Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by scottd1975, Oct 28, 2012.
I thought that was the type of wallet you was referring to. I'm not a fan of these.
Keys and a mini $6 multitool from walmart.
1. Photon Micro-Light II (red beam)
3. house and gun lock key
4. TEC glow fob
5. REI safety whistle
1. Gecko Parrot Ti Tool
2. Streamlight Nano
4. Nite Ize #3 Carabiner
5. Spyderco Manbug
1. NME 1911/bottle opener
3. Serge Pechenko Lantern
4. Baby clippers
5. SS Carabiner
honorable mention: Quantum DD, and McGizmos.
can still find plenty of good stuff at good prices on ebay. its where i do 99% of my gear shopping and i have yet to get anything i wasn't happy with. but I'm very careful about who i buy from and i read a lot of their feedback first, and do a lot of research on the item so i can spot if something isn't right.
1. JDR baby pacu in S30V
2. Steve Ku 44DD
3. Sunshine Products USA Mini brass pen
4. Silver Alox Victorinox Classic
5. Japanese Brass key hook
I have several keychain tools. Some past tools have been the Victorinox Classic, Swiss Tech, Gerber mini suspension/clutch, Craftsman 4 way flathead, Streamlight Nano light.
My favorites that I carry:
-AMK SOL Fox40 whistle
-P38 can opener
-Energizer multimode light
Hm... May have to change a couple things on my list.
Vic Classic (which I love)
Switched to a Leatherman CS just to try it out (got it with my Wingman)... it just may stay like that.
Still rockin the LED Lenser K1L but that might get swapped for a Nano
Leatherman PS4 or Vic Classic (tie for 1st depending on my mood & other crap in my pockets)
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+1 for the NME tool, superlight, excellent bottle opener and looks great -- you're not too likely to see another one in the wild either.
Mine rides on my car key fob, which I keep light to save wear and tear on the lock cylinder. Housekey, USB stick, oLight SS123 light and Tec hangar on 2nd keychain. I've tried a keychain knife, found it too awkward to be useful, took it off after a few days, also a pain to remember if you have to pass though security frequently.
What's that wrench tool with the screwdriver bit to the left of the flashlight?
My favorites in no particular order:
Leatherman Style PS
I'd also like to mention the P-38/P-51 can opener, which I wallet carry, that some people like to carry on their keychains.
Its a Atwood Bedbug.
I hate finding things and then finding out that they're made by Atwood.
I made dupes of my car key and now i have four keychains.
each one has at least a key
One has a leatherman micro
one has a gerber shard
two have SAKs
A couple have Flash Drives.
One set is in the truck all the time
one set is in my Maxpedition organizer that goes from bag to bag
One set is in the bottom or my satchel
and the other is on a bookcase in the house.
none of the keys matter, It's a 96 F150 the ignition collar is broken you can start it with anykey or knife.
AND this is the most popular item on any of my keychains...30 years ago it got me invited to a lot of parties.
I feel like chad nichols is really underrated...There's a bunch I don't know about by small scale makers. I also really like JMA...
The only keychain opmt's I've used are
Titanium Key Tool
All great tools for the jobs you can reasonable use them for-and all equal for utility minus the skull, since there's no bottle opener.
I see keychain tools as tools of last resort. Hence, I try to make it my keychain a miniature duplicate of The Basics:
Marker: Tritium glow fob I bought of somebody at BladeForums, forget who. Ten years old, and I can stil find my keychain in the dark.
Light: Maratac AAA. Surprisingly bright for a AAA, runtime could be better, but hey, it's ALWAYS with me.
Knife: Vic Executive. Still the All-Time Grand Champion when it comes to utility vs. size/weight. And again, ALWAYS with me.
Libations: CrankyMonkee minimalist bottle opener. Cos life is a bit easier with a potent potable or three.
Info: Kingston DataTraveler 16GB with all sorts of crap, especially an encrypted archive of important docs and information, just in case it all goes to .
Multitool: If I don't have a regular full-size multitool on me, I've got a Style CS or Squirt PS4 on there. So that's covered, too.
Bottom line is, I don't see the keychain tools as a first line of defense, but as a last line of defense. They're small, they're a compromise, but they're better than nothing, and can really save the day when you have nothing else.
Yeah I agree^^ expect a keychain to do what it's designed to-otherwise, be surprised by disaster!!
They're cool, fun gadgets and that's all. But they are small!
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