Many of the "multi-tools" on the market are heavy and bulky, weighed down by gizmos you never really use. The Leatherman Skeletool CX is different. It has the components you really need: a great combi-edged cutting blade, strong pliers, and a bit-driver that serves as standard and phillips screwdriver. Light, strong, and good-looking in a high-tech way, the Skeletool CX is an impressive piece of kit, and the carabiner clip makes it easy to tote. One owner raved: "This is what Batman would carry."Natchez Shooters Supplies
has the Leatherman Skeletool CX
on sale for $53.49, marked down from $96.00. Light-weight (just 5 oz.), compact (4" closed), and versatile, the Skeletool CX features pliers, wirecutter, screwdriver (with changeable bits), and a very nice semi-serrated cutting blade. The handle is tungsten-coated steel and carbon fiber. (The standard Skeletool has a plain-edged blade and is not tungsten-coated.) We've checked around the web, and the next lowest price for the versatile Skeletool CX is $62.99 at Toolup.com
. If you do order from Natchez, please mention that you saw this deal on AccurateShooter.com.Buyer Reviews
of the Skeletool CX have been extremely positive. One owner declared: "I've owned practically every Leatherman and SOG multi-tool produced over the past 15 years; a few Gerbers and Swiss Army brands thrown in there as well. And I've got to just jump in and say, this is arguably the best Leatherman ever." Another Skeletool user wrote: "I've owned this product for about 4 months now and really do love it. I appreciate that this Leatherman has done away with all the extraneous tools that add bulk and weight but are rarely used. Instead of needing a holster, I can wear it in my pocket like I would any other knife."Better Than a Blade Alone
For years, this Editor's favorite, carry-around cutting instrument has been a semi-serrated Spyderco Delica. I may finally retire the Delica and replace it with the Skeletool CX. For not much more money than a Delica costs today
, the Skeletool provides a semi-serrated stainless cutting blade, plus pliers and a bit-driver. The overall package isn't much larger than my Delica, and it's just as easy to carry. The Skeletool CX has a removeable pocket clip PLUS a handy, carabiner type carry loop (see photo at right).
• Length: 4 in. / 10 cm closed
• Weight: 5 ounces / 142 grams
• Features: Combination Straight/Serrated Cutting Blade (154CM stainless steel
), Pliers, Wire Cutters, Screwdriver with bits, Bit Storage in handle, Bottle Opener, Lanyard Ring, Carabiner snap-loop, Removable Pocket Clip
• Materials: Stainless Steel, Tungsten DLC Coating, 154CM, Carbon Fiber (handle)
• Phillips #1 and #2
• Screwdriver 3/16" and 1/4"