As the founder of Multitool.org Grant has been a collector of Swiss Army Knives and multitools for over 25 years, and a user for over 40 years.
With a day job working in the field, either out in the woods or on industrial sites, Grant uses tools every day for all manner of different purposes.
Today's tool is another interesting one- originally called the Ta-Bar tool after it's designer, Raleigh Tabor, the name was changed to the Spare Tool for production so as not to upset another well known knife brand!
Common sense would dictate that I wait another month and a half to post this Victorinox Hunter, but I think it's worth seeing every day.
When it comes to card type tools I usually look the other way, as most are cheap junk. Not so with the AXEM 4.0 from Steel Life.
Adding to the Keychain Gerber list is the Splice which features scissors, as opposed to its sister tool, the Vise which has pliers.
Back in the mid to late 90's a company called Swiss*Tech was making some very cool stuff- tools like this one, the Screwball.
Did you know there were two versions of Leatherman's Surge model? This is the original, introduced in 2005 and produced until it was updated in 2013.
When people ask me what is the best, toughest tool on the market, the that beats all others, the one tool I would want on a deserted island for the rest of my life, there's only one answer- the Victorinox SwissTool, like this well used RS version.
The Gerber Mini Suspension comes in two versions- the P (for pliers) and the S for the scissor based version.
One of the most popular multitools of all time is unquestionably the ST-1 from Schrade.
Based on the Gerber Suspension, the Resolve is one of several different variants that were available.
What kind of people would write collect and review multitools? Quite simple really- we are designers and do-ers, outdoors types and indoor types, mechanics, doctors, problem solvers and problem makers. As such, we have, as a world spanning community, put every type, size and version of multitool, multifunction knife, pocket knife and all related products to every test we could manage in as many places and environments as there are.