Cut above the rest: Leatherman Crater c33Lx

Earlier this year, I was going through security, waiting to catch a plane to the glassy waves and perfect beaches of Puerto Rico, when a TSA agent yanked my arm. He reached into my backpack and pulled out my grandfather’s old Leatherman that I had forgotten to remove after my last camping trip. The knife wasn’t particularly sentimental but seeing it wrenched from my bag and added to the stack of other confiscated contraband brought a lump to my throat.

And while I still lament the loss of that knife, something good came of the experience: I started the search for a one and landed on the Leatherman Crater c33Lx. Simple but effective, the Crater contains a 420HC stainless steel combo blade and carabineer/bottle opener. And because the handle is made of glass-filled nylon, it weighs in at just 2.36 oz.



The specs:

Closed length: 3.87 in | 9.82 cm
Weight: 2.36 oz | 66.9 g
Blade length: 2.6 in | 6.6 cm

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The Crater c33Lx is equipped with the latest safety features, including a locking liner that keeps in the 2.6 in blade in place while deployed. Is also has a blade launcher finger placement pad to ensure the knife can be quickly and safely deployed.

Light but durable, the Crater C33Lx is perfect for any activity, except maybe air travel.