Maker of one of the most successful multi-tools ever, Leatherman had a pair of new offerings that could be of use to hunters on display at SHOT Show 2016: the Knifeless Rebar and the Skeletool.
The new Knifeless Rebar includes 16 of the most popular tools found in the original multi-tool, including: needlenose pliers, regular pliers, saw, ruler, can opener, precision-ground screwdrivers, a Three-sided ground file, replaceable premium steel wire cutters and a bottle opener. What it doesn't have, as you may have noticed, is a knife. The design came at the behest of those who aren't necessarily allowed to carry a blade into their workplace. If that sounds like you—or you're a hunter that has no shortage of knives, anyway—the Knifeless Rebar could be up your alley.
“Whether it’s a coalmine or a breakfast cereal factory, more and more restrictions are being put in place prohibiting knives in the workplace,” said Leatherman Product Manager Jason Carpenter. “A precision-made multipurpose tool is still important to many to maximize efficiency, so by removing the knife blade and adding scissors, we’ve been able to keep the Leatherman Rebar where it belongs—on the job.”
The Knifeless Rebar ships with an MSRP of $80.
Also new is the Rescue Skeletool. Though it's being offered more as a tool for first responders, it should find a home in the pack of more than a few backcountry hunters and hikers. On top of its rescue knife, the Skeletool includes pliers and a variety of removable bits, including a carbide glass breaker. It also features a unique knife blade with a rounded sheepsfoot shape that allows the user to cut through materials, while remaining safe. Thanks to a well-placed thumb-hole, the stainless steel blade can be opened with one hand, even with a glove on. The package's bright (and hard to lose, we might say) finish is coated with Cerakote.