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Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics] 7185

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Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« on: November 05, 2010, 01:25:33 AM »
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.
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 01:31:36 AM »
Nice review and welcome!

I think there is a machining error on the Phillips.  Never seen a flat Phillips like that.

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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 03:27:41 AM »
I e-mailed them today, hopefully they will replace it for me.
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 05:35:37 AM »
I saw one in a local store and I want it but too pricey for me.
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 07:21:08 AM »
Very comprehensive review there mate :tu:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 01:43:09 PM »
I saw one in a local store and I want it but too pricey for me.

Where do you live and how much they are asking for?
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 06:59:13 PM »
I live in utah. The army navy has it for 50
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010, 07:12:58 PM »
Why are there two LEDs exactly?
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 10:17:05 PM »
Why are there two LEDs exactly?

Cause there are tools on both ends.  For instance, the large blade and the pliers opens up at the opposite ends of each other on the tools, so that tools on both ends are covered(or I should say, lighted) when you need to use the tools in the dark.
I think this is not a bad feature.  The best thing about it is that it only use 1 button to operate the 2 LEDs.
When you press once, it turns on the LED on 1 side, press it again and it turns off the LED that was lid and turns on the LED on the opposite side, then press it once to turn both off.

Other than the minor machine error on the phillips, I would said this multi-tool is really not bad.
I like it more and more.  The only thing missing is a saw I guess.
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2010, 01:24:45 AM »
That's not a bad looking tool there mate (other than the Phillips, I really don't think it's supposed to look like that).  Welcome to the forum BTW. :cheers:

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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2010, 06:20:34 AM »
I live in utah. The army navy has it for 50

I bought it on goinggear.com for 38.00 + shipping.
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 04:15:07 AM »
Lowes has these for 20
Nice deal
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 03:53:44 AM »
*Update 11/19/2010

Goinggear.com finally sent me a replacement.
I now have a fully functional KT50001A.




Another comparison shots with my other latest addition, the Leatherman Surge.
You can compare the size of their blades.  The Leatherman Surge has longer blade but the KT5001A has a wider blade.
Also, the KT5001A is lighter than the heavy Surge, and shorter than the Surge when folded.



I highly recommend this budget multitool if you want one that have a decent size blade but don't one with a saw.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2010, 03:56:41 AM by misbehave »
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2010, 06:54:34 AM »
Glad you got that sorted mate.  I gotta say I like the blade shape, kinda reminds me of some of the more recent Gerber MT blades, and that's no bad thing. :)

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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2010, 11:31:47 PM »
The blade very much reminds me of some older Byrd folding knives, in particular the original Cara Cara.

I wonder if they make a version that doesn't waste space with the LED lights...

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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2010, 09:37:54 AM »
The blade very much reminds me of some older Byrd folding knives, in particular the original Cara Cara.

I wonder if they make a version that doesn't waste space with the LED lights...

Yeah, they could have put a saw there instead of the light, then this multitool would be near perfect.
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2010, 07:14:34 AM »
I dropped by Lowes today and saw this:



Everything inside the package for....

20 bucks!!!!!

If you want to get one, run to Lowes now.
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2011, 05:23:24 AM »
Just browsing through this forum and found this to be very similar to the Coast C5899:


http://www.coastportland.com/led-pro-pocket-pliers-multi-tool.htm

Other than the carabiner on Tekut and the partially serrated blade on the Coast, I don't see any difference!

The Coast C5899 was also recently featured in this year Shot Show:
Coast C5899 2 LED Pro Pocket Pliers Overview Shot Show 2011


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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2011, 06:14:49 AM »
That looks a interesting MT , all that gear for $20  :o :o :o :o.
I wonder how well it holds up over time , the MT looks nice  :think: :think:


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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2011, 10:27:26 PM »
Is it just me, or does that tool resemble the sidekick/wingman design a bit?

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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2011, 11:33:39 PM »
Is it just me, or does that tool resemble the sidekick/wingman design a bit?
no, not just you. :tu:

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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2011, 01:46:12 AM »
Yet another variation is the L.L. Bean Illumitool


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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2011, 03:44:44 AM »
The Tekut is the OEM for this knife - digging around on their website, the blade steel is 5Cr15MoV which would make it similar to 420HC.
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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2011, 09:32:30 AM »
I'd honestly be tempted to pick one of these up if I saw it for a good price, genuinely doesn't look bad IMO.

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Re: Tekut Dual LED Multi-Tool KT5001A Review [with pics]
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2011, 10:24:40 AM »
Actually, digging around on their site some more it looks like Tekut is the Chinese OEM for a lot of the Coast plier-based MTs.  I've generally found them to be decent quality, so that's a plus.

 

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