item 5 Blade 154CM for Replacement Leatherman Skeletool CX 4 - Blade 154CM for Replacement Leatherman Skeletool CX. There’s only one thing I would take into consideration. Skeletool CX Pros. Blade Upgrade for Leatherman Surge I've always been very happy with Leatherman products in every aspect except one: the knife blades stink. A KB with the 154CM of the original Skeletool CX would be very cool. As the stand-alone product, the Leatherman Skeletool comes with a 420HC stainless-steel combination blade, dual type pliers, a wire cutter, a bit driver and screwdriver bits, a removable pocket clip, and a carabiner/bottle opener. This site is owned and operated by Original Thirteen Creations. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The main blade, file, and saw on my Leatherman Supertool (original Supertool) along with one of the screw drivers are either worn beyond usefulness or they're broken off. Yep, it was my pretty much part of my uniform when I was in the Marines. The CX comes with a blade made from 154CM Stainless Steel. Hi, I’m Jeff, I’ve been an ASE Master Certified Technician for over 15 years, so when it comes to tools I know a thing or two. The CX is the "high end" Skeletool with a 154cm plain blade and carbon fiber frame piece for lighter weight. Original Thirteen Creations is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies. 420HC was created by taking the older 420 stainless steel and adding more carbon to the mix. S-T-E-E-L. Leatherman is well known for quality multi-tools and their Skeletool line consists of lightweight, rugged, high-performance multi-tools. That is if you plan to use your knife daily or for heavy duty cutting tasks. Bought for the other half who wanted to upgrade from the Skeletool (which is also a very good tool) as I needed a multitool so he thought, 'I know she can have the skeletool and i'll upgrade to the CX' !! This makes for a harder steel that holds an edge much better than the 400 series stainless steel offerings. POWERED BY THE TOOLS IN OUR POCKETS, 12 Practical Reasons To Carry A Multi-Tool Every Day, Leatherman Charge+ TTI Review – 6 Months In The Making. The Skeletool is a bare-bones multi-tool that weighs a mere 5 oz. We feel they could have added another primary tool or two to enhance its functionality. Although for a multi-tool that is used daily, maintenance should also be a daily routine, so the chances of corrosion occurring would be mitigated. With greater strength and durability comes an increased chance of corrosion but most modern stainless steels are pretty good at balancing these properties. It really comes down to the knife. We feel they could have added another primary tool … Get another Wave.. You will need to get a little creative to extend the functionality of this little piece. The best example of this is the Skeletool CX’s blade. 3.0 out of 5 stars Good letter opener. I've always been very happy with Leatherman products in every aspect except one: the knife blades stink. $29.95 $ 29. I have never personally seen or heard of any Leatherman’s with S30V having chipping problems. You work for frickin Leatherman, this has to be a word you type regularly. I got this one used for $60. (Click here to check out the Charge+TTi on Amazon)(paid link). With a 154CM stainless It's really easy to sharpen, so you could have a better-than-factory edge in no time. Measurements: Closed Length 3.45 in | 8.77 cm Weight 1.3 oz | 36.85 g Blade Length 2.6 in |6.6 cm The carbon fiber is purely decorative as it saves nothing on weight. In addition to the CX, there is the original Skeletool, RX, and a slew of pocket knives under the impressive, Leatherman line up of Skeletools. This to me is a red flag that screams – Chinese Steel. (The Original Wave). The Skeletool CX measures in at a closed length of 4 inches and a weight of 5.08 ounces. The regular Skeletool’s blade is made of 420HC steel, which is seen as an acceptable (but not great) steel among knife aficionados, and one that’s far inferior to the CX’s 154CM. The Skeletool is designed with ease-of-use and handling in mind. (As of 2018)  If you are dead set on having a multi-tool with the best possible blade steel then the Leatherman Charge+ TTI is your best bet. I wish Leatherman would include this blade steel in some of their other models.” This was quite irritating to me, primarily because the two other main multi-tool manufactures besides Leatherman, got their start making quality knives, long before they ever made multi-tools. All the Skeletools come with a small 'biner clip that is also a bottle opener. I always liked the blade shape on the Skeletool CX's knife and translating that over to a knife-only tool hasn't changed that opinion. 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