This weekend we are celebrating my birthday by giving away THREE of the new AXEM 4.0 extreme survival multitools produced by the all new Italian multitool company called Steel Life! As you probably know already, The Multitool.org Store is the official North American distributor for Steel Life products and we are really looking forward to putting this one to the test!
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.
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
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.
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.