By now I would think that almost everyone knows or has heard of a Leatherman multi-tool .
I first became aware of the very first Leatherman multi-tool called the Pocket Survival Tool or PST back in the early 1980's, and very soon after they first became available I acquired one through a mail-order store in Seattle called Early Winters.
Over the years I have never gone without a Leatherman multi-tool, and today I own at least 6 or more of the various models that Leatherman builds.
Today Leatherman have many different multi-tools available including the Skeletool CX that I am holding in the photo, that I have owned for a year and carry it with me the majority of the time, although I always have one of my other Leatherman multi-tools as part of my ham radio go-box that resides in my mobile, as you never know when you will require the use of this in-dispensable tool.
Along with the Skeletool CX I also carry their accessory bit kit with the bit extender that gives a whole lot more capability to the Leatherman multi-tools that are designed to use this optional bit kit.
The sheath that I am holding in my hand is designed to hold the multi-tool along with all the accessories shown in the photo.
The Skeletool CX is designed around the very capable pliers that may be used a needle-nose pliers or regular pliers and also have a wire-cutter as part of the design.
Also included is very nicely designed knife blade that is made from 154CM a favorite knife steel only used in high end custom knives as a rule.
Knives made from 154CM are known for their edge holding capabilities and will retain a hair shaving edge when sharpened correctly.
The Skeletool CX as shown comes with two double-ended drive-bits, one shown positioned in the bit holder of the skeletool that has a spring-loaded release mechanism that locks the bit (or the extender) in place until you wish to release the bit to exchange it for another.
If you expand the photo and look real close, you will spot the second drive-bit where it resides in the pocket formed in the carbon-fiber holder part of the one handle of the Skeletool CX.
The skeletool has a pocket clip on one side of the tool allowing you to clip the skeletool to your pocket if you prefer to carry it without the sheath and bit-kit.
Also included in the skeletool design is a carabineer that forms part of the handle that doubles as a bottle opener as well.
Some of the other Leatherman multi-tools that I own have a lot more capability with many more accessories, however the Skeletool-CX is my favorite carry on most days.
Bottom line is, I don't leave home without a Leatherman.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....