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Leatherman SkeleTool and Freestyle Tool

The new Leatherman SkeleTool is the hottest new item from Leatherman for 2008.

It is characterized at the Leatherman website as follows:

At a mere five ounces, the full-size Leatherman Skeletool features a stainless steel blade, pliers, bit driver, removable pocket clip and combination carabiner / bottle opener. The Skeletool is just what you need, and not an ounce more. For the pack you're bringing in, or the hydration pack you're peddling, the Skeletool is all function (and none of the fluff) in one good lookin' package.

Basic features of the Skeletool are as follows

Stainless Steel Clip Point/Sheepsfoot Hybrid Knife, combination plier head including Needlenose Pliers, Regular Pliers , Wire Cutters, and Hard-wire Cutter notch. The handle incorporates a Large Bit Driver, Bottle Opener Carabiner Clip, and pocket clip. It also includes inserted into the handles recesses: Phillips #1 and #2 Bit, Screwdriver 3/16" and 1/4" Bit.

Rave reviews from major magazines:

"Best American Design 2008" - Blade Magazine

"This stunning 5-ounce multitool is a master class in less-is-more industrial design." - Popular Mechanics

"From cutting salami to adjusting crampons to pulling on a piece of webbing that my cold-numbed fingers couldn't grasp, I used every implement and didn't find myself wanting more." - Backpacker

 The Leatherman Freestyle Tool is the first true tool - knife hybrid with five functions and a lightweight skeletonized handle.