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Leatherman 830018 Kick Pocket Multi-Tool with Leather Sheath

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  • Kick pocket multi-tool features longer, sharper, and stronger implements in a lightweight, compact tool
  • Full-size pliers with newly designed jaw handles twice the squeeze-load as previous model
  • Rugged Zytel handle grips ensure a firm and comfortable hold
  • Includes straight-knife, 3 extended screwdrivers and bottle and can opener
  • Leatherman's 25-year limited warranty

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Technical Details
Part Number830018
Item Weight272 g
Product Dimensions10.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Item model number830018
Item Package Quantity6
Length10.2 centimeter
Width25 millimeters
Height25 millimeters
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Best Sellers Rank #211,603 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight272 g
Date First AvailableSept. 16 2011
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Product Description

The Kick folds down to a tight, easy-to-transport 4 inches.
The Leatherman Kick: You Can't Beat it For the Basics

Designed for folks who prefer a little less weight on the hip, the Leatherman Kick multitool features longer, sharper, stronger implements in a lightweight, compact tool. The full-size pliers include a newly designed jaw to handle twice the squeeze-load as the previous version with no extra weight added. A straight-knife, three extended screwdrivers and a bottle and can opener fold neatly and tightly inside the tool. Leatherman's rugged Zytel handle grips ensure a firm and comfortable hold. This multitool also contains a fixed lanyard ring and a leather sheath.

Key User Features

Efficiency is the name of Kick's game. Thoughtful engineering means that a tapped screw allows you to choose a pocket clip (sold separately) instead of a belt sheath. Kick has the same super-strong pliers as larger Leatherman tools, but its narrow shape and light weight keep you moving.

The Kick's interior features are supremely easy to access -- just swing open the handles and rotate the blades out using the convenient nail nicks. The scissors open the same way, with a swift rotation and a nail nick; and when the scissors are fully extended, they lock into place. All of the tools available in the Kick are made from 100-percent stainless steel, engineered to the optimum grade hardness for each individual tool. The Kick features a system of straight blades, which can be sharpened by using standard sharpening methods, for easy maintenance

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa3a89b04) out of 5 stars 60 reviews
38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a4e63c) out of 5 stars Solid, useful, and cheap, but needs better handles. April 20 2006
By thassler - Published on
I'm a fan of leatherman, and I was able to pick up a couple of these on a Christmas closeout for about a third of normal cost. Let me break it down:

The Good:

1) Solid Tools. Includes sturdy needlenose/plier combo with soft and hard wire cutter combo. Nice 3 inch blade. 2 sizes of standard screw driver bits and a phillips, all are tough. Wire-stripper, bottle opener, can opener combo, and a lanyard ring. Plust it has both metric and Imperial measurements on the handle.

2) Cheap

3) Decent quality leather sheath (though I prefer nylon)

The Bad:

1) Although otherwise of quality construction, the cheap plastic inserts in the handle are sharp (they have an edge) and even in the finger molds, they tend to dig. The plastic offers no grip quality improvement either.

2) The knife fingernail notch sits below the handle edge, making it difficult to open. In fact, all of the tools are tough to get open to some degree except for the Phillips driver.

3) Tool selection is minimalist. Would have been better served to opt for the screw driver bit system they use on the higher end models and substitute a scissors and maybe an awl or small saw instead, of course, it's an inexpensive tool, but I'm not sure how this would be any more expensive to build in this way.

4) Pretty heavy for what you get - doesn't weight much less than my New Wave.

The Ugly:

They look like a cheap Chinese knockoff. To some degree the handle digging into your palm reinforces this view. They are of rather plain design.

If you can pick it up for a decent price, it's a solid tool. It's design belies a nicely constructed and well balanced feel and the implements are of decent quality (though obviously not the steel used in their higher end models). If you use your pliers a lot, I strongly suggest another model with rounded steel edges like the New Wave or Charges. Based on Quality, Performance and relatively low cost, I'm giving it a 3.5. Because it lacks some utility, and the handles are pretty much a mess, I'm rounding it down to 3 stars on Amazon (no halves). I'm putting these in my vehicles as emergency gear - they won't be Every Day Carry items for me.

The cheap and sharp platic inserts are the deal breaker. If they fixed those, I would have rounded up to a 4 for sure based on your bang for the buck.
26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a4e894) out of 5 stars Kick Yourself May 31 2006
By William H III - Published on
Every manufacturer nowadays has a "lite" version of whatever they sell, from the stripped model sub-compact car to lite beer, cheaper components and a few shortcuts is the fast and easy way to make the product available for a few less dollars. But if everyone followed Tim Leatherman's model, the world would be a better place.

At under $30, the Kick is the Leatherman "lite" model, but don't let the price fool you. Viewing the Kick through it's boxed blister pack, concerns about compromise fade quickly - the brush-polished stainless steel exterior looks very solid and precisely machined, as do the pliers. The oversized round bolts holding the whole tool together are the same as on the $75+ Core model, with only the contured black plastic bordering the grip seeming to soften things (it doesn't - the plastic is actually the "metal replacement" polymer Zytel, which is roughly as tough as gold). Visually, it's virtually identical to most any other Leatherman model, both in appearance and quality.

All of which is confirmed when you hold the Kick. The weight and feel is that of a small semi-automatic handgun; the cold and unyielding touch of one millimeter-thick stainless steel makes it clear that this is definitely an all-business tool. "Lite" doesn't refer to weight here, though 5.2 ounces doesn't sound like much, compared to other modern portable devices, this is a serious slug of metal. But unlike a cell phone or iPod, you could accidentally run the Kick through a cycle in the washing machine or even back over it with your car without fear.

The seriousness continues with the Kick's features, each of which are made from optimized-grade density stainless steel and are just as precisely engineered as the exterior. Only the most common tools for day-to-day use are included, so you don't have to deal with the added weight and bulk of a corkscrew or some other feature you'll never use. Each individual tool is machined with an inflexible strength and design as though it could be sold seperately. The long Phillips screwdriver (ideal for recesssed/hard-to-get screws) is compatible with Leatherman's Removable Bit Driver, so if carrying the Kick's twelve tools in your pocket isn't enough, you can also add ten different screwdriver bits. Or add the Wave Tool Adapter, making any 1/4" drill bit compatible with your Kick. Of special note is the knife - though it's just a basic clip-point design, this example is *wicked sharp*, remarkably so for an under-$30 tool or knife.

Comparison shopping to other brands of multi-tools, you'll see thinner and poorer-quality metals, slipshod design and machining, strange combinations of feautres, and countries-of-origin galore, sometimes at double or more the Kick's price. It's obvious that Leatherman was first and has had the most experience with the multi-tool idea, and the Kick reflects this in every facet. So if you think you or someone you know is ready to enter the do-all world of the Leatherman owner, the Kick is a compromise-free introduction at an introductory price.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa38dea74) out of 5 stars Leatherman vs. Swiss Army Knife...NO CONTEST. Oct. 26 2006
By A. Bevilacqua - Published on
i love this thing.

i originally bought one almost 5 years ago & still use it. i recently bought 2 more, one to keep in my emergency hurricane kit & one for my construction inspection bag.

i keep the original one in my bag (briefcase type bag for work) for those "just-in-case" moments, since i can't carry my 30 pound toolbox around with me to work. can't count how many times i've used it & in how many different ways.

the phiilips head is a real phillips, not a 2-dimensional stamped piece of steel like the swiss army knifes (SAK's), so you can get good grip on a screw & not strip the screw or chip the tool (see SAK). it doesn't replace my real tools, but like i said you never know when you'll need something, so it's great to have this around at all times. i even used the can opener to pop a lock when i was locked out of my office.

not sure why one of the reviews complained about its weight. i think the weight actually speaks to its durability & quality craftsmenship. now if you're looking for something to carry in your pocket, then i'd agree it's too heavy, but considering i throw it in my briefcase, backpack, glove-compartment, etc, it's perfect for me.

i have 3 SAK's (gifts thru the years) & all have at least 2 of the tools chipped or broken. the leatherman's tools also lock into place better than the SAK's, plus you get pliers & a wire cutter (even with the basic model).

good luck with your shopping.
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a901e0) out of 5 stars Nice pliers and knife Oct. 4 2005
By L. Bushore - Published on
This is one of the smaller Leatherman tools. It has a nice needlenose pliers part, and one nice sharp knife blade. There are also a few smaller tools(screwdrivers mostly) which I find difficult to get out using just my fingernails.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3a4eaa4) out of 5 stars Great entry level Leatherman or light EDC. July 30 2011
By C - Published on
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I own many leatherman's and most are the higher end models. I decided I would buy the Kick to be used as a cheap multi tool I would not be to worried about abusing. My first impressions are pretty good. It is light for a full size multi tool and could easily be carried on your belt every day without a problem. You could also get the pocket clip for it which I might do. The blade is very sharp. In my experience with this tool so far the tools will "clump" when you are deploying certain tools. It is not a huge issue as this is a inexpensive tool and the "clumping" is the only issue I see with this tool. To be honest I rather have them "clump" than be loose and have no retention. You will not get a huge tool selection with this tool but you will get the basics and for some that is enough. You can also buy a BIT KIT for this tool if you want a bigger selection of bits. If you do you will not be able to store them in the sheath you will receive with this KICK. This one ships with the Leather sheath and will only fit the tool by its self. All in all this is a great tool for anyone wanting a strong reliable Leatherman without breaking the bank.