This one has been making the rounds today… It’s a folder that doubles as a money clip and is made of carbon fiber and titanium. I typically don’t go for this kind of a mashup, but I have to admit – this little creation is gorgeous.
Gerber hasn’t brought out a new multi-tool in a while. Judging their latest, the Fit, I would guess that they’ve been busy in the R&D department. The fit is a small smooth package with modern flair that includes: Tweezers, Bottle Opener, Micro Cross Driver, Micro Flat Head Driver, Scissors, 25 Lumen L.E.D. Flashlight, Fine Edge & Serrated Blade, and interchangeable large phillips and flat head screw drivers.
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This is sort of brilliant. It’s a knife that folds into a credit card sized packaged. A decent solution for the fella that wants to carry a knife but doesn’t want to deal with the bulk in their pockets. I’m sure it’s not as rugged as many traditional choices, but it’s a smart design and affordable enough. $23.
The trend in affordable daily blades these days seems to be multi-functionality, but in a sleeker package than your typical Swiss Army package. The AO FAST 3.0 is the latest from Gerber that flaunts such sensibilities. It’s a $75 knife that features assisted opening, a bottle opener, and a built in carabiner. I bought one out of curiosity and can report typical Gerber manufacturing quality, but I’m not a fan of the size. It’s a little big (5.3″ closed) and heavy (4.91 Oz) for pocket carry, but I guess that’s what the carabiner is for. It would make a great pack carry blade for you outdoor freaks.
This is pretty bitchin’… Quirky put their noggins towards developing a modular multi-tool. They came up with the Switch, which is essentially a folding tool with interchangeable bits. Depending on your needs and the size of the tool you want to carry, you simply add or omit bits. Ingenious… I wonder if it’s as durable or reliable as a Leatherman?
I think I’ll order one and report back.
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About 2 months ago, images of the new 2010 Leatherman tools were leaked on the internet. Leatherman quickly got to work and had the images removed from just about every source they could find. Since then, I’ve been waiting on the Leatherman website to feature the new tools. The update has yet to come although the 2010 dealer catalogs do, in fact, feature the new tools.