
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.
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. :)
Light enough to carry everyday on a pocket or a bag, several tools, and great sharp knife, thought about a zilla tool or a crkt knife, but this one has more tools, is lighter and last but not least better looking
You wont regret it, as its a nice design and more than anything, a light but great tool
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!
Not really a question - I just thought it is worth pointing out that Leatherman is explicit about the blade being made from 154CM, not 420C - and 154CM is a significantly superior steel.
Good observation, it is 154CM, marked on the blade. Hopefully bc.com changes that spec, thanks to you.
They actually should not change it. The Skeletool is 420hc steel the Skeletool CX is 154cm. Just depends on the model and this one says only Skeletool.
Ahh - Brian is right. And right there is reason enough to drop the extra dough on the CX.
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.
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 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.
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.
nothing you don't. This tool is perfect for what 99% of people use their Leathermans for. The pliers and knife work great. The driver portion takes a little experimenting to figure out how you like to use it, but once you get it dialed in it's great.
Do these come with a gift box? I'd like to buy a dozen or so for client gifts.
They don't normally come with a gift box but you can call their toll free number & ask to see if they're available: 800-847-8665 I believe you can add a gift box during checkout for a small fee.
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.