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If you had one MultiTool and NO EDC knife what would it be?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by senfinger, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. senfinger

    senfinger Loaded Pockets

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    Looking for a jack of all trades for my EDCBag... Torn on everything> :lolhammer:

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. darkflcn

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    Leatherman Surge with bit kit and driver extender
     
  3. Gnarly
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    Gnarly Loaded Pockets

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    The 'no EDC knife' bit causes me to say: LM Charge TTi, because of the superb,one-hand-opening,located-on-the outside-of the-tool blade,which is S30V steel,easy to sharpen Scary Sharp,and holds an edge like my $200+ folders do.

    Normally,I'd say SOG,and if it wasn't for the incredibly fine S30V blade,the TTi would not even be mentioned here.
    In fact,if SOG had a blade even near it's equal....nevermind.

    There is a lady seller on eBay who sells display model TTi's as 'used' occasionally,for <$75,shipped.Cannot be told from New.

    JMO,
     
  4. senfinger

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    Thanks Gnarly! I'm toying with the idea of a ESEE 3 Mil on my bag and a Multi instead of a (Folder&Mini-Tool setup to save space and $$$).
     
  5. Gnarly
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    Gnarly Loaded Pockets

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    senfinger,
    That seller I mentioned isn't advertising any right now,but here's one Charge TTI from another seller w/ 100%+ feedback -new;no original box- for $74.95 w/ free shipping:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/LEATHERMAN-CHARGE-TTI-/160552498810?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2561acb67a

    Looking back,I paid $76.90 delivered,for mine.
    Like the ESEE's; good idea.
    Might also want to add one of the Doc Allen Versatools,to complement your kit.$12.95 + $2.50 shipping.
    Made in USA.Lifetime guarantee.Tiny,tough,and extremely handy.Comes with a GOB of 1/4" drive bits,including TORX.
    http://www.docallensversatool.com/
    Worth a look,anyhow.I have two + gave one as a gift.
    I'm not affiliated,but do sing their praises.

    Sorry for drifting off-subject,and good luck on your kit.

    ~Gnarly
     
  6. senfinger

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    Thanks a lot for all of your help!
     
  7. jsmitty1967
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    I agree with the Charge recommendation. It has a blade made of quality steel with true one hand opening capability. However if you are going to carry a fixed blade for your knife needs ther Victorinox Spirit is a very nice multitool. I started carrying one recently and have been very impressed. I love LM but the Sprit's build quality is far superior and it has some unique tools that aren't found elsewhere.
     
  8. Sparkey

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    Vic spirit X.

    Plain edge blade, a good selection of tools, and it's built like a tank.

    No one hand opening, but if that's not a deal breaker for you, that's my vote.
     
  9. Getahl

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    Probably my Charge TTi, or the New Wave if I didn't already own the charge. It there's no other knife available, I'll take a multi with a one handed opening blade. A plain edged Spirit with scissors would be a close second, though.
     
  10. TjPippa

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    For me it would be the Leatherman MUT....but thats just me!
     
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    That pretty much sums up my feelings. Thank you, Gnarly!
     
  12. mossyoak

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    Your set up is pretty close to mine. except I use the older Ontario RAT-3 in D2 which is indentical to the ESEE 3, other than blade steel.

    The best EDC multitool I would say in the Leatherman Skeletool CX, I tried both the Leatherman charge XTI and Leatherman MUT, but both were really heavy when used by the pocket clip.
    I now use either the delica4 or a dragonfly in my pocket, and RAT-3 and a SOG S60 both on molle pouches on my EDC bag. Ill be out at green hills tomorrow if you want to check it out.
     
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    I usually don't carry a dedicated knife, just my Charge ALX and I've never felt it to be lacking... however I'd much prefer the TTi...
     
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    Probably would be the Skeletool for me.
    I rarely ever need other tools besides the bit drivers and pliers and bottle opener anyway, and the one-handed knife opening is sweet.

    Second choice is a Victorinox, probably the Deluxe Tinker but really any of the medium-sized ones are great for EDC, just pick the one that has the tools that suit you.
     
  15. MikeN

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    Charge is nice... but I carry a Skeletool CX myself :)
     
  16. mossyoak

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    after owning the Charge, and the MUT, the Skeletool CX is the one for me.
     
  17. Jay PS

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    +1 LM Charge TTi
     
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    Got both a Charge Ti and a Skeletool CX. The Charge would be the one I carried. Superb pliers. Great blade. Any a few other bits that are very handy to have.
     
  19. Gnarly
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    Have also added a tiny toolkit to my EDC bag & one in my truck 'lite' bag....with it & a multi-tool,my options are quadrupled.
    I took a few bits out,put in some Wiha TORX bits that fit my ZT knives + scope screws,and 3 small 'nut-driver' quarter-inch drive sockets.
    By using the multi to grip,it is pretty amazing what it'll do.Made in USA,lifetime guarantee,about $15 delivered.
    Google: DocAllenVersatool.com.
    Much cheaper than paying CoComm's shipping,plus the Doc will sendja twice as many sockets & holders.
    They also have a different kit available,for those with bicycles,etc.
    Well worth the money,the first time it saved me from a long hike back to the truck for the bigger tool kit.
    JMO,
    ~Gnarly
     
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