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ZIPPO Multitool

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Evilbunny, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Evilbunny

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    This most likely isnt the correct spot if so please move it. Couldn't find a thread for this so http://www.gizmag.com/zippo-hatchet-saw-mallet-multitool/23583/ The MSRP Is $79.95 Also in the line will be a tailgating grill,dual burner windproof stove,a lantern, and a firewood carrying sack. And the Blades are $12.95 Who wants one? I can't see spending over $50 on an axe, inless its something like a Gransfors Bruks.
     
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  2. SurvivePenna
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    Interesting gizmo. I think it's very handy and I guess it makes sense to me. :) I would also like a Wetterlings or a Gransfors Bruks if I'm in the market for an axe. That does not mean that I think it's not a cleaver axe/saw/mallet combo....because it is. :)
     
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  3. Kilted1

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    Interesting. I want a saw blade with better designed teeth but it's good that it stores in the axe handle. Don't know when I last saw a hatchet that couldn't be flipped over and used as a hammer. Not really a fan of that hatchet head but I understand they had ergonomic concerns for the saw handle. Love that clamshell cover for the axe head!

    Overall, without having handled much less used one, I'm thinking this is more gimick than utility. Given a reasonably sharp hatchet I'm pretty sure I could chop through a 4" branch faster than sawing, especially with that saw blade.
     
  4. Cornholio2188

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    I guess if you needed to hack through weak metal and chop wood to assemble the Ol' Ben Franklin stove, it would do just fine :p.

    I guess the fact that you might not want to use your axe for hammering or getting through materials that might possible chip, it could work. IMO it's cool and ridiculous at the same time! CRIDICULOUS!
     
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  5. nw1911guy

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    Clearly Zippo needs a compass to get them back on track.....
     
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  6. Evilbunny

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    How would they continue making different lighters? Less and Less are carrying lighters any more as less and less smoke.
     
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    I just feel they're barking up the wrong tree. They should first try developing and marketing a fire starting tool to the outdoors crowd. Sadly, they've probably been resting on their their proverbial laurels for too long.
     
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    They have the survival fire starter.[​IMG]
     
  9. nw1911guy

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    Holy Crap! First I've seen. I find it somewhat ironic that I find out about the saw first. lol
     
  10. Evilbunny

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    Really? Its been out for quite a while.
     
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    It looks neat, and still farely functional. I am a bit skeptical of how well it will keep blade tension, and my experience with a similarly attached gerber axe head has been less than complimentary, but it may actually be a sweet little piece of kit.
     
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    If the axe head is set into the shaft as in the Fiskars axes, the gizmo might come off if you use it as a hammer head "too hard". One friend of mine ruined one of my Fiskars axes like this.
    I reverted to Granforx.
    I seriously keep to the "lighter" side when reffering to ZIPPO - good old time experience, tradition, etc :cool:
     
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    I know, right?! Pens, wallets, knives, etc., and now this. I don't get it. I guess they're only in it for the money *sigh*
     
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    I was going to say throwing spaghetti at the wall hoping something sticks.
     
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    Jon has 'em in the store.
     
  16. nw1911guy

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    He has things besides Barkies, Spydercos, and Titanium?
     
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    I have been carrying one for a couple years now
    Roy
     
  18. IMightBeWrong

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    They got the knives right:

    [​IMG]

    Yeah, Case is run by Zippo.
     
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    How do you like it?
     
  20. plumberroy

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    It works fine. I have used their tinder sticks, cotton and vaseline and jute twine I build a fire with it once in a while to keep in practice.
    I was raise by an old school Hillbilly (Dad) who taught me a good knife and some way to build a fire will get you through most things my edc is redundant in blades and fire starting, it backs up a bic in civilized settings . So if it get brought out of a pocket it looks like a lighter and I don't have to explain firesteel or magblock .
    By the way the zippo tinder sticks are flat and compact , I carry a couple in my bag they take up little room
    Roy