Climber and Squirt P4
I've carried this very combo on occasion, though I'm not sure I get enough regular use out of the P4 to justify carrying it in addition to the Climber.FWIW, I prefer the retired P4 to the current PS4. The small flat driver on the P4 is great; giving it up (along with the awl) for a "meh" pair of scissors on the PS4 is not a good trade-off IMO.
Totally agree. If I was designing the PS4 I'd have ditched the rather "meh" file before the small screwdriver and awl. Oh, and I'd have made the scissors better too.
Ok, looks like we got our winners for the multitool slots in our minimalist EDC:From the larger category it is clearly the Pulse.For the smaller category we have, i would say, two winners. One for the Victorinox Lovers and one for the Leatherman Enthusiast: The Manager and the Squirt P4Now, let's move on to the next items. Let's talk about wallets and pens, since we started on those already. I personally do not like these extreme minimalist wallets like Happy Gilmore posted, because i carry more items in my wallet than just card sized objects. For example hand cleaner, tweezers, tooth pick and so on. But i am open to all kinds of designs, so let's bring 'em on! I would also like to hear your thoughts about pens. Do you have any preferred manufacturers, material, or cartridges? Are there any pens you would like to carry, but they are so expensive that your better half would kill you if you would buy one? For example: I really would like to try a bolt action pen like this one https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/refyne/refyne-ep1-the-essential-edc-titanium-bolt-action?ref=discovery&term=Edc but i do not want to spend over $65 on a pen.I also prefer a pen that i can use as a glass breaker/self defense tool. I never had the chance to use my Schrade Tactical Pen as a glass breaker, so i am not sure if it would work. My favorite cartridge right now is the Fischer Space Pen one. Does not smear and writes on all papers/plastics i ever tried on.Let's hear your thoughts!
If we're going with the Pulse as the large MT, then I move we select the Manager over the P4 as the small MT, since the tool set better complements the Pulse.With regard to wallets, it may not be minimalist, but I've carried one of these for many years, and it's still going strong: https://www.foxcreekleather.com/leather-credit-card-wallet/Finally, while I don't consider a pen to be a required part of a truly minimalist EDC (especially if we already have the Manager), I have two that I like and sometimes carry:- Fisher Bullet - I prefer this one: https://www.spacepen.com/goldtitaniumnitridebulletpen.aspx- Parker Jotter - also takes standard Fisher refills, and I prefer this one: http://www.parkerpen.com/en-US/shop-online/jotter-stainless-steel-retractable-ballpoint-pen-with-gold-trim-medium-point-1953182--1
I slimmed down to a front pocket wallet some time last year, and never looked back. I posted this pic elsewhere before, but it fits to post it here.(Image removed from quote.)It fits a Swiss Card Lite perfect (And it contains an emergency minimal pen!)I prefer a normal sized pen if I need to write. Parker pens, like a Jotter or a Vector rollerball are great basic options. I do have an Inventery M bolt action pen, and prefer it over the Parkers. But my favorites pens are old Rotring pens. I recently came in possession of this one, and it's my current favorite.(Image removed from quote.)
That looks sweet, I tried something similar as well, but I still ended up having to carry a pen..and a flashlight separately. I eventually made myself a wallet that fit my needs but really looking forward to the wallet that I am getting tomorrow. Cant wait to show u guys, very different.