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Pry tools - do you carry one?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Gatsby, Aug 21, 2008.

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Do you carry a pry tool as part of your EDC, and if yes, how?

  1. Yes - key ring

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  2. Yes - pocket

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  3. Yes - other (pack, etc...)

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  4. No need for one

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  1. EODtech

    EODtech Loaded Pockets

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    I just started carrying one of these on a as needed basis ( it's on a uniform " work ") belt in a sheath, when not being carried it's in the console of the truck.

    BOKER - Plus Cop Tool

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    Tool can be used as a lever, chisel, belt cutter, scraping tool, or as a multifunctional knife. Small, compact, and extremely effective. The bead blasted blade is made of high performance 440C stainless steel.The sheath can be carried discreetly in the waistband or on a work / duty belt. The Boker Plus Cop Tool comes with the lanyard.
     
  2. ssmtbracer

    ssmtbracer EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Nice. Would it be considered a knife or a tool?
     
  3. ironmike86

    ironmike86 Loaded Pockets

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  4. NosHusky

    NosHusky Loaded Pockets

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    tried to carry an artifact for a little while but it sucks... try to pry anything the driver at the end digs into your hand, you cant open it if your hands are sweaty and you have to modify it to get it to work better. in the long run im switching back to my county comm.
     
  5. jehan60188

    jehan60188 Loaded Pockets

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    i think it's more of a convenience factor than a cool factor- I mean, sure I could easily open a soda can, or wrestle out a battery, or take the "child safety" device off a lighter easily enough with my teeth, or my nails, or a knife tip, but having the right tool for the right job is important. and this tool is versatile enough to be the right tool for many jobs
     
  6. IROCKID

    IROCKID Loaded Pockets

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  7. TKC

    TKC Loaded Pockets

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    I have an Atwood Keyton that lives on my keys. I have a jacket that I leave an Atwood Ti. Prybar in as well. And on occasion, I will grab one and put it in my jeans pocket.
     
  8. ObiHann

    ObiHann Loaded Pockets

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    what do you all use them for?
     
  9. ssmtbracer

    ssmtbracer EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    You know I never thought I would use one often but those atwoods looks sweat so I had to have one. And I pull it out just as much if not more than any other EDC item (except phone, and keys).
     
  10. vivek16

    vivek16 Loaded Pockets

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    Well, I carry two. A micro widgy in the pocket (paracord wrapped with paracord lanyard) and a 7" homedepot L shaped bar in the backpack. No knives at school (among other places) and this is the closest I can (legally) get. :)

    -vivek
     
  11. PBJS II

    PBJS II Loaded Pockets

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    My Gerber Artifact today was used as a screwdriver (both Flat and LORD I hate my brain the cross type) and as a scraper on tile grout. If we had ever gotten to the painting stage it would have pried open the paint cans!
     
  12. ObiHann

    ObiHann Loaded Pockets

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    examples?
     
  13. dhfu624

    dhfu624 Loaded Pockets

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    Over the weekend, I used my Atwood G3 Prybaby to scrape gum off the bottom of my sandals while waiting for my son's swim lesson to end, to tighten some screws on the baby crib gate before I put my other son down for a nap, and to tighten some nuts on the old barbeque grill before grilling up some hot dogs. I could have grabbed a screwdriver and/or wrench from my toolbox to do the same work, but the G3 Prybaby was already available on my keychain.

    -d
     
  14. thatdamnhewitt

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    Gen 2 steel Prybaby on my work keys, Gen 3 on my home keys.
     
  15. jorski3000

    jorski3000 Loaded Pockets

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    I voted "no need" but I want one of those Cop Tools for my EDC! :)

    A prying tool is just over the line for me, something I do not carry just in case. If I can't pry it with the flathead or awl on my Soldier, or the pliers on my Leatherman, I'll probably need a real crowbar anyway, so then I go get my 14" Gorilla Bar.

    Overkill is my thing :)
     
  16. PBJS II

    PBJS II Loaded Pockets

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    Since I carry my key blob on the outside it doesn't "cost" anything to have the Artifact on my blob.

    It is flat amazing how much use it gets!

    I'd probably do something different if I pocketed my keys....
     
  17. lambdadao

    lambdadao Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a Ti prytool made by RWClark. It's around 100mm x 12mm x 5mm. Prying edge/screwdriver on one end and a bottle opener on the other. Being the same length and similar thickness to my bullet space pen makes carrying it around in the same pocket easy. If I had more time and money, I'd probably make one in a similar shape and get it DLC coated.
     
  18. El Verbo

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    +1 on the Stanley Fubar.
    ++1 on the Stanley Fubar being on the CERT Bag.
    +++1 on the "What's that on your CERT Bag?!"
     
  19. tsacain

    tsacain Loaded Pockets

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    I carry an artifact with the knife removed. I wrapped it in paracord and its attached to a sak. I mainly use it to open beer cans and bottles( I trim my nails really short)
     
  20. jehan60188

    jehan60188 Loaded Pockets

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    why do you take the blade out?