Multi Tools

Dkka EDC Multi Tool

"A super handy keychain tool, packing multiple driver tips perfect for bicyclists. It’s got hex heads, flat and phillips heads, a 1/4″ bit holder, a spoke adjustor, and of course..." (via TheAwesomer)

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BigiDesign TPT Slide

With pocket space at a premium, it’s important to get the most out of your multi-tool. Ideally, you want something that’s functional enough to be worth carrying, while still being easy to pocket and use. The TPT Slide, the next generation of BigiDesign's popular TPT multi-tool, is just that. It rides the line between minimalist and full-on multi-tool, with plenty of useful features that are sure to come in handy on a daily basis. This new and improved titanium pocket tool isn't just easier to use and carry, but it's even stronger and more durable, too.

First and foremost, the TPT Slide now features a sliding extension mechanism for the box opener/camp fork insert. The previous version featured a friction fit mechanism that took two hands to open. The Slide has a two position locking thumb stud that’s easy to operate with one hand, whether you’re a lefty or a righty. You’ll also find a sleek, removable pocket clip that makes the tool even easier to carry. BigiDesign also strengthened the jimping on the universal wrench set for a more secure grip. Lastly, the TPT Slide is machined from thicker grade 5 titanium plates for increased overall durability and rigidity. The TPT Slide also has the all of the other useful EDC features from the previous iteration including a flat head screwdriver, 1/4” hex bit driver, simple measurement cues, lanyard/keychain hole, and a scraper edge.

BigiDesign are no newcomers to the Kickstarter scene, with over 20 successful products launched on the platform. This project is already over 1000% funded, with pledges starting at $59 for a September 2018 deliver date. Check out the full list of features and snag one for yourself in your choice of Stonewashed or DLC Black titanium at the link below.

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Fishstick Prybar & Multitool

"The Fishstick is a small multitool with ergonomic ribs. Its main function is a wedge/pry bar, but it also has a bottle opener, a 1/4″ bit driver/wrench, and a ruler. It’s made from a single billet of metal or alloy – aluminum, brass, titanium, steel and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Keyport Anywhere Tools

There’s no denying that a multi-tool can be a solid addition to your EDC. However, it can be pretty hard to track one down that covers your bases without a bunch of extra tools you would never use. In the same way you'd get your keychain setup just right, you can configure the perfect multi-tool with the Keyport Anywhere Tools system. It's their newest line of modular EDC tools that can snap on and off in a flash, letting you get the most out of your keychain or precious pocket space.

The Anywhere Tools system works as a set of tools (or “outer modules”) that slide and snap onto a “mid module.” For the mid module, you can choose from either a fold-out multi-tool or a clip-point slipjoint knife. Using one of these as the base, you can then attach a variety of useful EDC tools: a 27 lumen flashlight, a charging cable, an updated version of their MOCA one-piece tool, and paracord zipper pull, to name a few.

These outer modules are also compatible with their popular Keyport Slide 3.0 and Pivot key managers so you can add some additional utility out of your key setup. The beauty of this system is that Keyport can continue to design and release modules for the system that further increase customizability and functionality down the line.

The Anywhere Tools system starts at a reasonable $20 for the starter kit and goes up to $66 for the all-inclusive kit with all of the modules available. The project is already fully funded on Kickstarter with plenty of time left to join in. Learn more about this unique modular multitool via the link below.

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10 Travel-Friendly Box Opener Tools

Whether it's part of your job or you end up unboxing new gear you get in the mail more than you'd like to admit, opening up cardboard boxes ranks high on our list of daily tasks. Naturally you'd want to reach for your trusty EDC knife, but sometimes it isn't the best tool for the job. Cardboard can dull an edge all too quickly, not to mention the packing tape residue gunking up the blade, rendering your knife less useful for making precise, sharp cuts. And sometimes, you might end up in a place where carrying a blade isn't even allowed. It's times like these when a non-bladed opener tool can come in handy. In this guide, we're highlighting some tools that can tackle tacky tape and much more to complement your EDC.

Titanium Shark Multitool

"LampsonFire’s hefty CNC-milled titanium pocket tool can be used as a pry bar, bottle opener, and a 6mm hex wrench. While other multitools offer more functions, they don’t look like..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Leatherman Collector’s Edition PST

"Leatherman celebrates its 35th anniversary by releasing a limited edition replica of the original Pocket Survival Tool, which was designed by none other than founder Tim Leatherman. It has 14 tools and comes with..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Tactica M100 Multi-tool

What's better than shiny new EDC gear? All the scuffs, scratches, and battlescars that come from using your tools like they were meant to be used. Unfortunately, that doesn't really apply to our EDC tech like our smartphones and tablets. Luckily, the Tactica M100 stands out from the rest as a truly tech- and travel-friendly EDC multi-tool that still comes with everything you'd need for common daily tasks. Thanks to its bladeless design and unique non-scratch composite material construction, it'll keep your pockets light, screens pristine, and tasks handled no matter where you're headed.

The M100 comes as an update to Tactica's original Talon tool, this time with the strength of hardened stainless steel at its core. The new 420SS steel core houses the M100's heavy duty bit socket and 6 wrenches for when you need more torque for the job. It's safely embedded within the composite frame, meaning your tech is still safe from scratches.

If a bit driver is an essential part of your kit, you'll appreciate the clever way the M100 handles storing and swapping bits. You can stow and access your bit of choice in the frame thanks to an easy-access elastomer insert on the side of the tool. That way, you have your bit available to use with either the central heavy duty socket or magnetic light duty socket, as well as a place for safekeeping when not in use.

Other handy everyday features like a bladeless package opener, bottle opener, and rulers round out the tool. Thanks to its TSA-compliant design, non-scratch build and light weight, you can toss it anywhere in your EDC for some extra utility. Check it out at the link below.

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Swiss+Tech Micro-Slim Wrench M2

"A super compact tool you can carry on your keychain. It packs 10 different metric wrenches, a 1/4″ wrench/hex driver, a 3/8″ wrench, two spoke wrenches, as well as a nail puller, metric ruler, flathead screwdriver, and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Spyderco ClipiTool Standard

Most EDC multi-tools include a blade or two, but they often feel like an afterthought in use. The assumption is that you're going to use the other functions more than the knife. This just doesn't cut it if you rely on a full-size knife to get things done on a regular basis. Plus, having to carry a dedicated multi-tool along with a knife can clutter your carry and weigh down your pockets. But with the new Spyderco ClipiTool Standard folder tool, Spyderco pairs their renowned blade technology with the convenience and utility of having a multi-tool on hand.

Although the ClipiTool could be considered a multi-tool, the blade on it is no joke. It's a full-size 3.5” 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade in a useful leaf shape with a razor sharp full-flat grind. A liner lock keeps this knife in place, giving you the confidence to tackle large tasks with it. It's a big knife that's ready for big tasks, but the other tools involved make the ClipiTool Standard shine. It features a bottle and can opener, two hollow-ground screwdrivers, and a wire stripper. All of these tools swing out easily with Spyderco's hallmark large thumbhole design. They also feature stops at 90 degrees so you can leverage the handle when manipulating screws. And it helps that the handle is covered in super-grippy G10 scaling for added control, even when wet.

With the ClipiTool Standard, you have both a multi-tool with a real blade and a knife that can do more than cut. It's a great way to consolidate your carry while having the essentials on hand when the situation demands. Check it out at the link below.

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The 6 Best Swiss Army Knives to Gift This Valentine's Day

The holidays may have passed, but you’re not in the clear yet. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you have no idea what else your significant other could possibly want, consider something a little more practical than a box of chocolates (though that’s never a bad idea). The Swiss Army Knife is about as classic a tool as it gets and Victorinox now has multiple offerings, making it easier than ever to stay prepared without weighing down your pockets.

Whether that important man or woman in your life needs a discreet tool for the office or something a little more robust for your weekend adventures together, the timeless SAK has you covered. We picked a few of their more versatile options that should bring a smile to any EDCer from the rugged outdoorsperson to the modern gent, and everyone in between.

CRKT Pryma Multi-tool

At the end of the day, there are just some tasks your knife wasn't meant to do. There's even a good chance these things come up more often in your day to day than any precise cutting task. You know the type: prying, opening bottles, scraping, and opening boxes. All of that can do a real number on your knife, which is why it's a good idea to carry a tool to handle the rest. The CRKT Pryma is an inconspicuous tool designed by Jesper Voxnaes to be put through whatever your knife shouldn't, equipped with a built-in carabiner for effortless keychain carry.

The star of the show is the multi-purpose pry bar on the business end of the Pryma. Besides prying, it's thick enough for scraping, coming to a sharp yet finger-safe point that's ideal for puncturing packing tape when opening boxes. Towards the middle of the body, you have access to multiple wrenches and a bottle opener. The back end of the Pryma is where its toolset gets interesting. It features a carabiner for easy carry on a belt loop, bag, or keychain, finally coming to an emergency glass breaker. The two wings on the sides of the Pryma act as safety choils when holding it in a hammerfist grip, letting you confidently strike a window in an emergency without risking injury from the impact.

The Pryma does it all in a compact package at just 3.235” long, weighing 0.9oz. It's built from 3Cr13 steel available in a stonewashed black finish. For a day-to-day companion to your EDC knife that'll have your back in an emergency too, pick up the Pryma at the link below.

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Rugged Material Ranger Multi-tool Wallet

Finding a wallet that helps slim down your carry is great, but what if that same wallet could also play the part of your multi-tool? With a slim metal design and strategically placed cutouts throughout, the Rugged Material Ranger Minimalist Multi-tool wallet aims to do just that. By combining the one thing you’ll always have on you with a few useful tools, the Ranger makes sure you’ll never be unprepared. It's different from other cardholder wallets thanks to a two-part, all-metal body that wraps around your cards. The steel chassis not only protects your cards from bending, but it features RFID blocking to keep your information safe.

A small notch towards the bottom lets you quickly access your cards by sliding them upwards, letting you fan them out to pick the one you want. But it’s the metal back plate “tool card” of the wallet that puts the “multi-tool” in its name. This plate adds 12 useful tools to your arsenal, keeping your bases covered as long as you have your wallet in your pocket. You’ll get a bottle opener, a few SAE and metric wrenches, a ¼ driver, and a flathead screwdriver built into a body that can hold up to 8 cards. Although this back plate slides in easily with the rest of your cards, it also comes with a sturdy elastic band that keeps everything together and is perfect for stashing a few bills for your favorite cash-only spot. And if you carry a small 1xAAA flashlight or Fisher Space Pen, you can purchase a replacement band with a dedicated retention loop to bundle your wallet, tool card, and light or pen together for a more consolidated setup.

If you can’t imagine replacing your full-sized multitool, the Ranger Minimalist is still a great way to discreetly carry a few backup tools. And if you don’t find yourself using your multi-tool as often as you’d like this is a great way to slim down your EDC without sacrificing too much functionality. Grab one in your choice of Cerakote ceramic-coated Matte Black or Silver at the link below.

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Leatherman Tread LT

When the masters of multi-tools at Leatherman released the original Tread, they designed it to tackle most everyday tasks in a wearable bracelet form-factor that could both free up pocket space and travel with you. But unlike the rest of their tool lineup, the Tread originally only came in one style and size which wasn't the best fir for some EDCers. That's why Leatherman introduced the Tread LT bracelet. This new, lower-profile design slims things down a bit while still giving you access to over two dozen functions right from your wrist.

The original Tread was a solid tool in its own right but if you want that same functionality with less bulk, this EDC wearable might be for you. While the Tread LT opts for TSA-compliance instead of offering a blade in its toolset, it still offers 29 other useful tools you can use in a pinch. There are 19 links in total with each one contributing a few different tools to the bracelet. You’ll get everything from a SIM card tool (useful for frequent flyers), to different sized wrenches, and even a carbide glass breaker to name a few. Should you find yourself using some tools more than others you can always remove the less frequently used links and replace it with others. This customizability not only means that you can tailor it to your needs, but also that it can fit on almost any sized wrist.

Accessing one of the tools is as simple as taking off your bracelet, which is easy thanks to the secure clasp. The stainless steel construction means it won’t break on you when you need it most and at 5.5 ounces it doesn’t weigh much more than the average watch. The band of the new Tread LT is also 0.71 inches wide compared to the 1.2 inch band of the original, making for a more comfortable fit on smaller wrists. It comes in either silver or a stealthy black color because if you’re going to be wearing it on your wrist, it'd better look the part.

Whether you’re looking for a simple way to add a few backup tools to your carry or just want a multi-tool that can make it with you on your next flight, the Leatherman Tread LT is a solid option.

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Leatherman Skeletool Damasteel

When it comes to covering your bases, nothing gets the job done like a multi-tool. But all too often the blade on a multi-tool doesn’t come close to a dedicated knife. Leatherman is one of the most trusted names in the game and thanks to a functional design and lightweight build, the Skeletool hits that sweet spot for anyone looking to EDC both a multi-tool and a competent folding knife. The new limited edition Skeletool Damasteel brings an eye-catching Damascus steel blade to the mix for added longevity and a touch of style.

Despite its small size the Skeletool Damasteel packs a punch. Thanks to its compact, skeletonized body it manages to weigh only 5 ounces for ease of carry. You can also access all the tools with one hand, making it perfect for the solo handyman. You’ll get needle-nosed pliers, wire cutters, a large bit driver, and the carabiner/bottle opener which lets you attach it to a pack or pop open a beverage.

But what makes the Skeletool stand out from the pack is its signature combo knife. It’s half-serrated and half-plain edge to handle a wide range of cutting tasks, made from a Swedish-forged Damascus steel. The process results in a unique blade every time, so your Skeletool won't be like any others. That said, the Damascus steel isn’t just for looks. It offers improved corrosion resistance and superb edge retention for the cleaner cuts and less maintenance. It’s 2.8 inches when deployed and locks up via a liner lock when in use.

The Skeletool has been a go-to tool for EDCer’s since its release, but the addition of the Damascus steel blade makes it that much more of a must have. If you don’t want to sacrifice a quality blade in your multitool, then check out the Skeletool Damasteel by clicking the link below.

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The Best Leatherman Multi-tools for EDC

For many EDCers, Leatherman needs no introduction. The multi-tool maker has been covering bases and getting things done with their impressive array of tools for decades. But while they have plenty of options in their catalog, some multi-tools are better for EDC than others. Given how useful their tools are, it's a daunting task to pick the best one to carry, but we're here to help. In this guide we take a look at the most popular Leatherman multi-tools used for EDC by our very own community as well as new gear that we think can fill in when traditional multi-tools aren't an option. Whether you need a more compact, discreet tool or one for tackling heavy duty jobs, this guide will help narrow down your choices.