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Want Multi Tool without knife blade.

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by edd666666, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. edd666666

    edd666666 Loaded Pockets

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    For a number of reasons, I have no use for a knife blade in a multi tool and I would like to find a multi tool that does not come with a knife blade. Can anyone recommend a multi tool that does not come with a knife blade? Thanks, Ed.
     
  2. Blackheart

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    You and me both, brother, but I guess we're in the minority. At one time, Leatherman made the Knifeless Fuse apparently hoping it would be TSA-friendly (it wasn't). I bought one anyway and didn't care for it, too clunky for my tastes. I don't know of any others.
     
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    The forums here are a gold mining about it: i'm sure you'll have a plenty of different skilled solutions in a while.
    Thinking about the MT ones i got, the simplest thing that came in my (unskilled) mind was: buy the one you like the most, then swap off the blade and fill the space with washers.
    But as i said, i leave the word to the specialists, 'cos i honestly admire and love their work showed here.
     
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    I was able to bring a Fuse with the knife blade removed into the library of congress and to school everyday. it was then replaced by a wingman with the knife removed however if you do go this route remeber there is the clam shell opener and the scissors which might be misinterpreted by different people.
     
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    Even better, swap the blade for a file or a serrated blade if you can (if there's room). I've got an original PST and a serrated coping blade from SOG sitting on bench that I'll hopefully get around to combining one day. The SOG blade just needs to be ground down a bit by the pivot.

    I'd love to replace the blade in my SideClippy with something else, but the space where the blade goes is pretty much "blade-shaped" (a file probably out of the question).
     
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    If you haven't yet, definitely search the forums, there have been a couple recent threads on this. The only knife-less multi-tools currently being made are smaller ones. The Leatherman style PS is the main one. There are a bunch made by swiss-tech as well. If you need a smaller tool, the PS will probably suit you well, if you need something bigger, take the blade off of a LM Wingman as suggested above.

    If you don't need scissors or pliers, you could go with a one-piece multi-tool like the LM Piranha. You could also go with 2-3 tools in a belt holster to handle your needs. For example, small needle nose pliers and a pair of scissors.

    For me, my main tool needs are scissors and a prying/scraping tool. I pocket carry a County Comm widgy bar and a pair of Slip and Snip folding scissors and they take care of most situations I come across.
     
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    I've got a SOG Powerlock which I picked for the geared pliers, and the ease with which you can remove and change the tools. I don't have a blade fitted in it, and replaced a few of the stock tools with others that are more useful to me.
     
  8. edd666666

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    This is all good info and I can see I am not alone, looks like someone wanting to make it big should go into the multi tool without knife business. Anyway, please continue to add comments and suggestions, thanks to all,Ed
     
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    I took an LM Style PS on a plane from Detroit to Las Vegas and back with no problem. One of the TSA people spent about a minute looking at it trying to find the blade until another TSA glanced at it and said it was good to go. It has a carabiner type clip so you can clip it to keys and such, and the clip is also a bottle opener.
     
  10. angusW

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    I'm surprised there are not more knifeless mt's. Many countries and cities don't allow knives. For me, I don't use the mt knife very often so I've always wanted a knifeless Spirit or Surge. I did make a WingKick that doesn't have a knife. Problem is, not the best mt imho.