Do You Carry a Multitool?

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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:39 am

l82start, your signature line is doctrine; how should I process it? ;)
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by l82start » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:28 am

Mountaineer wrote:
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l82start, your signature line is doctrine; how should I process it? ;)
THINK ABOUT IT... ;D
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:31 am

l82start wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:28 am
Mountaineer wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:39 am
l82start, your signature line is doctrine; how should I process it? ;)
THINK ABOUT IT... ;D
Your presupposition is that I can think. Sounds like more doctrine ... oops, did I just think? ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:32 pm

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I do keep a Gerber multitool in my car; I find a Spyderco Delica 4, more convenient and useful for pocket carry (after removing the pocket clip). Medium Tex recommended it to me several years ago.
Wow, US$78. Beautiful knife, though.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:26 pm

You guys are hilarious.

I have no idea what the ladybug is, as I actually pilfered that pic off Google. (I'm a pirate... arr!) I do have the exact same swiss army knife though.

People at work are endlessly fascinated by it when I use it to open up a cardboard box or cut open a package.

I just love the quality and precision of these swiss army knives. I like the functionality and designs of some other brands too, but the insane quality of the swiss is what keeps me coming back.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:45 pm

I have a Leatherman that I got at Fort Benning back in 2006. I had it on me every day in the military, but now I mostly use it for opening cans & boxes, and I use the screwdriver to assemble furniture and stuff every once in a while when I lived in an apartment and thus didn't have any other tools.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:12 pm

The Swiss Army Knives are really cool. I got my first as a kid from my Dad and replaced it as a young adult. Lost that replacement 15 years ago, and then I learned that it’s technically illegal to carry a knife on the street where I live. Even a small one. ( I still carry a tiny one once in a while on short trips to stick it to the Man. shh! )

Because of someone on this forum — what was his name? Coffee? — I got into Morakniv knives from Sweden. I love the serrated “Rope” model for cutting cardboard. Far more satisfying than a utility razor blade, although I still use those to score heavy cardboard before doing the real cut. They’re inexpensive, perform well, and have comfortable grips.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by ochotona » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:34 pm

I carry a Spyderco Delica Clipit clipped onto my right pocket. If I'm in the mood for more weight, a Benchmade automatic knife (switchblades legal in TX).

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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Xan » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:50 pm

sophie wrote:
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I used to carry one of those mini swiss army knives on my keychain. Super useful, but unfortunately I've lost all but one of them to the TSA because I keep forgetting to take it off before traveling. So the last one sits in a drawer.

I'm a big fan of keeping tools handy though! Thanks to how insane the world of packaging is, I find that a good set of pliers and a box cutter are essential kitchen tools. I also keep my father's old full-size swiss army knife in my office desk drawer - carefully out of sight of the "housewives of Orange County" types in my dept because I'm sure they wouldn't approve. Use it all the time.
Somewhere here in town is a store where they sell stuff confiscated at airports, I think statewide. My dad went there and picked up literally bagfuls of basic Swiss Army knives for dirt cheap. When I lose one (to the TSA or otherwise) I just get another out of the bag. Feels kind of dirty being the ones to ultimately profit off of people who have their knives confiscated by the government. Still, a great deal on pocket knives.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 pm

TSA are the ones profiting.

Ocho, I hope you back up that data. Or make use of Google Takeout.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:03 pm

I've been debating for the past week about upgrading from my current SwissChamp to something even beefier. It was my debating about it that got me starting this thread, now that I think about it. This is the S54 Tool Chest. It's a real hefty hunk of tool.

https://www.amazon.ca/Victorinox-Swiss- ... 744&sr=8-1

It's got the adjustable pliers, wrench, compass, and locking blade. However it's thicker, heavier, and doesn't have the pen.

At least it's better than debating whether I have too much or too little in stocks. ::)
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:01 am

That’s huge! Maybe you just need a tool belt. O0
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