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Best Multi Tools to Carry Around

February 06, 2018

Best Multi Tools to Carry Around

Okay, so now that you’ve got yourself a Ridge wallet, you can think about re-evaluating your edc.

No more bulky bulge in your pocket, no more deadweight, just the essentials. You’re like a loaded weapon, ready to walk, run, dance, and do anything. But now that you’ve cleared out the junk from your pocket, it’s time to consider if you can replace it with some essential items that will do you some real good.

No, we’re not talking about cheap beer bottle openers or fancy key rings. Rather, we’re talking about multi tools: small little pocket items capable of performing a litany of tasks, like the Swiss Army Knife of the 21st century (though a bit less deadly, thankfully). Sure, anyone can go around carrying a knife, a screwdriver, and a bottle opener in their pocket all the time, if you get a multi tool, you can do all three at once, with a card-sized device that can slip right into your Ridge.   

Now, you might be looking at the wide variety of multi tools out there, wondering where to get started. Well don’t worry, because we’ve got your covered. Here are some of the best multi tools around.

The Lever Gear Toolcard Pro

To be fair, if there’s one multitool that could give the Wallet Ninja a serious run for its money—or maybe even beat it—it’s the Lever Gear Toolcard Pro. Light, clean, and crafted from stainless steel, it’d certainly look great in your Ridge wallet. But appearances aside, the Lever Gear Toolcard Pro is equipped with a mesmerizing 40 tools.

In addition to the standard collection of wrenches and screwdrivers, this multi tool also has additional rulers, a cord cutter, a bit holder, a straight edge, a prybar, and more. Basically, if you’re a working man who’s always getting involved in DIY projects, this is probably your multi tool of choice, and all for a decent price.

Victorinox Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool

Remember how we said that multi tools are the Swiss Army Knives of the 21st Century? Well, in this case, we mean it literally. For a little more money, you can get the award-winning Victorinox Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool, manufactured in Switzerland.

Why get the Swisscard Lite instead of one of the models above? Basically, it all comes down to what functions you find the most valuable, because the Swisscard has a whole other set of uses. The most significant of its 13 features is an LED mini light, which is definitely a good tool to have on hand at all times. There’s also a magnifying glass, scissors, a straight pin, a nail file, a blade, tweezers, a ballpoint pen, and a toothpick. Definitely a great multi tool for travelers on the go.

The Wallet Ninja

Cheap, functional, and with a flair for style, the value of the Wallet Ninja is hard to beat. In addition to being available in just about every design and color that you could think of, the Wallet Ninja is loaded with useful tools. It includes four separate screwdrivers (including an eyeglass screwdriver), a bottle opener, six size wrenches, a cell phone stand, a box opener, a can opener (!), a nail puller, a peeler, a letter opener, and a ruler that will let you measure both inches and centimeters.

Basically, the Wallet Ninja—like any real ninja—is equipped for any and every situation that could possibly come up, whether it’s unscrewing a lid or standing up your cellphone.

Tuls Roul Titanium

Now, to close it out, we’ll finish by discussing the Roul Titanium by Tules, constructed from—you guessed it—titanium. So if you selected to get the titanium Ridge wallet, this might be your perfect match. If you’re someone who spends a lot of time working on crafts, doing carpentry on the side, or spending long nights at the woodshop, this multi tool is made with those hobbies in mind. It has a dual standard gauge for sizing up nobs, an onboard protractor, a plum bob, drill bits, a wire, a rod stock, and more. This results in a highly optimized multi tool which might not be the choice for everyone — but if your hobbies fit the bill, it could be perfectly optimized for you.