What's in the bag?

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by Pomsbz, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    Most of us are carrying something in a pocket or pouch but what's the MT we have in the bag? The one that isn't needed enough to be carried on body but is important enough to have close to hand during the course of the day.

    For me it was a LM Skeletool and then a LM Charge AL. Too bulky/heavy to have on the belt for EDC but for years I would commute by bike and would daily be working with equipment so having a MT close to hand was essential.

    What MT or SAK are you guys keeping in your bag rather than on person and why?

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  2. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    When I was driving truck , I carried my LM Wingman clipped to the seat pouch on the passenger seat.
    Now it's clipped for easy access in my closet/knife area
     
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  3. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    A Vic Swiss Champ rides in my backpack.

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  4. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    If I think I'ld need something extra, to carry for me it's a wave or kick.
    As I find the swistool to heavy, it sits on the laundry bench, to use round the house.
     
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  5. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 25, 2009
    It’s not a multitool, but I keep these in my bag. This allows me to keep only a SAK in my pocket and avoid pliers-based multitools altogether.

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  6. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    I have the same in my bag and for the same reason. With these and a hex key in the bag and a SAK on my belt I retired the multitools above from my bag and daily carry. They're very good pliers, punch way way above what you might imagine for the size.
     
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  7. CSG

    CSG

    Dec 15, 2007
    The only "bags" I have a a small and large camping oriented pack in each of my two vehicles. They contain the ability to survive in the wild or an urban environment -food, cooking, water, fire, shelter, clothing, tools, etc. We don't speak of firearms but any available are usually on my person (Idaho dontcha know). Same with edged items. Bigger in the packs, smaller on my person. I simply thing of them as daypacks. That said, I keep two containers in my Land Cruiser from my SAR days with appropriate gear.
     
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  8. CSG

    CSG

    Dec 15, 2007
    BTW, these little kits are in my glove box (a duplicate in each vehicle). More for hiking that tool/urban use but still, it's cool what you can put in a small Leatherman nylon pouch with loops on the side.

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  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I usually have the Vic One-Handed Trekker in my carry bag (usually sling bag) when I'm in the woods. I keep a SOG PowerPint in my pickup and a Vic Spirit in my work bag. The work bag hasn't seen much duty since Covid-19 hit. Probably need to move a full sized multi-tool to my pickup. That would be a bit redundant with the PowerPint, but it has larger accessory tools (heavier pliers and bigger screw drivers mostly as compared to the PowerPint). The PowerPint has both plain and serrated blades as accessories.
     
  10. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    I'm currently working on a new EDC 'bag' tool. Probably a SAK Ranger (91mm) to compliment my Knipex. Since moving my LM Charge on to my bike bag I've had nothing in the bag save a Pioneer Farmer which is there more cause I like it than because I actually need it in there. I always have my Spartan on person.

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  11. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    @Pomsbz I need to assemble a "bike bag" as well and you have given me ideas. I however have a number of pliers-based multi-tools that would work well there. Pliers are quite useful at times if you ride bikes much. Bikes are an old activity for me that has fallen by the way side and I'm trying to rekindle at the moment. I stay at home too damn much.
     
  12. Enkrig

    Enkrig

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    Dec 17, 2015
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    I carry a Leatherman Juice CS4 because it is the lightest multitool I could find that has all main things I require, and that complement whichever SAK I carry in the pocket:
    • pliers with wire cutters, (not as full size as others MT, but large enough to do serious work)
    • scissors
    • saw
    • bottle opener
    In addition, it provides a backup blade, can/bottle opener, and screwdrivers.
     
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  13. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    Haven't they just retired the Juice line? Seems a shame, a lot of good in them.
     
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  14. Enkrig

    Enkrig

    159
    Dec 17, 2015
    I think that they did... but I got mine used for $25 already after they did. I agree that it was a pity that they retired it. I think that it is ideal for urban/office EDC, in which one wants something light and compact. As far as I know, there is nothing else out there that fills the same need.
     
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  15. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    They're stupidly expensive now, you pay the same for a used one as a brand new LM Wave and a new Juice is around the price of a Charge! Crazy world.
     
  16. A.L.

    A.L.

    Jun 27, 2007
    Same for me when I go for longer trips. Good assortment of tools for almost every need.
     
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  17. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    Good is an understatement, the only reason they didn't include the kitchen sink was because the on site plumbing wouldn't be up to Swiss standards... :D
     
  18. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004

    I have an old juice, shame to retire practical model.

    Talk about price gouging cone to Oz.
    Current Wave prices from genuine leatherman sites.

    Leatherman US=$99.95USD
    Leatherman Aus=$249.95AUD

    Current conversion rate means for a Wave here is approx $180US

    Lucky I always look for a sale.:eek::D
     
  19. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Knipex are damn good pliers. I have several - from the tiny ones all the way up to the huge button lock adjustable smooth jaw like these:

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    I always have one or two of the small - medium ones in my bag.
     
  20. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    You're gonna love this... went to my son's for a project today. I packed a bag of basics.. fixed blade, sunscreen, water bottle, stuff like that plus my pockets of EDC knives..
    Within 30 minutes I needed a multi tool . Oops! Had to borrow my son's Wave. Next time I be better prepared.
     

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