Leatherman’s Knifeless Rebar and Skeletool RX – SHOT Show 2016
Russ Chastain 01.26.16
I’ll start out with the other one and save the best for last.
Perhaps a part of you is screaming, “Why?? That’s insane!” Don’t fret. I felt the same way when I heard about it. But oddly, there is a growing demand for multitools without knife blades.
More and more workplaces are instituting silly bans on knives, and that means employees can’t bring their useful Leatherman tools along, which limits productivity. And in localities where it’s illegal for citizens to carry knives, I guess this new Rebar will be carry-kosher.
You can still cut stuff with this Rebar; it’s got “ultra tough” scissors.
Other tools include: needlenose pliers, saw, ruler, can opener, screwdrivers, a three-sided ground file, replaceable-jaw steel wire cutters, and a bottle opener.
At 4″ long and 6.7 ounces, the all-stainless-steel Rebar has an MSRP of $80.
As the RX name implies, this one is being marketed to first responders and rescue professionals such as EMTs, firefighters, and the like.
It’s also got pliers with wire cutters, a bit holder, and a couple double-ended bits, including a carbide glass breaker.
With a closed length of 4″ and a weight of just 5 ounces, the Skeletool RX should be unobtrusive but useful. MSRP is $102.