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Urban Edc Multitool (Maybe Dumb) Question
#1
I want to carry the most functional tool I can but in an office environment size and weight are a factor. I was wondering what the smallest, lightest, and most functional tool is that you would recommend for daily use and in getting home under adverse circumstances (possibly making my own lockpicks). Best candidates I've seen are the Vic Spirit, Leatherman Rebar, or Leatherman Xe6, which all appear to weigh the same although the Spirit's too long. Someone recommended the Squirt to me, but despite low weight and small size, it lacks a saw. Not sure how useful the saw might be, anyway.



Any help would be much appreciated!
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#2
I love my Leatherman wave, it is the best one I have found. The trend lately seems to be to make giant multi-tools but the wave is a bit older so it was not sucked into that trend. It has a good saw, and OK can opener (takes some getting used to. ) plain blade, full serrated blade, and the best feature is that in place of the usual crappy file it has a wood file/light rasp on one side and a diamond knife sharpener on the other side so you can tune up your primary knife, a Phillips and a couple different flat head screwdrivers and a small pair if scissors that work pretty good in comparison to similar sized scissors, and of course needle nose pliers and wire cutters with wire stripper. It is not all that large and kind of sleek and "executive looking. Most of all it is very non threatening for the office. The two knives the file and the saw can be opened when the tool is closed and the two knives are one hand open-able. That is what I carry and I wont even consider replacing it with anything else that i have seen.



Oh it weighs about 8oz, and I have made working lock picks with it by flattening and filing a bicycle spoke.



Hope that helps



Be well, NM
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#3
Norseman is right, you can't go wrong with the Wave! I keep rehashing this question in my mind and I always return to my old school Leatherman Mini. You can find them on Ebay sometimes.



This question has been rehashed a million times on this forum. A search will yield some good info. With that said, there's a reason this question keeps comming up, cause everybody has a different opinion!





Furthermore, there are always new and different models comming out! So maybe the same old question needs a constant update..........





I recently saw a new Leatherman that seemed to meet all my needs. Gotta check their website. Doesn't really matter, cause my billfold is empty.....Maybe someone can come up with that last multitool thread. We're here to help each other out, not run everybody out............
Message of Insight and Unity 

We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#4
Belated thanks for the replies--haven't been able to get back here until now. I did try searching but my search-fu apparently is weak.
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#5
Here's some links:





[url="http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?showtopic=48549&st=0&p=555355&hl=wave&fromsearch=1&#entry555355"]http://hoodswoods.ne...=1[/url]





[url="http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?showtopic=48389&st=0&p=553933&hl=multitool&fromsearch=1&#entry553933"]http://hoodswoods.ne...=1[/url]





[url="http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?showtopic=46826&st=0&p=539204&hl=multitool&fromsearch=1&#entry539204"]http://hoodswoods.ne...=1[/url]





Good post from maglight

[url="http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?showtopic=46465&st=0&p=536204&hl=multitool&fromsearch=1&#entry536204"]http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?showtopic=46465&st=0&p=536204&hl=multitool&fromsearch=1&#entry536204[/url]





video review from wingman

[url="http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?showtopic=46356&st=0&p=535314&hl=multitool&fromsearch=1&#entry535314"]http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?showtopic=46356&st=0&p=535314&hl=multitool&fromsearch=1&#entry535314[/url]





Hope that helps some! I still didn't find the thread I was looking for.
Message of Insight and Unity 

We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#6
To me, you need to attack this much like a Swiss Army Knife - make a list of the tools that you want on this multitool, then find the brand/model with all those things.



Much like a Swiss Army Knife, different people want/require different tools for daily carry. And there are a lot of different reasons.





As always, the best one is the one you have with you. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
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#7
I agree with the Leatherman Wave or Surge. May I also suggest wearing clothing that hides your gear well? Money belts, Cargo pants, 5.11 tactical, ScottiVest and Maxpedition wallets come to mind.



Roadie'





We have the right to our opinion but not to the facts.
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#8
I too use the Supertool, I bought the original Leatherman when they first came out,the Supertool is bigger andhas more options....and the tools lock in place <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>



Griz



PS I also have 5*11 Tactical pants and a Scotte vest.....what a gear whore am I <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blush' /> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#9
[quote name='Grizzly Dave' timestamp='1418001642' post='597010']

I too use the Supertool, I bought the original Leatherman when they first came out,the Supertool is bigger andhas more options....and the tools lock in place <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>/>



Griz



PS I also have 5*11 Tactical pants and a Scotte vest.....what a gear whore am I <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blush' />/> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />/>

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Gear officianado Dave. That's probably French for, well, you know. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whoops.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':whoops:' />
Addictive knife buying isn't guided by logic.

Its probably my age that makes people think I am an adult.

Tolerance is within a standard.

"Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some
may call that bribery. We do not apologize."
 -Catherine Bertini, UN World Food Ex. Director, 1997

Proverbs 27:17
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