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From GearJunkie: First-look at Leatherman Skeletool Ultralight

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While we do a lot of reblogging here at TTAK, we largely do not share outside reviews. There are a few outside reviewers whose work we will pass along, Tim of Everyday Tactical Vids is one, GearJunkie is another. A reader sent this in, and as this knife is not really on my radar screen right now – I figured I would mention it – especially since it isn’t even available on the Leatherman website yet.

From GearJunkie:

Skeletool knives are about a half-step up from what I would call a keychain blade. The knives are about 3.5 inches closed (or 6 inches when laid flat, blade open) and weigh a scant 1.3 ounces.

In the palm the airy handle is small but just adequate for grip — it fit firmly in my hand. My fingers wrapped around the handle, and with a thumb on top of the blade whittling was easy and precise.

Skeletool knives are about a half-step up from what I would call a keychain blade. The knives are about 3.5 inches closed (or 6 inches when laid flat, blade open) and weigh a scant 1.3 ounces.

In the palm the airy handle is small but just adequate for grip — it fit firmly in my hand. My fingers wrapped around the handle, and with a thumb on top of the blade whittling was easy and precise.

As they go on to mention, this isn’t meant to replace a bushcraft knife in the outdoors, rather it is a lightweight option as a pocketknife replacement. I might check it out on my next trip to SMKW, as Leatherman no longer attends BLADE Show, but that is a story for another day.

If you are a Leatherman fan, you will also want to check out GearJunkie’s post about their tour of Leatherman’s Oregon manufacturing facility. It is quite interesting, and includes a great deal of history on the company.

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