Leatherman makes excellent multitools. However, multitools tend to be overkill for ultralight backing or even as a basic everyday carry. Often all you need is a nice little blade to whip out whenever some cutting is required. The Leatherman Skeletool KB Pocket Knife with Bottle Opener is just that.
Weighing just 1.3 ounces (36.9 g), the Skeletool KB is perfect for ultralight backpackers. Folded, the blade measures 3.45 inches (8.7 cm). The blade length is 2.6 inches (6.6 cm), which is ample for tasks like cutting through cord, opening packages and even prepping fruits and vegetables. The blade comes attached with a low-profile pocket clip that doubles as a neat bottle opener.
The blade is forged from 420HC stainless steel. This strikes an optimum balance between corrosion resistance and edge retention – important considerations for a backpacking and everyday carry blade. The body is made from a 6061-T6 hard-anodized aluminium with DLC coating so you will never have to worry about rusting.
Backed by the Leatherman 25-year warranty, expect this nifty blade to provide years of service.