This weekend our special is Leatherman’s Skeletool multi-tool. Owing a design debt to the Freestyle, the Skeletool manages to keep a slim profile and light weight while still packing in a solid set of tools.
Probably the most useful feature here in the day-to-day sense would be the outside accessible blade. Thanks to the thumb hole this is a one-handed opener with an easy action. Blade is a healthy 2.5″ long, made from 420HC stainless steel, and sporting partial serrations. There’s a liner lock present to keep the blade held firmly in place.
The next most obvious feature is of course the Leatherman standard pliers. This is a nice and sturdy set of needle nose pliers with built in wire cutters. With the tool open we can now access the screwdriver tip. This is pretty cool because with a press of this button we can remove the bit and flip it around for a wider Philips head. Turn the tool over and we’ll see our flathead bit nestled in the other handle.
There are two carry options here, the primary being the pocket clip. Thanks to the slim build the Skeletool is very unobtrusive in the pocket. There’s also a carabiner to let you hang it off your belt loop or a backpack or something. It also doubles as a bottle opener, though with all the other tools present could a bottle cap have REALLY stood in the way of your thirst?
At this point it goes without saying that Leatherman is the leader when it comes to quality multi-tools, and if you’re looking for a compact EDC multi-tool with a bunch of great functionality, the Skeletool is hella cool. To learn more about this product, click here. To see our full variety, visit knifecenter.com