Multi Tools

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.

Victorinox SwissTool Spirit XBS

When hear the name Victorinox, it's hard not to picture their iconic Swiss Army Knives. For good reason, too — EDCers have been using them for decades as their main pocket knife or as an all-in-one tool for covering their bases. While they're great for everyday situations, they're not always the best tool for handling the heavy duty workloads. That's where the SwissTool Spirit XBS comes in handy. It's a compact yet full-featured multi-tool with the useful tools you've come to expect from Victorinox, packed into a beefy, plier-based design. As an upgrade to the original SwissTool Spirit X, the XBS version comes with a blacked-out burnished steel finish for improved durability and discreet tactical flair.

Although you could call it a full-sized tool in terms of functionality, the SwissTool Spirit XBS manages to keep a slim profile. At a mere 4.1” in length when closed, the stainless steel handles house 10 pull-out tools that provide a total of 27 different functions. You'll get most of the essential tools found in Victorinox's classic pocket knives like the drop point blade, combination bottle opener and screwdriver, can opener, and scissors. Only on the XBS, they're a bit larger and easier to use. You'll also get heavy duty tools that are especially welcome on a full-sized multi-tool, like pliers, a woodsaw, a crate opener, chisel, 3D Philips driver, and metal file, just to name a few. Whether you're looking for a compact all-in-one option for your next camping trip or something that can handle big projects around the house, chances are you'll find what you need here.

The tools are all easily accessible from the outside of the handles thanks to their larger size and convenient nail nicks, meaning you won't have to open the tool to get the job done quick. Once open, a lock mechanism secures them in place, and disengages by sliding down the textured lock releases on both sides of the handle. The contours on the handle and substantial length give comfortable control when using the tool whether it's open or closed, too.

The handles are low profile in more ways than one thanks to the XBS's all new, blacked-out finish. The burnished steel not only looks discreet, but it provides improved corrosion resistance for when you're working outdoors by the water, around plumbing in the house, and so on. Aside from the new finish, the XBS also manages to be even lighter than the previous model at just 7.3 ounces. If that's still on the heavy side for you, it comes with a handy sheath so you can offload it onto your belt or backpack, keeping your pockets free.

Whether you EDC a full-sized multitool for work or for preference, the Victorinox XBS Spirit offers plenty of functionality. A sturdy pair of pliers and durable tools built into the handle make this one of Victorinox’s best offerings yet. If you want to add this tiny toolbox of a tool to your pockets hit up the link below.

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The 5 Best Gerber Tools on Sale Right Now

If you're into EDC gear then Gerber is a brand you're probably already familiar with. Best known for their compact tools and survival essentials, and most recently their made in the USA gear, they've got something to cover your bases no matter your needs or profession. And now is the perfect opportunity to pick up some of their best gear. Through November 19th, you can pick up some classic Gerber tools at a significant discount. Over a dozen items are on sale, but in this round-up we've narrowed it down to the 5 best and most-carried EDC options according to our users to make the choice easier for you.

Trayvax Shift Wallet Comb

If you’re looking for a high-quality, rugged wallet for EDC, Trayvax usually comes up in the conversation in one form or another. Their metal wallets have become an EDC favorite, and they've been expanding their offerings by applying that same durability-driven design to other parts of your EDC. Their newest product isn't a wallet, but rather, something meant to be carried right alongside your cards and cash. The Trayvax Shift is an all-metal, multi-functional comb so thin it can fit in your wallet that's built to last in the USA.

At less than 0.1” thick, the Shift is roughly the size of a credit card so you’ll have no problem finding a place for it in your wallet. You never know when you’ll find yourself somewhere (or with someone) that might call for a cleaner look. Just slip this in your wallet and you’ll have a stainless steel comb to help make yourself presentable in a pinch. Plus it has a bottle opener built-in so you’ll always be ready to crack one open.

Anyone who’s used a metal comb before can tell you there’s more to it than just cutting teeth into a slab of metal. They’re either too sharp or the spacing between the teeth is too narrow, making them a pain to use. Thankfully, Trayvax put some thought into the design of the Shift resulting in rounded teeth on either end of the card that’s easy on the skin. You’ll get fine and wide teeth on either end perfect for any kind of hair, including that epic winter beard you're working on.

The Trayvax Shift wallet comb is a great way to stay prepared for the unexpected, be it a friend in need of a bottle opener or a bad hair day. Check out this quality comb from Trayvax by clicking the link below.

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The Best Swiss Army Knife for EDC

EDC is all about having the right tool for the job. Multi-tools take that a step further by putting the right tool for a number of different tasks into one compact body. When it comes to keeping your bases covered, one of the most trusted brands of multi-tools is Victorinox, thanks in no small part to their Swiss Army Knife becoming an essential tool to carry since it was invented for the field in 1897. And in the past century Victorinox has only gotten better at what they do, now offering plenty of different variations of the tried and true tool.

If you've never owned a Swiss Army Knife (SAK), picking your first one out of Victorinox's extensive catalog can be daunting at first. Many of the models have specialized tools for specific uses, but they all share a common core of tools for general EDC. To make the decision easier, we're highlighting the 5 most-carried SAKs among our readers in this guide. As we'll be comparing tried-and-true models, you can't go wrong with any of the picks below.

StatGear BitzBlade 2.0

With limited pocket space, you have to be able to justify the size and weight of everything you EDC. And while it would be nice to be able to carry dedicated tools for every task you will encounter, it's not realistic. What you need is a solid, compact EDC multi-tool that you can actually use to get the job done. The upcoming and fully funded BitzBlade 2.0 on Kickstarter aims to fill that role. It's a feature-packed multi-tool that takes the place of a large tool set, all while fitting in your pockets.

The thoughtful design of the BitzBlade 2.0 lets you pare down your EDC to the essentials. The highlight is its three major interchangeable modules. The first is a knife blade. Unlike the knives found in most multitools, the one on the BitzBlade 2.0 is not at all an afterthought. It's made out of 440C stainless steel, which is excellent for edge sharpness and retention. The second is a dedicated utility box cutter and scraper blade. That's made to tackle more regular use, and its 440 stainless steel is easier to sharpen too. And then it has a combination pry bar, hex wrench, and bottle opener.

On one end of the tool, there's a small LED flashlight powered by watch batteries. On the other end, there's a tungsten carbide glass breaker tip that's good to have in an emergency. Reverse that and you'll find the slot to carry standard screwdriver bits, with some Torx and hex bits as well. And because it's machined out of aircraft-grade aluminum, the BitzBlade 2.0 should stand up to hard use. Its sturdy build and pen-like shape allow it to be used as a kubotan in a self-defense situation as well.

StatGear claim the BitzBlade 2.0 will be the last multi-tool you'll need. With their proven track record of delivering high quality EDC gear like the TriTac pen and Pocket Samurai knife, that might just be the case. Consolidate your gear and secure a BitzBlade 2.0 for yourself at the link below.

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