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Friday, July 14, 2017

10 Unique Multi-tool Designs That Break the Mold

Everyday Carry: When you picture a multitool in your mind, what does it look like? Chances are it's something along the lines of the traditional “butterfly” or Swiss knife design. Since multi-tools in general are usually designed to pack in as many functions as possible, they tend to get too bulky, heavy, and complex for a lot of EDCs. Luckily, there's been plenty of innovation in multi-tool designs recently. More and more modern tools break tradition and put their unique spin on specialized functionality, changing the way you can use or carry a multi-tool. In this guide, we're highlighting our favorite multi-tools with unique designs.

1 comment:

GabeM said...

I think the multi tool industry, for a while, was an industry that was generally accepted to have very similar models among different brands with the intention to fit as many tools into a compact space as possible. As one works in a theatrical industry, a small, portable tool with multiple functions is always handy to carry around because in some instances, such as a complex load in, you never know what situations you may encounter that require more than what's belted to you. With new innovation in this industry, it opens doors for the multi tool companies to expand to a larger audience by making multiple tools geared to more specific groups of people. These groups, however, don't just include craftsman, with the innovation of the key and credit card shaped design one can always have a set of basic tools on them that may just come in handy in a moment where you would least expect to be caught in a sticky situation.