who carries a multi-tool daily?


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Dec 25, 1998
I posed a similar question about fixed blades. Before I got my Pikuni I always had a multi-tool with me. It is really a hard decision for which one to put on the belt.

Dennis Bible

Hi Dennis,
I always have my Swisstool on my belt, carried in horizontal mode, either in my G2 leather rig or a cordura one when I need to be "low key".
I'm not able to carry a fixed blade very often, so I make up for it with folders in every pocket.

I find that if I don't have the multi-tool with me, THAT'S when I need it!

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Me, me, me. Leatherman pulse in my pocket EDC for work. And I wear a fixed blade everywhere but work. Currently on my hip: a Lakota FinWing. But I vary what I carry on my hip a lot more than what is in my pocket. BTW Dennis, you have two hips, put a fixed blade on one side and a multitool on the other.
When I'm not at work, I carry a multitool/flashlight in a Pockits on the left hip and a fixed blade on the right.

My work situation is problematic because I teach. The other day we were dissecting clams and I pulled out a #8 opinel to slice open a clam and I thought this one woman was going to have a fit! "Is that legal at school?" she asked loudly.
So you can imagine what would happen if I started carrying sharp things around on my hip.


I get some pleasure from finding a relentlessly peaceful use for a combative looking knife.
I just about always have my Leatherman PST with me. Once you get in the habit of having that thing, you find all sorts of handy new uses for it.

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I am currently carrying a Leatherman Wave on my belt. I carried a Gerber multi plier for 10 years, and recently switched to the Wave.

I always have a multi tool on my belt, and will never be without it, no matter what the situation.



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i carry a custom gerber tool[build your own-site].carried leatherman or similiar since i saw them at the '87 shot show.
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I carry a regular size Leatherman in the trunk of my motorcycle and one of those "mini" sized Leatherman Tools in my carry-on bag. (Nobody has ever said a thing about that as it passes throgh the x-ray machine.)

Hoodoo- Nice students you have, welcome to socialism. The question is not, "Is that apropriate?", the question is "Is it legal?".

But then again, she probably trusts people who think that her money is theirs to make all her important decisions.

Oh yeah, Dennis, I carry a Swiss Tool religiously, one on my hip, and another in my backpack, just in case.

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If someone asks you if your knife is legal, ask them to cite the law they think you are violating. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says it's not up to you to provide that information. (Especially when it doesn't exist!)

The problem is, these warm and fuzzy types have no emotional self-control, and they know that if they had a large, sharp object, the temptation to stab someone would overwhelm them. So they think that all of us are as crazy as they know they are.
I carry a Craftsman multi-tool for work and have just started carrying the Gerber 800 at other times.For a few years I carried a Schrade Tough Tool but decided it needed a rest.
I also have a Case folder handy for quick cutting jobs both at work and at home.All my other stuff kind of sits around.I can't imagine not having a multi-tool unless you drag a tool chest around.

"Just me and my multi-tools."
Most of the time I have a Leatherman of one form or another on or with me; usually on the opposite side as the knife dejour.
ABSOLUTELY I CARRY A MULTI-TOOL EVERY DAY! IT'S WHAT TURNED ME INTO A KNIFE PERSON! Some people go their whole lives without ever owning good tools or knives. That was me until I got my first set of Craftsman tools, my first Leatherman, and my first Spydie.
( I never had a father to teach me so I got a late start.) Now I don't see how people do without these things! I rotate my daily carry & glovebox tools regularly. Now it's a SOG Switch Plier! Have a good one-be careful out there!
For over 20 years, I've been carrying the "original" multi-tool, a SAK. Since I have become a Knife Knut, I purchased a Leatherman Micra which rides in my front left pocket. The folder 'De Jour' (this week, a BM 730S KotM) rides in the front right pocket, and a Gerber blunt-nose multi tool is in the glove box.

i have to say it: Yes i carry ten multitools every day! five on every hand, in Germany we call them "fingers".
Fun away - when going to work (bureau) i have a "Supertool" + a "Scorpion" (Streamlight,notthe full auto pistol) with me.
Also 2 to 3 knives, OC spray, Cell-phone,
Cash, Cards, + ....+ ...+ ...

*so is life : hard but unfair - BE PREPARED*
I carry my Supertool in my jacket pocket every day. Always have a knife also so the blades on the ST almost never get used, but the pliers, screwdrivers, etc. come in handy all the time.

Jason aka medusaoblongata
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Finally started carrying a multi-tool this past month after all these years. So it's now one of my two Waves, 2 CRKT folders (one for "show" and one for "go"), plus my old SAK Champion (just can't give it up). Throw in a Glock 33 at odd times and I'm ready to start the day!

Hmmm, now I'm starting to see why I have trouble keeping my pants up!

EDC-Leatherman Mini-Tool in cordura pouch on belt, large Sebenza clipped to right hip pocket, Glock 30 in Fobus paddle right side. Covers just about any eventuality.

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[This message has been edited by Doc Mac (edited 02-17-2001).]
I personally carry a Leatherman Micra at all times. When needed, I carry a Leatherman PST II or a Gerber Multiplier.

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by shootist16:
I posed a similar question about fixed blades. Before I got my Pikuni I always had a multi-tool with me. It is really a hard decision for which one to put on the belt.


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