Knife or Multi tool, what do you carry on your belt, or in your pack? (1 Viewer)

Will Wood

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I've got a belt folding knife and some tools I've collected for various reasons in my back pack. I'd like to lose the weight and get a multi tool that is good enough. I'm thinking about a Stanley? It's cheep enough and good enough.? Not sure. Ideas??
 
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Best part of a multitool is the pliars and wire cutters so make sure those are solid if u are using them for urban settings


I prefer linesman pliers and a good knife for wilderness camping. Cheaper and will cut you way through chain link or barbed wire (in a pinch) which there is a surprising amount of in the bush at least around here.
 
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theres really no reason to not have both. every multi tool ive ever had came with a belt pouch so put it on yer belt and after a few days you wont even notice its there. whats the blade length on yer folding knife? best to keep it under 3 inches to avoid hassle some nearly every state has a different law when it comes to carrying a knife on you.
 

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Not currently traveling but I browse edc(everyday carry) forums as well.

Right now I have various knives and a leatherman wingman. Has ~10 solid tools, locking knife, scissors, both screws, pliers, etc. little heavy for liteweight travel however gets the job done. My friend has a micra, awesome spring scissors and small. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I used to carry multi-tools, but I kept losing them. And it's much cheaper to replace a knife.

But if I ever acquire another multi, it's definitely going in my pack—rather than on my belt/in my pocket.
 
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I used to carry multi-tools, but I kept losing them. And it's much cheaper to replace a knife.

But if I ever acquire another multi, it's definitely going in my pack—rather than on my belt/in my pocket.

I can't have any nice things cause I lose them all.
 

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I used to carry multi-tools, but I kept losing them. And it's much cheaper to replace a knife.

But if I ever acquire another multi, it's definitely going in my pack—rather than on my belt/in my pocket.
Ya this is my problem as well. I always use the hell out of a multitool and the leatherman wave has been my go to tool for years but I have lost maybe 3 at this point and its becoming an economic bane.
 

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Multi tool I carry in my pocket, knife in my backpack. I will sell the knife in the future since It is a little redundant extra weight. I did not do this until now because it is a good tactical knife. I only remember I have a knife when I have to surrender to enter gov social assistence houses.
 

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I carry a Gerber Suspention:

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And I also carry a 4 inch partial serrated straightblade. Everyone shoud have both in my opinion.

I use the multi tool on the daily. The straightblade is more of a last resort protection tool.
 

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Always been a fan of multi-tools. I use the pliers and such way more than the knife. I've had both leatherman and gerber and it's just a personal preference I think. They are both usually pretty well made.
 

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Agree w both. IMO cheap multitools are absolutely not worth the money; I've had so many break on me and should have just sprung for a nice one at this point.
 
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Both are preferred. Personally, at my best (small tool wise) I was carrying two different multi tools, and two different knives. All of the above for their own reasons. Was this overkill? To some maybe, but I had my reasons. If finances weren't an issue, I would have had one multi-tool, two knives. But you get what you get. Especially when you're not paying. I had one multi tool for it's small snips, mainly. The other was for the needle nose pliers. If you can find a combo with both included, hell yeah. I've always been a person that holds on to some extra things, in hopes of giving them to others. Like socks, for example. But knives.. /other weapons I like to gift to female bodies travellers specifically that are lacking. Though, I carried two different knives because I'd use them for different things. I had one knife that I used as more of an axe/hammer. It was very thick, and sturdy. The other knife I had was slim, with a curved fine point- for gutting animals, and more meticulous tasks.
 

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I’ve been using both for years and eventually settled with a Leatherman Charge and a K-Bar. The K-bar has proven to be a faithful heavy duty knife that has never failed. Skinning, gutting and butchering animals. Batoning wood for fire. Shelter construction, precision carving can be done with care though its not ideal.
My leatherman is the shit. It has two knives, one sereated with a v-cutter and another strait edge that cover everything the k-bar doesnt do. Also has a wood saw, file, good scisors, needle nose pliers and replaceable wire cutters that can defeat most chain link fences. It also has an interchangable bit attachement. It comes with 14 interchangable bits that fit in the same slot; star, phillips, square ect.
This one feature is kind of a game changer because you can make your own additional tool attachments has long as they fit in that slot. So for example I want to ad a leather awl, so I take a normal drill bit, grind the business end into the shape of an awl, and flatten out the butt end to fit in the socket. It’s an expensive tool of coarse, but worth it if you have the money.
 

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