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Lets look at the Skeletool Family.

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #60 on: November 24, 2014, 08:33:05 PM
I noticed there are two tiny holes on all your Style, Style CS blades, but the ones i see in store currently do not have them...Just an observation.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #61 on: November 27, 2014, 12:48:01 PM
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #62 on: November 27, 2014, 12:57:53 PM
Skeletool Damascus Blade
Skeletool Afganistan Edition
FreeStyle Prototype

Those are sweet.  :tu:


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #63 on: December 07, 2014, 04:14:38 AM
Chako, I noticed the Skeletool SX only come with one bit (Phillips #1-2 & #3), there is no bit storage under the file, correct?
Let's look at the diagram on LM's site.  :think:
Not only a bit storage is shown in handle, the blade is also marked 154cm. ???
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #64 on: December 07, 2014, 11:54:14 AM
Yes, looks like they used a regular Skeletool art piece. You are correct, the Skeletool SX does not have an addition bit, or the storage for it, let alone a higher graded steel blade.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #65 on: December 07, 2014, 02:31:22 PM
Skeletool Damascus Blade
Skeletool Afganistan Edition
FreeStyle Prototype

Those are sweet.  :tu:

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #66 on: December 08, 2014, 01:32:41 AM
.. 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 #67 on: December 08, 2014, 01:33:48 AM
Epic thread thanks Chako


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #68 on: December 08, 2014, 03:35:48 AM
I have a burning desire to build a red Skeletool CX, using the carbon fiber side plate, and the red handle housing from the REI edition.  I think the red and the CF would look really cool together.


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #69 on: December 08, 2014, 03:55:46 AM
Thanks. It was part of a series...that you can check out in my signature.  :salute:
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #70 on: December 08, 2014, 07:58:39 AM
I have a burning desire to build a red Skeletool CX, using the carbon fiber side plate, and the red handle housing from the REI edition.  I think the red and the CF would look really cool together.

The red Skeletools are around on eBay reasonably often, but they usually attract higher prices.  Be aware that the red paint is easily chipped.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #71 on: December 09, 2014, 04:59:55 AM
I have a burning desire to build a red Skeletool CX, using the carbon fiber side plate, and the red handle housing from the REI edition.  I think the red and the CF would look really cool together.

The red Skeletools are around on eBay reasonably often, but they usually attract higher prices.  Be aware that the red paint is easily chipped.
Take a look into Texas Tool Crafters. They offer a lot of different color schemes and can probably build a red cx as well. Their prices aren't the lowest but you get what you pay for kinda thing.

You can find then on Etsy (take my man card), Amazon, and they probably have a website.
I have a burning desire to build a red Skeletool CX, using the carbon fiber side plate, and the red handle housing from the REI edition.  I think the red and the CF would look really cool together.


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #72 on: December 09, 2014, 05:27:13 AM
Been thinking about a Skeletool to compliment my Vic Ranger so I have pliers but not sure what is out there choice wise!  My only concern is to get a full plain blade and both bits.

In this case, do I have to get a CX one or is there other options/pricing?

Thx.


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #73 on: December 09, 2014, 05:29:24 AM
Been thinking about a Skeletool to compliment my Vic Ranger so I have pliers but not sure what is out there choice wise!  My only concern is to get a full plain blade and both bits.

In this case, do I have to get a CX one or is there other options/pricing?

Thx.
Someone will have to teach the both of us the acronyms for all the straight blades.

But as far as I know as long as it's the direct variation of a Skeletool it should come with the 2 bits.


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #74 on: December 09, 2014, 05:32:38 AM
Been thinking about a Skeletool to compliment my Vic Ranger so I have pliers but not sure what is out there choice wise!  My only concern is to get a full plain blade and both bits.

In this case, do I have to get a CX one or is there other options/pricing?

Thx.
Someone will have to teach the both of us the acronyms for all the straight blades.

But as far as I know as long as it's the direct variation of a Skeletool it should come with the 2 bits.
Didn't we just make it clear that Skeletool SX only has one bit?  ;)
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #75 on: December 09, 2014, 05:35:07 AM
Been thinking about a Skeletool to compliment my Vic Ranger so I have pliers but not sure what is out there choice wise!  My only concern is to get a full plain blade and both bits.

In this case, do I have to get a CX one or is there other options/pricing?

Thx.
Someone will have to teach the both of us the acronyms for all the straight blades.

But as far as I know as long as it's the direct variation of a Skeletool it should come with the 2 bits.
Didn't we just make it clear that Skeletool SX only has one bit?  ;)
Not clear enough :p

Don't buy that one. The file clip is a turn off anyway.

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #76 on: December 09, 2014, 05:41:08 AM
OK, Skeletool SX only has one bit!!! :surrender:
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #77 on: December 09, 2014, 06:49:59 AM
I have a burning desire to build a red Skeletool CX, using the carbon fiber side plate, and the red handle housing from the REI edition.  I think the red and the CF would look really cool together.

The red Skeletools are around on eBay reasonably often, but they usually attract higher prices.  Be aware that the red paint is easily chipped.
Take a look into Texas Tool Crafters. They offer a lot of different color schemes and can probably build a red cx as well. Their prices aren't the lowest but you get what you pay for kinda thing.

You can find then on Etsy (take my man card), Amazon, and they probably have a website.
I have a burning desire to build a red Skeletool CX, using the carbon fiber side plate, and the red handle housing from the REI edition.  I think the red and the CF would look really cool together.

I could probably get the parts to do it myself easily enough.  I've got a bit of an "in" with Leatherman...


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #78 on: December 09, 2014, 06:50:36 AM
I have a burning desire to build a red Skeletool CX, using the carbon fiber side plate, and the red handle housing from the REI edition.  I think the red and the CF would look really cool together.

The red Skeletools are around on eBay reasonably often, but they usually attract higher prices.  Be aware that the red paint is easily chipped.
Take a look into Texas Tool Crafters. They offer a lot of different color schemes and can probably build a red cx as well. Their prices aren't the lowest but you get what you pay for kinda thing.

You can find then on Etsy (take my man card), Amazon, and they probably have a website.
I have a burning desire to build a red Skeletool CX, using the carbon fiber side plate, and the red handle housing from the REI edition.  I think the red and the CF would look really cool together.

I could probably get the parts to do it myself easily enough.  I've got a bit of an "in" with Leatherman...
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #79 on: December 11, 2014, 09:01:19 AM
Skeletool Damascus Blade
Skeletool Afganistan Edition
FreeStyle Prototype

Those are sweet.  :tu:

Being made by Leatherman?  Or Texas Tool Crafters?? :think:
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #80 on: December 12, 2014, 06:36:25 PM
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Skeletool Afganistan Edition
FreeStyle Prototype


I somehow missed this post. :think:

Congrats on finding the prototype Freestyle. :tu: I still think the Freestyle would have been a much better tool if they had went with this design. Oh, well. :shrug:

Also, the Afganistan Skele is a new one to me. When was it made and in what numbers? Did they issue them or was it some kind of commemorative thing?
 


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #81 on: December 13, 2014, 11:52:45 AM
This Tool was to sell me one of the forum member with comments that this is a prototype for the troops in Afghanistan.


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #82 on: December 13, 2014, 07:34:01 PM
This Tool was to sell me one of the forum member with comments that this is a prototype for the troops in Afghanistan.

Ah, one of the prototypes from the lot, I remember now. :D The seller was a CAD designer for Leatherman if I remember correctly. :tu: So I'm guessing those didn't go into production or we would have seen more of them by now.


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #83 on: December 14, 2014, 11:46:11 PM
Skeletool Damascus Blade
Skeletool Afganistan Edition
FreeStyle Prototype

Those are sweet.  :tu:

Being made by Leatherman?  Or Texas Tool Crafters?? :think:
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #84 on: December 15, 2014, 12:39:51 PM
This Tool was to sell me one of the forum member with comments that this is a prototype for the troops in Afghanistan.

Ah, one of the prototypes from the lot, I remember now. :D The seller was a CAD designer for Leatherman if I remember correctly. :tu: So I'm guessing those didn't go into production or we would have seen more of them by now.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #85 on: December 16, 2014, 08:40:41 AM
OK Firstly a question for you Skelly experts/fans.

Why does the Skelly have two springs on one side, and three springs on the other side of the plier head??
See piccie below

I noticed the Juice is the same - But that makes sense - As there are three tools on the other end of one set of springs (the flat heads) and two tools on the end of the other set of springs (cross head and lanyard ring).
But for the Skelly there are no tools - So why the difference in springs ??  ???

Secondly seeing the photo reminded me that the notch in the bits did not quite align/fit with the bit retention spring/latch on my Skelly - So I had to make the notch a bit bigger with a file - As you can see in the photo.
The bits in the bit kit seemed to have the same problem.
Anyone else find this??

Finally
Congrats on finding the prototype Freestyle.
I still think the Freestyle would have been a much better tool if they had went with this design.
Oh, well.
If they had gone with that design wouldn't it have just been a Skelly ???
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #86 on: December 16, 2014, 09:26:57 AM
Answer to the last question: freestyle was suppose to be a budget Skelly, then they decided to cut it down even further by removing driver and carabiner altogether.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #87 on: December 16, 2014, 11:12:46 AM
Ah - Thanks Kampf - Very interesting
Now I understand that photo and enki's comment
You always get the answer on MTo :)

Current range/Freestyle is best I reckon as there is more variety in the options.
Although the Freestyle is not the one for me - just too few tools. 


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #88 on: December 16, 2014, 05:41:41 PM
You are welcome, Freestyle is not for me, you are right, too few tools. Screw driver is one of the most Frequently needed tool I can not understand why they would decide to go such route. Also Freestyle is less comfortable to carry comparing to Skelly, the pointy bottom constantly reminds you its present.

 
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #89 on: December 16, 2014, 06:48:32 PM
It is my understanding that all the Skeletools shown have the "combo" blade no matter what color handles they have and that the CX is the only one with a full plain edge.

Is that true? 

Has anyone had any issues using the "combo" blade and wished they has a plain edge?




 

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