Knife or Multi tool, what do you carry on your belt, or in your pack?

Will Wood

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I've got a belt folding knife and some tools I've collected for various reasons in my back pack. I'd like to lose the weight and get a multi tool that is good enough. I'm thinking about a Stanley? It's cheep enough and good enough.? Not sure. Ideas??
 
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Best part of a multitool is the pliars and wire cutters so make sure those are solid if u are using them for urban settings


I prefer linesman pliers and a good knife for wilderness camping. Cheaper and will cut you way through chain link or barbed wire (in a pinch) which there is a surprising amount of in the bush at least around here.
 
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theres really no reason to not have both. every multi tool ive ever had came with a belt pouch so put it on yer belt and after a few days you wont even notice its there. whats the blade length on yer folding knife? best to keep it under 3 inches to avoid hassle some nearly every state has a different law when it comes to carrying a knife on you.
 

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Not currently traveling but I browse edc(everyday carry) forums as well.

Right now I have various knives and a leatherman wingman. Has ~10 solid tools, locking knife, scissors, both screws, pliers, etc. little heavy for liteweight travel however gets the job done. My friend has a micra, awesome spring scissors and small. Just my 2 cents.
 
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I used to carry multi-tools, but I kept losing them. And it's much cheaper to replace a knife.

But if I ever acquire another multi, it's definitely going in my pack—rather than on my belt/in my pocket.
 
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I used to carry multi-tools, but I kept losing them. And it's much cheaper to replace a knife.

But if I ever acquire another multi, it's definitely going in my pack—rather than on my belt/in my pocket.
Ya this is my problem as well. I always use the hell out of a multitool and the leatherman wave has been my go to tool for years but I have lost maybe 3 at this point and its becoming an economic bane.
 

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I'd say both. It's not a ton of extra weight in the pack and both a knife and multi tool can come in handy at different times.
 

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Multi tool I carry in my pocket, knife in my backpack. I will sell the knife in the future since It is a little redundant extra weight. I did not do this until now because it is a good tactical knife. I only remember I have a knife when I have to surrender to enter gov social assistence houses.
 

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I carry a Gerber Suspention:

suspension-multi-plier_fulljpg-jpg.38768_Knife or Multi tool, what do you carry on your belt, or in your pack?_Weapons & Tools_Squat the Planet_8:59 AM


And I also carry a 4 inch partial serrated straightblade. Everyone shoud have both in my opinion.

I use the multi tool on the daily. The straightblade is more of a last resort protection tool.
 
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