Leatherman® Freestyle™ Multi-Tool
The Freestyle Multi-Tool from Leatherman® is a great choice for handymen who want the convenience and features of a multi-tool that can fit easily into a pocket. Designed to be compact and functional, the Freestyle combines a pocket knife with a multi-tool to give you the perfect pocket-sized hybrid accessory. The easy to open, 420HC stainless steel clip point blade locks out for safety and features a straight and serrated combo edge to handle all your cutting needs. Five tools in one, this convenient implement also features needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, and hard wire cutters. Tough stainless steel body with Zytel handle insert delivers a sure, ergonomic grip and long lasting durability. Removable pocket clip keeps the Freestyle easily accessible between uses. Lightweight 4.5 oz multi-tool measures 3.45'' closed. Manufacturer's 25-year warranty.
Manufacturer model #: 831079
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockyMountain Keep it simple Have been collecting and using leathermans for 2 decades. I own close to 20, but his is the model I carry and use the most. It's pliers and a knife, that's it. But those constitute 90% of my usage with any multitool. The blade is easy and quick one handed open and close. It's also locking. Not for heavy chores, but no folder is. The pliers are fairly sturdy given the size. Great for taking out fish hooks or picking up hot cans off the fire. Aside from the now retired mini-tool, it's the sturdiest leatherman in a smaller EDC size. The Juice models have more functions but aren't as strong. Leatherman has fantastic warranty service, though it's unlikely you'll ever need it. June 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by radiotecha1234 Nitch Tool For having a thumb stud the blade on this tool is quite hard to open. The pliers are almost too small to be practical for tightening anything. Further, the pliers are not real needlenose. They are a little too blunt for small spaces. Workmanship on this unit left me feeling that he whole tool was a little bit overtightened at the factory because I still find it difficult to open. And for only having 4 tools on this Leatherman the price is a little high for the limited function you are getting. January 3, 2012
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A:There is a sheath made for this model. Sometimes it's sold with the sheath, sometimes without. Read the product description on the website and it should say. Should also mention the tool itself does have a pocket clip if you want to carry it that way.
A:The CX blade is a made from a little better steel and the edge is plain where as the edge on the standard freestyle is has a serrated portion.
A:The biggest reason for the $20 difference is that you get a better knife--the metal on the Freestyle CX knife is 154CM (better edge retention and corrosion resistance) compared to the 420HC on the regular Freestyle. That's worth the $20 right there.
The CX also has a fine edge which, for me, is preferable over serrated for a blade under 3" like this.
Also, the CX has "DLC-coated Stainless Steel Handles with a Carbon-fiber Handle Insert" which makes it a little bit lighter and makes the frame more scratch and corrosion resistant. That's not really a big deal to me, although It does look quite a bit better if you're into the visual aesthetics of the tool. I mainly prefer the CX for having the better knife.
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