Most heavy duty key chain knives?

Billy The Hungry

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Andy the Aussie

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Please provide your criteria for "Heavy Duty", without said criteria it will be difficult to identify the correct tool for your task.
 

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Which SOG?

Are you looking for fixed blade? Folder? How big of a keychain? Tasks? Budget?

My current keychain knife is a Swiss Army Mini Champ that is at least 17 years old and I haven't broken it yet.
 
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Cold Steel Micro Recon . :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Has a genuine Tri-ad lock , just like the big ones . So not going to close on your fingers .

Good grip, especially if you use your keychain as a fob for the knife .

About as "heavy duty" as can expect for the size and wt.

~$20 , come in various blade shapes . Mine is spear point . But Tanto and clip are available . IIRC .
 
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A Victorinox Cadet is as large and “heavy duty” as I want to go with a knife on my key ring.

Even then, I don’t want to have it on my keys unless absolutely necessary. I hate keychain knives.

My wife, on the other hand, loves all sort of junk on her keys. Including a micro SAK of some kind.
 
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2 words: Micra

Henry, you've hit on a great answer. I don't particularly like the micra, but its a very rugged little beast, has a thin chisel grind blade that cuts like the dickens, and has some screw driver tools that will do a good amount of light prying if needed, and scissors that will cut almost as wide a variety of stuff as EMT shears. And if you fold it up with the blade out, its like a hybrid cross of a locking blade and balisong; no way for it to fold up and cut you if you're doing something outrageous with it.

You just may be onto something Henry.:thumbsup:
 
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Maybe one of the CRKT Mininalists? They're dinky, and plenty strong for a keychain.
 
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Spyderco ladybug is one of best,i have older version in aus.6,its excellent,reground it to zero edge...cuts very well...easy to resharpen and be open one handed...the new versions are too expensive...
 
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I've had a SOG Micron on my keychain for many years. I guess I'll have to admit I've never tried batoning with it, so I can't comment on how heavy duty it is...

I once went through a security checkpoint at a state building with a Victorinox Classic in my pocket. They made me toss the Vic, but handed me back my keys with the SOG Micron on them. I made sure to point that out to them when I left the building. And I made sure I was holding my pencil in a reverse hammer grip and in a menacing manner at the time. ;) (Just kidding about the pencil!)
 
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Vehicle keys I always keep separate in case of loss or theft. I have a few motorcycles so I don't want the other keys ejecting along the road.

The truck uses a fob that just needs to be in my pocket but I still keep that one separate too.
 
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