Multi Tools... Let’s See Them!

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  1. BushcrafterAU

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    Multi tools are often one of the most-used tools in one’s EDC. Their versatility is one reason. Not only do most of them have a knife, many have pliers, scissors, a file, screwdriver... the list goes on. This is the thread for you to post pictures of your multi tools, whether it be made by Leatherman, Gerber, Victorinox, or another company.


    I’ll start.
    Here’s my Leatherman Charge AL with bit kit set.
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    The Leatherman Surge
    Apex ratchet
    Skinth
    Eagtac
    Bit kits
    Extension
    Optional pocket clip

    It's like carrying an anvil, but it's handy for me at work.

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    The blue one can be described as works and reasonably priced. But every other requirement you might have is a fail. The splice has the scissors the other doesn't. I've since found more than one tool that would do it all. But not top of my shopping list. The flashlight is always clipped center back belt loop. Runs to the right under the rest of the loops. The end tucks into the small secondary jeans pocket. Flashlight is a olight i3e eos. I feel like I stole it for what I paid vs quality.
    Cheers Jim
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    I EDC the Skeletool, along with my 110 and Vic Super Tinker.
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    If there's not a way to EDC something in one of these it's not worth carrying
     
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    Mine looks like feces, it's dirty, grungy and full of silicone sealant, grease, and oil, but it shows no signs of giving up.
    For me the Skinth was what sealed the deal.
    The Leatherman does the work, but the Skinth makes it a workable system.
     
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    Swisschamp for me. IMG_20181003_085604.jpg
     
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    Hello everyone....my multi-tool is a Gerber brand. I have beaten this poor thing. The main blade broke off...but other then that she is perfect!!! Next to my folding knife, this is my second most used tool.
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    My most-used multitool is a Leatherman Skeletool CX. I modded it by cutting off the carabiner clip -- useless to me -- which makes it a lot more pocket friendly.

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    In winter when nights are much longer I often carry this SAK Huntsman Lite. The tiny builtin LED light is quite bright for its size -- very handy for lighting up a door lock, pathway etc. And the Stay-Glo scales are not only fun but make the knife easy to find if dropped.

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    Of the two Gerber, one rides on my belt, the other in my pack. Bought them brand new when they first came out. The one below them rides in my truck, and I also pocket carry a Gerber Dime.
     

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    I have a multi tool, but stopped carrying it, only had use of the pliers for taking cup, etc from the coals, but use my gloves for that now. The extra weight in the pack just wasn't worth it to me.
     
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    Leatherman fan here currently carrying a sidekick here. It clips nicely inside a pocket. Wish it had scissors though. I’ve got a juice and a wave among others. I really wish leatherman would open up a custom shop for mulit tools. That would be awesome. Build exactly what I want
     
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    I use my Leatherman dozens of times during my workday, but I don't often carry my big Surge in the woods. I will carry a lighter one if I'm fishing sometimes though.
     
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    Been a Leatherman fan since they came out. Currently EDC the Wave. I use it more days then I don’t.

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    20181004_143850.jpg Current multitool is a SOG power lock.
    Mod- key replaced the knife since I already edc carry a esse 3. Spray painted to blend in a little better with the 5.11 double mag pouch.

    When I can I'm going back to the Gerber direct drive. The lock mechanism on the SOG is a pain when using a tool it can easily come unlocked when trying to grip the multitool body.
     
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    Most carried is one of the micras - always in my pocket (along with one of the alox cadets). Next most carried is the Juice S2 (I rather carry it than any of the Squirts (ps4,p4,s4 pictured). I find the wave too large for what I realistically need. It was the original 'leatherman tool' that I fell in love with but I dont carry it other than just because I love the look of it -- the edges on the handles when using the pliers are killer if you arent wearing gloves.
    Also pictured are some SAKs including a huntsman, a couple of super tinkerers, and an alox pioneer x.
     
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    Now I have seen everything @MisterHoodoo . :D


    OK, prepare yourselves for the reveal of the best multi tool around. Even @gohammergo would love it.










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    It is even personalized. (Ignore the spork, it only does 2 things) Since the multitool has my name on it, I can’t even easily give it away. I should do a GAW for the ‘Ken’s’ on the forum. :22:
     
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    You could rebuild civilization with that! And from then on all multi-tools would be called Kens...
     
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    That is a sweet tool Ken. :) Sometimes a person might be surprised at how useful it could be.

    But that spork though! Now THAT is something. :) I had two like that, now only have one, but it is my EDC eating tool. I use it for every meal. Keep it in my toaks coffee cup. When I am done using it, I wash it right away and put it back in my cup. :)
     
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    Instead of LeatherMEN, it would be a Leather KEN? :18:

    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Where did the other spork go? :eek:
     
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    :) So, funny thing. I had the one spork, and used it all of the time. Then one day I couldn't find it. So I bought another. :)

    Then I kept one by my spot at the table, and one with me in my coffee cup.

    Then I couldn't find one. Then I couldn't find the other! :)

    So, then I started using my enamel spoons. Then, two years ago in late November I found one of my sporks! And I was so happy. But my wife didn't share my enthusiasm.....??? Odd.....

    Until I found out that she had bought a new spork for me as a Christmas present. :) And then I had two again!

    But sometime this past summer I realized that I can't find the one she got for me, so I am back down to one again.

    More than once i have gotten on a mission to find the missing spork, and have gone out after dark with my good flashlight to look in various places where I may have left it. :)
     
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    This is a complex story. Hope it has a happy ending. ;)
     
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    This guy replaced one that I sent back to have repaired.. it's a good one for me but hasn't seen as much action as my other.
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    This little guy has filled the needs of a multitool lately.
     
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    Leatherman Juice has been my EDC for months.
     
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    20190106_202646-1.jpg LM Supertool 200. Carry it daily at work. Saves a lot of trips to my work truck. I added a snap to rhe sheath, the velcro had seen better days.
     
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    Leatherman Wave. Had a molle sheath that came with it, but I bought this nylon one for it.

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    Bit extender on one side. Used a clip from an ink pen to make it more secure:

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    Ferro rod on the other. The lid itself helps to hold it down:

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    Wave, extender, ferro rod, one of the two sets of bits, and a ferro rod striker behind it:

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    Placed a ranger band in the front pocket:

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    Makes a nice set of extra hands to hold the pliers tight, like so:

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    I have a little P4 that resides in my repair kit when I'm snowshoeing or skiing, has also helped with repairing a trekking pole

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    So through leatherman's new trade in program, I have a new charge tti on the way. I finally broke my wave enough to require it be send in, and I had a broken oht sent in too. The trade in value of the 2 tools plus some extra gift card cash I decided to splurge and go for the new charge+ tti Damascus, it should hopefully be here Tuesday!


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    I've been thinking of giving my old Supertool to one of the grandkids and replacing it with a Mut. Marlin_Spike_Warrior_Supertool.jpg
     
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    @Mjolnir Nice moasin knife, used to have one.

    Interesting fixed blade. Saw or serrated spine?
     
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    Serrated - Spyderco Warrior. H1 steel is amazing.
     
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    That’s the old school model! I know cause I’ve been carrying the same for longer than I can remember!
     
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    I also have a Gerber in each car a krunch somewhere. A sidekick, wingman 2 micras a dime and a squirt!
    I might have an addiction?
     
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    Look at that! Another S1R Baton II user! I have one as my EDC light at the moment and love it!

    You lucky thing! That’s my ultimate dream multi tool!
    I recently sold my Charge AL and now I carry the larger OHT in silver and a Gerber Dime.
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    That pic is a bit out of date, as I now EDC the Buck 110 from @Sandcut in place of the Opinel #8.
     
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    I had an oht, it was an awesome tool but I like the toolset on the wave/charge models better. I also broke the oht, one day the knife blade lock bar just broke off.
     
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    Really?! That’s surprising that it broke!
    I’ve had the knife lock up on a Charge AL become loose, (sent it in for warranty repair and received a brand new one in exchange), and I thought that the OHT’s lock was thicker and more beefy! Interesting!
     
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    Nice setup! Those Caughlan’s (I think that’s the right spelling) ferro rods work really well. I’ve found the saw blade spine to be a good striker on the wave and charge models.
     
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    My wave. One great tool
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    So the adult santa Claus came today (UPS guy) and he brought me my replacement leatherman which I posted above. The blade has a hair of wiggle in it which bugs me but all in all I fell in love with this thing. Excuse the picture background, it's the best lighting in the house
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    That is one fancy leatherman. You can't just tighten the torx and get that play out of the blade?
     
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    It's actually a bit of slack in the lock bar. I disassembled it and bent the lock bar a little bit stronger which removed most of the play
     

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