Multi Tools

The multitool embodies many core principles of EDC — utility, versatility, portability. For quick fixes, tinkering, and other handy work, having a toolbox’s worth of functionality in a single pocketable tool is invaluable. Common multitool functions include pliers, screwdrivers, bottle openers, scissors, and other cutting tools. Multitools can complement the functions of  other essentials when weight and pocket space are a premium, so naturally they round out the second trinity of EDC.

Multi-tools come in many shapes and sizes. The two most recognizable form factors are the “Swiss Knife” style and the butterfly or clamshell style. The Swiss Knife style has tools that pivot out of a pocket knife handle, where the blade is the central function of the tool. The butterfly or clamshell style of multi-tools fold open into two handles with pliers being the usual central tool. The rest of the tool implements are tucked away into the handles of this style of multi-tool. Lastly, there are one-piece tools, which are pieces of metal designed with functional cutouts like wrench slots, or screwdrivers built into the shape of the tool itself.

Everyday Carry is all about making a setup that fits your needs. Just as no two people are exactly alike, their respective EDCs will vary significantly. Acquire and carry what you need according to your lifestyle, location, profession, daily routine, style, budget, and so on.

In general, your carry should be reliable and functional, but most importantly, personal. You might be a minimalist at heart, or you’d have peace of mind knowing all your bases are covered. If your EDC becomes an extension of you, you should be completely comfortable with it! A great EDC shows the foresight to include what you personally need for your day to day, and the restraint to leave behind what you don’t.


Titaner Pry Bar Multi-tool

EDC is all having the right tool for the job, but if you’re not mindful that can lead to a pocket full of bulky gear weighing you down. That’s why so many people rely on multi-tools to cover as many bases as possible. Having one piece of gear that gives you access to multiple tools in a pinch can keep you from needlessly damaging your gear like when using your knife to pry something open (we’ve all been there). The Titaner Pry Bar Tool makes a strong case for why you’d want to add a small one piece multi-tool to your daily carry with its set of 7 handy tools and titanium construction.

Unlike your knife point, this Titaner Pry Bar was made to do some heavy lifting. The body is CNC machined Grade 5 titanium and its angled pry tip means it’s easy to get the right leverage without worrying about breaking it. But prying things is only part of what makes this tool a good addition to your EDC. Besides the tough and super lightweight build (15.9 grams including the bit), you’ll also get 7 other useful tools built in.

There’s a screwdriver, three different sized wrenches, a hex bit driver, and of course a bottle opener to name a few. Plus, the angled nose doubles as a box opener so you can save you knife from the sticky residue that comes with slicing open packages. As great as plier-based multi-tools can be, they’re not always convenient. But you can just toss the Titaner Pry Bar can on your keychain thanks to a key loop hole and small size. It’s also TSA-friendly so you won’t have to worry about it getting confiscated on your next trip.

Whether you’re looking to slim down your carry or think it would be nice to have a keychain backup to your primary multitool, the Titaner Pry Bar is a solid option. The combination of its small size, tough build, and useful tools make it worth checking out. Make sure to grab one for yourself by clicking the link below.

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RovyVon Valor V10

The next time you're about to open up or break down a cardboard box, think twice about reaching for your EDC knife. Instead of gunking up your blade and dulling its edge, let a utility blade do the heavy lifting. RovyVon's Valor V10 multi-tool is a new way to add a utility blade to your EDC, along with some other handy features for your day-to-day tasks. Best of all, it does it without weighing you down, thanks to its titanium-alloy construction right down to the screws.

At just 3.3” long, the Valor V10 packs four useful functions in its titanium alloy frame. At the business is a slot for standard utility blades which are held in place by a sliding lock mechanism. It disengages simply by unscrewing it a few turns, allowing you to advance the blade. You can slide the blade out in two stages with notches built into the center of the frame to your desired blade length, reaching an overall length of 4.1”. While the Valor V10 comes equipped with a SATA 93434A blade, it accommodates standard replaceable utility blades, making it a low-maintenance and cost-effective way tool for package duty.

If you're going to introduce a new piece of kit to your carry, it helps to cover the rest of your bases while you're at it, too. The Valor V10 features a well-selected set of functions to round out its utility, including a bottle opener, flathead screwdriver, and bit driver. An integrated carabiner makes it easy to clip its lightweight body to your keychain, belt loop or bag, while slots for optional tritium vials can help with locating the tool in the dark. You can do your main blade a favor and pick up a Valor V10 in sandblasted grey titanium at the link below.

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Readers' Choice: Top 3 EDC Wallets in 2018

With the new year right around the corner, there's plenty of new gear in store for us to look forward to. But until then, now's a great time to look back on the gear that served us best through 2018. We polled our community in our exclusive Facebook group and asked what their favorite EDC gear was in the past year. In this quick round-up, we're highlighting your favorite wallets! We've narrowed it down to the top three answers among the community — read on to see what your favorites were, and stay tuned for more gear to come in our Readers' Choice series.

Readers' Choice: Top 3 EDC Multi-tools in 2018

With the new year right around the corner, there's plenty of new gear in store for us to look forward to. But until then, now's a great time to look back on the gear that served us best through 2018. We polled our community in our exclusive Facebook group and asked what their favorite EDC gear was in the past year. In this quick round-up, we're highlighting your favorite multi-tools! We've narrowed it down to the top three answers among the community — read on to see what your favorites were, and stay tuned for more gear to come in our Readers' Choice series.

Save 20% on Iconic Leatherman Heritage Series Multi-tools

When it comes to multi-tools, Leatherman is one of the leading brands covering EDCers' bases for the past 35 years. To celebrate their 35th anniversary, they're offering a special 20% off discount on 5 of their best-sellers as the Heritage Series. There's a tool for any kind of EDCer in this collection of iconic designs. If you've been waiting for a great opportunity to start carrying a multi-tool or you're finishing up your holiday shopping, there's no better time to pick up a Leatherman than now.

The Heritage Series consists of an iconic lineup of their best-selling tools, including the Wave®+, Charge®+, Super Tool® 300, Rebar®, and keychain-sized Micra® to cover any EDCers' bases, no matter how big or small they carry.

Wave+: Designed as an all-round toolbox replacement, the newly updated Wave+ gets the job done. It features 18 total tools, including upgraded 154CM steel replaceable wire cutters.

Charge+: Built for the outdoorsy EDCer, the Charge+ makes for a solid trail companion with a robust set of 19 total tools, including the upgraded replaceable wire cutters.

Super Tool 300: For bigger tasks that call for bigger tools, the Super Tool 300 boasts a larger 4.5" form factor and locking tools. The bigger handles and fully locking tools give a better grip and more control during hard use.

Rebar: The Rebar is a nod to the past, drawing inspiration from older Leatherman designs. It also features locking tools and sports a built-in ruler to help you measure twice and cut once.

Micra: Rounding out the collection is the Micra, a tool fit for your keychain and ready at a moment's notice. Don't let its small size fool you--it's packed with its own set of unique, useful tools, like tweezers and powerful spring-action scissors to make quick and precise cuts.

To help make these built-to-last tools last even longer, they each come with a newly designed Heritage leather sheath. These rugged leather sheaths are built in the USA using premium leather that'll look better with age and wear. A branded brass snap closure makes securing and retrieving the tool quick and easy, while a leather belt loop on the back of the sheath keeps your tool handy at your side. The new sheaths come in different sizes to accommodate a much wider range of Leatherman's lineup of multi-tools too. To top it all off, Leatherman offers a 25-year guarantee on their tools for that extra peace of mind. You can join thousands of other EDCers who swear by Leatherman while saving yourself some money too, thanks to this rare 20% discount. Check out the collection from Leatherman's site at the link below.

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Hammerstone Goods x Gear Infusion Gift Box

With winter in full swing, it's not uncommon to see lip balm in an EDC. But for the most part, those lip balms aren't as carefully considered as the rest of the kit. Hammerstone Goods is a new brand that aims to change that with their personal care products designed by and for the everyday carry crowd. Their products' thoughtful packaging, organic ingredients, and high performance make them something you’ll be proud to carry along with the rest of your favorite gear. For the holiday season, Hammerstone Goods teamed up with Gear Infusion to release a gift pack that makes for an excellent introduction to both brands. It comes with two of Hammerstone Goods' lip balms, their Active Deodorant, and one of Gear Infusion's innovative EverRatchet ratcheting multi-tools.

Since Hammerstone Goods lip balms are made for the EDCer, they've paid close attention to how easy it is to carry. It starts with the tube itself. The tube's oblong shape allows it to ride easily in your pocket with minimal bulk and prevents it from rolling off of a table. And with something like lip balm, the fewer chances there are for it to go missing, the better. The lip balm itself features a high performance formula packed with nourishing, organic ingredients like sunflower oil, hempseed oil, and vitamin E. It's the result of surveying over 1000 EDCers and 100 beta testers to develop a lip balm that's gentle yet effective. The gift pack includes two flavors: Key Lime + Mint, and Blood Orange + Mint. They're both based on a zesty citrus with a cool minty finish. To round out your personal care regimen, you'll also get one of their Eucalyptus + Mint Active Deodorants — an aluminum-free deodorant that's been formulated to keep you smelling fresh all day long without irritating sensitive skin, thanks to its all-natural, bacteria-fighting ingredients.

Inside the box, there’s also one of Gear Infusion’s EverRatchet titanium keychain tools. This tiny tool packs a big punch, with over 20 functions integrated into its sub-2” form factor. There are the standard offerings like a scraper, flat head screwdriver, and bottle opener seen in most keychain tools, but the EverRatchet's namesake sets it apart from the rest. Thanks to some clever engineering, its fully ratcheting bit driver lets you quickly and easily tighten (or loosen) up a screw in even the smallest of spaces.

This pack has everything you need to make a quick fix — whether it’s to maintain your chapped lips, freshen up, tighten a screw, or open a package. You can pick up the gift pack with $59 worth of goods for just $45 as a special bundle price from Hammerstone Goods at the link below and save even more as an Everyday Carry reader with our exclusive code EDC15 at checkout.

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Deal Alert: 20% Off Leatherman Heritage Series Multi-tools

Ounce for ounce, nothing adds as much functionality to your everyday carry than a full-sized multi-tool. Leatherman has been making best-in-class multi-tools for decades, and this year marks the brand's 35th anniversary. While they have dozens of tools in their lineup over the past 35 years, a select few iconic designs have resonated most with all kinds of EDCers and still do to this day. Now Leatherman's made it even easier to join the thousands of others EDCers who depend on a Leatherman tool with their new Heritage Series. It features 5 of their best-selling tools, including a new and improved version of the iconic Wave. This time around, they're equipped with new, redesigned made-in-USA leather sheaths. The best part is you can save 20% on these classic tools, whether you're looking to finally add a Leatherman to your collection or give someone the gift of preparedness this holiday season.

The Wave+, Charge+, Super Tool 300, Rebar, and Micra comprise the new Heritage series. It's a well-rounded collection with something for any EDCer. The Wave+ is an excellent all-around full-sized tool, upgraded this year with premium 154CM replaceable wire cutters. It features 18 tools total, with many of them being easily accessible and operable with one hand without having to fully open the tool. The Charge+ also gets improved wire cutters to round out its set of 19 tools designed for your outdoor adventures. The Rebar takes cues from older Leatherman designs, featuring locking tools and a built-in ruler making it useful for quick fixes and bigger projects alike. The Super Tool 300 also offers locking tools, but comes in a larger 4.5” form factor for a more comfortable, ergonomic grip. Last but not least, the Micra is perfectly sized for your keychain and features a pair of powerful spring-action scissors — a convenient alternative when you'd rather not use a knife.

All the Heritage tools come with a luxe yet rugged leather sheath. They're made in the USA and built to last, complete with timeless styling and materials to match. A leather loop on the back allows for belt carry while a brass snap closure makes opening and closing the sheath easy. For even more peace of mind, Leatherman tools are made in the USA, backed by a 25-year guarantee. Now with this rare 20% discount, it's a great opportunity to see what these best-selling tools are all about. Grab one for yourself or as a gift from Leatherman's site at the link below.

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Dango M1 Maverick Collection

When tasked with securing your most valuable essentials, an EDC wallet faces the pressure to be durable, organized, hard to lose, and easy to use, all at once. Dango's new flagship wallet, the M1 Maverick, performs this difficult balancing act as one of their best wallets yet. It improves upon the bomb-proof aluminum chassis of their foundational T01 and D01 wallets while adopting a vertical orientation as on their recent S1 wallet for easier access and handling. The different feature-packed configurations in the new M1 line-up offer solutions for any EDCer, from the refined minimalist to the tactical prepper.

At the core of the M1 is a new, vertically-oriented CNC-machined aluminum chassis. This time around, it features loop holes at each of the four corners to serve as attachment points for keys, tethers, or lanyards to wear as a badge holder. An internal metal RFID blocking card cavity holds up to 6 cards, held in place by a silicone cash strap.
You can configure both the material choice and the number of pockets on the exterior wrap to complete the wallet. For a more classic look and familiar feel in hand, you can opt for Dango's top grain leather section. 

These leather exteriors come in both single pocket and bifold configurations: the single pocket holds up to 8-10 cards total, while the bifold section adds 3 more card pockets to accommodate 14-16 cards total. The single pocket is the more minimal of the two, with an elongated thumb cutout to easily slide cards out. The bifold flips out clamshell style for quick access to the internal pockets, which have angles and cutouts for easy retrieval as well. The bifold portion also adds a small loop section for storing a small house key or similarly sized object.

For those of you looking for a more feature-packed wallet, Dango developed a Spec Ops version of the M1 range as well. It's built around the same chassis, but it's coated with a durable Cerakote finish you'd find on some firearms and tactical gear. Instead of leather, it sports Dango's newly developed DTEX material: a rugged, flexible and weather-resistant non-leather synthetic textile. Materials aside, the M1 Spec Ops versions come equipped with Dango's new MT04 tool. It's specially designed for emergency situations, complete with functions like a seat belt cutter, oxygen wrench, serrated and sharpened edges, and more. The bifold variant of the Spec Ops M1 includes yet another tool, the MT01. This compact tool adds an additional 5 functions, including flat and Philips head drivers, and slots into the external loop of the bifold section as an additional security measure to keep the wallet closed.

Each configuration of the M1 wallet features Dango's usual attention to detail in their designs, with cutouts, angles, and touchpoints to make using the wallet and retrieving your cards easier. Be sure to check out the collection in full detail at the link below to get a closer look at all the wallets' specs and features. 

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QuietCarry MARQ Multi-functional Moneyclip

Most minimalist wallets these days get as slim as they are by sacrificing a convenient way to carry cash. However it's usually a matter of when, not if, you'll need to deal with loose bills. You could carry a money clip separately, but it'll be dead weight in your pocket for whenever you aren't carrying cash. The QuietCarry MARQ, on the other hand, brings tons of extra functionality to the table with its folding tool “blade” built right in. Whether you use it as a money clip or a multi-tool, it'll cover your bases without wasting precious pocket space.

The overall shape of the MARQ was inspired by a vintage money clip, but it features modern materials and plenty of hidden functionality concealed within its discreet design. Slim handles and a wide-set clip made from machined titanium make up the frame of the money clip. It can accommodate once or twice-folded bills depending on how many you're carrying or how slim you want it to fit in your pocket. At just 2” long, 0.2” thick, and just over an ounce in weight, it adds virtually no extra bulk to the pocket.

The “blade” on the MARQ sets it apart from most money clips, featuring 10 total functions including a box opener, rope cutter, bottle opener, and pry bar to cover your bases. It's made of a hardy Bohler N690co steel to be tough enough for daily tasks. The UK-friendly blade swivels out via a thumb hole and locks into the frame, while jimping along the spine provides extra grip to maneuver such a compact tool.

The MARQ comes in black and silver colorways to fit right into most EDC setups. It makes for an excellent companion to your wallet and main blade, but can pull double duty as an all-in-one wallet and tool for your minimalist EDCers. As a stretch goal, QuietCarry are looking to offer a dog-tag style blade variant of the MARQ too. You can secure a MARQ for yourself at QuietCarry's fully funded Kickstarter campaign linked below.

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1×4 Technician’s Pocket Screwdriver

"CountyComm’s pen-sized screwdriver is the perfect addition to your EDC pack. The compact aluminum tool has two interchangeable bits which provide two sizes of phillips and flathead drivers. The cap has a neodymium magnet built in to..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Dango S1 Stealth Wallet and MT03 Multi-tool

From bombproof EDC wallets to feature-packed multi-tools, Dango has your pocket essentials on lock. While many of their products lean towards the ultra-durable, tactical end of the spectrum, their latest releases come as some of their most minimalist designs yet. The all-new S1 Stealth wallet sports a slim cardholder silhouette, while the MT03 multi-tool crams over 15 functions into a credit-card sized form factor. They're specially designed to be carried together, resulting in a modular, multi-functional front pocket EDC that doesn't compromise on durability and features.

The S1 Stealth wallet is an extremely slim yet rugged option thanks to its use of DTEX material. Developed by Dango, it's a non-leather, highly durable, and water-resistant fabric that's a high-tech alternative to using leather. The S1 comes with 4 pockets that can hold up to 6 cards, and also includes a single key pocket on one side for emergencies. A D-ring on a nylon loop also expands the S1's utility and EDC potential, letting you attach a keychain or tether it to your gear as needed.

While limiting the number of cards carried is ideal for the S1 to maintain its small footprint, sometimes you need a bit more space for a few extra bills. This is where Dango's new MT03 multi-tool comes in. At it's core it's a modular money clip, able to change the orientation of its clip from vertical to horizontal, or removed completely to serve as a portable spork. Its base is no simple slab of stainless steel, either. The MT03's card component features over 15 functions, including a comb, drivers, bottle opener, phone stand, and more, all while designed to slip into the S1 and other Dango wallets seamlessly. With the addition of the money clip on the MT03, you can use it standalone as a money clip or as a slim tool clipped to your pocket.

Whether bolstering the utility of your current Dango wallet with the new MT03 multi-tool or slimming down your essentials with the S1 Stealth, Dango is always in pursuit of the perfect wallet for your EDC. Check out the new products over on Dango's site at the link below.

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5 New Multi-tools Under $50

You don't have to spend a pretty penny to get yourself a quality multi-tool for EDC, especially if you're just looking to cover your bases. In the past year, there have been quite a few affordable everyday carry multi-tools released recently that deliver the performance you need without breaking the bank. The wide variety of tools available also means that you can pick the one that's just right for your needs. And to help you along, we've rounded up our pick of some of the best recent EDC muilti-tools that you can grab for under 50 dollars right now.

Nitecore NTK10 Titanium Utility Knife

If there's one versatile piece of gear you might not be carrying but probably should, it's a utility knife. It's purpose-built to handle everything from breaking down boxes to precision craft work. And since the blade is replaceable, maintenance is just a matter of swapping in a new one when it starts to get dull. But the run-of-the-mill utility knife at your local hardware store might not match the performance and build quality of the rest of your EDC gear. The new NTK10 is the popular flashlight manufacturer Nitecore's take on a utility blade optimized for daily carry. Its durable titanium construction and EDC-focused features make it worthy of a spot in your pockets.

The NTK10's frame is made of precision-machined aerospace-grade titanium alloy, which gives it the durability to stand up to daily heavy-duty use while staying light in your pockets. Fully loaded with its razor-sharp replaceable Japanese OLFA CKB-2 craft utility blade, the NTK10 weighs in at a mere 2.38 ounces. And despite its small 4.5” size, the 30 degree slant on the OLFA blade, combined with its pointed tip, make it quite versatile and able to take on your everyday slicing and piercing tasks with ease. With jimping on both sides of the frame, the NTK10 also lets you get a solid grip to accomplish bigger tasks, even if things get a bit slippery. And with its blade locking mechanism, you also have the assurance that the blade won't retract on you when you're not expecting it as well.

But what truly sets the Nitecore NTK10 apart from the standard utility knife are the extra EDC features built into the frame. The first is the bottle opener built into the tip, ready to go when the blade is fully retracted. The second is the glass breaking tip on the pommel, which makes it a useful tool to have in an emergency rescue situation. And unlike dollar store utility knives, the NTK10 has a removable pocket clip for convenience. If you're looking for a serious upgrade to your current utility knife, the NTK10 might be the right tool for the job. You can grab one at the link below.

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Bitky Micro Screwdriver

"The Bitky is a tiny little screwdriver with a magnetic socket. It works with all standard screwdriver bits. You can also use it as a bit holder for power tools, or as an adapter for..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Gerber Suspension NXT Multi-tool

When you make multi-tools for tradespeople and military personnel alike, they're going to get the job done. But for the rest of us, that might be a bit overkill for everyday tasks and projects. That's why Gerber created the Suspension NXT—a more compact, EDC-friendly butterfly-style multi-tool based on the original trade-oriented Suspension. And while the new Suspension NXT weighs less and takes up less space in the pocket, it's packed with more features than ever and still fits your budget.

Upon first glance you can see some similarities in the design language of the NXT and the original Suspension, like in the skeletonized handles that save on weight. The NXT keeps bulk to a minimum, weighing in at 6.7 ounces from the original's 9 ounce weight, while also sporting a much slimmer silhouette. With its 4.25” closed length and built-in pocket clip, this is a multi-tool you can carry in your pocket instead of on a bulky belt holster or sheath.

Functionality-wise it retains its externally accessible locking tools for ease of access and safety during hard use. The NXT actually ups the total tool count to 15 from the original's 13, thanks to the addition of a new set of tools catering to EDC including a wire stripper, medium flathead screwdriver, awl, file, and ruler. The NXT's main needlenose pliers are spring loaded for comfortable, controlled performance even during longer tasks too.

With its well-rounded toolset, EDC-focused design, and affordable price, the Gerber Suspension NXT could be the next multi-tool you've been looking for. Check it out at the Amazon link below.

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T'Spin Titanium Travel Tool

It's always the small things that tend to get forgotten when we travel. That's why having a capable multi-tool on hand is important, but most aren't something you can take with you when you fly. And when it comes to their actual functions, even the most travel-friendly multi-tools aren't designed for the challenges of traveling. Enter the T'Spin, a useful gadget designed for frequent fliers, by frequent fliers. It packs a set of travel essential tools not commonly found in other designs into a fun and EDC-friendly package made of premium materials.

The tool set of the T'Spin truly sets it apart from other travel everyday carry options. It starts with storage space for two SIM cards and the tool you need to install and remove them from your phone. That's one of the last things you end up packing and you'll end up regretting it hard when you're desperately trying to search for an alternative in a foreign country where you probably don't speak the language. Plus, there's even a notch built into the tool that lets you prop up your phone so you can catch up on the shows you've downloaded to it during long-haul flights without needing to hold it with your hands constantly. When it's time to stow everything away for arrival, the body of the tool is designed to let you wrap around a USB cord to keep it from tangling up in your bag or your pockets. And for life's small but important tasks, there's a micro screwdriver built in and sized perfectly to help you fix and maintain your glasses in a pinch. When it comes time to unwind, the integrated and ever-essential bottle opener helps you crack open a cold one for you and your travel companions.

For a tool that you're going to want to carry everywhere you go, the T'Spin's premium titanium construction means it can stand up to whatever you throw at it without breaking or corroding. It helps keep it very lightweight too, weighing in at 35 grams even when you throw in the included fidget spinner function. It's not essential but it's certainly fun and can help when you're feeling anxious or stressed out by flying and traveling in general. And on a more practical note, the design of the T'Spin includes a carabiner swing gate to attach it to your gear as well.

With its unique assortment of travel EDC essentials, the T'Spin makes a compelling case for a spot in your everyday carry. And if you make a pledge to secure one right now, you can save quite a bit off the sticker price as a way of saying thanks for getting this unique project off the ground. Check it out and learn more about the T'Spin multitool at the Kickstarter link below.

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