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Multitools are ounce for ounce the most useful thing you can carry, albeit at somewhat of a compromise. They may never be the best tool for the job, but they’re rarely the wrong one. Recently, the multitool market, once justifiably dominated by Leatherman and Swiss Army Knife tools, has seen much greater diversity with the rise in popularity of one-piece multitools—ultra-compact pieces of metal designed to hang on your keychain with a number of functionalities. In the third installment of Carry Smarter, we list our top picks from both classic multitools and the new wave of one-piece multitools.
The one-piece multitool trend has not gone unnoticed by the big manufacturers—both Leatherman and Gerber, among others, now sell one-piece tools...
• Seiko 5 Sports SNZG15J1
• Nylon Diesel wallet
• Dajo Ascent knife
• Leatherman Micra w/ keys on plastic carabiner from REI
• Jack & Jones sunglasses from Asos
• 100 yr. old HTC Droid Eris phone
• Pilot G-2 .07mm pen
Hi, I’m an artist in Los Angeles, CA. Here are some of my non-fancy, well-worn but very dependable edc items. Love the site, btw!
Sub C on Grey Maratac Zulu
H600w Mk II Zebralight 1020 OTF Lumens
Paramilitary 2 w/ STR low rider clip
Pelikan M405 EF Nib
Galaxy Note 3 No Case No Screen Protector (taking picture)
Kingston 8 GB mini USB
Mini titanium pry bar - bottle opener
Black Shadow EVA mini AAA flashlight
Leatherman bit extender
Leatherman Charge TTi
Slim wallet with a money clip
Home keys with Heineken bottle opener
Leatherman bit kit
"Remove before flight" keyring
Hi, for starters, great site!
So, this is my light EDC. There are a couple of no-name things I carry and some are eBay ordered, so i’m not sure of the names.
I’m a Croatia based web designer/photographer and I also have a construction company...
iPhone 4S in Magpul case
Moleskine notebook in Renaissance Art leather cover
Luminox Navy Seal Blackout
Leatherman Juice S2 (flame orange)
Coach Bleecker ID/Credit Card Case
Kahr PM9 9mm w/ Tritium night sights
Crossbreed MiniTuck IWB holster
Chris Reeves Sebenza Number two from me… Once my appointments are over the suit gets hung up and my EDC evolves. Blue jeans or cargo shorts allow me carry a few larger, heavier items. All the basics are still covered – just in a different way.
Lacie Porsche Design mobile drive
Zippo fluid canister
Imco IFA vintage lighter
2 Zippo lighter
Victorinox Huntsman & Huntsman Lite multi-tool knives
2 L’eau D’issey Pour Homme perfumes
Eneloop battery Read on for the full list (11 more items)
Lacie Petitekey 8Gb usb drive
Leatherman Style multi-tool knife
Olfa craft knife $ 2 blades
Fenix E05 flashlight
Olloclip lens for iPhone 4S
Wocol Power Leader 6000mAh
submitted by thejafe I was attracted to these items because they work well and are extremely robust in both design and function. I consider this to be a “minimalist” carry although each individual items is quite beefy and fills the hand nicely.
Spyderco Para 2
HDS Tactical Clicky (140 Lumens)
Seiko SKX007 on Zulu Dive Strap
Apple iPhone 4
I’ll also be adding smaller backups to my keychain and I’ve detailed those future additions below.
Fisher Trekker Space Pen
Arc AAA Premium Flashlight
Stay tuned! Editor’s Note: I totally agree with your assessment that this carry is minimal, but beefy in execution and design...