After being absent from the multitool game for a number of years, Buck re-entered the fray in a big way with the X-Tract. A most clever and innovative device, the X-Tract combines a number of useful features into a single tool. Best of all, everything can be accessed with only one hand. There are currently no other multitools in its class.
The pliers have a slight hatching on the spine of the handle for better grip when sliding back and forth. There are fine serrations out near the tips of the pliers and a coarse gripping area in the center. A wire cutter area - including hard wire notch - are down near the pivot.
In order to fit within the body of the knife, the plier handle is relatively short. This somewhat limits the amount of clamping force one can achieve when using the X-Tract pliers.
- the knife blade on the X-Tract has a wide profile and measures just over 3" in length. (76mm) It uses a thumb stud for smooth one-hand opening. Edge style is half-serrated.
- in the same layer is a can opener/cap lifter blade. It too uses a thumb stud for easy one-hand opening.
- Both the knife blade and the can opener/bottle opener blade lock open via liner locks.
- The pliers lock open via a knurled push button.
- The screwdrivers lock open via a push button thumb switch.
- Folded length = 4-1/2" (114mm)
- Total length, blade unfolded = 7-1/2" (190mm)
- Total length, pliers extended = 6" (152mm)
- Thickness = 3/4" (19mm)
- Weight = 6.3 oz (176g)
X-Tract LED 731 and X-Tract FIN 732.
- Buck X-Tract review at Multitool.org
- another Buck X-Tract review at Multitool.org
- X-Tract advertisement - from April 2007
- Buck X-Tract patent application - with notes about an LED variation