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Old 01-08-2012, 12:03 PM
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In your opinion what would be the best multi tool for survival purposes?
Old 01-08-2012, 12:11 PM
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IMO, the best tool you can have is a solid knife. If I was forced to take just one thing only, it would be a knife. And if it was only one knife, it would be my ESEE RC5. I can do just about anything any other knife can do, although not as well as special purpose knives. Everything's a compromise.

I keep a leatherman wave attached via a maxexpedition single mag pouch attached to the ESEE 5 sheath. It also has a firesteel attached and an led flashlight. This package provides the best of all worlds in a single compact package.
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A collection of tools is better than one item, but if forced to pick one device-it would be a leatherman wave without a doubt.
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The Leatherman Wave is my choice.
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I agree multiple tools are better than just a multi tool tool by itself. I always keep my knife on me at all times I was just wondering your thoughts on your preference of multi tools.
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It's already been asked. That said, my actual kit items are the Leatherman Surge (BOB), a Leatherman Charge TTi (currently my EDC), and a Leatherman Wave (2nd generation) which resides in the pouch of my Spec-Ops Combat Master Sheath with my Fällkniven A1. All three are solid and I would recommend any of them.

However, the SwissTool, the SOG and Gerber multitools are also high-quality kit. Assess your needs, and then look at what each tool has to offer and how it best suits your needs. The solution should then fall neatly into place.
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In your opinion what would be the best multi tool for survival purposes?
The one you have in your hand when you need it.


Seriously, don't get caught up in all that.......everything's a trade off...why spend big bucks on a MT and then lose it? We kayak fish alot and I have el cheapo MT in my flotation vest and in my tackle box. They haven't let me down and I don't mind if I lose them. Besides, the cheap ones have plastic coated handles and let me tell you, that is a plus.
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Love my Wave, Super Tool, and WingMan. Also fond of my SOG with the 1/4" drive as I have a bunch of bits for gunsmith work. It stays in my range box but has the sharpest blade I have ever seen on a multi-tool. I don't like the early Gerbers but the new ones aren't bad.
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A Wave or Super Tool, but now I always carry the Mut with my rifle and etc.
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I go with the gold standard, the Leatherman Wave. If Les Stroud can use that multitool all around the world and beat it to death in all those different environments, it's good enough for me.
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I have an original Leatherman and a SOG powerlok. Both are great but I love my SOG. Its on my belt every night at work.
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In your opinion what would be the best multi tool for survival purposes?
how about this.....http://www.maxax.com/or after thinking about what one tool I could use the most that is a true multi-tool for survival.
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IMO there is but one multi tool that is robust enough to serve as a down & dirty survival tool......Leatherman Supertool.

All the rest are fine in the civilized world.
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IMO there is but one multi tool that is robust enough to serve as a down & dirty survival tool......Leatherman Supertool.

All the rest are fine in the civilized world.
We have busted a couple of Supertools. The Wave has proved itself tougher from our experience.
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i carry a leatherman charge for everyday use,i work building maintenance and i cannot even coutn how many times it gets used,i broke the jaws on it once and leatherman sent me an new one and it only took about 2 weeks to get it back,in the mean time i bought a leatherman skeletool its not too bad but its pretty basic,when i'm out hiking or biking i also carry a ckrt guppie,good for the bike, and the bit set but thats all.in my opinion its gotta be the charge its a great tool and really sturdy,i beat the hell out of mine daily and it always stands up.
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I don't have a multi tool in my BOB, instead I have a pair of robo grip pliers, a Allway 4 in 1 screwdriver which is fiberglass and very light weight and last a Klein 6" crescent wrench. I feel like I can accomplish much more with these three tools than I can with a multi-tool for a true survival situation.
I am definitely not knocking the multi-tool and actually have one for EDC but if I really need to do something I am reaching for the tools above.
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One tool? That's unpossible!

If I really was limited to ONE, it would be a good kukhri. Knife, ax, weapon, pretty much does it all.
If you get a traditional version, you will also have the karda (small utility knife) and chakmak (sharpener).
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We have busted a couple of Supertools. The Wave has proved itself tougher from our experience.
the Wave, by far... locking blades, good wirecutters, well cast. well

designed, and well made. I have 3... my first is always on my belt next to my

folding Gerber { another well made reasonably priced American product}

We Canadians love your tools, our companies get most of their stuff made in

China, and the stuff is crap....
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Not sure how I did it but I managed to survive the whole day with a little Victorinox Classic on the keychain. The LM Wave was serving a back-up duty in the glove compartment though.
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