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Leatherman 8601140 Crater c33L Straight Blade Knife

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  • 420HC Stainless steel, drop-point
  • Bottle opener/carabineer clip, removable pocket clip
  • 60-Percent glass-filled nylon
  • Blade Launcher; thumb stud
  • Locking liner
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 8601140
Item Weight5 ounces
Product Dimensions5.1 x 2 x 0.2 inches
Item model number8601140
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description25 Year Warranty
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #38,245 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableDecember 4, 2008
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Product Description

Product Description

Leatherman Crater - C33l/c33lx, Peg - 8601140


Lightweight and reliable, the Leatherman 8601140 c33L Straight Blade Knife is a versatile tool that's easy to store in your pocket, pack, or toolbox. A simple, folding knife that's quick to deploy, the c33L is an economical choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're tackling a technical ascent on a remote peak or working on a project in the garage, this precision-crafted Crater Series knife is packed with design elements that help you get important jobs done.

The Leatherman c33L Straight Blade Knife offers:
  • Tough, US-made 420HC steel
  • Blade Launcher technology
  • A slim, 60-percent glass-filled nylon handle
  • A liner lock for safety

A new clip lets Crater series knives sit deep in your pocket. View larger.

The c33L is a slim, elegant folding knife. View larger.

The convenient carabiner/bottle opener folds to guard the blade's tip. View larger.
Simple, Lightweight, and Reliable
Sometimes, you don't need a toothpick, a pair of tin snips, or toenail scissor--you just need a strong, sharp, reliable cutting blade. The Crater c33L is a streamlined, folding knife with a sturdy, locking blade. Its durable, 60-percent glass-filled nylon handle is shaped and balanced to sit comfortably in your hand. And weighing in at just 2.38 ounces, the c33L will rest snugly in your pocket or pack.

The in-handle storage system means you won't have to carry a sheath, and the knife's folding carabiner clip makes it easy to attach your knife to a belt loop or the side of your pack, so it's always on hand when you need it. Mariners who keep their tools on lines will have a special appreciation for this clip. And it does double-duty as a bottle-opener. You can also opt to secure your knife with the included removable pocket clip. In short, this knife was designed to meet the practical needs of active outdoorsmen, and it delivers.

Premium, US-Made Steel for Performance
A sharp knife is not only more useful than a dull knife, it's also safer and easier to control. A blade with a durable precision edge lets you make the cuts you want safely and quickly.

Crater Series knives are crafted out of US-made 420HC steel from Crucible Metals. This steel was selected by Leatherman because it provides excellent edge retention, which means your knife stays sharp longer. Plus 420HC is tough, not brittle, and it is corrosion resistant.

Crater Series knives are finished with a hollow grind, the same "premium" grind found on straight razors and some high-end kitchen cutlery. This grind technique creates a natural release when cutting, so materials don't stick to the knife, giving you a better cutting edge. The knife's full 2.6-inch blade provides plenty of versatility for cooking up backcountry meals, cutting rope to build the perfect bear hang, or even breaking down boxes to toss in the recycling.

Locking, Drop-Style Blade for Safety
A liner lock lets you secure the blade of your c33L in the open position, so you don't have to worry about it closing on your hand while you cut. This safety feature is especially important when slicing through tough materials like braided nylon rope. Having a liner lock instead of a traditional lockback system makes the c33L easier to open with one hand. It also ensures that it's easy to unlock the blade and close the knife.

Leatherman's registered Blade Launcher technology makes opening this Crater Series knife even easier. With the Blade Launcher, you simply engage a conveniently placed mechanism to open your knife. A standard thumb stud contributes to the simplicity of one-handed operation, too.

Leatherman uses blades shaped in a drop-style for all their c33 knives because they fit nicely in the handle of your knife when not in use. Plus, a drop-style blade is stronger than a clip point blade, which you might see on other pocket knives.

When it is time to sharpen your knife, you'll appreciate that Leatherman knives can be re-sharpened using standard methods. There are many ways to maintain a sharp blade, so you should be able to find one that works well for you. Sharpening stones, round files, and special kits (not included) can help ensure long-lasting performance.

About Leatherman: Time-Tested Survival Tools
The original Pocket Survival Tool, devised by mechanical engineer Tim Leatherman, hit the market in 1983. By 1993, Leatherman was selling more than one million tools a year. In the blockbuster movie "Speed," Keanu Reeves used a Leatherman to save the passengers on a doomed bus. Even MacGyver has been seen with one of these trusty tools. But their best reviews come from everyday people. The Leatherman survival tool is a mainstay of travelers, sailors, fishermen, hunters, backpackers, and scouts.

The simple, lightweight Crater Series knives draw on Leatherman's legacy. While the c33L knife doesn't feature the signature Leatherman pliers design, it is available in several multi-tool variations. If you work with rope or clean fish often, you might enjoy the versatility offered by the c33Lx, which has a combination straight and serrated blade. Similarly, Leatherman offers the c33 for those who prefer a knife without a blade launcher, and the c33T, for those who utilize Phillips and flathead screwdrivers on a daily basis. Leatherman also offers the c33B, a multi-knife with an integrated bit driver.

All Leatherman tools, including the c33L Straight Blade Knife, are backed by a 25-year warranty.

Comparison of Crater Series Knife Features

c33 c33x c33L c33Lx c33T c33Tx c33B c33Bx c55B c55Bx
Blade Length: 2.6 in | 6.6 cm

Blade Length: 3.1 in | 7.9 cm

420HC Stainless Steel Blade
Straight Edge Blade

Straight/Serrated Combo Blade

Glass-filled Nylon Handles
Blade Launcher®

Thumb Stud
Locking Liner


Phillips Screwdriver

1/4-inch Flat Screwdriver

Bit Driver

Included Bit Phillips #1-2/Screwdriver 3/16-inch

Removable Pocket Clip
Carabiner/Bottle Opener

What's in the Box
c33L Straight blade knife

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The build quality is excellent!
I bought 7 of these for my groomsmen and myself, It is a very nice knife, durable, sharp, easy to open and close with one hand and it looks cool, I carry it every day.
Jeremy T.
Liner lock is an extremely secure and strong design to keep blade locked.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By QC Guy on July 1, 2009
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The nicest pocket knife I've ever owned. Truly operable with one hand. You can even flick it open like a switch blade(using your index finger on back side) if you're into looking bad. At first I wasn't sure about the blade lock being near the pivot, but now I wouldn't have it any other way. This allows you to unlock and close the blade whithout shifting the knife around in your hand, making it the ultimate lock blade for one hand operation. The bottle opener also comes in extremely handy, for me.

Haven't had it long enough to sharpen yet. Still sharp after lots of use. Great blade so far.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Kim on May 19, 2011
I'm not a knife guru but I've used a pocket knife regularly at work for the past 7 or 8 years. I've used a Benchmade 530 combo blade for most of that time. It is my favorite little pocket knife because it's ultra thin and lightweight yet has gone through thick and thin for me. I've actually lost or misplaced 3 of them over the course of that time. The last one being about a month ago. I own a Benchmade 940 as well and although it's a great knife, I don't tend to carry it often because I'm so used to having the svelte 530 around. I've also used several different kinds of Leatherman multitools for work, around the home, and at the firing range. I can't speak highly enough for my Leatherman multitools. Their quality is second to none and I've seen them all. So when I misplaced my last Benchmade, I remembered seeing a Leatherman knife at a local REI but didn't pay much attention to it at the time so I looked on Leatherman's site. Seeing as how inexpensive the c33x was and knowing that Leatherman was synonymous with quality, I decided to try it out. After looking it over, I was very pleased with this knife. Although it didn't have the excellent Axis lock of my Benchmades, it did have a very secure and positively engaging liner lock. The blade came impressively sharp as with the knife blades on their multitools. And the carabiner/bottle opener is much appreciated without sacrificing much weight or girth of the knife. It opens smoothly and the thumb tab works well. I think the brass spacers help with the smoothness. There's slight resistance to open it because of the dimple on the liner lock that recesses into the hole drilled into the blade. The Benchmade doesn't have that and relies on the fulcrum geometry of the Axis lock to apply resistance so they're a bit easier to open.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Y. Seah on January 19, 2011
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Love it, and I abuse it. Sometimes at work when my wire cutters are out of reach, I just use it to cut stranded copper wires. Sure, it needs resharpening afterward, but I seem to be looking for any reason to flick this out.

The length seems perfect for my hand ( 8.5" circumference around the palm ), though the pocket clip does seem to get in the way for more long term use (can be removed using a Torx key). The thumb stub and the liner lock are perfectly fine for one-handed (right-handed) deployment, though I am left handed.

Seems to hold its edge reasonably enough, but I abuse it too much to count as proper use. I normally just use a carbide pull-through type sharpener (since I abuse it so much anyway) but occasionally I use stones (either a Lansky kit or if I'm really bored some Japanese water stones) on it. Note that reviews that state the sharpness out of the box (OOTB) should be ignored as knives do eventually get dull and you will need to sharpen it anyway (unless you plan to get a new one after it goes dull). I have tried to put a 15 deg edge on it but it rolls over too quickly, though that might be because I'm terrible at sharpening (or the steel is too soft). Also, the thumb stub might get in the way if you use bench stones to sharpen (not an issue if you use a Lansky kit).

It seemed a little hard to get the blade out at the start. Drip some lube into it and it just becomes so easy that flicking out the knife becomes second nature, even unintentional.

update (2/10/13):Added notes on sharpening.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bryan on February 6, 2009
After just recieving this knife, I am already impressed with it. It came sharp and easily cuts through the plastic box it came in as well as other common objects.

The blade launcher is very nice and after using the knife for five minutes, the thumb stud is no longer necessary. Although the blade launcher does not extend the blade to locked position on its own, it only needs a controlled wrist flick to lock. This knife is easily operable for left or right handed people.

The carabiner is small but seems to fulfill its role very nicely.

The knife is very light and compared to my swiss army knife, is much less dense. This does not mean it is cheap. On the contrary, it seems very well put together and a quality product. The handle feels like a composite material while the steel is as one would expect.

Overall, I would recommend this knife to anyone looking for a pocketknife for a good price.

EDIT :: After using this knife for a few days, it seems the blade is now more easily moved, making the blade launcher work perfectly. Now the wrist flick is totally unnecessary. This is a great knife.
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