When it comes to keychain tools, Gerber really does come prepared! This long discontinued Solstice is a great example.
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.
The first thing you realize looking at the Swiss*Tech ScrewZall is that this might just be the simplest, most effective tool you have ever seen. The second thing you wonder is why the heck didn’t you think of that?
Perhaps the most tools in the least package
Anybody heard of this thing? I never knew it existed until I saw a display of them at the hardware store yesterday. A quick review of the Swiss-Tech website reveals there is an "Ultra" model and a "9-in-1" model. Hmmph, news to me.
The first set of keychain pliers I ever got was the small Swiss*Tech MicroTech, which proved to be as solid as the steel it was carved from.
Multi tools I will admit tend to be quite large and cumbersome, even when you do need to use them you never end up need all of the tools that it comes with.
I myself have had many times where I have not only needed a screwdriver but one to loosen or tighten a torx head or a square head.
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.