Well, it's been about 7 or 8 years ago since I bought my first real Leatherman. It was a SideClip and I bought it cheap for the shop was retiring. It served me well over the years. In my profession of ICT professional I used it to repair computers. I told my customers "this tool and my expertise is all I need to repair your PC". Everyone was astounded at how easily the SideClip fulfilled its job over an over again.
Besides ICT pro, I am a passionate archer. And, again, here I put my Leatherman to a good use. It's great when pulling arrows out of trees!
A few weeks ago I came across the Leatherman Freestyle. I fell in love right away, so I bought it. I missed some tools from the SideClip, but at least I had a sci-fi looking tool in my pocket. My girlfriend claimed the SideClip immediately after I showed her my new toy. I resisted giving her the old one for I still needed the other tools. Until today that is....
Wandering around in my favourite outdoor shop I came across the Skeletool. You guessed it, I now am the proud owner of a brand new Leatherman with all the tools I need for my profession and the looks of the one I fell in love with.
Oh, and the SideClip? Well, I officially handed it over to my girlfriend and hope she gets as much pleasure out of it as I did.
There was no need for a sheath with this tool, complete with drop-point knife, four screwdrivers, and our full-size pliers.
At a mere five ounces, this compact multi-tool has a stainless steel combo blade, pliers, bit driver, removable pocket clip, and carabiner/bottle opener.