Do you carry a multitool in the woods?

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gra_farmer

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Perhaps a Swiss tool would impress me, but I have been very unimpressed by the design and finish of Leatherman tools compared to those on my SAK.
The Swiss tool has better polish than the leatherman tools, and very strong. But from my experience, if you not a fan of leatherman then I wouldn't bother.

For me, I only have one victorinox multi tool, but with all victorinox I am happily reassured that if anything goes wrong, it will be either fixed or replaced quickly...i know that leatherman has the 25 year warranty, but the SwissTool has a forever warranty.

Compared between the two brands, the main benefit of the leatherman tools is the access speed and the pointy knife blades.

standard SAK or multi tools, both serve the same purpose....lots of useful tools in a compact design
 

Jared

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There was a model of SwissTool Spirit released last year, that has one hand opening knife blade, and a specialised blade for cord/webbing.
Speculation is that it was a custom order for some unit, as cames in both stainless and black.
 

Oliver G

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I used to carry one but after a while realised I'd never used it in anger so I don't bother now. I've found a knife and a folding saw is all I really need. If I need some scissors to cut accurately then there are some in my housewife and anything else you can just manufacture something to get you by.
 
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gra_farmer

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Not for me, that looks like multi tools from the mid 90's....i am sure it is strong, but very strange looking
 

spader

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I carry a Leatherman Surge in black. It saved me going to the shed and looking for the toolbox when I was in the middle of working on something in the loft and garden.
 
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plastic-ninja

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I always carry a Gerber Multitool ( think it's the Scout ) and do use it pretty frequently for work related stuff. The knife is good and the pliers are great but the best bit is one-handed opening for me. Ive used the hacksaw once & the file once or twice. Rarely use the drivers either. Pretty sure if I don't have it though i'll need it. Easier than carrying a knife.
 
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spader

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Yes, in fact I have a couple of Gerber MT too. They are even easier to carry due to smaller size and lighter weight. They do the same job as the LM Surge.
 

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