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Which keychain tools are you carrying today?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by bryan123, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Towanda

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    Tec Accessories Inchworm and Centipede, Sliver Gripper tweezers, handcuff key, Griffin Pocket Tool XL. My keys are separate.
     
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  5. FiaOlleDog

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    As described here a Victorinox Manager is my daily keychain tool; an upgrade from the Classic SD - adding a bottle cap lifter with small Philips screwdriver and a pen, had to let the very small tweezers go.
     
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    Upgrade?! It's in a whole new class. :cool: I find the Manager to be the most utilitarian of all of Victorinox's 58mm options.

    Are you sure the tweezers don't fit in the slot opposite the pen? I can't remember because I have been carrying a Tortoise Gear Firefly ferro rod in that spot.

    If you need tweezers, Uncle Bills Sliver Grippers are almost weightless, keychain-sized and are far superior to the the Vic tweezers.
     
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    I've been eyeing the SAK Midnite Manager a lot lately. Ideally I'd like to find one in black.

    *Temptation rising...!!*
     
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    You are right, Sir. There is one slot in the Manager (vs. two in the Rambler and Classic SD) - in which either the toothpick or the tweezers (both are delivered with the Manager) fit. Or the mini firesteel you've mentioned, of course. As I use the toothpick quite often (yes, I do use an alcohol wipe frequently to get rid of bacteria) I had to leave the tweezers at home, which is not that of an issue, as I carry larger tweezers as part of my first aid kit (to remove splinters or ticks).
     
  9. FiaOlleDog

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    Depending on your illumination needs the LED in the Midnight Manager can be sufficient - or not.

    I decided against it for mostly three reasons:
    1. I need less and more brightness then the Midnight can provide - so I carry a Thrunite Ti3.
    2. Sometimes I visit places that do not allow any sharps at all - so keeping the Midnight at home also leaves me with no pocket EDC illumination device.
    3. The type of batteries and runtime they provide - the opposite of the AAA Eneloop the Ti3 takes.
    YMMV :cool:
     
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    Thanks so much for the input. "YMMV" indeed. I was actually drawn to the Midnite Manager for gym carry of all things. I like the form factor and the ability to have some basic tools, a cutting edge, a light and writing implement that I can slip easily into my gym shorts. Just enough to cover all the basics so that I don't feel completely naked while all my standard carry is in my locker.
     
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    You forgot reason #4 - The door that holds the batteries frequently falls out and you loose the batteries.
     
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  12. That Movie Guy

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    For my methods, THAT is a valid concern. The research continues...
     
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    Never had a "Midnight" so wasn't aware of this issue ... really not up to the high standards Victorinox usually delivers in their products.

    Anyway, it should not be a problem for prepared people (aka EDCF members): the just pull out a part from their EDC and put the magic (duct) tape over it - to not ruin the dramaturgical effect we ignore that it may look ugly and peels off over time :blink:

    To not get locked out of this thread ...

    I tried to carry a Gerber Shard, but found that it poked me when in the jeans pocket on my keyring. An option would have been to carry a key pouch, but ...

    Another try was with a Swiss+Tech Micro-Max® 19-in-1 key chain multi tool - to heavy and I've used the tools to less that it would gain it's place on my keyring.
     
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    If the Midnite Manager is bumped hard enough to knock the battery door out, there's a good chance that the battery might come out with it (mine did).

    Besides, the LED on the Midnite Manager was not bright enough to be useful.
     
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