Freestyle CX

cx_closed.JPG The Freestyle CX looks like, and functionally is "half" a Skeletool, designed to combat the awkwardness of the fixed carabiner at the end of the Skeletool. The Freestyle is an ultra convenient minimalist tool for when carrying a pocket knife just isn't enough.

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Size Reference


Plier jaws are larger than the Squirt P4 jaws, but considerably smaller than full size jaws found on the Kick or Charge. Best comparison would be with the Juice series of tools.

There are fine serrations near the nose, a gripping area below that, and a wire cutter area near the pivot. (Including a hard wire notch)

Shallow pockets are liberally scattered around the surface of the pliers. The effect on reducing weight is minimal, they are primarily for appearance.


Freestyle CX handles are very complex and made up of several components.

Finish is black handle components with polished steel plier head, blade, rivets and springs.

Like it's sibling, the Skeletool, there is no date code on the Freestyle CX.

Blades and Tools

The only folding device on the Freestyle is its plain edged locking knife blade. The blade measures 2-1/2" long. (63mm) It is made from 154CM steel. The blade opens one handed via a semi circlular opening hole.

Locking Mechanism

The knife blade locks open via a standard liner lock.

Other Features

Removable pocket clip.




  • Length open= 5-1/4" (133mm)
  • Length closed = 3-1/4" (86mm)
  • Width closed = 1-1/4" (33mm)
  • Thickness = 5/8" (16mm)
  • Weight = 4.48 oz (127g)


The Freestyle features a 420hc blade, and lacks the carbon fiber insert.


Announced at the 2008 Shot Show.
The Freestyle is very similar to the Skeletool and the Skeletool CX. There are also two keychain Leatherman tools that are based on the Skeletool chasis the Style PS and the Style CS.

More Info

Freestyle and Freestyle CX Review on

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Created by Defender. Last Modification: Saturday 16 of April, 2016 00:59:56 CEST by sLaughterMed.