Not sure if this was ever discussed on the blog but, I am interested in purchasing a multitool. I realize there are a plethora of options available and so I was wondering what other guys thought make a good one? Or more specifically maybe my question should be what should I ask myself when selecting one? Also on that note, I'd like to hear from others who may have bought all the bells and whistles and then found out they could have bought something a lot more practical.  Does anyone find themselves using more of the tools versus others, or is there a tool that you wish you would have had included when you purchased yours?

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I have a Gerber Suspension and it is great. Gerber products are reasonably priced and have never failed me. A feature I like it that it has a small lanyard ring that can be folded into the handle if not needed. This is not the fanciest multitool or the most expensive but it has never left me lacking and for the price I don't feel bad if there is a tool on it that I don't use much and feel that I didn't get me moneys worth.

I think it is more critical to have the ability to make do with what you have than it is to try and make sure you have enough stuff to handle every situation.

I have the Swiss Army multitool (one of the bells and whistles ones). The pliers and wire cutters are very high quality, rivalling the very best. Two knives, multiple screwdrivers, and, of course, a bottle opener. I have even used the saw to cut holes in ceilings and smaller pieces of wood. I take it most places, but, in reality has done most of it's work inside the house!

As someone who works with military-spec rifles from time to time, I've become quite fond of the Leatherman MUT. It's got blades that you can open without opening the entire tool(much like the Surge or Wave), a punch for rifle takedown pins, a bronze scraper tool, webbing cutter, built-in hammer/pry tip, replaceable wire cutter jaws, and last but certainly not least, a bottle opener.

I carry around a Swiss Army Knife. They champion plus to be specific and I have definitely gotten good use out of it. They got all sorts of models with different sizes, just browse around at the models and see what you like. Amazon has a great selection.

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