Hello from Denmark
« on: February 17, 2017, 11:43:53 PM »
My short MT related intro...
I have been using MTs since 2007 for all kinds of stuff like most people. Now a days I use them alot for seagrass restoration work which involves cutting alot of cable ties, robe, wire, chain etc. with the knife blades and wire cutters. The pliers are excellent for riping old barnacle infested gear apart for recovering of the usefull parts. The awl is a key tool for drilling holes in plastics for lanyards and securing of equipment.
In the last couple of years a Vic swisstool combined with a Vic Alox pioneer was carries daily. Both of these tools are know lost for different reasons. I originally picked out the swisstool because its easy to mod the tool locks so the blades are non-locking but still having locks on the remaining tools - this makes the swisstool legal for EDC in my country (allthough the knifelaw has change slightly now). The swisstool handle salt water nicely the same did my previous Leatherman Kick (retired with damages). My newest multitool for the job is a Gerber MP600 (basic) with an awl made from the small flat head driver. I will be interested to see how well the bead blasted finish of MP600 will tolerate salsmurfer. I really like the MP600 so far ... despite the all the love/hate there is about the "flickn"
The easily modded punch/reamer
Modifying multitools to your own requirements is a great skill and there plenty of modding knowlegde on this forum !