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Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Scribble, Mar 7, 2018.
MT, Knife, or Both what do you carry?
If you consider the SAK to be a MT, then both every day. The MT is for the non-knife tools in my situation. The knife, well, is for cutting.
For quite a few years, I carried a multi-tool exclusively. Since my first pocket knife at age 12, I couldn't see the sense of carrying a blade only when in basically the same pocket space I could also carry several other useful implements, like a can opener, screwdriver, awl etc. But when hacking through brush and other uses of a blade, I grew to understand that multi-tool blades were much of a compromise, and started getting an interest in dedicated knives. During good weather, when I am spending a lot of time in outdoor activities, I add a folder and sometimes a fixed blade to my edc. But I'll still have to say my baseline remains a multi-tool, in fact more than one. Through the winter and right now, I have carried every day a Rebar on my belt, a Micra for scissors and supplementary tools, and a Vic Manager clipped to a micro light in my jeans 5th pocket. Combined, they weigh so little that I can forget about them until needed, and that is usually several times daily. When it is time to get out in the yard, I'll add a knife to that.
Where's the "All of the above plus redundancy" choice?
Voted Knife. no need to carry a MT on me. Usual have one in the car.
Knife only for me.
Dumb joke warning... but with a knife I can get a multi tool. But a multi tool won’t get me a knife....
Both for me every day.
I pocket carry a small MT (LM Style PS) and a small stainless steel Buck pen knife. I find them both useful.
Both; some flavor of 3-4” folder and either an LM Wingman or Gerber Crucial. Oh, and always a Gerber Dime.
Both. However, if for some reason I can only carry one, I'd take my multi-tool (Leatherman Surge) as it's got a pair of pretty good blades on it. Realistically, it's all I need. I just like to carry a knife as well.
If you consider a SAK a multi-tool then both
Knife can often rotate in my EDC, but it's hard that the LM ST300 leave my belt.
I don't care at all of MT's blades, tools are the real core.
I carry a Wave, Farmer and 98%of the time a folder. Right now that folder is a SAK Trekker. When i want to cut something I dont want to dig in my pocket for a SAK or fold open my pouch and then fiddle with a MT to find the blade, even with the Wave its difficult to feel where the blade is on it. In my line of work I wear gloves 99% of my workday and need to just grab from my pocket and open the blade and cut and with gloves on you cant be digging through your pocket for that. Really I only carry a MT for the pliers and if I find something I can fix without real tools. My Farmer is almost just for looks and to say I carry one and have a backup blade.
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I carry a SAK, because I feel that it covers both well. I would not carry a traditional pliers based multitool exclusively.
Only a vic midnight manager is ever really used. I have a wave in my bag, but it never comes out.
Brightly coloured multitool is less frowned upon by people, so I use it's blade in public. Regular Knife is for speed and one-hand opening
Swiza D4. I've found that the only tool on multitools that actually gets used is the pliers & real pliers are better.
More than both.
At minimum, I always have a LM Squirt PS4 MT on a keyring. Most days I also have a LM Blast on my belt. Plus two folders: one usually around 3"; a second small enough (think peanut or Ladybug size) to fit in my coin pocket. Generally the larger folder is a PE and the smaller is a SE. Some of my 3" size are SE though, in which case the smaller will be a PE.
Yeah, I know I could rely on either of the MT for a PE backup. But its more fun to carry these others seeing as I have them!
Moshe ben David
Just one each?
I carry a full size and two small mt's and at least 3 knifes. One full size (3.5"~4"), one smaller and now a ladybug.