If you would have to pick one multitool, and one only, which one would you pick?
My essential tools are knife, scissors and pliers, and always try to incorporate a Phillips, awl and flat driver in there somehow too.
These are some of my favorite things to discuss. There are so many options with so many individual needs/wants.Base line huh?
My thought too, but he might not consider the pliers on these SAKs real pliers. They are more like enlarged tweezers, and a lot of people use them like that. Would be interested in your thoughts about that SAK though Aimless Wanderer.
We mentioned some more, but remember we are trying to build a minimalist EDC, so only one mt is allowed
For example: I found an EDC pen that you can put on your key chain. It is about half the size of a regular pen. I would still not consider it because a) you cannot use regular refills and b) it is a pain to hold and write with it.<snip>I like the first two pens you posted , they look really slim but still usable.
So does minimalist specifically mean quantity to you? Personally, I'd consider a Squirt P4 and Classic, or Style PS and Micra, more minimalist that a Deluxe Tinker, even though it's two tools instead of one.
ScissorsSmall pliersBlade (~3")
I've been trimming down my EDC for a few years now. Full sized and loaded out MTs are great and all, but since I stopped working in building maintenance I don't feel the need to have one on me all the time.So for me my minimum has been; ScissorsSmall pliersBlade (~3")Torch (flashlight)Handkerchief, pen, notebook etc. are all useful but I don't feel naked if I leave the house without them.Some examples show below.
I like your edc tools, but there seems to be some redundancy that could be streamlined unless that was done on purpose. That is no criticism i just try to enforce the idea of this topic. Would there be one multitool for you that could be used instead of the 3 in the first photo without sacrificing utility?
. I didn't show my Fenix instead showed my Ti Thrunite. Its the Christmas Edition which I now I realize I should have picked up a few. The head is a little loose which is why I don't carry it on my keychain. I like to keep this light in my coin pocket. 2 lights might be over kill .