Leatherman Style CS Multitool Review

leatherman style csThe Leatherman Style CS Multitool is a product developed by Leatherman which is known for their highly functional, incredibly well built quality. Leatherman is based out of Oregon and is named after its founder, Tim Leatherman. The company has been around since 1983 when the Tim first began creating multitools. The Leatherman Style CS Multitool is one of an array of multitools which is made by Leatherman and has distinct features which make it very useful in a variety of situations.

First and foremost, the Leatherman Style CS Multitool comes with a clip which allows the owner to wear it attached to a pocket or clipped onto a backpack, kit, or any other relatively thin material for easy access.

The Leatherman Style CS Mutlitool comes with a 420HC knife, spring action scissors, a combination flathead and phillips head screwdriver, tweezers, nail file, carabiner and bottle opener. These are all developed into a thin, versatile unit that takes up basically no room at all with dimensions of 2.9 inches closed and a maximum blade length of 1.6 inches. The entire multitool only weighs 1.4 ounces meaning you’ll never even notice it adding to your weight, a perfect feature for backpackers or those who simply don’t have room for much else. Below we will go into further detail about each of the specific Leatherman Style CS Mutlitool features.

420HC Knife

This blade, reaching a functional but not overwhelming or unmanageable 1.6 inches in length, is made of high carbon stainless steel and is resistant to corrosion which can come in very handy if you find yourself utilizing this multitool out in the elements on a regular basis.

Spring Action Scissors

These scissors automatically spring back into the open position when not being utilized. Made to cut thin objects such as paper, string, and other survival or campground essentials, by springing back into place automatically, the user can cut down on hand fatigue while using the multitool for a lengthier, more arduous task.

Combination Flathead and Phillips Head Screwdriver

The combination flathead and phillips head screwdriver is also made of 420 high carbon stainless steel and can be utilized on any flathead screw or small-slotted screw adding to the functionality of this multitool as utilizable around the house, on the job site and other various settings outside of more traditional campground related activities.


Useful for a variety of purposes, the tweezers can make a number of precision based tasks far more easy. Whether needing to remove a splinter or stinger on the trail or picking up fishhooks or other small items, these tweezers find numerous purposes you would never have originally considered.

Nail File

Created from stainless steel, this nail file works wonderfully to maintain and file down your nails en leu of a traditional nail file. While this featured tool can also be used for other various purposes, it is built with the intention of fingernail filing first and foremost.

Carabiner and Bottle Opener

With a one way gate designed specifically for use as a carabiner, this allows the Leatherman Style CS Multitool to easily attach to a rope or other larger item that the original clip may not be best suited for. Additionally, the one way gate, when opened, operates as a bottle opener, as well, allowing the user to enjoy a bottled beverage without having to bring a clumsier, separate bottle opener with them.

The Case

This entire collection of highly tuned features are all combined within a glass filled nylon case. This case is built using a thermoplastic material with added chopped glass fibers to increase its overall strength. By using this material, the Leatherman Style CS Multitool has increased durability while still making use of light weight materials. The glass mixture is 60 percent and, because of its strength, an interior steel frame is unnecessary, further adding to the multitool’s overall lightness. By combining innovative materials with these high-use features, the Style CS is designed for numerous settings without compromising quality and without becoming overly awkward to carry based on proportions or weight, making it a perfect addition to any individual’s repertoire.