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Most rust resistant quality multitool

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by Yorkshire Boy, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Yorkshire Boy

    Yorkshire Boy

    Sep 27, 2008
    I'm interested in buying a very rust resistant needle nose pliers based multi tool. Please can you tell me which make and model I should look for. I will be using it for fishing in salt water in the UK (and in the B.O.B) and hopefully in a year or two going to Africa-Guinea Bassue or possibly South America-Amazon for a fishing adventure.
  2. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    Probably a Vic, but I have not stress tested mine.
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  3. Haffner


    Feb 13, 2007
    Never seen a Vic rust. A Leatherman neither...
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  4. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    They will if abused enough, or rather corrode. I've got surface rust on the jaws of my rebar, really light, but I'm right on the coast. I pulled a Sideclip out of the sand a couple years ago and it was in pretty harsh shape.
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  5. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    Have you thought about a pair of titanium fishing pliers ?
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  6. Yorkshire Boy

    Yorkshire Boy

    Sep 27, 2008
    I would have a pair of those for unhooking fish but I want a multi tool for emergencies.

    Thanks for all your replies, I was given a Leatherman Wave and then gave it to my dad, I could borrow it back. I might buy a Victorinox as I've had no corrosion trouble with my Huntsman when wading in estuaries fishing for seabass and having it in my shorts pocket.
  7. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    Since the SAKs also suffer in salt due to the aluminum liners, its obvious you take care of your gear enough to avoid that. I'd say in that case you'll do fine with either the Vic or the LM, the LM may show more patina because its got several grades of steel in it, but with a little care, you'll do fine day-to-day.
  8. Harayasu


    Jun 18, 2009
    My Victorinox SwissTool Spirit turns out to be very rust resistant. I am using it for several years now. Mostly around fresh water (canoeing), but it goes with me to salt water areas too. For small backup pliers, I carry an old model Leatherman Juice S2 in my pack and that one also does not show signs of rust, but that one mostly stays in the pack.
  9. Wogger


    Dec 27, 2017
    Just get another Leatherman Wave, or get yours back. It is by far the most useful EDC I’ve every carried.
    Give it a shot of WD40 or whatever you have on hand every once in a while and it will never let you down.
  10. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Iirc Leatherman make one with titanium scales which doesn't rust. But the rest of the tools I dunno what they are made of. The knife iirc is s30v which is a stainless but will still rust if not taken care of.

    I'd say use some edci or some sort of oil to coat the tools and blades regardless of which you choose.
  11. SuburbanBarbarian


    Aug 12, 2018
    I just saw recently a pic of a Vic multitool covered in rust. Don't remember the model though. I didn't think a Vic could rust so much.(I know stainless isn't stain proof)

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