|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11 x 5.2 x 3 inches|
|Item model number||L860011|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||25 Year Warranty|
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Leatherman Crater c33 Straight Blade Knife
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386-860011 Features: -One-hand Blade Launcher thumb stud.-Blade Material: 420 Stainless Steel.-Handle Material: Aluminum.-Wt.: 3.20 oz.-Price is for 1 Each. Includes: -Includes: Removable Pocket Clip, Carabiner Clip, Bottle Opener. Color/Finish: -Blade Finish: Bead-Blasted. Dimensions: -Overall Length: 6.800 in.-Blade Length: 2.800 in.-Handle Length: 4 in.
Lightweight and reliable, the Leatherman 8600140 c33 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 c33 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.
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 c33 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 2.36 ounces, the c33 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 c33 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 c33 easier to open with one hand. It also ensures that it's easy to unlock the blade and close the knife. A conveniently placed thumb stud contributes to the ease 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 c33 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 c33x, which has a combination straight and serrated blade. Similarly, Leatherman offers the c33L for those who love the ease of a having 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 c33 Straight Blade Knife, are backed by a 25-year warranty.
|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|
|1/4-inch Flat Screwdriver|
|Included Bit Phillips #1-2/Screwdriver 3/16-inch|
|Removable Pocket Clip|
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Unfortunately, this knife feels a bit cheap to me, especially considering its price point. The scales are thin and bend underneath a firm grip. While this makes the knife lightweight, it doesn't exactly inspire confidence. The entire outside of the knife feels rough in the hand. The scales have rough, plasticky edges. The liner lock has yet to fail me but it's definitely thin as well.
Blade play isn't a problem, but the rotating carabiner wiggles considerably. Part of this has to do with its pressure lock design, I'd assume. It doesn't really bother me but some people are picky with these sorts of things.
What I really hate is the fact that the thumb stud is only usable with the right hand. I'm right-handed but I still find myself having to switch hands after trying to open this knife with my left hand for a quick task. There's literally no design reason not to extend the thumb stud through the other side of the blade.
Besides that, the blade grind is as jagged as can be. Before I completely resharpened the edge and stropped it out, it caught on virtually everything. The knife's one saving grace is that it stays sharp for a good while.
At this price point I can't recommend this knife. You can get much better for the money.
I'm no knife expect, but the overall construction feels absolutely great considering the price. The blade locks securely and there's little to no play between all the connecting parts. The removable pocket clip works great with my jeans as it attaches securely but isn't a pain to slide on or off. Haven't had a chance to try out the bottle opener yet, but I'm sure it'll work fine.
Overall, if you're someone that likes carrying a simple knife/multitool for practical purposes, the c33 will not disappoint.
I cannot speak to durability. Riding in a glove compartment is not a taxing environment. The toughest thing I've cut with one of these knives is an old radiator hose and that posed no problem; the blade remains sharp.
If you pop out the clip, getting it back inside it tricky. You have to lift up at the back end part to get it unlocked to close.
That said, I now have a knife I can open with my left hand. I've found I prefer the Gerber Evo Jr which comes out of the box with a dual-sided thumb stud and a nice flipper tab that once fully opened becomes a finger guard. Both knives, since they have open backs, tend to collect coins and whatnot from your pocket. The Evo Jr is a smaller knife, and your preference is likely to depend in part on the size of your hands; mine are on the smaller side.