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.
Some time ago I was contacted by a multitool manufacturer in Italy that was looking for better coverage in North America. They were a company called Steel Life and they had just released a new flagship tool they called the AXEM 4.0.
Way back in 2010 we had an excellent promo manager named Travis who sourced these amazing hats for us. Eight years later, we are honoring Travis' memory by bringing back the ultimate MTO hat!
For those that don’t know, each month we do a Donation Draw on the forum to help offset the costs of running a site like this. As you can see, we don’t run nearly as many ads as many sites do, and we don’t intend to add any more than what you see here now.
Every month I try to come up with something quirky or interesting for the Donation Draw, and I think this month we totally have quirky down!
Lately you’ve probably gotten dozens of emails to update the privacy policies of various websites so that they comply with the new General Date Protection Regulations (GDPR) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation that everyone needs to comply with. We aren’t sending an email like that, nor am I asking you to agree to a new policy- and here’s why.
If you like custom Swiss Army Knives, especially the type that replaces the highly desireable ALOX for even mroe exciting Titanium, then you really will want to read on, especially since it includes information on how you can put this beautiful knife in your pocket!
Some time ago I had written about the value of a modded tool, and the short version is that I had come up with an equation that I use to determine what a mod is worth to me. With so many modders out there these days, many of which charging an exorbitant fee for their services, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
This was meant as a loose guideline to help folks get into the ballpark of what something was worth, and, in short, it looks something like this:
Materials (=all materials - recoverable materials) + labor + Profit (%)= Value
Since I got the package from Maxpedition last month I have been using the heck out of the stuff to see if it’s just pretty, or whether it is worthy of the Maxpedition name. After putting a few miles on the stuff I thought it was a bout time I talked about the sheath specifically.
I wasn’t sure what size sheath to get when I ordered them from Maxpedition, so I asked them to determine what size would be best to fit a Leatherman Surge. It’s good that I did because I was thinking about getting the large one because I figured the big Surge would need it.
A few days ago I recieved this message on Facebook from a longtime member and friend, who shall remain nameless, and who has had their Leatherman Tread confiscated by airline security. Naturally, as you can imagine, this member was seriously concerned.
Two months ago I shared a bit from a press release on the new Maxpedition Entity Series bags and accessories, and now, thanks to the fine folks at Maxpedition, I am the proud owner of the Entity 27 backpack, the small sheath and a utility pouch. It's always fun to get an advance product and be one of the first people to review it. If you still aren't familiar with the Entity series, you can see all about it here: MAXPEDITION ENTITY SERIES
In short, they are a new line of what Maxpedition is calling Non Tactical/Tactical (or NTT for short- get it? NTT= En Ti Ty) series products which includes bags, sheaths and accessories. At this point I really have to issue a formal apology to Maxpedition, as, looking at the pictures, I thought these were hideous. And, further, I thought they were silly, with the guy in the video walking around in a tactical hat and skintight tactical turtleneck (the "tactile-neck" for you Archer fans)- I mean how low key can you be when you are dressed like a modern urban ninja?