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.
As I write this we are mere hours away from the opening of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Tradeshow, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and known to most people as SHOT. For those not familiar with SHOT, it is the world's largest tradeshow for military, law enforcement, hunting, shooting and general outdoors products. It features new items from manufacturers big and small, and is my absolute favorite time of year!
This year, our own Multitool Meg will be providing coverage from the show floor, first hand and live, and you can follow it all right here on our own forum. We have started an Events Index to help you find all the updates you need and want from SHOT 2020.
2020 Multitool.org SHOT Show Coverage Index
Some other links you may want to keep an eye on are our various social media accounts, so like, follow and share all of our cool stuff at these links:
Official Multitool.org Instagram
Multitool.org Official Facebook Group
Multitool.org Offcial Twitter Account
That's about it for now- I suggest checking back often as we will be updating all of the above as it happens.
One of the few benefits of being me (and there are very few!) is that occasionally someone will design something cool and contact me to have a closer look at it. This happened recently when Adrian from damneddesigns.com contacted me and asked me to have a look at some of his designs. Naturally, I was intrigued- read on to see what I got and what I thought.
Some of you may have noticed the change in our logo- the addition of the black band to the standard Multitool.org logo is a most unfortunate sign, as it signals the loss of one of our members. This time it is in honor of our good friend ColoSwiss, aka Karl, one of the most prolific and knowledgeable Swiss Army Knife collectors I have ever known.
Recently a member on our forum had an issue with a new Gerber Diesel multitool. As was to be expected, Gerber replaced the Diesel under warranty, something we have come to expect from all major manufacturers. But this issue was far from over.
Maxpedition is giving away a bag to a lucky winner to celebrate hitting 70,000 followers- and it is the winner’s choice of any product they make! Here’s your chance to get in on it!
The March 2019 Donation Draw prize has been posted, and it's not one you will want to miss if you are a Swiss Army Knife collector! The Series 2 Nespresso knife is more than just any old Victorinox Pioneer!
If I had to pick a passion in my life (beyond Multitool.org of course!) it would probably be outdoor adventure- and to me, there’s no adventure like a paddling adventure. I spend as much time as possible every year in the seat of one of my kayaks, exploring places that many other people will never see. Naturally, when SOG sent me an email to let people know they were supporting a rowing team going for one (or more!) world records in crossing the Atlantic, I took notice!
Gerber just sent me a cut sheet on the new Gerber Versafix machete, and in the surface it looks quite interesting indeed. Will it hold up? Only time will tell, but it looks like it has just about all the things you want in a machete.
Benchmade is the subject of the latest online protest, and they can thank the local police for for it.
Oregon City Police tweeted a photo a couple of days ago attempting to promote Benchmade Knives as a good corporate citizen by helping the police destroy some firearms.
Just a heads up for anyone in the US looking for a great deal on SOG products. They are offering 20% off on certain models on their website right now.
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.