Leatherman Skeletool KB

Reviews

This is a lightweight, cheap option for an everday…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $24.95

Summary

This is a lightweight, cheap option for an everday carry (EDC) blade. It’s tiny and simple.

Pros

  • It’s a simple knife.
  • It comes sharp and ready to slice.
  • It’s got a nice and secure pocket clip.

Cons

  • A part of the pivot started to deteriorate after about a month of use. There’s a bronze washer in there as well as some thin plastic-like ring. The plastic ring started to fall apart but doesn’t seem to affect the performance of the knife. However the liner lock pushes up on the blade during deployment, causing the blade to get caught, making it feel stiff and more difficult to open.
  • The bottle opener on the pocket clip gets caught on a lot of things while in pocket as well.

The Leatherman Skeletool KB is a great little EDC blade. It’s small, cheap, and simple. Leatherman literally took the knife off the Skeletool and added a pocket clip with a bottle opener. So if you’re a fan of the Skeletool blade, you’ll enjoy this knife.

It has some issues though. As mentioned, there’s a plastic ring in the pivot that started to fall apart after about a month of use. I was concerned at first but concluded that it didn’t affect the product. However, the liner lock pushes back on the blade during deployment, causing friction and making deployment of the blade more difficult. I find myself fighting to open the blade at times. There are actually scrapes etched in the blade from the liner lock. That’s a no-no. The blade still deploys though.

All in all, this is a great little knife with a couple issues, but if you don’t mind them this is a great minimalistic EDC. 

Experience

Mostly a positive experience. I’ve owned it for eight months.

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