Leatherman Skeletool CX

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leatherman-skeletool-cx.jpgSomehow, multi functional tools seem to attract guys like moth to a flame. There is some innate need in us neanderthals to fix stuff around us, which explains why it is always a good idea to open up a hardware shop no matter which part of the globe you’re at. The Leatherman Skeletool CX is a £79.95 tool that claims to offer everything you need in a convenient and small package. To get a better idea of what are some of the tools on offer, head on after the jump for further details.

When it comes to multitools, Leatherman are the true professionals with unequalled build quality and resilience. Often however, multitools can go over the top with functionality and have far more stuff in them than you’ll ever use. This where Leatherman’s latest piece of genius knocks all other multitools into the bin. The Skeletool, aside from looking achingly cool (very important of course) is, we reckon, the best multitool ever made.

Weighing in at an amazing 142g, they have stripped out all the unnecessary bulk and ensured that most of the super useful tools are instantly available, without you having to unfold and pull out endless hinged bits with your fingernails. The bottle opener is always out (yeah hey), the screwdriver (cleverly a universal multi-bit one) is pre-extended when you open the tool, and the knife blade is quick release – they really have designed a truly practical beauty here. More substantial than a pocket knife and less bulky than a traditional multitool, the Skeletool has the following functions – a combination straight and serrated blade, pliers, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, hard-wire cutters, a universal bit driver, a 3/6″ and ¼” Phillips screwdriver bit, a bottle opener and a removable belt clip. And all of this comes in stainless steel with a hardwearing Tungsten DLC coating and has a very comfortable ergonomic hand fit.

With its truly excellent design, exceptional quality and the perfect level of functionality, the Skeletool has raised the bar on multitools to a whole new level. Some of its features are as follows :-

  • A stainless steel, super-lightweight multi-tool
  • A hardwearing Tungsten DLC coating
  • A combination straight/serrated blade
  • Pliers
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Hard-wire cutters
  • A universal bit driver so you can pop on whatever bit is required
  • Storage for a bit in the handle
  • A Phillips 3/6″ screwdriver bit
  • A Phillips ¼” screwdriver bit
  • A bottle opener
  • A removable pocket clip
  • Suitable for ages 16 years+
  • Weight: 142g
  • Size: 10cm

2 reviews or comments

Post April Fools Gallery of Gadgets » Coolest Gadgets Says: April 2, 2008 at 12:44 am

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manny talavera Says: April 8, 2008 at 5:02 am

i have bought dozens of leatherman multi knife for myself and to give as gift to my brothers and friends, this one is the latest and coolest. i will have to save to add this to my collection. kudos to you Mr. Leatherman, your nececities suits you to innovate such gadgets, now i understand why i started to be lazy in taking mine everyday, and thats the weight factor ,i keep the design a near second. thank you.im scared to travel with out one with me. just like a cellphone these days. whats next, were waiting,……

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