This useful multitool features a sturdy 440C steel blade that works as a serrated knife, chisel, lever, belt cutter, scraping tool, and more. Its G-10 handle scales provide good grip, and it comes with a matching leather sheath. Measures 6.25″ long overall, with a 1.25″ blade length.
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Scissors in multitools are often small and hard to hold. That’s not the case with SOG’s Snippet, which has a pair of scissors as its central tool. It even has finger loops for precision. It also has a blade, a screwdriver, a nail file, a toothpick, tweezers and a bottle opener.
Roxon’s versatile, yet compact tool offers up six useful features for outdoor cooking: fork, spatula, knife, tongs, bottle opener, and wine corkscrew. It’s made from food-grade 430 stainless steel, and comes with a nylon carrying pouch. Measures about 11″ long when folded.
Accessory maker Dango bundles its slimline S1 Stealth wallet with their MT03 stainless steel multitool, which combines a money clip with a comb, screwdriver, wrenches, a bottle opener, and a detachable spork. The wallet is made from a durable material called “DTEX,” and holds up to nine cards in its pockets.
We always enjoy watching craftspeople turn objects intended for one thing into something entirely different. In this clip from My Mechanics, offers up one off the more impressive transformations we’ve seen, reworking an ordinary stainless steel bolt and a brass rod into a working combination lock.
Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.
Hobby tool maker Dremel’s soldering iron is powered by butane, so it can work without electricity. It also features interchangeable tips so it can be used for cutting, shrinking, wood burning, cleaning, and other tasks that require heat all in one portable tool.
Clore Automotive’s handy work light features COB technology, which ensures a bright and smooth field of illumination. It has a magnetic base with a 180º pivot, and can attach inside of car hoods, stand on its own, or work handheld. Available in 200, 300, 500, and 800 lumen versions, each with a 60 lumen spotlight in front.
The latest version of MRF’s credit card-sized multitool packs 60 survival functions in one, including knife edges, an axe head, firestarter, sundial, wrenches, a hex driver, and more. Made from 440c high carbon hardened stainless steel for durability. Comes with a leather carrying case to protect you from its sharp edges.
One80’s second-gen headlamp uses 16 LEDs to output 360 lumens wherever you aim your face. It weighs just 4oz, including its battery pack, and can run for 3 to 7 hours, depending on brightness. It’s waterproof and dustproof too. Save 26% in The Awesomer Shop for a limited time.
CRKT’s compact multitool hangs from a carabiner clip and packs two 1/4″ drivers – one in its tip, and one on its side. It stores four bits in its handle, and has an oxygen bottle valve wrench, an LED light, and a removable bottle opener. Available with hex or torx bit sets.
This puck-shaped tool lets you carry a set of socket wrenches anywhere. Its universal Cr-Mo steel sockets fit 15 different SAE and Metric socket sizes, and can turn hexagonal, Torx, spline, square, and even damaged bolt heads. It also can hold hex driver bits with its magnetic 1/4″ holder.
Here’s a useful tool we didn’t even know existed. This gadget uses dozens of plastic blades which slide to match the contour of an object, then hold in place so you can trace the shape onto another surface. Great for fitting the edges of flooring around conduit and posts, or for working around moldings.
Designed for hanging gear weighing up to 60 lb, the Heroclip is definitely not for climbing, but it’s perfect for situations where you want to securely hang other items. It offers two hanging positions – a traditional carabiner, and a double-height hook with a 360º swivel point in the middle. Available in medium, small, and mini sizes.
FiveJoy’s versatile and compact tool belongs in the trunk of every car. It packs a heavy duty shovel, axe, hoe, hook, a serrated saw edge, firestarter, whistle, and more, making it the perfect tool for getting out of a bind, and for everyday tasks in the outdoors.
Outdoor outfitter AceCamp’s versatile and value-priced pocket tool packs in 11 functions, including a knife, saw, bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, scissors, corkscrew, nail file, small pick, and thread loop. Each tool is made from stainless steel, and it all folds down to just 3.75″ x 7.5″ when closed.
We love the dramatic open-frame design of Drop’s pocket knife, based on knifemaker Tashi Bharucha’s much more expensive custom Church knife. This production version has a 6AL4V titanium handle and a durable 3.4″ long RWL34 steel blade. It measures 7.4″ open, weighs just 3.6 oz, and is perfect for everyday carry.
Gerber’s ultra compact, snub-nosed knife is perfect for cutting open packages, and also small scraping tasks. It opens easily with either a nail nick or the starter hump on its back edge. It’s got anodized aluminum scales, a removable keychain loop, and a pocket clip. Comes in black/silver or brown/black combos.
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Rather than metal, SureFire’s rugged G2X series flashlight is made from Nitrolon, a lightweight and extremely durable polymer that won’t dent, ding, or crack, and won’t freeze to your skin in cold weather. It has a nice bright 600 lumen LED light source, and a micro-textured reflector to ensure a smooth beam.