Like Robin to Batman or Chewbacca to Han Solo, our latest Badass Knife of the Week is the ultimate sidekick. The Leatherman Sidekick is the perfect tool to have at your side when you need a little help.

Unlike some of the larger Leatherman models, the Sidekick stands out from its brethren with a compact and lighter design that still features many of the tools you’ve come to expect from the respected brand.

Billed as an excellent option for first-time users of the iconic Leatherman, the Sidekick features 14 different tools, such as a wire stripper, serrated knife, plain-edged knife, saw, can opener, bottle opener, ruler, can opener, bottle opener, pliers, screwdrivers, and more.

The needlenose and regular pliers, along with the wire cutters, are spring-loaded to make doing jobs easier without having to manually open the tool each time.

The Sidekick is just as functional as a pocket knife too. The thumb cuts in the back of the blade make it easy to engage each of the 420HC stainless steel knives with one hand.

Because Leatherman knows the Sidekick will frequently be in your hands fixing a sink or installing a light fixture, the stainless steel handles are rounded to improve ergonomics.

With this multitool at your side, you’ll always have a helping hand. It also comes with a carabiner.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Leatherman Sidekick.


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