|Item Weight||4.5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.1 x 2.1 x 1.4 inches|
|Item model number||831078|
|Color||Standard Stainless Finish|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||25 years|
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- 420HC stainless steel, clip-point combo straight/serrated knife
- Stainless steel with 6061-T6 aluminum handle insert
- Includes needlenose pliers, regular pliers
- Outside-accessible blade for one-handed opening, locking blade, removable pocket clip
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For superior durability, the body is stainless steel with a Zytel handle insert.View Larger.
The Freestyle CX boasts long-lasting, multi-purpose strength in a pocket-size 3.45-inch frame. This multi-tool features DLC coating for scratch and corrosion resistance as well as a 154CM stainless steel blade that will hold its edge three-times as long as a traditional stainless steel knife. A carbon-fiber handle insert allows the CX to offer a superior strength to weight ratio.
Designed for Superior Control, Power, and Comfort
Designed to act as your "go to" pocket knife without giving up multi-tool functionality, the CX boasts an ergonomic grip to ensure comfort and ease of use. The outside-accessible blade is easily opened with just one free hand, so while you're holding the fishing line or the flashlight in one hand, you can swiftly make cuts with the other. The CX's two-in-one needlenose/standard pliers sport both hard and regular wire cutters.
The CX also includes a removable clip, allowing you to store it on your belt or pocket for easy access at all times. Whatever the adventure, the CX is the ideal tool for powerful functionality in a portable package.
The CX is covered by a 25-year warranty.
About Leatherman: Time-Tested Tools
On a low-budget trip through Europe in 1975, recent college graduate Tim Leatherman faced a number of impromptu "fix-it" situations that his traditional pocket knife couldn't help with. Over the next eight years, Tim used his engineering background to produce countless designs and hundreds of prototypes for the tool he wished he'd had on that trip.
In 1983, the original Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool hit the market. By 1993, Leatherman was selling more than one-million tools a year. Thanks to their durability and versatility, Leatherman products--which now include multi-pliers, knives, pruners, and LED lights--are a mainstay of tradesmen and women, sailors, fishermen, hunters, backpackers, scouts, and do-it-yourselfers the world over.
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Leatherman 831082 Freestyle CX Multi-tool
Top Customer Reviews
When they came out with the Skeletool, it looked too awkward for me with the large carabiner clip, so I decided against trying to upgrade to it. This appeared to be approximately the same tool minus the clip, so I pulled the trigger on buying it.
The knife blade is well placed and easy to open, which has always been a major failing of the Wave series and I'm rather happy with it.
The pliers on the other hand are kind of awkward and thin looking. Unlike the previous Leatherman tools, I don't feel as comfortable using them as casually on tough jobs. While their design does lend more toward a more comfortable carry the handles are too short and the curve makes for a clumsy handhold on them.
I would have preferred that they retained the bit driver that was on both the Wave and the Skeletool.
Overall, I do occasionally carry this, but view it more as a pocket knife than anything else, and that's just not why you carry a Leatherman. It tends to stay on my nightstand more often than not and I've gone back to my Wave almost exclusively.
I realize they can't all be winners, and I'll still look forward to the next tool they release.
Owned (and still own) for many years and it has never failed me when needed.
Rugged and solidly built body & parts in a small package so it doesn't take up much space.
Limited usefulness due to limited capabilities (knife & pliers only).
The price (32.51 USD as of 6:17PM CST 12/30/2014) is a little high for something lacking a little more.
Great craftsmanship that comes in a small, but durable frame that will meet and excel simple needs.
Fantastic gift idea for young people (ages 10+) that are mechanically inclined and understand both the privilege and risk of being given a tool that has a knife as a part of it.
Though the price is a bit high for something with such limited capabilities, it is still a Leatherman and, though I used to go for Gerber multi-tools and knives years ago until introduced to Leathermans, the quality will always last....unless I have the misfortune of proving that wrong in the future, still have all phalanges though!
I have provided several pictures with a ruler to help show the length and width of the multi-tool in many positions.
The knife has the following measurements:
Overall Length ~2-3/8 inches
Non-serrated Edge ~1-3/8 inches
Serrated Edge ~1 inch (from 1-3/8" to 2-3/8")
The knife is sturdy and sharp. The pliers "FEEL" good. I was happy with my curvy little gadget.
My car battery died a week ago. Luckily I was in a mall parking lot and Sears was nearby, so I bought myself a new one and I unfolded the Freestyle to get to work.
The bolts on the battery cable were corroded and a little but "cranky", so I had to fiddle with the Freestyle in order to get a good grip. Lots of opening and closing that pair of pliers...
Long story short: after about 5 minutes of fumbling and cursing and opening and closing, the knife wiggled itself loose and sliced the outside of my thumb apart.
TEN stitches later, I'd chock the incident up to my own idiocy if it weren't for the fact that when I described how I cut myself to the E/R doctor, he told me that THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO HIM WITH THE EXACT SAME KNIFE on a fishing trip he took last summer. He still had HIS scar to prove it!
A multi-tool shouldn't have a blade that swings open that easily, not on a spot on the knife where you will be wiggling your hands a lot.
So my Swiss Army Knife is back in my pocket. I missed the bottle-opener anyway.
I have a dozen or more multitools from Leatherman, Gerber, Swisstool and chinese knock-offs. My all-time favorite has been the Juice S2. I've carried one in my pocket for more than a dozen years. I bought the Freestyle just to try out a minimal tool for awhile.
The Freestyle is a modern looking tool with a nice pair of pliers and a nice locking blade on the exterior. The problem with the freestyle is that it has limited functionality, but isn't as compact and lightweight as Leatherman's previous offerings.
What I like about the Freestyle:
- The looks - it looks cool just sitting on my desk.
- The exterior, one hand opening, locking knife blade - hard blade holds a good edge (see cons below)
- The pliers - have great ergonomics and a tight joint. They grip well and I can bear down on them hard - a clear step up from my juice tool.
What I don't like:
- The size and weight. For a smaller size and weight, my Juice S2 tool has many more functions than the Freestyle. I understand this is a low priced tool, so the lack of functions is a given, but it seems like it should be a bit lighter with fewer functions.
- The blade has a weak spot. I found it and snapped it off at the first lightening hole past the thumb hole. I don't think I was abusing the tool, I just think the blade is either too hard, or not strong enough for this size tool. I'm sure Leatherman would fix it if I sent it in, because they have an excellent warranty, however it doesn't seem to be worth my time to send it in.
Sorry Leatherman, I love your tools in general, but the Freestyle is more flash than function for me. It's not terrible, or unusable, but there are better products in the Leatherman line.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was looking for a sturdy pocketknife and this fit the bill perfectly. Its a bit smaller than I had expected but that works out better because it fits perfectly clipped to my... Read morePublished 15 days ago by WiseWiz
Great little knife. My first leatherman. I like the idea but too large and heavy. I will stick with my Opinel.Published 3 months ago by LastRed
My BSA Troop bought this as a SPL gift. The SPL was extremely happy with it and should b for many years! My personal Leatherman is 19 years old and still gets nearly daily use. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you want to carry a Leatherman but don't have the room in your pockets then this is perfect. It takes up up the same amount of space as a pocket knife. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Greg F