5 New EDC-Worthy Multi-tools in 2018

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Your EDC multi-tool can be one of the most important pieces of gear in your kit, so it's crucial to pick one that covers your bases well. Multi-tool designs typically offer the same set of handy functions, but recently more and more specialized tools have hit the market. In this round-up, we're highlighting this five of the most exciting, recently released EDC multi-tools. We'll go over what makes them special, and why you should consider them for your own everyday carry.


SOG PowerPint
CRKT Technician
Spyderco ClipiTool
Gerber Linedriver
Leatherman Charge+





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Weight: 4.2ozWeight: 11.8ozWeight: 4.2ozWeight: 1.6ozWeight: 8.89oz
Unique tool: Assist pliersUnique tool: Magnet
Unique tool: 3.5" Blade
Unique tool: Scissors
Unique tool: S30V Blade
Best for: Minimalist EDCBest for: Auto/DIY
Best for: Primary knife
Best for: Fishing
Best for: Heavy duty
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SOG PowerPint

If you want a fully featured butterfly-style multi-tool that's on the smaller side, the SOG PowerPint is the right tool for the job. That's because SOG's compound leverage plier assist technology makes up for its small size, helping you grip and manipulate whatever the task at hand calls for. It's compact and discreet enough to fit in the palm of your hand when closed, and at 4.2 ounces in weight you'll barely notice it in your pockets until you need it. But despite that small size, it fits 18 different EDC-essential functions, including a pair of handy scissors.

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CRKT Technician

If you work in tight spaces, you know how useful it is to have magnets around for picking up the tiny parts that fall in hard-to-reach areas. The CRKT Technician integrates a telescoping magnetic pick-up tool into its compact 4.4” folded frame. And unlike most butterfly-style multitools, the Technician features grippy G10 scaling on the handles. This gives you maximum control over whatever you do with the tool, especially when using its screwdriver. It's a perfect EDC choice for people who work on cars or electronics.

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Spyderco ClipiTool Standard

The Spyderco ClipiTool Standard is made for the person who uses the knife of a multitool more than any other function. It features a full-size 3.5” 8Cr13MoV stainless steel full flat ground plain edge blade. Like most of Spyderco's excellent everyday carry knives, the handle on the ClipiTool Standard features G10 scaling for grip and control during use. The blade opens with Spyderco's hallmark easy-to-use thumbhole, and it's held in place with a secure liner lock. The other tools, including a can opener and screwdriver, open the same way.

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Gerber Linedriver

The Gerber Linedriver features a unique single piece design that's the size of a pen or permanent marker. True to its name, it's made to handle small string for fishing or boating, and thin wires as well. But even if you don't handle those things on a regular basis, you'll appreciate how it fits a pair of scissors and a wire crimper into its compact frame. Its body is made of durable and lightweight 6061 aluminum, and it features a clip on the side for easy storage in your pockets when not in use.

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Leatherman Charge+ TTi

Leatherman's tools have over the years become the standard for a good everyday carry multi-tool. Their high-quality designs also come with a 25 year warranty, making them good for the long haul. This year, they've updated their popular butterfly-style Charge+ multi-tool with premium materials. With a titanium body, the Charge+ TTi is incredibly lightweight for its size, at 8.89 ounces. At four inches long when closed, it's not too big for your pockets but has enough length to give you the leverage to use its 10 assorted functions. And with its new S30V steel knife blade, the included straight-edge is sharp enough to be your daily driver.

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What new multi-tool is on your wishlist? Leave a comment below!

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How is the PowerPint on the list? I’ve been checking SOG website for weeks and it’s still listed as coming soon....
I have had my Gerber MP600 since 2008/9 or somewhere around there. I just don't have the heart to replace it. However, I did buy a Gerber Dime and love it. If I had to, I would replace it with a Leatherman MUT. I am currently working on a custom kydex for my gerber as well, so I hope it will last me another 10 years. Damn, I feel old now...

I will also be picking up a Gerber LineDriver, since fishing is kinda my thing and it seems like a handy tool.
I've been thinking of picking up a MP600 for carry-on purposes. Looks like a solid bladeless multi tool for carry-on. However, I've heard that even though it doesn't have a blade, TSA can still give you a hard time.
Mine has a blade. 2 actually. Maybe you are thinking of a different model?
I just checked. They have multiple MP600's. The one I was looking at is apparently the MP600 - Bladeless.