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Colt
2013-08-12, 15:51
Hello all, new to the forum so a little back ground. I am a backpacker, hiker , climber pretty much a outdoors kind of guy. So the question is, what multitool or Sak do you carry in the woods or urban environment ? I will kick it off with my urban edc.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/13/apeby4yz.jpg

Leatherman wave, sog knife / marlin spike, f301 compact pen and victorinox explorer.

Cuffs
2013-08-12, 15:57
That's nice...

Hog On Ice
2013-08-12, 15:59
none of the above

Kanga
2013-08-12, 16:15
hey colt! welcome to the forum.
in regards to your question, i have stopped carrying any kind of multi tool in the backcountry. i have found that the extra weight is just not worth it. i carry a small fixed blade izula only. then again, most of my technical gear is home made and easily fixed with just that, duct tape, or some rope.

here is a pic of my knife with all of the crap that comes with it. i only carry the knife, the sheath, and the paracord.
http://www.knife-depot.com/images/product/41/248983.jpg

Big Mac
2013-08-12, 17:27
Yep - knife, paracord, and duct tape is usually it for me as well. Duct tape gets more use than anything.

Hog On Ice
2013-08-12, 18:00
generally I don't use paracord - I don't like how it stretches - mostly I use DynaGlide or dyneema fishline

Colt
2013-08-12, 18:51
hey colt! welcome to the forum.
in regards to your question, i have stopped carrying any kind of multi tool in the backcountry. i have found that the extra weight is just not worth it. i carry a small fixed blade izula only. then again, most of my technical gear is home made and easily fixed with just that, duct tape, or some rope.

here is a pic of my knife with all of the crap that comes with it. i only carry the knife, the sheath, and the paracord.
http://www.knife-depot.com/images/product/41/248983.jpg

I like that izula, I usually carry some type of multi tool for fishing just for the pliers and a Sak just for goofing around.

Colt
2013-08-12, 19:22
That's nice...

Oh, why thank you.

SGT Rock
2013-08-12, 19:38
A fixed blade and a little leatherman thing. Duct tape and some dyneema fishing line. I'll also carry a little super glue. Just gotta' put the magnets in the right way.

Kanga
2013-08-12, 21:04
I like that izula, I usually carry some type of multi tool for fishing just for the pliers and a Sak just for goofing around.

well, i didn't think about that. i do have a leatherman for fishing. stays in the kit. but for hiking, just the knife.

Kanga
2013-08-12, 21:05
I like that izula, I usually carry some type of multi tool for fishing just for the pliers and a Sak just for goofing around.

and what's a sak?

Bearpaw
2013-08-12, 21:09
and what's a sak?

Swiss Army Knife.

Kanga
2013-08-12, 21:30
oooohhh. thanks!

john pickett
2013-08-13, 17:28
I have a small multi-tool from Cabela's with pliers, blade, saw, straight and philips screwdrivers and an LED. If I knew how to post a picture I would show it to you.

Austin
2013-08-13, 17:44
Small Swiss army knife with a corkscrew.

Hog On Ice
2013-08-13, 17:55
I guess that the closest I come to a multitool that I carry backpacking would be the Midnite Minichamp SAK

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HtCu8jikL._SX385_.jpg

probably use the pen and scissors the most

Colt
2013-08-13, 18:45
I guess that the closest I come to a multitool that I carry backpacking would be the Midnite Minichamp SAK

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HtCu8jikL._SX385_.jpg

probably use the pen and scissors the most

Oh nice, love the mini champ. Carry one on my keys. Great choice !

Ray
2013-08-13, 20:41
Sounds like I carry more than most...

Top pocket of my pack with all the miscellaneous stuff I seldom use while walking like compass, Walkman radio, 1st Aid kit, spare batteries, maps, trail guide, headlamp, notepad and pen, etc. is a Joyce Chen kitchen knife (http://www.kitchenandcompany.com/_resources/_global/media/resized/00004/ihwx.e39118c5-7400-4a70-87d9-f28f0e7bd55e.500.500.jpeg)that Skids turned me onto years ago. I use it quite a bit for this that and the other. It's my go-to blade.

Attached to the key-per hook in my pack are my car keys with the little Leatherman Micra. (http://static.bhphoto.com/images/images150x150/149956.jpg) It's usually in my pocket. It gets replaced, it seems, every gahwdam time I have to get on an airplane. I like it for the scissors. Tweezers are nice to have along. Opens bottles too.

And in my 1st Aid kit is a single straight edge razor blade. I've dug it out and used it a time or two though now I forget what for.

Almost forgot: P-38 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-38_can_opener)attached to the drawstring of my cook kit. Same one I saved from Basic Training 30-blah,blah,blah years ago.

D'Artagnan
2013-08-13, 22:32
And in my 1st Aid kit is a single straight edge razor blade. I've dug it out and used it a time or two though now I forget what for.

They're great for slicing garlic so thin it liquifies in a little oil. (Five points if you can give me the movie reference.)

Skidsteer
2013-08-13, 22:35
Goodfellas!

D'Artagnan
2013-08-14, 14:40
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! (What's that one from?)

Cuffs
2013-08-14, 15:46
Triple D

D'Artagnan
2013-08-14, 15:57
I was going for "21" with Kevin Spacey, but I'll give you credit.

Sarcasm The Elf
2013-08-23, 23:54
This is kind of random, but I'm getting married in a few weeks and am trying to think of a gift to give my groomsmen.

I am thinking that a Leatherman Wave would be a good idea, do you have any suggestions of other knives or multi tools that you all think I should I take a look at? The gift is more for every day use, so weight isn't much of a factor, I'm looking for something that would be both cool and useful.

Superman
2013-08-23, 23:58
This is kind of random, but I'm getting married in a few weeks and am trying to think of a gift to give my groomsmen.

I am thinking that a Leatherman Wave would be a good idea, do you have any suggestions of other knives or multi tools that you all think I should I take a look at? The gift is more for every day use, so weight isn't much of a factor, I'm looking for something that would be both cool and useful.

If I were you I'd go with a K-bar. By the way...do you own a canoe?:angel:

Sarcasm The Elf
2013-08-24, 00:02
If I were you I'd go with a K-bar. By the way...do you own a canoe?:angel:

Most of them already have K-bars (one of them even earned his).

I'm getting married at a summer camp and we plan to steal a canoe, fill it with ice and use that as the cooler/bar for all of the beer and wine. Does that count?

Superman
2013-08-24, 00:05
Most of me already have K-bars (one of them even earned his).

I'm getting married at a summer camp and we plan to steal a canoe, fill it with ice and use that as the cooler/bar for all of the beer and wine. Does that count?

I'm not sure. I wish J5man would comment. He's our expert.

Colt
2013-08-24, 09:57
Most of them already have K-bars (one of them even earned his).

I'm getting married at a summer camp and we plan to steal a canoe, fill it with ice and use that as the cooler/bar for all of the beer and wine. Does that count?

The leatherman wave is a great choice, by far the top seller.

Roche
2013-08-24, 10:54
I'd love to trade in all the monogram money clips I received for another Leatherman. Years ago I replaced the car door fob with a Micra.

Kanga
2013-08-24, 17:54
This is kind of random, but I'm getting married in a few weeks and am trying to think of a gift to give my groomsmen.

I am thinking that a Leatherman Wave would be a good idea, do you have any suggestions of other knives or multi tools that you all think I should I take a look at? The gift is more for every day use, so weight isn't much of a factor, I'm looking for something that would be both cool and useful.

all i can say is, know your audience. i was a bridesmaid for my best friend in college. she was a girly girl that never goes out the door without her face on. i am not. i got a silver monogrammed face compact. it's been in a drawer for 20 years. also, individually suited gifts might be appreciated also.

Tin Man
2013-08-24, 18:09
i'm guessing they all have mutli-tools, i would suggest a cool, light-weight folding knife in black...

Tin Man
2013-08-24, 18:16
i'm guessing they all have mutli-tools, i would suggest a cool, light-weight folding knife in black...

http://www.leatherman.com/product/c33/c33x

I have this one w/black blade and upon looking it up found out it doubles as a bottle opener, speaking of which....bye

saimyoji
2013-08-24, 18:35
when my brother got married, i was his best man. he gave myself and his two groomsmen a USB drive, a bottle of Jack, and a Jack Daniels whisky sippin' glass.

D'Artagnan
2013-08-25, 22:52
You can never go wrong with a case of ammo.

Skidsteer
2013-08-25, 22:53
Like.

Sarcasm The Elf
2013-08-25, 23:00
You can never go wrong with a case of ammo.

I live in Connecticut, the state is collectively sold out of almost everything except #8 birdshot.

john pickett
2013-08-26, 10:56
Take a look on Youtube for IRAQVETERAN888. Bunch of good-ol-boys in south Georgia. They show how to turn a birdshot load into a .75 calibre glaser slug or a solid slug; to be fired from single shot shotguns.

Superman
2013-08-26, 12:24
I live in Connecticut, the state is collectively sold out of almost everything except #8 birdshot.

If I were you I'd move to another state.:angel:

Colt
2013-09-20, 15:38
5oz ..... Not bad for a knife, pliers and driver

The leatherman skeletool

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/21/ybaryse8.jpg


Swiss Army knives .

Sarcasm The Elf
2013-09-22, 22:14
I ended up getting the best man a KA-BAR, got two of the groomsmen leatherman Waves and got the other groomsman a toaster (inside joke, trust me he deserved it)

sheepdog
2013-09-22, 23:43
I ended up getting the best man a KA-BAR, got two of the groomsmen leatherman Waves and got the other groomsman a toaster (inside joke, trust me he deserved it)

http://youtu.be/K1vZq3bTS_Y
K1vZq3bTS_Y

Colt
2013-09-25, 21:52
I ended up getting the best man a KA-BAR, got two of the groomsmen leatherman Waves and got the other groomsman a toaster (inside joke, trust me he deserved it)

Two great gifts


Sak

Rasty
2013-09-25, 22:50
Swiss Army Tinker which is overkill

Colt
2013-09-26, 11:36
Swiss Army Tinker which is overkill

The victorinox compact is awesome
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/26/jane9evu.jpg


Swiss Army knives .

Oljm
2013-09-26, 11:45
5277 The tool for all Backpackers:biggrin:

Roche
2013-09-26, 12:33
5278

I've been carrying the Victorinox Adventurer for over 20 years; a 3" locking blade at 2.9oz.

Colt
2013-09-26, 16:20
5278

I've been carrying the Victorinox Adventurer for over 20 years; a 3" locking blade at 2.9oz.

Can't go wrong with that .


Swiss Army knives .

Skidsteer
2013-09-26, 16:42
The perfect SAK would have a locking blade and come with 500 replacement toothpicks.

Roche
2013-09-26, 16:52
I still have the original toothpick and tweezers, but then again I never use them.

Lugnut
2013-09-26, 17:16
So you wear gloves and don't have any teeth?

Roche
2013-09-26, 17:21
Only when I attend a Willie Nelson concert.

spyros
2013-09-29, 20:12
Yep - knife, paracord, and duct tape is usually it for me as well. Duct tape gets more use than anything.

Totally agree. And then, in terms of "frequency of use" after duct-tape come the zip ties...