Multi tools, who carries them?

jmez

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As the title says, and which one?

Thinking of getting a Havalon but I'm not changing blades with my fingers, especially bloody fingers. Started looking at some multi tools and some of them weigh 1/2 a pound. Most of the Leatherman and Gerber's are pretty heavy and also overkill. I really like the looks of these CRKT tools. Both very light and appear functional. I may get both of these.

http://www.crkt.com/Lil-Guppie-Black

http://www.crkt.com/Zilla-Tool-Jr-Black-Handle-Black-Finish
 

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I will say changing blades on the piranta can be tricky however gets easier with experience. I used to carry a small multi tool for the blade exchange but now I do not need it.
 
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To each their own. I use scalpels every day. I'm not changing blades in the backcountry with my fingers.
 

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Gerber and leatherman both have micro tools with pliers. They weight just a few ounches. That would work for your purpose. They are around 20 bucks most anywhere. Or you could fi d a set of stand alone micro pliers that would weigh an ounce or maybe even less at any hobby shop.
 

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I carry a multitool with me all the time while hunting. While I don't need the pliers usually to swap blades anymore, I find a full size knife blade is always handy for working joints and what not while taking down an animal and being able to swap tripod adapters and what not with a flathead screwdriver also makes it worth the 4-5 oz to have along. Its nothing fancy at all, but certainly gets the job done and only costs a little over $40. Generally I don't need them until I get an animal down and I start working the joints, but there are times when the pliers or full size blade that is stouter than a havalon is welcomed.

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-83...r=1-1&keywords=leatherman+freestyle+skeletool
 

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+1 leatherman squirt or similar, weighs like 1.9oz. Love mine and varry it everyday, mine has pliers, scissors, small knife, metal file, and a flat and phillips. Not as useful as a full multitool. But is plenty good enough for backcountry use IMO.
 

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I carry a sog multitool it works great for many things from tightening down trekking pole locks to cutting paracord and other odds and ends
 

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I always carry a Leatherman. I usually don't use it, but when I do need it, I'm sure glad I brought it. For me, it's worth the small amount of weight.
 

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check out Swiss-Tech Micro Max or Micro Plus. Both small multitools that will work for what your wanting to do, however both do not have a knife like Leatherman multitools do.
 

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I've never brought one and don't really plan to. I've knicked myself many times while breaking down an animal, and have never cut myself while changing a blade out. I could see a few uses for it for sure but I'll likely keep rolling without one.

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I carry a letherman. I actual deboned half a moose with one when my buddy needed some help and it was the only thing I had with a blade.
 

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Always carry a leatherman. I really like the wave. Not only for butchering, as I say a leatherman is a guides best friend!
 

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For day trips/hunts, usually. For backpack hunting... no. I used too, but used it so rarely, that I downsized to a mini and then just quit carrying it all together. Very few uses for a set of pliers or a screwdriver with my hunting gear. The knives aren't that awesome, so I just carry a real one.

If I can't get my kit repaired with some good tape, cord, and a sharp knife, a leatherman probably isn't going to help. If I was to start carrying one specifically for hunting, it would probably be a skeletool or a mini, but I'm more likely to just use a swiss army knife.

That said, if one of my partners want's to carry one... I don't object. :)

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I will be using a Gerber Dime. It's only expected use is to change the blades on the Havelon.
 

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