Introduction: LEATHERMAN SKELETOOL KEY MOD

I will show you how I replaced the knife with a key in my Leatherman Skeletool step by step. This was surprisingly easy!

I also welcome you to watch the youtube video of the build, just click the thumbnail above!

Step 1: SELECT THE LEATHERMAN AND KEY

I chose the Skeletool because of the simplicity of the design. As you can see by the pics in this step I simply unscrewed the star head closest to the knife, popped the knife out, and traced the top of the knife onto the key. Make sure you choose a key with a large head to work with. ALSO make sure to align the knife and key together properly so that the key fits right when you assemble it.

Next step...

Step 2: CUT, FILE, and ASSEMBLE THE KEY

I cut just a little outside the line that I traced on my bandsaw.

I then filed and filed until I got the same shape on the key head as the knife head.

And then the star head went back on with zero problems. It fit perfectly so that you even hear the little click noise when you open and close the key.

SEE NEXT STEP FOR REVEAL PICS...

Step 3: YOUR NEW LEATHERMAN SKELETOOL

Now you have a cool Leatherman that is truly unique.

AGAIN if you would like to actually watch me make this just click the thumbnail above!

Thank you for checking me out and thank you Leatherman for making such AWESOME tools!

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RobertY21 (author)2016-08-19

Without the knife blade, I wonder if this would be considered TSA compliant?

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I think the actual person is a tsa complaint. People coming through the checkpoint mean they cant sit on their asses eating chips...lol

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LanceDrolet (author)2016-08-20

Clever hack... dunno if I could do without the knife blade though. I use it so often.

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Yeah I carry a sog along with the leatherman. The knife is way better on the sog...

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3366carlos (author)2016-08-13

very nice dude. I also like your key chain "key holder" and like your watch?

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thanks, thanks, and thanks.

I make those key organizers too. Instructable on that soon...

And my lady bought me that TAG.

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Missourian (author)2016-08-12

What a clever idea. I'll never be locked out of the house again.

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HAha right on thank you!

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