Another one you may have missed is the Cicada, designed by Dana Bainbridge and Joseph Sundby for Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT).
Today's tool is another interesting one- originally called the Ta-Bar tool after it's designer, Raleigh Tabor, the name was changed to the Spare Tool for production so as not to upset another well known knife brand!
With so many plier based multitools on the market, the Guppie from ID Works (produced by CRKT) with its adjustable wrench was achieved needed change.
It should be obvious that this is not the regular Zilla Tool from Columbia River Knife and Tool. This is a special edition model made for Sports Authority, with red handles.
For those that don't know, the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Tradeshow (SHOT) sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the largest industry tradeshow in the world for the outdoors community, and it is an event on par with the Superbowl and World Cup rolled into one for the folks that like to get dirty and smell the fresh air.
This year we sent our correspondent Kampfer to poke around SHOT and report back to us on what was new and noteworthy. Here's a list of what he came up with:
In the off chance you have not yet seen it, CRKT has released a new plier based multitool, the Technician:
Ever have a secret that you want to tell but you can't? It gets a lot worse when it's a case of you can't tell yet. I have- in fact, I have been really resisting the urge to go public with something that we have been working on for a while, but it's finally time!
It is that time again- time to have your say and make your voice heard! I know many of the readers out there may be sick of voting by now, but trust me, this time it's something important! It's the Official 2016 Multitool.org Multitool Of The Year Award, and we want you to help us choose the winner!
It's that time of year, and if you are thinking of asking for a tool for Christmas, or getting one for someone else but aren't sure what to get, here are some ideas (in no particular order!) on what to look for!
Anyone familiar with CRKT knives and tools knows that CRKT has never been interested in making the “same old, same old” kind of product, and you have to respect both their ability to create new and exciting products and share the lime light with their designers. Elsewhere designers aren’t credited on a product unless they have a big name, and how are you supposed to get a big name without being able to put it on anything?