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What are some of the best multi tools around?
Let’s have a look at some of the best survival multi tools. In general, what we are looking for is a device that exhibits a wide range of utilities, but we also want the tool to deliver exceptionally well in those areas. For example, it’s no use having a pair of scissors tucked away in the tool if those scissors can’t cut anything apart from dental floss!
Most tools will have similar features across all of them, so with these we are looking for tools that perform these jobs to an exceptional standard. Some of the tools will have patented and unique designs in which case this is great if they are useful. It is due to constant innovation in the design of these pieces of equipment that we see huge improvements in performance and durability. We also want the tool to be as light as possible (so that it is easier to carry around with us) yet we don’t want to compromise in terms of durability and strength, as these are essential when out in the wilderness.
Below we have listed five of our favourite multi tools, each designed to help you out in as many situations as possible. Each one has been manufactured by reliable brands who are trusted and continue to deliver high-quality products to the market. Let’s take a look at some of the multi tool reviews.
Gerber 01471 Review
Probably the best value survival multi tool out there. It retails for relatively cheap but still boasts quality. The tools weighs in at just under 10 ounces and has a closed length of 4 inches. This Gerber is has a solid, neat looking frame, but is also lightweight and tough. It comes equipped for just about any situation out there that might crop up. Spring loaded pliers and well-designed blade-lock mechanisms, the Gerber rivals similar multi tools that retail for double the price! It does, however, not come with any file, which can be a drawback in some situations. Includes a ballistic-nylon sheath for safe keeping.
SOG B61N-CP Review
This tool is packed with 22 accessories. It’s incredible that they manage to fit so much into one piece of survival equipment. The B61N-CP is finished in oxide black and is designed to perform at military standards. The casing is durable and strong, ensuring it will not degrade over time. However, it weighs in at under 15 ounces, meaning there are no worries to keeping on you at all times. The pliers use special Compound Leverage technology to make the tool perfect for ease of use while delivering large amounts of pressure. There is also a half-serrated blade, hard wire cutter, Philips, small, medium and large flat screwdrivers, scissors, needle nose pliers and a wood saw. It also come with a heavy duty nylon sheath.
This is the best-selling Leatherman tool, weighing in at only 11.2 ounces, this tool is fantastic for the amount it manages to pack. The 830246 comes in oxide black and is manufactured in stainless steel. Its knives are larger, the pliers stronger, the wire-cutters longer and the blades are all-locking. It could well be the most essential piece of kit the enthusiasts of the great outdoors could take with them. The scissors are durable and have enough strength to cut even plastic and cloth. The larger blades can be easily opened with just one hand.
The Gerber 22-41545 is renowned for its durability and strength. The pliers are remarkably strong and can deal with mos of the challenges that it comes up against. It boasts fully locked blades and the tool comes with the patented Saf.T.Plus component locking system which ensures that each component is locked securely in place for worry-free use of the blades. The tool includes a cross-point screwdriver, as well as small, medium and large flat screwdrivers. A bottle and can opener, as well as a file and saw. A wire stripper and cutter is included as well. It also comes with a nylon ballistic-cloth sheath, allowing you to safely store the tool when not in use.
Leatherman Sidekick Review
This little baby has pretty much got it all. Made from stainless steel it included two knives both made of 420HC; a serrated and non-serrated. Moreover, it has spring-action pliers, needlenose pliers and wire cutters. It also boasts a small, medium and Philips screwdriver, and wood and metal saws files and a saw. That’s not even the full list but there’s too much to write it all out. This is one of the best multitools out there!
Each tool exhibits different unique advantages, from increased strength to better value for money. Hopefully this has been helpful for you in deciding what the best survival multi tool is via the reviews. It is possible to see that they tend to all have a lot of features in common, such as the different screw drivers, blades, pliers and files. We tend to go for best value for money over just pure functionality and price (after all we aren’t all made of money!) so keep this in mind! When you are out in the wilderness, having the ability to perform tasks such that would require a tool like these then it is important that you can rely on it, otherwise it might break at a critical point. Therefore it is also good practice not to compromise on the price either, because poor manufacturing quality can really hurt the reliability of the multi tool.