Leatherman Expanse e55Bx Combo Straight/Serrated Blade Knife

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Lightweight yet sturdy enough for demanding jobs, the Leatherman 8614240 e55Bx 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 and a bit driver, the e55Bx 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. .caption { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; } ul.indent { list-style: inside disc; text-indent: 20px; } table.callout { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, serif; margin: 10px; width: 250; } td.callout { height: 100 percent; background: #9DC4D8 url(http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page/callout-bg.png) repeat-x; border-left: 1px solid #999999; border-right: 1px solid #999999; padding: 10px; wi dth: 250px; } ul.callout { list-style: inside disc; text-indent: -12px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5em; } h5.callout { text-align: center; } .matrix { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 10px; } .matrix_feature { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 9px; } .matrix_header { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; } img.withlink {border:1px black solid;} The Leatherman e55Bx Combo Straight/Serrated Blade Knife offers: Tough, US-made 154CM steel A large, 3.1-inch blade A bit driver and bit storage Lock back design for safety There's convenient bit storage in the handle. View larger. The e55Bx 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, sha rp, reliable cutting blade. The Expanse Series e55Bx 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 6.17 ounces, the e55Bx 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 m any 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 lockback system is used to secure the large, 3.1-inch blade of your Expanse 55 Series knife, 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. The lockback system is stronger than the liner lock system, which is used on knives with smaller blades. It typically requires two hands to open a lockback knife, encouraging you to use this larger knife safely. Leatherman uses blades shaped in a drop-style for all their e55 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. This means you can rely on the e55Bx, 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 e55Bx 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, the e55B might be the perfect knife for you. Similarly, Leatherman offers the e55, for those who don't n eed a bit driver, and a full series of e33 knives with smaller blades. All Leatherman tools, including the e55Bx Straight 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 e55Bx Straight/serrated blade knife

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