The Skeletool CX trims the fat of multitools that may be equally useful, but pack too many implements, and too much weight into their frame. Leatherman keeps it light and low-profile with an EDC item outfitted only with the essentials, and designed to be the lightest full-size multitool on the market.
The 5-ounce Skeletool's foundation is a large stainless steel straight blade accessible when the tool is closed as well as open. Additional keeping-it-simple features include:
- A universal bit driver for popping Phillips #1 and #2 and screwdriver 3/16" and 1/4" heads in and out as needed.
- Plier jaws housing a hard-wire cutter and a regular wire cutter.
- A carabiner/bottle opener.
The Skeletool CX measures 4" long. In addition to the stainless steel blade, it has a Tungsten DLC coating and carbon fiber handle scale.