Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Little bit of a rant coming. I've been pondering for the last year or so on why the multitool industry is so far behind the rest of the cutlery world. With so many modern materials and great designers, why has nothing really interesting come out that isn't a let down? So I want to discuss some features that I'd like to see enter the industry as standard options. To identify the main problems, I never liked carrying multitools for four main reasons: I never use most of the tools so they're dead weight, they generally have lower levels of fit and finish and fewer style options then most folding knives, they rarely have pocket clips, are slow to acess, and the materials used are not very high performing for the technology we have access to. Now I'm not saying that 440A, molded plastic, and rivets don't have their places in the knife world, but my pocket isn't one of them. I promise I'm not trying to sound high-speed-low-drag-tactical, I just see a major gap between what multitools are and what they could be. Istead of just complaining, I'm making myself my own multitool and I've been thinking a lot about what features I'd want to actually use a multitool. This is what I arrived at: • A unibody victorinox style construction • 3" main blade in a modern steel like M-390 with a liner lock • a decent pocket clip with standard screw arrangement for lots of aftermarket options • a Marlin spike or some other proding tool for inspecting and puncturing • a bottle opener • a chisel or some other scraping/prying tool • a small screw driver • under 6 Oz. • under 1/2" thick And lastly, here's the big one: • Easily interchangable tools for different jobs in one tool I'd love to here people's input on what their "dream" tools are. I don't plan on selling them I've just never seen a discussion on it. As my design and build progresses I'll post updates and pictures.