Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gerber Mini Paraframe (22-08485)

CRKT Get-A-Way Driver (9094)

Another pocket tool today. Looks pretty good as an addition to the EDC kit.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Leatherman Blast (830140)

Here's a little excerpt from a photo essay comparison I did with the Spirit a while ago:
The Blast is pure American design and execution. From the stratlingly loud click of the locks slamming home to the excessive strength of the pliers the Blast proclaims it's identity, struggling to set itself apart from the rest of it's line. There is nothing new inside the Blast, you've seen it all before. The simple clip point knife blade seen on hundreds of folders to the stereotypical box profile, the Blast is comforting in it's sameness.

In short, I like the tool a lot.

Leatherman Charge Ti (830272)

This one came to me in mid-2005, one of my first high-quality tools. I carried it for quite a time and found it be a very capable tool. Even went so far as to break the bit-driver using it when I should have been using a proper tool. Other than that I've had no problems and still think it rests close to the peak of multi-tool perfection.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Spyderco Para-Military (C81)

News is that there is an updated version in the works, hopefully we'll get a peek later in the year!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leatherman Crunch (68010101K)

The Crunch is one of the cooler multi-tool designs. It packs an interesting mechanism into a very small size.

Plus, it's pretty fun to open and close with one hand.

Boker Magnum "Cat-Eye"

This is one of the few, if only, off-brand folders I have. It doesn't really even have a model name, just a faceless number in the Boker catalog (which I can't find right now but will update when I do.)

I bought it from a Bass Pro shops several years ago. It was the first knife I purchased with one of my own paychecks. I remember being torn between it and one of those Beretta folders with the cut-out sections in the blade. What made up my mind was the small price discrepancy; I think this one was $19.99, fully $5 less than the Beretta. Seems so expensive for what I got now, with all the great bargains out there. But it worked for me and I never had any complaints, so I do suppose I got my money's worth.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gerber Multi-Plier 600 Pro Scout (07563) and Multi-Plier 600 Black Oxide (07550G)

The Pro Scout:

The MP600 Black Oxide: This model also features a Hawkbillish main blade and replaceable wire-cutters.