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Trending: Leatherman Skeletool CX Multi-tool

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Mikey Bautista
Trending: Leatherman Skeletool CX Multi-tool

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Many EDCers have discovered the practical size and utility of Leatherman's Skeletool CX, making it one of the most popular full-sized multi-tools over the past few years. Thanks to a functional design and lightweight build, it hits that sweet spot for anyone looking to EDC both a multi-tool and a competent folding knife. Despite its small size the Skeletool packs a punch. Thanks to its compact, skeletonized body it manages to weigh only 5 ounces for ease of carry. You can also access all the tools with one hand, making it perfect for the solo handyman.

Two key Skeletool features are its heavy-duty 154CM blade with a wharncliffe shape for precision cuts and a bit holder that extends its utility to an entire toolset. Its other tools include wire cutters, pliers, and a carabiner/bottle opener which lets you attach it to a pack or pop open a beverage rounding out its complement of everyday essentials. If you've yet to experience its utility, now is the perfect time to add one to your carry, available at the link below.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting out with interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today he is Director of Everyday Carry Operations for the site, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, watching movies, or speedrunning his next hobby, you’ll find him in the gym, taking care of his pug, and talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (10 total)

Steven Rechlicz ·
It's a shame they are getting rid of the carbon fiber.
Shawn Bailey ·
I have the regular skeletool, hate the partially serrated blade but love the tool size and usefulness. So easy to carry. Wish I could just buy the blade and swap it out myself.
Lane Martin ·
Had the fine edge blade in the early (non carbon fiber) version of the Skeletool. Loved that tool, but it sadly disappeared at a Cub Scout camp.
Levi Joe ·
Good blade steel
Andrei ·
One of the most favorite compact tools
On my pocket more often than other Leathermans.
Ideal for almost all works except, probably, the most heavy-duty ones
Bobby Orellano ·
One of my favorites, with me 90% of the time
Ordered 🤙🏻
Gerald Woller ·
I used to carry a Leatherman Style PS, but I kept forgetting it was in my pocket and it would end up in the wash. Now with my Skeletool I keep it clipped in the left front pocket. Rock solid design and I use it every day.
Quentin Olinger ·
My next one... It's ordered
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