Gerber’s hawk-like sleek EDC multi-tool is for everyone who want more done with minimum baggage!

While most EDC multi-tools pack more than six functions into a form factor that’s a bit thicker than you’d ideally want, Gerber wants to take the bold step of giving you the bare minimum. In practical use, most of those functions never even see the light of day – the ones used most are the knife, screwdriver, and the occasional toss of the beer bottle crown. Their Armbar Slim Drive EDC multi-tool (upgraded version of Armbar Drive) filters down the usual EDC functions to the least possible ones you’ll actually use most of the time.

The Gerber Armbar Slim Drive has just got the screwdriver, bottle opener, and a sharp blade – giving it a very slim profile – no more than a normal-sized writing instrument. This gives you the practical freedom to carry it with you at all times (literally all times in real-world usage) as opposed to other thick and heavy EDCs that you at most consider carrying in your backpack – no way in your pocket. The advantage here is the specialized function which will help you get through anything required. The multi-tool is designed in a way to give you substantial gripping power while cutting with the blade, and driving or prying the screwdriver tool. On top of that, the frame lock holds the tool steadfast when cutting through tough objects or the odd self-defense situation while walking down the alley on a dark night. The form factor of the overall tool reinforces the sleekness of the design, with a hawk-like form when folded gives it added strength and character.

In the fully opened position of the knife, it measures 6.75 inches in total – almost as good enough as a real knife with a superior grip. The tool comes with a fold-out two-inch bit driver to take care of any screwing tasks that come up. The driver has its own dual-sided bit – one a Philips bit and the other a flathead bit – for times when you don’t have your own driving bits. And yes, pardon me if I just forgot to mention the exposed bottle opener function at the rear end.

Designer: Gerber

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This Popsocket transforms into a 5-in-1 functional EDC, making your smartphone adventure ready!

We’ve got used to the simple yet useful EDC’s that come in a multitude of designs and the inherent functionality, lending them a unique USP that anyone out there would fancy. In the countless options for an everyday tool that we have, there’s yet another made for form, function, and double utility. Renowned knife-crafter SOG has teamed up with PopSockets (well known for their smartphone accessories) to create a pop-out grip that doubles as a basic EDC multitool – bringing five different utilities to the picture. Just for the records, PopSockets have been crafting PopGrips stand for smartphones since 2014, having sold more than 100 million of them, and now this collaboration brings something extra for the outdoorsy users.

SOG’s compact PopGrip Multi-tool is the final product that users will for sure fancy, as the PopGrip has a little slot to pop-in the removable stainless steel multitool for anything that it can be put use to. It has the bottle opener functionality, a mini pry bar and slotted screwdriver for random occasions, a small blade to cut through anything when required, and the one-fourth inch hex bit driver for any screwing tasks. The notches can fit in any 4mm hex bit driver, so you’re covered for most of your screwing tasks in a jiffy. When not in use the accessory stays in place for use as a grip handle or a stand for your smartphone while viewing multimedia content.

The 5-in-1 PopGrip Multi-tool is surely a very convenient way to solve common daily problems as the phone is there with you at all times. And don’t worry, it won’t fall off from the slot – it’s secured magnetically courtesy of the SOG’s TwistMag design. The accessory is compatible with wireless chargers, so that covers most modern-day devices. PopGrip Multi-tool is available in Blackout, Civic Cyan, and Moss Green colors and is up for grabs on PopSockets for keen buyers!

Designer: SOG and PopSockets

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This nifty multitool EDC fits 18 different tools into its singular portable design

Sure, the Fishface multitool doesn’t have the most awe-inspiring cool-sounding name, but it makes up for that with absolute unmatched functionality. The entire device is no bigger than your thumb, but comes with not 5, not 10, but 18 different tools integrated into it. It’ll open practically anything from boxes to boxes, and from hex-nuts to Phillips-head screws. It’s even got its own wire-cutter, pry-tool, and gritty sanding surface for sanding down the screws you can’t open… although that’s always the last measure.

The name Fishface comes from its abstract fish-skeleton design, complete with an eye hole, an open mouth, and even fins and a tail! These details, however, are simply tools that sit within the Fishface’s utilitarian-yet-nature-inspired form. The device comes made from black titanium-coated stainless steel, giving it the strength it needs to pull off the multiple tasks you give it. Among its many tools are Phillips and flat screwdrivers, wrenches, hex drives as well as a bicycle spanner, pry bar, file, nail cleaner, bottle opener, box opener, and a rope cutter. All said and done, the entire multitool weighs a mere 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and comes with its own carabiner clip too, making it perfect to strap to your backpack or even around your keychain… and yes, it’s TSA-approved for flying too!

Designer: True Utility

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This credit card sized tool with 15+ functions is a wallet-friendly EDC that keeps you ready for any adventure!

Go shopping for an everyday carry or outdoor multitool and you’ll find hundreds of them touting compact size tagged along with a multitude of usage. However finding one that fits the bill when it comes to ultra-compact nature, functioning as an everyday carry as well as an outdoor multitool is a rarity that would be on everyone’s wishlist. After all who wants to carry a set of different tools in their backpack on a camping or hiking trip to the mountains? The TACTICA M.020 Camping Tool Card is the novelty you want to always have in your wallet for the multitude of uses it brings to the fore.

Ideal for adventure seekers who want to carry as little gear as possible, the multitool has a surprisingly great combo of minimal size (about that of a credit card) and more than 15 functions that come really handy for people who hike, camp, or go for an unexpected adventure quite often. TACTICA M.020 is made from a single-piece of super-tough Grade-5 titanium or 420 stainless steel (depending on the one you choose). Well suited for any tasks at home or in the outdoors this tool includes functions like – a sundial, screwdriver, rope tensioner with finger pulls, saw blade for cutting, pry bar, metric ruler for measuring, fire starter courtesy the removable ferrocerium striker rod, tent peg puller for camping in a jiffy, can opener for home use, and bottle opener for times when you desperately need one!

The USP of this everyday carry multitool is the fact that you can keep it with you at all times – in your wallet or your everyday backpack without ever knowing it is even there. Eventually, when you need to use the tool, it is handy enough to help you out seamlessly – anytime, anywhere!

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Victorinox’s Swiss-army multi tools fit right inside this credit card-shaped device!

Victorinox has long prided itself in creating some of the most useful and compact high-grade multitools the world has seen, but none match up to how compact their SwissCard Lite is. Shaped to look exactly like a credit card (it’s about as thick as one too), the SwissCard fits in any wallet, and comes with as many as 13 different tools all integrated into its slick profile.

The SwissCard Lite (named so because it also has a torch integrated into it) contains everything from grooming equipment to tailoring instruments to stationery and even multitools. It’s got its own ballpoint pen, pocket-knife, scissors, tweezers, straight-pin, magnifying glass, scale (with both metric and imperial units), LED torch, and as many as four different screwdriver-heads. All the elements sit within the SwissCard Lite’s nifty frosted-plastic casing, and can easily be carried in bags, wallets, even pockets, serving both indoors as well as the great outdoors. Just don’t carry it onto an airplane… the TSA won’t be too happy about that!

Designer: Victorinox

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This knife + multi-tool is made for chef’s who like be equipped even on adventure trips!

Everyday carry come in all shapes and sizes bringing to the fore multitude of uses, making your daily life hassle-free. While most of them boast compact tools not many of them have a standard knife up their sleeve for times when a small one wouldn’t cut the chase. With this in mind, NOS Design has come up with a double sliding blade knife that’s unique in its own rights and has a definitive utility for adventure seekers as well as ones who like to cook delicacies.

Meet the Versus knife outdoor edition, an EDC that has a very intuitive sliding mechanism to reveal one of the two tools depending on use. On one side is a sharp standard-sized Puntilla knife blade to cut anything that stands in your way while on the other there is a tactical multi-tool with a toothed blade. With the push of a button, either one of them can be set into action courtesy of the simple sliding mechanism. Although the tool is slightly bigger than your average everyday carry tool the usage it brings – especially on hiking trips can’t be denied.

Then there is another version that is tailored for passionate chefs who love knives. It is called the Chef’s edition and this one has a Puntilla knife on one side and a professional chef’s knife on the other. So, whatever be your choice, you are going to get a niche tool for all your needs and everything in between!

Designer: NOS Design

The Gerber Armbar Drive: Everyday Carry for modern environments

I for one can’t wait for normalcy to return so I can step out and meet friends. Working as a writer for a blog means already being used to working from home, and while I’m sufficiently prepared professionally, the absence of a social life is taking a toll on me. It almost feels like the Gerber Armbar Drive is speaking to be by being entirely relevant in times like these. Since I’m stuck indoors, most of my EDC need pertain to indoor requirements, which the Armbar Drive is more than capable of handling.

A tiny, versatile multitool, the Gerber Armbar Drive packs 7 tools into its small, slick frame. The Armbar Drive’s frame integrates a prybar and bottle opener into its design, while the fold-out tools include a full-size plain-edge knife, an awl for making or enlarging holes, a scissor for cutting, and a 2.5” long screwdriver with a 2-sided bit that you can flip and use based on your need. Pretty useful for a multitool that ultimately folds down to the size of your index finger. The Armbar Drive even has a sister variant, the Armbar Cork, which features a corkscrew with lever arm along with a can/package opener… but given that I haven’t seen a bottle of alcohol in over a month now, I’ll leave that be.

Designer: Gerber

This snowflake-shaped multitool makes the best stocking-stuffer for EDC lovers!

With only 10 days to Christmas Eve, if you’re still thinking about what to buy for your DIY enthusiast friend or for Secret Santa at work, the HexFlex multitool is the perfect combination of functional and festive-themed. It fits 14 incredibly useful tools into its small frame and comes with a keyring attachment so you’ve always got it on you. Made from stainless steel, this incredibly season-appropriate multitool comes with two Phillips screwdrivers, a flathead screwdriver, three hex drivers, a box-cutter, a bottle opener, and six different wrenches cleverly integrated into its snowflake-shaped design. Originally designed to be a snowboard tool (hence the snowflake theme), the HexFlex actually lends itself to a lot of regular daily use too. It fastens right to your keychain, allowing you to carry it around wherever you go, and gives you the power to open stuff from bottles to boxes and tighten or loosen screws, and bolts. Now that’s quite chill isn’t it?!

Designer: HexFlex

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The Union is hands-down the most versatile pocket-toolkit I’ve seen

If your question is ‘how many tools in a multitool is too many tools?’, let me tell you, that answer changes practically every month. Each time I see a new multitool EDC, I’m convinced that there’s no such thing as too many tools as long as the device remains portable. However, I’m now convinced that we’ve reached what I call “peak multitool”, and there’s no getting better or moving forward from here. The Union by Toler Tools is a pocket-sized product that puts tools into your pocket that you didn’t previously think were possible. It has an adjustable wrench, a screwdriver with multiple heads, a pair of pliers with a built-in wirecutter, a miniature handsaw that cuts through metal, and a pocket knife… in a size that fits basically most of your toolshed right into your pocket.

Designed with unprecedented range and ability, the Union is a traveling toolshed. The patent-pending Omnilock wrench allows you to get into tough places and lets you handle a range of sizes easily and quickly. Using self-adjusting and ratcheting mechanisms, the wrench securely tightens around nuts and bolts, giving you all the grip you need to tighten loose bolts anywhere. The Union sports a two-part design that allows you to detach the pliers unit from the wrench for further precision, holding onto parts with one hand while tightening them with the other. Also built into it is a screwdriver with four interchangeable heads. The driver itself is detachable and can be attached to either piece (the wrench or the plier) depending on your needs, and even docks sideways too, giving you a T-grip for screws that are exceptionally tough to loosen or tighten. Docked inside the Union’s body are also interchangeable heads, with one flathead, two Phillips heads, and an Allen head, giving you control over a wide variety of fairly popular screws.

When all’s said and done, the Union packs two blades too, as is fairly common with multitools. A handsaw blade, made from heat-treated D2 steel, comes with a serrated edge that can cleanly slice through wood or even metal, and a 3.125″ pocket-knife blade lets you cut and slice through regular items, opening boxes, cutting cords, etc.

This unusual combination of tools (especially with the remarkable self-adjusting wrench) compressed into a product smaller than your smartphone is pretty much what gives the Union its incredible competitive edge. on the more functional, get-hands-dirty side of the EDC spectrum, the Union isn’t just a regular multitool. It’s an all-out, portable, hardware solution!

Designer: Michael Newman of Toler Tools

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