In an effort to reduce the size of my EDC and as a test for my new Skeletool I decided to remove the carabiner from my Style CS. It was a fairly simple project and took maybe 30 minutes from start to finish. Used the ever handy Dremel with a cut-off wheel, grinder for rough shaping, small files and sand paper for finishing. Overall, I'm very happy with the outcome and strongly considering doing this mod to my new Skeletool. I never used the carabiner or bottle opener so it was just taking up extra space in my pocket. Removal took 5/8" of total length off of the tool.