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Leatherman Expanse e33Bx Combo Straight/Serrated Blade Knife

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  • 154CM stainless steel, drop-point combo straight/serrated
  • Bottle opener/carabiner clip, bit driver with bit storage in the handle, removable pocket clip
  • Phillips #1 and #2, screwdriver 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch
  • 60% glass-filled nylon and stainless steel
  • Blade launcher, Thumb stud

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Product Description

KNIFE, EXPANSE, e33Bx, COMBO

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Lightweight yet sturdy enough for demanding jobs, the Leatherman 8612240 e33Bx Combo Straight/Serrated Blade Knife is a versatile tool that's easy to store in your pocket, pack, or toolbox. A slim, folding knife with a reinforced handle, a blade launcher, and a bit driver, the e33Bx is a perfect choice for the rugged minimalist and do-it-yourselfer. Whether you're setting up camp in the wilderness or working on a project in your garage, this precision-crafted Expanse Series knife is packed with design elements that you'll appreciate.

The Leatherman e33Bx Combo Straight/Serrated Blade Knife offers:
  • Tough, US-made 154CM steel
  • A liner lock for safety
  • Blade Launcher technology
  • A bit driver and bit storage


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


The e33Bx is a sleek, dependable folding knife. View larger.


The convenient carabiner doubles as a bottle opener. View larger.
Simple, Lightweight, and Reliable
Sometimes, you don't need a multi-tool packed with gadgets or a heavy-duty hunting knife. You just need a strong, sharp, reliable cutting blade. The Expanse Series e33Bx is a streamlined, folding knife with a sturdy, locking blade. Its 60-percent glass-filled nylon handle is reinforced with stainless steel to provide exceptional durability along with a stylish, contemporary look.

This handle is shaped and balanced to sit comfortably in your hand, whether you're chopping wild onions to flavor a meal or splicing rope on the high seas. And weighing in at just 3.75 ounces, the e33Bx isn't bulky or awkward in your pocket.

The in-handle storage system means you won't have to carry a sheath, and a folding carabiner clip makes it simple 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. It also does double-duty as a bottle-opener. You can also opt to secure your knife with the included removable pocket clip.

As an added bonus, the integrated bit driver makes it easy to ensure you've got the right screwdriver on hand at all times, so you never cut yourself, strip a screw, or ruin your knife trying to tighten a screw with the blade. A bit storage slot in the handle of the knife makes this feature even more appealing.

Premium, US-Made Steel for Performance
A sharp knife is not only more useful than a dull knife, it's also safer, since you're less likely to slip and cut yourself. A good edge means you make the cuts you want to make quickly.

Expanse Series knives are crafted out of US-made 154CM steel from Crucible Metals. 154CM is used because it has exceptional edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. Leatherman compared 154CM steel to 420HC, another durable, reliable steel used in knife blades, and found that 154CM holds an edge approximately three times longer. This means your knife will be sharp and ready to use when you reach for it.

When it does come time to sharpen your knife, you'll appreciate that Leatherman knives can be re-sharpened using the standard methods. There are many effective ways to sharpen a knife, so you should be able to find one that works for you. Sharpening stones, round files, and special kits (not included) all provide a nice edge.

Locking, Drop-Style Blade for Safety
A liner lock lets you secure the blade of your e33Bx 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 nylon webbing or braided rope. Having a liner lock instead of a traditional lockback system makes the e33Bx 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 Expanse Series knives 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 e33 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. The 2.6-inch blade of the e33Bx provides plenty of versatility. This means you can rely on the e33Bx, whether you're cutting rope to build a litter during a mountain rescue operation or carving your name on a bunk at Scout camp.

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 of them 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, durable Expanse Series knives draw on Leatherman's legacy. While the e33Bx knife doesn't feature the signature Leatherman pliers design, it is available in several multi-tool variations. If you enjoy the ease of sharpening a traditional straight blade knife, the e33B might be the perfect knife for you. Similarly, Leatherman offers the e33T, a model with fixed Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, as well as e33L, a model for those who prefer a truly streamlined knife.

All Leatherman tools, including the e33Bx Combo Straight/Serrated Blade Knife, are backed by a 25-year warranty.


Comparison of Expanse Series Knife Features

e33L e33Lx e33T e33Tx e33B e33Bx e55 e55x e55B e55Bx
Blade Length: 2.6 in | 6.6 cm



Blade Length: 3.1 in | 7.9 cm





154CM Stainless Steel Blade
Straight Edge Blade




Straight/Serrated Combo Blade




Glass-filled Nylon Handles
Stainless Steel Reinforced Handles
Blade Launcher®



Thumb Stud
Locking Liner



Lockback





Phillips Screwdriver







1/4-inch Flat Screwdriver







Bit Driver





Included Bits: Phillips #1 and 2 & Screwdriver 3/16- and 1/4-inch





Removable Pocket Clip
Carabiner/Bottle Opener

What's in the Box
e33Bx Straight/serrated blade knife

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number 8612240
Item Weight 6.9 ounces
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
Item model number 8612240
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 25 Year Warranty

Additional Information

ASIN B001EYU4MK
Customer Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #755,587 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#25,808 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Knives
#30,931 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces
Domestic Shipping Currently, 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.
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Date First Available December 4, 2008

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By B. Wood on January 2, 2012
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Amazing multi-tool! This is the second one I've owned (first one was lost, guess I should have used the Bottle opener/carabiner clip more as a carabiner and less as a bottle opener). I went with the combo blade and the construction is very solid. The steel is of good quality and holds an edge well. This time around I went with the 2.6" blade vs. the 3.1", I don't see this being an issue with the type of work I do. This version is slimmer than my previous one and I like the feel.
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This knife is a great multi yes tool to carry at all times. The knife blade stays sharp and the interchangeable screwdrivers are a great use when you come across those small jobs around the house.
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This is a very manly knife. If you are a man, this knife will vastly increase your manliness. If you happen to be a woman with this knife, it will increase your overall awesomeness. It is versatile. All knives are versatile of course, but this one is particularly so. It can cut with both a straight and a serrated blade. It has a bit driver and comes with both Philips and Flathead screwdrivers, and it is compatible with the other bits made by Leatherman. The carbiner which can attach it to a pack or beltloop can double quite well as a bottle opener.

The blade stays sharp relatively well, though like any knife it will need occasionally maintenance if used extensively. The closest thing to a problem with this knife is that the skeletool exists, and for most uses the skeletool is generally superior. Still this is smaller than the skeletool which gives it advantages at times.
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Great knife, use it daily.
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perfect
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