With the current issues plaguing pretty well the entire planet right now, it seems like as good a time as any for a serious project here at Multitool.org. With that in mind, we have decided to start up the Ultimate Multitool Timeline, which will be an amazing resource for anyone who wants to learn about Swiss Army Knives, Multitools, the companies that produce them, and any other related information.
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!
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.
We are down to the semi finals here, with SOG leading by one point and two events left! Who will reign supreme, the Leatherman Skeletool or the SOG Reactor? Leatherman is down a point already, so let's see if they can pull off a win!
Part 6- Carry Methods
Another big strength of the Skeleool is its versatility in carry- it can be clipped onto a pack or other equipment or clipped to a pocket using the pocket clip. Conversely the Reactor can really only be carried clipped to a pocket.
As we get closer to the finale of this shootout the big question is- will Leatherman gain some ground or will SOG reign supreme? It's getting pretty heated here as both the Skeletool and the Reactor both try to be the top light duty EDC Tool in this shootout!
Part 5- Bottle Opener
I don’t even know if there is a comparison needed here- this one is as open and shut as it can possibly get, and the Skeletool absolutely kills the Reactor on this one. But, since I am dragging this out into a serial, let’s get into why.
If you haven't read the earlier parts of this shootout I suggest you check them out to see how we have been scoring everything so far- here are some quick links to help get caught up!
|Part 1- The Tale Of The Tape
|Part 2- Blades
|Part 3- Pliers
As it sits now, the SOG reactor is currently in the lead with three points to the Skeletool's one, but there's a lot more yet to come- read on and see if Leatherman is going to make a comeback!
Part 4- Screwdrivers
To me the screwdrivers are probably the most used part of a multitool, or at least are tied with the blade for most used, and therefore they deserve special attention. Of course, as screwdrivers are part of the scope of this comparison, I imagine we were going to take a close look anyway….
Part 3- Pliers
After the blade the most prominent function is the pliers, and let’s face it, this one seems like an open and shut case (pun sadly intended) given SOG’s compound leverage. Just for the fun of it though, let’s break it down and see what we really have.