You likely have one of Ben Rivera’s designs in your pocket or on your keychain right now. If not, he’s hoping to put one there. This is where Leatherman came from and where it’s going with new, wearable tools like the Tread.
Leatherman’s new Signal multitool is the first to incorporate essential survival items like a fire starter and a whistle alongside traditional tools like a quality knife blade and pliers. A one-tool solution for the wilderness?
Today, they’re ubiquitous, but would you believe Tim Leatherman struggled for years to find a buyer for the first-ever multitool? He was inspired to invent it after a 20-country drive through Europe on a shoestring budget.
Multitools are fabulously useful, unless you do not have yours handy when you need it. It doesn't matter how many gadgets you cram into an all-in-one, if it is being a really efficient use of space on your nightstand. Frustrating. A wearable multitool you never take off, though, yeah, that sounds promising.
Nobody likes a fat wallet, especially a fat boring wallet with no real tactical capabilities. That's what makes the Mesh Card so appealing. This slim slab of featherweight titanium works as a standalone wallet, a multi-tool, or just a useful addition to your existing wallet. It even prevents data thieves!
Do you like to be prepared? Then you'll love this standard issue dog tag tool from Prometheus Design Werx. The titanium accessory is the exact same size as a standard American military issue dog tag, but it can do much, much more.
If someone asked you what the most coveted Tetris piece was, you'd instantly say the straight line, right? After all, you're always building your stack to leave a thin gap down one side so that when a straight piece does fall, you can clear out four levels at once. But in real life, at least thanks to this multitool,…
If you're a smoker who's always got a disposable Bic lighter on hand, it's time to ask more of that small accessory taking up space in your pocket. The LighterBro is basically designed to serve as a case for your Bic lighter that also happens to give it amazing slicing, repairing, and bottle opening powers.
A good pocket knife is one of the most useful tools to have on hand at all times. But you know what can be even more useful? A knife that doubles as a saw, a screwdriver, a hex-head wrench, and a bottle opener. In fact, skip the knife altogether—who needs it when all of the above fold away into this badass, all-in-one
Victorinox and Wenger have owned the Swiss army knife industry for decades, but who really needs an orange peeler, corkscrew, or a nail file on their multi-tool? The folks at a Scandinavian company called Clas Ohlson feel the Swiss army knife is due for an upgrade with more useful accessories, so they've created the…
A multi-use pocket tool without a knife sounds like hardware heresy. But without a blade the cleverly named Get-A-Way Driver still manages to be more useful than most multitools. Don't worry, though; it can still open bottles.
Combining a knife, a bottle opener, a can opener, a spoon, and a fork (with those last two working together as a spork) Baladeo's Eco133 folding cutlery set sheds as much unnecessary weight as possible so it tips the scale at a mere 52 grams.
Breaking away from the traditional split-handle design used by Gerber and Leatherman, CRKT's new multitool works more like a Swiss Army knife with fold-out tools. But it's also got a heftier housing that makes room for a multi-fit box wrench.
Gerber's newest pocket toolbox has everything you'd expect from a pocket full of do-it-all—plus a little extra firepower, you know, just in case you need to blow a pass through a mountain or go to war with a gopher.
Since the TSA is so hell-bent on ridding the world of Swiss Army Knife scourge, you'll need some James Bond moves to keep your tools within reach when traveling—like concealing them in your shirt collar as titanium multi-functional collar stays.
I keep my keys on a chunky carabiner because I'm forgetful, and an embarrassingly large keyring shames me into remembering. But the Bounty Hunter carabiner goes way beyond that—it packs blades into its silver body. Convenience and cutting!
Like the Chinese military shovel before it, the Crovel is a multi-tool shovel that doubles as an axe, triples as a crowbar, quadruples as a hammer, and does even more. Bottle opener? Check. Saw? Come on, of course. Paracord grip? Uh, duh. The Crovel has thirteen different tools jam packed in its sexy body and each is…