Hi guys, I have been looking for a multitool with a large blade for a while to replace my Coast multitool that doesn't have a large blade so that I don't have to carry an extra 3" folder.
I've look at all the famous one like Leatherman and Gurber and then I've come across this not quite well-known item on Goinggear.com. It's a multitool with 2 tiny LED flashlight on both side and with a 3" locking blade from a China company called Tekut.
I couldn't really find any review anywhere online so I decided to give it a try since it is not that expensive anyway, just about 40 bucks.
Here are the pics:
The box made out of some decent texture paper or at least it is trying to look decent.
So far so good.
Comes with a rigid nylon holster and a clipping ring.
Judging from the package and the nylon holster this item should be new and never used, but there are quite a lot of very very fine scratch on the metal surface. I am not sure it's just the bad quality control or bad polishing skill from the factory, or if it is not really a new item.
If you want the larger version of the pic, the link is this: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_F5MWVZfyd1Y/TNMyZ5_szWI/AAAAAAAADA0/qtEKAMyA0w4/P1190380.JPG
The large locking blade. I really like the size of this blade, although still not as big as my folder but for one that comes with a multitool, it's really not bad. It seems quite sharp too but doesn't have any markings showing what kind of steel it is made out of.
I threw in my 2 other EDC just for comparison.
The battery compartment which carries 2 button batteries. (The top battery is not in its correct positive/negative position, I am just placing it this way for the pic.)
The blade extended with the front (bigger) LED flash on.
There is this black plastic tab for you to deploy the flat and the phillips screw-drivers. It's a nice design that let you deploy them with just one hand.
Now, here comes a problem. I am not sure if this is a defect or design. One side of the Phillips screw driver seems fine, but the other side of it seems to be missing a notch.
I tried to use it on a mid or larger size phillips screw and it seems fine but it is impossible to use it on some smaller phillips screw like the size of phillips you have on your desktop computer case.
Can some tell me if this is a defect or a design?
The extendable hook/ring. I think it's a bit too large compare with those on Leatherman Wave or Surge, but I guess it makes hooking back to your belt or backpack much easier.
The can/bottle opener.
The scissors. Slightly larger than the one on my Swiss Champs big I think smaller than the pair on the Letherman Surge.
The pilers with the 2nd (smaller) LED flash turned on.
It's springed (I know some of you don't like it this way).
You can see the different convex and concave shapes of the handles, they kind of fit in to my palm and fingers nicely holding it.
The holster, the fit and finish of the holster really surprise me. It fits just fine, not too loose or easy to slip out but not too tight making it difficult to pull out like the holster that comes with my Coast Multi-tools.
There you you guys. If you need a budget multi-tool, this one really not a bad choice at all.
The big 3" locking blade is the best feature of it. You can open and close it with one hand without any problem.
I know most of us carry a separate LED flashlight anyway but the 2 side LED flashlights should make using it even more easier in a dark situation.
Of course, I still need to find out the answer about the phillips screw driver. Otherwise, as a budget multi-tool, this one is almost perfect.