Today, we’re going to look at a very small, very thin pocketknife: The Leatherman KB.
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Author: Nick Shabazz
Skeletool cx is hard to beat. That’s the blade to have as a single carry. Has a cf sliver and blade is from 154cm. Modified sheepsfoot super slicy
I dissagree about the steel. This is made as a small, extremely cheap backup knife. Improving the steel would up the cost making it a less viable as a knife to throw wherever. 420HC is adequate here.
What? No pun?
You should look into The James Brand
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Throw it in a first aid kit. So when you cut yourself one handed opening it… you’ll have a first aid kit…
Holy crap Nick. Its aug 2018.. ha ha ha ha ha.
420HC is just fine, any steel is just fine if you don’t constantly use your knife. Will do fine for tape or the occasional box, if a knife with standard 420 can cut a few food boxes this will do just that too. It’s only meant to be a back up not a total edc.
The Buck Apex is probably a better choice for this sort of lightweight knife.
Does the top corner of the blade scrape your hand when reaching into the pocket of your aren’t careful? I have the multi-tool version of this knife with slightly better blade steel (identical blade design) and I don’t carry it because it scrapes me how I mentioned.
While I disagree on the usefulness of the steel, good, solid review. I’ll always think the Dozier will be the best budget small edc knife this entry is kind of tempting. The denim version looks nice but it’s part serrated (of which I’m always a fan) but at this length kind of pointless. Good luck with the move to Cali.
What does anybody think about the gerber US1 knife…..420hc, USA made, at 17$!
Lol I thought this was an old video when you said 2017! Had to check my calendar to make sure we’re not in 2017 lol
SOME PEOPLE ARE TOO POOR TO PAY OVER 100 DOLLARS FOR A KNIFE AND DISLIKE D2 STEEL
THAT WHY THEY PUT 420 AND 440 C STEEL
ITS ALSO FAVOURITE EUROPEAN STEEL BOTH 420 AND 440
Why would you need a 13 month backlog instead of just posting more frequently? How many people are considering buying a knife but your review for it is still in the pipes
Nick never releases a review before its time.
If Nick gets a 3.5 finger grip on it, that means it’s a 3 finger knife for the rest of us. 😛 Seriously though, I would like it if reviewers would start putting grip length in their reviews of smaller knifes as a standard, just so that the rest of us don’t have to guess our hand size vs the reviewers hand size. We can look up blade length, etc. but grip length is rarely if ever listed. Keep up the great work Nick 🙂
Hmm. 2016 corrected to 2017…. get some rest man.
July 2017? Jesus Nick how large is your backlog. You should upload a few in one day to screw with people.
So are you going to be calling 8cr13mov completely inadequate luke 420hc now? Cause as Cedric & Adas knife testing has shown leathermans 420 hc is better than 8cr13mov
Ultralight backpacking gram counters will love it. 1.3 oz
Guys relax. Nick has Hermione’s time-turner and a USB. He had to do some stuff that doesn’t make sense to us, but we’re still all here so I think it’s OK.
Please, please, please use a standard (91mm) Swiss Army Knife in comparisons! Every knife guy has at least 1 SAK though may not have any other specific model. This is especially true in Europe where locking knives, one hand openers and longer blades may be illegal. Please?
I assume that this is literally the same blade used in the skeletool, which means they actually have tons of 154cm blades lying around the factory that they could just drop in there.
Please, make a video where you open the knife with your left hand 😀 I’m lefty and it took some time and pivot screw tuning, but now I can flick the blade in my Skeletool open with my middle finger 🙂
Have you heard of a strict adherence to a carnivore diet as a way to prevent eczema?
Think I’ll wait ‘till they change it to 154cm
Hand “eczema” is often a form of psoriasis. Talk to your dermatologist as there are new meds that might benefit you greatly.
No size comparison with standard us coin 😉
You’re backlog is quite impressive, you must be very proud
This knife could be a great test bed for new blade steels for Leatherman. I would love nothing more than to see Leatherman implement LC200N on their multi-tools. Maybe replace 154CM with LC200N, and replace S30V with something even better? Might be worth trying those steels out on this knife in order to minimize cost?
I never use the knife blade on my Leatherman- I only carry it for the tools, so something like this is not for me.
Is August 2018
Lots of better small knives out there for ~ $25.
Wait what? On the skeletool (the actual tool) I have 154 CM?? Why didn’t they just reuse that steel/blade since it’s the same
Interesting concept with mediocre execution.
It does bother me that Leatherman insists on using lame steels with so many better options available.
July 2017? We playing with physics again?
leather man skeletor
If it was 154 the knife would be 40$ and nobody would wanna buy it!
Just buy a ka-bar Dozier and save $5
It is simply the multitool without the tool.