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Posts Tagged ‘knives’

SOG PowerPlier proves to be perfect full-service multi-tool

SOG PowerPlier proves to be perfect full-service multi-tool

Looking for a multi-tool for your serious outdoor adventures? The SOG Pocket PowerPliers earned the highest recommendation from our team of field testers The pliers featured on most multitools serve their purpose well. They provide grip on small nuts, loose cables and broken spokes just fine. But sometimes you need more than simple grip: You [Continued...]

Leatherman offers excellent ultralight multi-tool option: Style CS / PS

Leatherman offers excellent ultralight multi-tool option: Style CS / PS

Leatherman Style PS / CS When you need just the bare-essentials tool kit, the Style PS from Leatherman fits the bill. The compact 3-inch (folded) multitool boasts a pair of pliers with tapered jaws so they work as both regular-head pliers and slim needle-nose pliers. A wire cutters nests in the back of the jaws [Continued...]

Staying on Edge

Staying on Edge

A knife is only as good as its edge. Let a knife lose its edge and, regardless of how much it cost, it’s next to useless. Keeping a knife sharp and ready to use take a little time and effort, but it’s a pretty easy task to take on.  First, though, forget those “instant edge” [Continued...]

A cut above the rest: Backcountry Blades

A cut above the rest: Backcountry Blades

A well-sharpened blade can be an invaluable tool in the backcountry, but not everyone agrees on the form that blade should take. Minimalists and traditionalists prefer a single-bladed folder that slips easily into a pocket. More tech savvy gear geeks lean toward the versatility of the multi-tool, which provide an array of functions in one [Continued...]