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Leatherman Rebar Multitool

Review Last Updated: March 11, 2020
Terry Daine
Product Review by Terry Daine
Product Features
  • Weight: 190g
  • All locking features
  • Includes lanyard ring

Introduction

Today we will be reviewing the Leatherman Rebar Multitool.

Leatherman is an iconic company, known for its high-quality knives and multitools, which the Rebar continues to preserve.

Multitools tend to be either heavy-duty or full size and compromising one or the other can lead to a lack of success throughout usage.

That’s why the Rebar is on the market, as it is designed to fill the gap between these two categories and offers excellent performance.

But what makes a multitool an excellent choice to include in your survival kit?

Follow along with our Leatherman Rebar review today to find out what makes this multitool so unique, and why it’s made quite an impression in the survival world.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Simple but useful
  • All locking tools
  • Reasonable price

Cons

  • No outside accessible tools
  • Lack of scissors

Leatherman Rebar Multitool Product Review

The Leatherman Rebar Multitool is a regression to the original Leatherman piece, the Pocket Survival Tool (PST), with its groundbreaking design and modern manufacturing techniques, and it’s easy to understand why it’s a hit with survivalists.

Although it’s a full-size tool and designed to meet heavy-duty specifications, the Rebar is smaller than other workhorses and can be held in your pocket or survival bag. That said, its small size doesn’t compromise its rugged strength and long-lasting durability,

With its almost identical exterior to the PST, it is clear that the Rebar took everything that made its sibling product a legend and improved upon it, to offer a multitool that works for modern-day outdoorsmen and women.

Tools included:

  • Needlenose and regular pliers
  • Replaceable wire cutters
  • Straight and serrated knives
  • Bottle and can openers 
  • Electrical crimpers 
  • Wood and metal files
  • Screwdrivers 
  • Saw
  • Awl w/ thread loop 

The Rebar offers 17 different tools built into its handles, which are improved versions of what is featured in the PST, plus some additions.

When you look at other multitools featured on the market, you’ll find a vast majority put the knife and a few other excessive tools on the outside of the handles, but to keep it traditional, we can see why the Rebar goes its separate way.

Probably the most innovative feature of the Rebar is the locking design throughout. Every tool included locks out when in use to protect you from unintentional folding, and keeping you safe while doing so.

What tools shine the most?

Like most multitools nowadays, the Rebar comes with standard needlenose and regular combination pliers. The pliers have a prominent bite pattern that makes it easy to hold a firm grip on just about anything, which is useful for a range of tasks you’ll inevitably undertake in a survival situation.

Leatherman has included the up to date replaceable wire cutter system on the Rebar, which elevates its overall performance. This system consists of both regular and hard wire cutter sections and even includes a small cut out for biting standard wire.

The crimper is located below the joint of the plier assembly, and do a functional job of crimping electrical connectors. Overall, the pliers, wire cutters, and crimpers offer excellent quality and will get various tasks done effectively.

Knife blades

The Rebar includes two different knife blades, a clip point smooth edge and a serrated blade.

Both of these are crafted from 420HC stainless steel and offer sharp edges, which adds a respectful hardness and ease of sharpening work to the multitool.

The straight blade has an ideal length of 2.9-inches, which is an excellent length for general utility work.

Leatherman has included generous notches beside each of the knife blades on the handles, which increases efficiency when opening the knives, especially if you’re wearing gloves.

Saw

The inclusion of a saw adds value to the Rebar as a tool designed to fulfill heavy-duty is best when it features a tool that can break through wood, plastic, and other moderately thick materials you’ll encounter when faced with the outdoors.

Additional tools

Its additional tools such as the can and bottle opener both work well and will fastly open a bottle of soda or a canned ration on your first attempt. The wire stripper works alright but doesn’t shine as bright as the other tools.

Another bright feature is its awl. Most multitools on the market today tend to exclude an awl, but the Rebar sees its importance as its built-in thread loop lets you pull the cord through whatever you’ve pierced.

Summary

The Leatherman Rebar multitool is a worthy addition to your survival kit and will accompany you when the going gets tough.

In survival mode, the Rebar has your back with its 17 tools and the ideal size and weight that comfortably fits in pockets and backpacks.

A standout feature is its all locking features that allows you to fulfill tasks for more extended periods.

We do not doubt if you were to acquire this multitool, it would be an excellent investment that will last you a credible amount of time.

Leatherman offers consumers a choice of either a leather or nylon sheath to carry the multitool, which accommodates to preference.

Have you used the Leatherman Rebar multitool? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comment section below.

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