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Which One of These Multipurpose Knives Would You Choose?

If you spend any amount of time in the great outdoors, it’s a good idea to carry a knife with you. A quality knife can be a useful tool to have, and, if required, even a simple blade can perform multiple purposes. From gathering kindling to starting your campfire to preparing food and even protection from the unknown hazards of exploration, having a knife available to you can be a lifesaver. While a single bladed knife can get most jobs done, we think it can be a prudent move to carry a knife that is purposely built to take on more. They say that the best knife is the one you have on hand. We can’t argue with that logic, but we can suggest looking into multipurpose knives from the get-go so you are prepared for most any situation. The knives in the following selection are packed with useful features that ordinary knives can’t match. Which one would you choose for your next romp to the outdoors?

Kershaw Shuffle DIY

Kershaw Shuffle DIY multipurpose knives

TOOLS: Bottle opener, bit driver, flat head and Philips screwdriver bits

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.25”

OPEN LENGTH: 5.75”

BLADE LENGTH: 2.4″

BLADE MATERIAL: 8Cr13MoV

HANDLE MATERIAL: Glass-filled nylon

WEIGHT: 3.5 ounces

MSRP: $40

kershaw.kaiusaltd.com

5.11 Ferro Knife

5.11 Ferro Knife

TOOLS: Ferro rod, lanyard, sheath

OVERALL LENGTH: 5.75”

BLADE LENGTH: 2.3″

BLADE MATERIAL: 420J2 Stainless

HANDLE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel

WEIGHT: 2.6 ounces

MSRP: $33

511tactical.com

Leatherman Crater C33TX

Leatherman Crater C33TX multipurpose knives

TOOLS: Carabiner, bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, 1/3-inch flat screwdriver

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.87”

OPEN LENGTH: 6.5”

BLADE LENGTH: 2.6″

BLADE MATERIAL: 420HC Stainless

HANDLE MATERIAL: Glass-filled Nylon

WEIGHT: 3.19 ounces

MSRP: $45

leatherman.com

Boker Plus Tech City Tool

Boker Plus Tech City Tool

TOOLS: Glass-breaker, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, bottle opener, wire stripper, serrated blade, scissors, punch/awl, pliers, pocket clip

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.625″

OPEN LENGTH: 6.6”

BLADE LENGTH: 2.8″

BLADE MATERIAL: 12C27

HANDLE MATERIAL: G10

WEIGHT: 5.6 ounces

MSRP: $80

bokerusa.com

Spyderco Clipitool Standard

Spyderco Clipitool Standard multipurpose knives

TOOLS: Can opener, small screwdriver, bottle opener, large screwdriver, wire-stripper

CLOSED LENGTH: 4.4”

OPEN LENGTH: 7.9”

BLADE LENGTH: 3.5″

BLADE MATERIAL: 8Cr13MoV

HANDLE MATERIAL: G10

WEIGHT: 4.2 ounces

MSRP: $83

spyderco.com

 

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the September/October 2019 print issue of Tread Magazine

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