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Lets look at the Skeletool Family.

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #30 on: August 08, 2014, 03:31:14 PM
 :popcorn:

I'd like to know when also. I have 2 recent skeletools with nothing to compare them to. I can only assume they have the larger pliers on them.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #31 on: August 08, 2014, 03:39:13 PM
I have to caution here...the larger pliers are not that much larger. Best way to id them is to look for that larger circle near the pivot point on the older pliers. Both could have Leatherman on them as well. All of mine do.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #32 on: August 08, 2014, 10:35:50 PM
Kind of odd that Tom Cruise uses a Skeletool in two movies. I wonder if it is something HE likes to incorporate into his work? Maybe he carries one?

Seems unlikely to be a coincidence.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #33 on: August 09, 2014, 12:14:39 AM
Maybe it's real name is the Scientolotool...


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #34 on: August 09, 2014, 12:38:45 AM
I bought mine for display, due to seeing it in Oblivion. Then, 3-4 months ago, i noticed MTs are now available for oho - and now i have a Freestyle, Skeletool, OHT, Surge, and one MP 600.

Maybe it was really a Scientolotool.  :rofl:


May i ask which one the second movie was?
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #35 on: August 09, 2014, 12:50:32 AM
Maybe it's real name is the Scientolotool...

 :ahhh  :rofl:


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #36 on: August 10, 2014, 08:48:22 PM
So we're saying the large circle near the handle pivot on the plier head represents the newer, beefier pliers?  If so, mine from circa 2011 has that, also has the Leatherman text.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #37 on: August 10, 2014, 08:57:08 PM
I understand it the way that the olders have the big circle near the pivot.

My pliers are both from tools bought this summer, and they don´t have the big circle.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #38 on: August 10, 2014, 08:58:04 PM
I bought mine for display, due to seeing it in Oblivion. Then, 3-4 months ago, i noticed MTs are now available for oho - and now i have a Freestyle, Skeletool, OHT, Surge, and one MP 600.

Maybe it was really a Scientolotool.  :rofl:


May i ask which one the second movie was?

Oblivion and Mission Impossible Ghost protocol
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #39 on: August 10, 2014, 08:59:42 PM
Oblivion and Mission Impossible Ghost protocol

Thanks - i´ve never seen that flik.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #40 on: August 10, 2014, 09:02:11 PM
Oblivion and Mission Impossible Ghost protocol

Thanks - i´ve never seen that flik.

Which one?
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #41 on: August 10, 2014, 09:37:45 PM
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #42 on: August 10, 2014, 09:39:53 PM
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

well, you maybe half a quarter of a second of view time of  the Skeletool.  very quick.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #43 on: August 11, 2014, 03:06:13 AM
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

well, you maybe half a quarter of a second of view time of  the Skeletool.  very quick.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #44 on: August 11, 2014, 04:35:09 AM
I knew where it was, and I had to watch that scene 3 times to catch it, and by it I mean a flash of the carabiner turning 90 degrees    :rofl:
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #45 on: August 12, 2014, 11:22:04 PM
I knew where it was, and I had to watch that scene 3 times to catch it, and by it I mean a flash of the carabiner turning 90 degrees    :rofl:

And it gives you that warm fuzzy smile that the wife will never understand! :whistle: :D
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #46 on: August 15, 2014, 07:13:32 PM
Thanks for this post, Chako, the Skeletool has a special meaning for me as it is the first LM I ever got  :tu:
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #47 on: August 15, 2014, 08:34:56 PM
I knew where it was, and I had to watch that scene 3 times to catch it, and by it I mean a flash of the carabiner turning 90 degrees    :rofl:

And it gives you that warm fuzzy smile that the wife will never understand! :whistle: :D

I knew I wasn't the only one with that issue! My girlfriend has often looked at me as if I'm crazy, when I suddenly yell out "Leatherman ***" when we're watching a movie. xD


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #48 on: October 02, 2014, 04:29:04 AM
The Skeletool shown on Leatherman site must be a prototype.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #49 on: October 02, 2014, 04:37:56 AM
Good eye kamp


I hope that we get some singal pics to put in this thread soon.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #50 on: October 07, 2014, 01:36:12 PM
I think I've totally come around on my view of the Skeletool. It's completely replaced my Kershaw Select Fire when I'd carry that alongside a bigger tool, and has managed to sneak into my 'light' EDC surprisingly often; where I carry it along with the Crosscut that's on my key-chain. Carrying the Robertson and Phillips bits, that gives me (counting the Crosscut) a good selection of Phillips, flat, and Robertson bits on hand as well as Scissors/Knife/Pliers and is pretty pocketable.

So I guess I'd like to apologize to the Skeletool :). Originally I thought it just wasn't the tool for me, but I now realize it works so well with the Crosscut that the two of them make for a great light EDC.

I do wish the base Skeletool didn't have the combination blade, but that's a pretty minor gripe.

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #51 on: October 07, 2014, 05:39:51 PM
Agree, I team Skeletool up with Micra so far they are working very well for me.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #52 on: October 07, 2014, 06:30:15 PM
I love them, Grant it their a little smaller then normal mt, but their not designed for everyday use.. Here's my collection, sorry the pic sucks.. I want to swop the two blades and put the 50/50 on the larger one, but I only have one wrench that will fit :-\ JR
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #53 on: October 10, 2014, 05:29:26 AM
After taking this photo for another thread, I noticed that the newer Skeletools have a wider pocket clip compared to the older manufactured ones. Just thought that was an interesting observation. Likewise, in this photo, I have added 4 out of 5 Texas ToolCrafter ceramic Skeletools. Missing the orange version.

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #54 on: October 14, 2014, 07:29:56 PM
Excellent Review!!!  wish I had read this before I bought my leatherman Freestyle.  I'm off to the store to buy a style PS now. 

Thanks for the info I learned a lot about the skeletool lineup. 

I bough a Skeletool and the Freestyle I was hoping the freestyle would carry like a small skeletool and find that the pointed handle pokes the hell out of me in daily pocket carry.  It bugged me so much I even made a video about it!  I will get the Skeletool PS and do a video review on that too, I think it will fill the role I had intended to use the freestyle for. 

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #55 on: October 20, 2014, 05:09:36 AM
Nice review. I have a freestyle that is a nice light carry.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #56 on: October 20, 2014, 08:42:26 AM
I finally got my first SkeleTool. I always loved the design but I doubted its usefulness.

It was love at first sight. I had a Supertool, a Ganzo, an Albacete, an MP400, a Crosscut and a Spirit... all good tools, but none made it into EDC... they just didn't have the "je ne sais quoi" to replace my Swisschamp.

The Skelly did... so nice to deploy, sharp, accurate and so very cool looking. Really do like it... it oozes quality. Thinking of a Freestyle and a Style PS now.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #57 on: October 20, 2014, 08:59:45 AM
Knife is maybe the most used thing on a multitool, and skeletool in knife mode is the best "multitool knife" I know of in existence, in term of comfort.

Of course it is a moot point if you carry a dedicated folder.

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #58 on: October 20, 2014, 11:14:43 AM
Knife is maybe the most used thing on a multitool, and skeletool in knife mode is the best "multitool knife" I know of in existence, in term of comfort.

Of course it is a moot point if you carry a dedicated folder.

If you carry a MT that´s also a good folder with a good sized blade ...... there is no longer any need to carry the extra weight of a dedicated folder. And that´s even better for edc.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #59 on: October 20, 2014, 06:23:41 PM
Knife is maybe the most used thing on a multitool, and skeletool in knife mode is the best "multitool knife" I know of in existence, in term of comfort.

Of course it is a moot point if you carry a dedicated folder.

If you carry a MT that´s also a good folder with a good sized blade ...... there is no longer any need to carry the extra weight of a dedicated folder. And that´s even better for edc.

My 10 Benchmade knives are in sleep mode because that.
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