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Carolina(?) pocket tool [pic heavy]

us Offline WoodsDuck

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Carolina(?) pocket tool [pic heavy]
on: August 13, 2015, 11:42:48 PM
Dug this out of storage just to come here and show it off. Excuse the photo quality, I just started using this camera and don't yet know how it works.

First, let's take a look at all the tools;


Nice enough ruler stamped into the arms;


A couple size comparison images with my Leatherman Micra;




This might be the smallest awl I've ever seen;


The only evidence of branding visible anywhere;


This one isn't going to surprise you (sorry for the dark exposure);


There might be a problem or two with fit & finish;


Things that aren't evident from the photos;

The implements are very prone to "clumping."
One arm is much tighter than the other, making the process of folding/unfolding the tool rather awkward.
You may be able to tell the ergonomics are terrible. Those little rounded sections at the ends of the arms are a bit sharp, and the insides of the arms also dig into my hand when I operate the pliers.
The rivets are as sloppy and uneven as the alignment on the closed arms.


In closing, this tool is pretty bad. I don't recall where it came from now; it was probably a random gift from a friend. I'm sure it wouldn't cost much to pick one up if they're still in production, but you'd be better served with one of Gerber's small multitools.


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Re: Carolina(?) pocket tool [pic heavy]
Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 01:25:23 AM
Mine had Carolina on the clampack, but not on the knife itself.  Mine has Winchester on the blade. I agree that it's awfully cheaply made. 

It's not that bad.  The SAK clone it came with is even worse!   

I got mine as a Christmas present one year, and due to quality, don't plan to use it unless something happens to all of my SAKs AND my Leathermans!   And the chances of losing or breaking all of those at once are far beyond slim.

 


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Re: Carolina(?) pocket tool [pic heavy]
Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 10:50:10 PM
Hi all
Mine has no name, but after a face-lift (cutting the handles and flattening the rivets) it is almost pretty:

I use it´s pliers frequently.
Best Regards
Eduardo
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ca Offline denewf

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Re: Carolina(?) pocket tool [pic heavy]
Reply #3 on: October 31, 2015, 07:37:02 PM
Carolina Knife And Tool

Doesn't appear too bad. Should do as a spare for in the van.
Question:
How do you close it up???
Thanks


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Re: Carolina(?) pocket tool [pic heavy]
Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 03:19:32 AM
Carolina Knife And Tool

Doesn't appear too bad. Should do as a spare for in the van.
Question:
How do you close it up???
Thanks
Guess I've got too many threads bookmarked, because I just now noticed this post.
If you're referring to the pliers, they just butterfly open and closed like most Leatherman tools and those inspired by them. I usually use my hands to do that part.
If that doesn't answer your question, please elucidate.


 

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