Apart from having a really cool name and looking great, the Leatherman Skeletool is probably the most useful little tool I’ve ever owned.
Now, I’m not an outdoors kind of a guy and I’m not big on DIY either, so I don’t have a large collection of tools and to be honest what really attracted me to this thing was the fact that it looked so cool. So I bought one while on holiday in the US (much cheaper) and sensibly, didn’t try to get it on to the plane in my hand luggage.
My job dictates that I’m pretty deskbound so won’t even pretend that I’ve taken it out of the house since I got it but it’s still proven itself useful numerous times. Opening packages, prising stuck batteries out of mice, opening the odd bottle of beer – you name it, the Skeletool has been there to help. Plus the novelty of of transforming it from one tool to another has never worn off…